The Maryville City Schools Foundation announced the winners of the Starlight Awards in the categories of distinguished alumni, distinguished service, outstanding young alumni, family partnership and community partnership.
The distinguished service award is granted to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding service and dedication to education in the city of Maryville. This award can be presented to alumni or non-alumni of Maryville High School. This year’s award recipient is Mayor Tom Taylor. Taylor is a resident of Maryville and a Maryville High School and Maryville College graduate. His community involvement includes the Great Smoky Mountain Council Executive Board, the board of trustees during the building of the Blount County Library, the Advisory Board of the Civic Arts Center and numerous roles with the Boy Scouts of America.