Chattanooga Area Under Flood Warning; High Winds Expected Saturday Night

Baylor's Collette And Von Klar Named Presidential Scholar Candidates

Thursday, February 7, 2019
Baylor seniors Jackson Collette, left, and Ryker von Klar have been selected as candidates for a 2019 U.S. Presidential Scholars Award
Baylor seniors Jackson Collette, left, and Ryker von Klar have been selected as candidates for a 2019 U.S. Presidential Scholars Award

Baylor seniors Jackson Collette and Ryker von Klar have been selected as candidates for a 2019 U.S. Presidential Scholars Award. Both students are National Merit semifinalists and von Klar was recognized for scoring a perfect score of 36 on the ACT this past year.

The selection of some 4,000 program candidates is based on SAT and ACT scores. In April, a commission reviews the applications and selects up to 161 U.S. Presidential Scholars each year. Chosen scholars are honored for their accomplishments during the National Recognition Program, held in June in Washington, D.C., and will be awarded the U.S. Presidential Scholars medallion at a ceremony sponsored by the White House.

Established in 1964, the United States Presidential Scholars Program recognizes and honors some of the nation's most distinguished graduating high school seniors. In 1979, the program was extended to include students who demonstrate exceptional talent in the visual, creative, and performing arts and, in 2015, the program was again extended to recognize students who demonstrate ability and accomplishment in career and technical education fields. Application for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program is by invitation only. Students may not apply individually to the program or be nominated outside of this process. 

Since 2003 (the earliest records available), 19 previous Baylor seniors have been selected as candidates, seven were named semifinalists, and two have been chosen as U.S. Presidential Scholars. Those students are listed below. 

Mimi Allison '15
Ashley Augustine '14
Tyler Blackmon '12 (semifinalist)
Johnathan Bowes '11
Matthew Chen '12 
Chelsea Dommert '08
Nathaniel Duvall '05
C. J. Enloe '09
Anton Fleissner '08 (semifinalist)
Matthew Hartje '07
Megan Huntsinger '12 (U.S. Presidential Scholar)
Lauren Johnson '13 (semifinalist)
Matthew Johnson '13
Connor King '12
Rachel Mathis '04 (semifinalist)
Adam Rogers '03 (semifinalist)
Leah Schulson '10
Michael Schulson '08 (U.S. Presidential Scholar)
Alex Silvey '10


Volkswagen Chattanooga Celebrates eWeek With Local Students

Lee’s School Of Religion Faculty Have Book Published

Lee Hosts Briggman For Lecture On Christology


In celebration of National Engineers Week, Volkswagen Chattanooga engineers visited several Volkswagen eLabs in schools across Hamilton County. Engineers shared their personal career journeys, ... (click for more)

Faculty members from the Christian Ministries Department of Lee’s School of Religion had their textbook, “Mission of the Church,” published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. The textbook is a collection ... (click for more)

Lee University’s School of Religion recently welcomed Dr. Anthony Briggman for his lecture, “A Misunderstood and Neglected Christology: Mixture.” In his lecture, Dr. Briggman offered explanations ... (click for more)


Student Scene

Volkswagen Chattanooga Celebrates eWeek With Local Students

In celebration of National Engineers Week, Volkswagen Chattanooga engineers visited several Volkswagen eLabs in schools across Hamilton County. Engineers shared their personal career journeys, spoke about the work they do and explained the many ways engineers contribute to the manufacturing process. Students in eighth to 12th grades presented projects they developed in Volkswagen ... (click for more)

Lee’s School Of Religion Faculty Have Book Published

Faculty members from the Christian Ministries Department of Lee’s School of Religion had their textbook, “Mission of the Church,” published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. The textbook is a collection of essays about a variety of topics related to the mission and purpose of today’s church. “After we restructured our curriculum around 10 years ago, professors and students weren’t ... (click for more)

Breaking News

New Round Of Heavy Rain May Bring Significant Flooding To Chattanooga Area; High Wind Also Expected

A new round of heavy rain may bring significant flooding in the Chattanooga area, according to the National Weather Service. A Flood Warning covers Hamilton, Marion and Sequatchie counties. The forecast includes up to two inches of additional rain. High gusts of wind are also expected with the latest storm. Some locations that will experience flooding include Chattanooga, ... (click for more)

Mudslide Washes Away Subway Restaurant At Foot Of Signal Mountain; Nearby Employee Says: "It's Gone"; Flooding Closes Numerous Roads

A mudslide on Saturday morning washed away the Subway restaurant at the foot of Signal Mountain. "The Subway is gone," an employee of the nearby Shuford's Barbeque, said. She said a large amount of mud and debris washed down from the steep hillside behind the buildings. No one was inside the Subway. It had closed on Friday after a tree fell on it. The location is ... (click for more)

Opinion

Lights Out At The Brainerd Tunnel

Will someone please check into why the Brainerd Tunnel lights are off all week? This is the tunnel going from McCallie Avenue to Brainerd Road. The lights have been off all week. I called the city of Chattanooga at 311 and a lady said that was under jurisdiction of TDOT. She transferred me. I left a detailed message with my phone number, date and time. No return phone call ... (click for more)

Rep. Ron Travis: Weekly Wrap

House Republicans Unveil The CARE Plan Groundbreaking legislation to increase access, improve rural health and empower patients This week in Nashville, House Republican leaders unveiled a patient-centered, free market approach to transform healthcare in Tennessee by unveiling the CARE plan. This legislative package includes 11 different initiatives that will all reshape ... (click for more)