CGLA Hosts Signing For 1st Student Accepted To Ivy League University

Thursday, December 5, 2019

On Friday, Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy senior Anyang Ayai will sign a contract to formally acknowledge her plans to attend Columbia University. 

The first CGLA student to attend an Ivy League school, Ms. Ayai plans to pursue a double major degree in astrophysics and biochemistry. Columbia University is located in New York City and ranked among one of the nation’s most respected institutions.     

In this video, Anyang Ayai accepts the Shining Star in March 2019 during CGLA’s annual Odyssey Awards Luncheon. 


13-Year-Old Ryan Jenkins Launches VOTE Tennessee Initiative

Chatlos Foundation Awards Scholarships To 3 Lee School Of Nursing Students

Girls Inc. Announces Newest Board Members


Ryan Jenkins, a 13-year-old student from Soddy Daisy, announced a new project he has been working on called VOTE Tennessee. Mr. Jenkins, who believes all voters should be informed, created ... (click for more)

The Chatlos Foundation has awarded a grant to Lee University to provide scholarships to nursing students for the 2020-2021 school year. “It is the generosity of foundations such as Chatlos ... (click for more)

Girls Inc. of Chattanooga announces three additional members to the board of directors; Kristin Leffew, director of Real Estate Operations, Kenco Group; Shawanna Kendrick, community advocate, ... (click for more)



Student Scene

13-Year-Old Ryan Jenkins Launches VOTE Tennessee Initiative

Ryan Jenkins, a 13-year-old student from Soddy Daisy, announced a new project he has been working on called VOTE Tennessee. Mr. Jenkins, who believes all voters should be informed, created this project to do that exact thing. The mission of VOTE Tennessee is to inform voters of the candidates running for specific offices in the state of Tennessee and help voters become familiar ... (click for more)

Chatlos Foundation Awards Scholarships To 3 Lee School Of Nursing Students

The Chatlos Foundation has awarded a grant to Lee University to provide scholarships to nursing students for the 2020-2021 school year. “It is the generosity of foundations such as Chatlos that allows our nursing students to succeed in their educational journeys,” said Dr. Sara Campbell, dean of Lee’s School of Nursing. “In times like these, even more students are struggling ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Hamilton County Has 2 More COVID Deaths And 91 More Cases

Hamilton County has two new coronavirus deaths as the toll climbs to 94. The number of new cases in Hamilton County on Friday was 91 - up from the prior day's 64. The new total is 9,542. Hamilton County has had 8,833 people recover from the virus (93 percent) and there are 615 active cases - up from 603 yesterday. There are 52 people hospitalized in the county from coronavirus, ... (click for more)

Chattooga And Walker Counties Each Have Another COVID Death; Georgia Has 53 Deaths

Georgia state health officials reported on Friday there have been an additional 53 deaths due to the coronavirus. The new total is 6,874. There were 1,547 new cases as that total reached 312,514 confirmed cases of coronavirus. Hospitalizations are at 28,035, up 132 from Thursday. Here are the numbers by county: Catoosa County: 1,171 cases, up 16; 18 deaths; 77 ... (click for more)

Opinion

Increase The Pay Rate For Substitutes

Today Hamilton County Schools had 138 requests for substitutes. The answer to filing those classrooms is simple, increase the daily pay for substitutes. The pay rate is terrible for both certified and noncertified individuals. Knox County wised up and increased the pay. If a substitute works 10 to 14 days a month, he or she would receive an additional $300. If the person worked ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Nashville's Big Day

The Nashville Election Commission will meet this afternoon to vote on whether to conduct a city-wide special election on Dec. 5. A grass roots group says they have enough signatures to bring a controversial 34 percent tax increase to the voters. Oh, the increase has already been approved, alright, but Nashville is the state’s Waterloo argue others, and if the city government goes ... (click for more)