“I started at Trousdale within three days of her starting here too, so we kind of started our jobs at the same time,” Patten said.
This month marks the two-year anniversary for both women holding their current positions.
At Walgreens, Best works from 9 a.m. to noon every Tuesday.
“I do stocking and cleaning ... setting everything up so everything looks pretty,” Best said. “I do lots of things here at Walgreens.”
She also does some work on the computer.
Patten said Best is a diligent worker and is always willing to do more.
“She does wonderfully here,” Patten said.
Her boss, Richard Dean, had spoken with Bryan Gentry about Best working at the store.
“She’s a pleasure ... everyone enjoys working with her,” Dean said. “It’s a good fit.”
Best enjoys geting a paycheck, and saves some of her money for when her family goes on vacation. This year they are going to South Carolinia.
She said Gatilinburg is also a popular vacation spot for them.
Best said without hesitation she loves everything about her job.
She also gets along well with her co-workers. Best said she can be herself around them.
“I love my co-workers,” Best said.
At Trousdale, Best enjoys participating in sports such as bowling, tennis, baseball, basketball and swimming.
Her favorite class at the school is art.
As part of the correspondence class, Best has written to Denise Austin and the Oak Ridge Boys. Best said she has not received a response from Austin, yet. However, many students have gotten responses from their favorite celebrities.
“A lot of celebrities are pretty good about writing back,” Patten said.
She also enjoys participating in Trousdale’s annual musical.
Last year she was a part of the group that demonstrated a fitness routine.
“She’s really good,” Patten said. “She likes to work out. She’s very healthy.”
When she’s not in school or working at Walgreens, Best likes to babysit her nephew. Best said she and her nephew have the same birthday.
Best was one of the first students at Trousdale School and began attending in 2006.