WACKER Science Scholarship Application Deadline Is March 18

Friday, March 7, 2014
High school seniors in Cleveland/Bradley County who are interested in a career in science, technology and engineering are encouraged to apply for the WACKER Science Award.  All entries must be postmarked by March 18.
 
“We know that the leaders of tomorrow and our future employees are shaped by the educational environment today, and we recognize that our responsibility as a company extends beyond our business activities,” said Dr. Konrad Bachhuber, vice president and site manager for WACKER POLYSILICON North America.
  “It is for this reason we developed the WACKER Science Award scholarship program, which fully replaces our valedictorian award.  It is our goal with this new program to support and encourage students who demonstrate a strong aptitude and passion for science.”
 
Since June 2009—before the company broke ground on their site in Charleston,—WACKER POLYSILICON has awarded scholarships each year to high school seniors in Bradley County.  To date, the company has provided a total of $16,000 in local scholarships.
 
The WACKER Science Award is a $1,000 scholarship, applied directly to college tuition, for the most eligible student who submits an essay which best answers the following question: “Why do you wish to pursue science or engineering after high school?”
 
Eligibility
  • A graduating senior in good standing at one of the following high schools: Bradley Central High School, Cleveland High School, Walker Valley High School
  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.0
  • "A" average in science classes (93 to 100 percentage range)
  • Plans to attend a university in the eastern region of Tennessee full time
  • Proven interest in science (ex. participates in science fairs, projects, clubs if available)
  • Intent to pursue a science or engineering degree
  • Immediate family members of WACKER employees are not eligible for this award
One winner will be selected from each of the three high schools mentioned above.
 
Each winner will receive:
  • $1,000 scholarship (one-time award)
  • Physical award to display at home
  • Certificate of recognition
  • Eligibility for a WACKER POLYSILICON North America internship in Junior/Senior year of college
  • Global recognition within WACKER
 

Cleveland Student Graduates From Fort Hays State University

Tena M. Green, Cleveland (37323), graduated from Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kn., in the spring 2015 semester with a Master of Liberal Studies (organizational leadership).  FHSU does not release the lists of undergraduate and graduate degrees until transcripts have been verified as having met all requirements for graduation. This is a labor-intensive process that ... (click for more)

Eledge Named Distinguished Professor

Dr. Jean Eledge has been awarded the rank of “Distinguished Professor of French” by the Lee University Board of Directors. This title is the highest honor that can be bestowed on a member of Lee’s faculty.  Dr. Eledge is one of only six professors in Lee’s history to be awarded the title of “Distinguished Professor.”  She joins Bob Barnett, Debbie Murray, and Carolyn ... (click for more)

Work Set To Restart On Chickamauga Lock This Year

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers allocated $3 million that Congress provided for fiscal year 2015 to restart construction on Chickamauga Lock this year, Senator Lamar Alexander and Rep. Chuck Fleischmann announced. “We need to replace Chickamauga Lock before it fails, and I talked with Secretary Darcy today to thank her for making this project a priority by deciding to restart ... (click for more)

Boyd Asks Coppinger For Public Apology; Does Not Get One

County Commissioner Tim Boyd on Wednesday morning read a letter in which he asked County Mayor Jim Coppinger for a public apology. However, he did not get one. Instead, County Mayor Coppinger called remarks last Wednesday by Commissioner Boyd that the county mayor had $4.4 million in discretionary funds "ridiculous." He said that money includes such items as the Humane Educational ... (click for more)

Police Need To Stop The Road Cowboys - And Response

Where is our highway patrol?  If they were known to regularly patrol our interstate highways through our city I don't think it would take long before the "truckers" were aware of it.  There are places in our country where this is the case.   When I have traveled Interstates 24 and 75 I may see the occasional car pulled over but rarely if ever is it an 18-wheeler. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My Garden This July

As the month of July dawns this morning, a walk through my garden shows some flowers blooming, my marigolds dying, and the grass is greener than I thought it would be. But as I look for what’s good and what’s bad, let’s remember that some firecrackers pop while others fizzle. Here we go… A BANG to career criminal Whitely Bulger, the 85-year-old master criminal who in a recent ... (click for more)