Here on our campus, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, there is a class for storytellers called “Rising Rock.”
Billy Weeks is the lecturer in communication who teaches it. Among his students in the class this semester are: Nessa Parish, a senior; MacKenzie Carver, a junior - and Haili Jackson, a senior.
Sierra Wolfenbarger is a senior and also a Rising Rock student this semester - as well as an intern here at WUTC, helping us to produce “Scenic Roots.” Her piece for Rising Rock profiles the woman in Chattanooga who set a new record for hugging a tree and why she did it.
We look forward to sharing more stories from this semester’s Rising Rock class next month here on “Scenic Roots.”