Wilson County Mayor Randall Hutto will be the guest speaker for the 2013 graduation program at DeKalb County High School on Friday, May 24.
Hutto is a life long resident of Wilson County. Growing up in Watertown, he attended Watertown Elementary and graduated from Watertown High School. Randall earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Middle Tennessee State University in 1984, and would continue his education with a Master's plus 30 degree in Education from Trevecaa Nazarene College.
He began his career in education at Lebanon High School in1984, teaching U. S. History, Math, and Physical Education. During his tenure at Lebanon High, he utilized his passion for both young people and athletics as an assistant varsity football coach for 16 years, and led the Blue Devils Boys' Varsity Basketball team as head coach for 12 years.
After an 18 year career at Lebanon High School, Randall accepted the opportunity to serve as Assistant Director of Schools for the Lebanon Special School District in 2003.
Randall began a new and challenging career in September of 2010, when the citizens of Wilson County elected him to serve as Wilson County Mayor.
He and his wife, Paula, have been married for over 24 years, and have three children, Alex, a student at Tennessee Tech, Megan, a student at Lebanon High School and Brett, a student at Winfree Bryant Middle School. Randall and his family are members of Immanuel Baptist Church, where he teaches Sunday School and serves as a deacon. He is a member of the Lebanon, Mt. Juliet, and Watertown Chambers of Commerce, and an active member of the Lebanon Breakfast Rotary Club.
The graduation program starts at 7:00 p.m. on the DCHS football field.