Paige Atchley, 21, of Hixson, a 2010 graduate of Soddy Daisy High School, was selected Thursday to represent the Student Government Association on the University of Tennessee 2013 Homecoming Court.
Ms. Atchley is the last of five to graduate from UT in her immediate family. Both her parents (1985,1986), brother Eric (2011), and sister Brynn (2012) are all UT graduates. Homecoming will be held Saturday, Nov. 9, against Auburn.
Ms. Atchley is the daughter of Greg and Lori Atchley of Hixson. She is currently serving as UT's student body vice-president, she is a member of the Chi Omega Sorority, a Global Leader scholar, a student ambassador, and a member of Impact. Ms. Atchley works for the Parent Alumni Association at UT. She served on the Freshman Council, was an honor's scholar her freshman year, and has participated in homecoming festivities including Smoky's Howl, and the UT Homecoming Parade. She is also an advisor to the 2013-2014 SGA freshman council. She planned the first freshman council retreat and surprised students by giving a tour of Neyland Stadium and watching the Florida/UT game there. She has volunteered for multiple organizations including Boo at the Zoo, the Salvation Army's Angel Tree program, and the Samaritan's Purse ministry.
Ms. Atchlely will graduate in May of 2014 with a BSN in business with a marketing concentration, and a minor in communications. She is a member of Stuart Heights Baptist Church.