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Steve Darden

Steve Darden is a 1978 graduate of Science Hill High School and was chosen as Most Outstanding senior by his classmates. During his time at Science Hill, Darden participated in baseball and football. Darden also attended South Side Elementary, South Junior High and Independence Junior High. Darden went on to the University of Tennessee on the Andrew D. Holt Scholarship and was named a Torchbearer, one of the university’s highest honors. Darden has practiced law for nearly four decades at the Hunter, Smith & Davis Attorneys at Law firm, serving as a partner and managing partner during his time. Darden served on the Johnson City Commission for a decade, including a stint as the Mayor of Johnson City from 2005-2007. During his time on the commission, Darden was instrumental in the comprehensive renovations at Liberty Bell and Science Hill. He also led the effort to establish the Kermit Tipton Football Stadium. We greatly appreciate Mr. Darden’s contribution to our school system and community and we are proud to call him a Topper For Life.