The City of Maryville was officially designated as a “Tree City USA” for its 29th year in an Arbor Day ceremony held March 4 at Maryville Intermediate School. City of Maryville Mayor, Tom Taylor, accepted the award from Nathan Waters, Assistant District Forester with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture – Forestry Division. The Tree City USA Award is awarded to cities for commitment to a comprehensive urban forestry program and for the provision of an Arbor Day observance. As a part of the Arbor Day celebration in Maryville, a Power Point Contest for the 5th grade students was held by Mr. Kissell’s and Ms. Luttrell’s Technology Classes at Maryville Intermediate School, and the event was sponsored by Parks & Recreation. Winners of the contest were Abby Blevins, Caleb Douglas, Sara Hartung, Hannah Carnes, Gunner Curry, Alexis Tyler, Callahan Baker, Madison Drake, and Emma Strysniewicz. The program concluded with the planting of a tree on the school grounds donated by Cedar Row Nursery.