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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 423 648-4449.