McCallie Has 16 Commended Students

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Sixteen McCallie boys from five different states have been recognized as Commended Students by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, the highest number of Commended Students from McCallie since the Class of 2008 had 21. Including the five students recently named National Merit Semifinalists, McCallie had 21 boys honored by the NMSC. Nine of the commended students are boarding students, with seven day students.

About 34,000 Commended Students are recognized throughout the nation for their exceptional academic promise. Their scores on the 2012 PSAT/NMSQT placed them in the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who took the test across the country. 

McCallie's 16 Commended Students are Justin Badgett of Knoxville; Jackson Burnette of Chattanooga; Mark Canterbury of Euclid, Ohio; Dallas Condra of Knoxville; Daniel Condrey of Birmingham, Ala.; Matthew Jones of Lookout Mountain, Ga.; Charlie Kline of Marietta, Ga.; Sam Lopez of Marietta, Ga.; Dean Magat of Chattanooga; Franklin Maxwell of Charlotte, N.C.; David Paul of Durham, N.C.; William Rice of Lookout Mountain, Tn.; David Samuels of Lookout Mountain, Tn.; Zain Siddiqui of Cleveland, Tn.; Nick Siragusa of Ooltewah; and Ross Weiser of Troutman, N.C.



Financial Seminar Presented By UTC Gold Council On July 18

The UTC Gold Council (Graduates Of the Last Decade) presents “The Gold Summer Summit:  Managing Your Money," sponsored by FSG Bank, on Saturday, July 18, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the UTC Library Reading Room, fourth floor. UTC alumni and friends are invited to this exclusive networking event that offers simple, creative ways to handle your finances. "Join us ... (click for more)

3 New Bus Stops Added Around Highway 58 For Sequoyah High School

Sequoyah High School located at 9517 W. Ridge Trail Road in Soddy Daisy will now offer 3 new bus stops around the Highway 58 area. The stops are located at Snow Hill Road, Central High School and Hillcrest Elementary. Check their website for information about the school at sequoyahhigh.com .  (click for more)

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors Establishes Chattanooga Facility To Support Volkswagen

Automotive interior parts manufacturer  Yanfeng Automotive Interiors  will locate a new manufacturing facility in Chattanooga to support Volkswagen. This represents an investment of  $55  million. The company will create 325 jobs by the time it starts production in late 2016. The company will supply interior components, including floor consoles, instrument ... (click for more)

Bradley County Commission Rejects 10-Cent Tax Rise For Lake Forest MS; Firefighters Get $3,000 Raise

With a small crowd of demonstrators sitting in the back of the room with signs that read, “Vote no on property tax increase,” the Bradley County Commission on Monday night finally rejected a proposed 10-cent property tax increase that would have added funds to the construction of a new academic building at Lake Forest Middle School.   Funding for renovations at ... (click for more)

Why Chattanooga Should Stop Granting Apartment Complex PILOTs

A new report indicates why Chattanooga and Hamilton County officials do not need to extend PILOTs to apartment complex developers. Demand is high, therefore developers will continue to build to meet the demand without PILOTs. What is truly needed in the Chattanooga metroplex is low-income affordable housing. “Homeownership Drops to Lowest Level in Decades” ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Gun Control? Accuracy!

When President Barack Obama responded to the tragic killing of nine people who were worshiping at their beloved Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., last month, he immediately blamed the gun, saying, “We don't have all the facts, but we do know that once again, innocent people were killed in part because someone who wanted to inflict harm had no trouble getting their hand on ... (click for more)