Annual Carson Scholars Fund Awards Ceremony Set For May 11

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

The Carson Scholars Fund announces that 505 scholarships have been awarded to exceptional students across the nation. The CSF celebrates 46 new and 52 recognized students from the southeast U.S. who are being named 2019 Carson Scholars.  Twenty-three of those new scholars and 27 recognized scholars hail from Hamilton County. "These young adults are exceptional, not only in the academic setting, but also in their communities," officials said.
 
Carson Scholars are individuals in grades 4-11 who display outstanding academic achievement (at least a 3.75 GPA) and humanitarian qualities. Students receive a $1,000 college scholarship and the coveted honor of being named a Carson Scholar.  

To celebrate their accomplishments, 98 scholars from the southeastern United States will be recognized at the Chattanooga/Atlanta Awards Banquet on Saturday, May 11, starting at noon at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. 
 
The Carson Scholars Fund will also recognize scholars across the country at six additional regional banquets.

Click here for the list of scholars being honored in Hamilton County.

 


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The Tennessee Department of Education on Thursday announced five districts have been recognized as Reading 360 Model Districts for their promising early literacy work- Bristol Tennessee City ... (click for more)

His voice is heard across Bradley county airwaves as voice for the community. WCLE’s Steve Hartline and his radio show have kept the community informed, as well as entertained throughout the ... (click for more)

Nine McCallie School seniors have been chosen as National Merit Semifinalists for 2022 by the National Merit Scholarship Program. The selection is based on the scores on the Preliminary SAT/National ... (click for more)



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Hartline Selected As Honoree For Community First Award In Business

His voice is heard across Bradley county airwaves as voice for the community. WCLE’s Steve Hartline and his radio show have kept the community informed, as well as entertained throughout the pandemic. He is a voice for the community which is why he was chosen as the honoree for the Community First Award in Business. A native of Cleveland, Mr. Hartline graduated from Cleveland ... (click for more)

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Thoughts On The County Commission And Redistricting

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