Billboards Around The County Feature Hamilton County Graduates

Monday, December 9, 2013

Billboards around the Chattanooga area are featuring Hamilton County public school graduates who are now in college across the Tennessee Valley and throughout the United States. 

College Bound! highlights the successes of graduates and encourages current high school students to dream big.  In addition to billboards, six students are chronicling their freshman year in quarterly posts on the PEF blog.


College Bound! is a partnership between PEF, the Hamilton County Department of Education, and BI-LO Charities.  Students representing their high schools include:


High School                 Student                                    College                                    Billboard location

Brainerd High                Antinea Jones                           Sewanee                                   Brainerd Road

Central High                  Erin Jones                                Lee University                           Highway 58

Center for Creative Arts             Malaiya Beaudreault                  Hawai’i Pacific Univ.                  Dallas Road

CSAS                           Casey Buchanan                       Colorado School of Mines         McCallie Avenue

East Hamilton High        Tej Dhond                                 Duke University                         Brainerd Road

East Ridge High            Kayawne Dillard                        Earlham College                        Ringgold Road

Hamilton Co. High         Isaac Hamilton                         Chattanooga State                    Lee Highway

Hixson High                  Emily Horton                             Boston University                      Middle Valley Road

Howard School                         Ralphelle James                        UTC                                          Market Street

Lookout Valley High      Alyssa Hoffer                            UTK                                         Cummings Highway

Ooltewah High               Jackson McClain                       Yale University                         Ooltewah-Ringgold Rd

Red Bank High             Taylor Lewis & Alice Gilmore      The New School                        Dayton Boulevard

Sale Creek High            Niki Ables                                 Tennessee Tech                        Highway 27

Sequoyah High                         Jennifer Sullivan                        East Tennessee State                Highway 27

Signal Mtn High             Austin Schrumpf                       Emory University                       Signal Mountain Rd

Soddy Daisy High         Brandon Pippin                                     U.S. Naval Academy                 Hixson Pike

Tyner Academy             Aneshia Scott                           Alabama A&M                           Bonny Oaks Drive


The students featured in the campaign were nominated by their school’s PEF College and Career Advisor for representing a wide range of post-secondary opportunities, personal backgrounds, and academic and extracurricular achievements; final selections were made by a committee of PEF staff and community members. 


For more information on PEF’s College and Career Success initiatives, visit our website.  If you are interested in investing in the College Bound! campaign, contact Christa Payne at cpayne@pefchattanooga.org or 423 648-4449.


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