Community Programs

It is my privilege to offer my constituents a variety of informative programs throughout the 7th Congressional District. For further
information regarding any of the following programs, please contact Jackie Collins in my Franklin district office by email at or by phone at 615-591-5161.

Resources for Educators

Given the tremendous amount of resources available for students online, I have worked with the Office of the Clerk and the
Government Printing Office to share with educators some of the printouts available online.  Please feel free to download,
print and use this material as needed.  Additionally, I have included a pamphlet with information regarding the 2007 - 2008 
school year for High School educators.

Download Resources for Educators

Download Information for High School Educators


Important Dates

April 19, 2013
Submission Deadline -
Artwork and student release form must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. to one of the district offices.

May 3, 2013
7th District winner announced.

Each year, a nation-wide, high school art competition is sponsored by the U.S. House of Representatives. This contest is open
to all high school students living and/ or attending school in Tennessee's Seventh Congressional District.

A panel of judges selects the District winner, and the first place artwork is sent to Washington, D.C. to be displayed in the
Cannon Tunnel of the United States Capitol. The winner in each Congressional district (along with his or her parents) will
receive donated airfare to attend a reception and see their artwork displayed. The District winner will also be eligible to
receive a $1,500 annual admission scholarship to the Savannah College of Art. One national winner will be selected from
all of the congressional districts.
Please contact one of my district offices for additional information.


Since 1979, the Congressional Award has been encouraging and recognizing the achievement, initiative, and service of
America's youth. Through the Congressional Award, the U.S. Congress continues to challenge youth ages 14-23 in four
program areas—Volunteer Public Service, Personal Development, Physical Fitness, Expedition and Exploration. Each area
has guidelines and achievement levels to acknowledge the progress of the students. Participants earn Bronze, Silver and Gold
Congressional Award Certificates and Bronze, Silver and Gold Congressional Award Medals. Aside from the age limits, the
Congressional Award has no time limitations, is open to all students and has no minimum grade requirements. 

For more information, visit the Congressional Award website at


Thank you to all who participated in the 2008 U.S. Service Academy Days, please see below for the 2009 U.S. Service
Academy Day dates.

The admissions process for the Service Academies is unique and highly competitive. In order to assist in this process, I am
hosting two Service Academy Days.
By attending one, you will have an excellent opportunity to learn more about the academies and gain a greater appreciation
of the academic, athletic, and leadership skills required to earn an offer of appointment.

Invited speakers include representatives from:
U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Military Academy, and U.S. Naval

Shelby County Academy Day

Date: Saturday, September 26, 2009
Time: 9 a.m.
Location: TBA
Invited: All high school students interested in attending a U.S. Service Academy
Parents are welcome.


Williamson County Academy Day

Date: Saturday, September 19, 2009
Time: 9 a.m.
Location: TBA
Invited: All high school students interested in attending a U.S. Service Academy
Parents are welcome.


*Due to the large geographic nature of the 7th District, two Academy Days have been scheduled to provide the same