Wava Yates-Kadau, a cosmetology student at Tennessee Technology Center at Harriman, is the school’s Outstanding Student of the Year for 2011-12 school year.
A military wife and mother of three, Yates-Kadau is the daughter of Wade and Brenda Yates of Ten Mile.
She lives in Sweetwater and attends cosmetology class during the day and works at Madisonville Walmart at night.
Her husband, Staff Sgt. Nick Kadau, is a veteran of the 278th National Guard unit in Sweetwater.