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Outstanding Sequatchie County High School students recognized
Karen House
March 19, 2019, 7:34 p.m.

Eric Mullins has been accepted to Virginia Military Institute.

March 19, 2019 – Several Sequatchie County High School (SCHS) students have been recognized for outstanding achievement recently. They are:


Congratulations to Eric Mullins on his acceptance as a cadet for the Class of 2023 at VMI (Virginia Military Institute) in Lexington, Va. VMI, founded in 1839, was the first public senior military college in the United States.

Former graduates include George Marshall and General George S. Patton.

Eric is currently enlisted as a Marine Reservist and leaves May 28 to complete boot camp before entering college in the fall.

Hope Boynton won an invitation to an FCCLA conference with her project.


Hope Boynton has been invited to attend the FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) 2019 National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, Calif., this summer.

Hope entered the Junior Digital Stories for Change competition with her video submission titled “Your Comments Can Affect People.”

Only the 15 highest scoring projects of all those entered nationwide are invited to attend the National Leadership Conference.


Announcing the 2019 members of the ACT 30+ Club. Students who score a 30 or above on the ACT are in the top 6 percent nationwide. The ACT is the primary college entrance test used in the United States.

Garrett Heger plans to attend the University of Alabama, Huntsville, and major in engineering. Madison Stagnaro plans to attend Tennessee Tech University and major in psychology. Amanda Hicks will enter Chattanooga State Community College in the fall studying psychology and criminal justice.

Three SCHS seniors scored above 30 on their ACT: (l-r) Garrett Heger, Madison Stagnaro, Amanda Hicks.


Members of the SCHS Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) returned Wednesday, March 13, from the three-day Tennessee State Leadership Conference. Students attended workshops, networked and competed in academic competitions.

Bringing home a state championship from the event was Eli Hale. He won first place in the AgriBusiness category.

Alex Moore earned third place in the fiercely competitive Public Speaking division – 40 entrants and two-day elimination rounds.

First-time competitor Angelica Lance took third in Electronic Career Portfolio, and Sydney Bryant earned fifth in the new Political Science category.

Also competing were Paxton Albright in Personal Finance and Ethan Miller in Business Calculations.

2019 FBLA Academic Team: Sydney Bryant, Ethan Miller, Eli Hale, Alex Moore, Paxton Albright, and Angelica Lance.

Chattanooga State Career Fair set for this Thursday, March 21
Karen House
March 18, 2019, 3:32 p.m.

March 18, 2019 – This Thursday, March 21, the annual Career Fair at Chattanooga State Community College will provide employment information to hundreds of students and visitors by more than 80 vendors ready to answer questions and provide information about their businesses.

Career Services Coordinator Stephanie Hollis offers these suggestions for career fair success, “Chart your course, dress for success, and bring copies of your resume.” You never get a second chance to make a first impression, so this opportunity may just open the door to your future.

Business and industry employers representing the fields as varied as engineering, chemicals, retail, finance/banking, government, communications, broadcasting, agribusiness, tourism, law enforcement, military, automotive, non-profit sectors, real estate, hotel, hospitality, food and beverage, health care, utilities, staffing, energy, logistics, manufacturing, human resources, waste management, technology, education, insurance, transportation, marketing, management, construction, sales, and recreation will be at the event this year, Hollis said.

The Job Fair is scheduled for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, March 21, in the Health-Physical Fitness Center of Chattanooga State Community College.

For more information, contact Career Services at 423-697-4421 or by email: careers@chattanoogastate.edu.