Governor Haslam Launches Tennessee Promise At Red Bank High

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Cleveland State Community College Sophomore Bryan Hidalgo speaks to RBHS about the Tennessee Promise while Governor Bill Haslam (center) and other members of RBHS listen.
Cleveland State Community College Sophomore Bryan Hidalgo speaks to RBHS about the Tennessee Promise while Governor Bill Haslam (center) and other members of RBHS listen.

Governor Bill Haslam was at Red Bank High School on Tuesday to officially launch the Tennessee Promise, a plan to give high school graduates the opportunity to earn a two-year certificate or degree from a state community college or technical college tuition-free.  

Cleveland State Community College Sophomore Bryan Hidalgo spoke to RBHS about his experience as a first generation college student who received a last dollar scholarship through the bradleyAchieves program. He encouraged students to embrace the new Tennessee Promise, also a last dollar scholarship.

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