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Class of 2018 receives scholarships, awards at Honors Night
Karen House
May 18, 2018, 5:04 p.m.

SCHS Principal Tommy Layne presents Madison Adams with the Golden Eagle Tennessee Tech University Scholarship.

CORRECTION:  The following graduates who received scholarships to Chattanooga State Community College were inadvertently left out of this story --Tiania Hall, Academic Service Scholarship;  Ashley Hall, Promise Plus Scholarship, and Genevieve Rhodes, Promise Plus Scholarship.

May 18, 2018 – The community turned out Thursday night to see Sequatchie County High School's graduating seniors receive awards, honors, and scholarships at the annual Honors Night.

The following college scholarships and honors were awarded:

Warren Sims

  • TN Tech High Flyer Scholarship
  • Bryan College Presidential Scholarship
  • UTC Chancellor’s Scholarship
  • TN Tech Renaissance Engineering
  • WM Robinson Scholarship

Chandler Hendrick

  • TN Tech High Flyer Scholarship
  • Renaissance Engineering Scholarship

Madison Adams

  • Golden Eagle TN Tech Univ. Scholarship

Faith Nunley

  • Golden Eagle TN Tech Univ. Scholarship

Hannah Barger

  • TN Tech High Flyers Scholarship
  • Accepted to TN Tech Honors Program

Taylor Williford

  • TN Tech Golden Opportunity Scholarship

Riley Davis

  • TN Tech Univ. School of Music Scholarship
  • TN Tech Univ. Golden Eagle Excellence Scholarship

Nate Lawson

  • TN Tech Univ. School of Music Scholarship
  • TN Tech Golden Opportunity Scholarship
  • Tusculum College Merit Award Scholarship

Savannah Land

  • Belmont University Faculty Scholar Merit Scholarship
  • MTSU Trustee Scholarship

Hannah Burt

  • Bryan College Dean’s Scholarship
  • Bryan College Distinguished Service Award
  • Bryan College Women’s Cross Country & Track Scholarship

Elizabeth Dishman

  • TN Wesleyan Univ. Merit Award Scholarship

Shelby Davis

  • Univ. Of TN @ Knoxville Volunteer Scholarship
  • Univ. of TN @ Chattanooga Chancellor’s Scholarship

Kelsey Hall

  • Univ. Of TN @ Knoxville Volunteer Scholarship
  • Univ. of TN @ Chattanooga Chancellor’s Scholarship

Seth Widick

  • University of Northwestern Ohio Skills USA Scholarship
  • University of Northwestern Ohio Skills USA 1st Place MLR II Scholarship
  • Univ. of TN @ Chattanooga Chancellor’s Scholarship
  • National Merit Semifinalist Schindler Corporation Scholarship
  • TN Tech Univ. High Flyers Scholarship
  • Lincoln Tech Nashville 1st Place State Scholarship

Gage Tucker

  • Univ. of TN @ Chattanooga Chancellor’s Scholarship

Zackary Davis

  • Univ. of TN @ Chattanooga Provost Scholarship

Seth Marter

  • Univ. of Alabama Capstone Scholar Scholarship
  • Univ. of TN @ Chattanooga Provost Scholarship

Olivia Jackson

  • Univ. Of TN @ Knoxville Pledge Scholarship

Ethan Dennis

  • East TN State Univ. Inspire Scholarship
  • East TN State Univ. Provost Scholarship

Alex Baldwin

  • Univ. Of TN @ Knoxville Pledge Scholarship

Mattie Keener

  • TN Wesleyan University Bowling Scholarship
  • TN Wesleyan University Merit Scholarship
  • TN Wesleyan University Work Scholarship

The Sequatchie County High School 2018 Honor Court.

Allie Brady

  • TN Tech Golden Opportunity Scholarship

Cameron Roberts

  • Middle TN State Univ. Provost Scholarship
  • Univ. of TN @ Chattanooga Provost Scholarship

Jalyn Schmitt

  • Bryan College Distinguished Service Award
  • Bryan College Rhea County Scholarship


These special community awards were presented:

Music Makers – Leah Underwood and Savannah Land.

Overton, Claire, Elizabeth & Louise Johnson – Libby Dishman, Hannah Barger, and Seth Widick.

Josh Kell Memorial Scholarship – Sidney Dennis and William McGowan.

Hayden Barker Memorial – Holly Pickett.

Cooperative Response Center (CRC) – Victoria Keener and Caitlyn Rogers.

Dunlap Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary – Megan McDowell.

Tower Community Bank – Holly Pickett.

Dunlap Masonic Lodge #693 – Elizabeth Dishman.

American Legion – Hannah Barger and Warren Sims.

Lions Club – Jalyn Schmitt.

Dunlap 1st Baptist Church – Mackenzie Stinson.

Richard Layne Memorial – Chelsie Johnson, Morgan Young, and William McGowan.

Sequatchie County Cancer Support Network – Madison Adams, Holly Pickett, Savannah Land, Megan McDowell, and Mattie Keener.

Sequatchie County Family & Community Education Council – Hannah Barger.

Sequatchie County Fair Association – Hannah Barger.

Charles & Eunice Barker Memorial – Savannah Land and Warren Sims.

Sequatchie County Farm Bureau – Holly Pickett.

Kilgore-Fletcher – Gage Snyder, Ethan Barker, and Chase Girdley.

Johnnie Young Smith & Jimmy Smith Memorial – Laura Cordell.

Dunlap United Methodist Men's – Hannah Barger, Libby Dishman, Seth Widick, and Leah Underwood.

Blake Penny Memorial – Libby Dishman.

Sequatchie County Alumni Association – Savannah Land and Hannah Barger.

Quarterback Club – Caleb Reed and Garrett Castle.

Dr. Patricia Britt Chastain Memorial – Taylor Williford.

Delta Kappa Gamma – Beta Zeta Grant-in-Aid – Libby Dishman.

Sequatchie County Retired Teachers Association – Madison Adams.

Rebound Club – Jarrett Lynn, Logan Campbell, Gracie Tate, and Tanner French.

Sequatchie County Education Association – Victoria Keener, Rachael Daniels, Madison Adams, Hannah Burt, and Libby Dishman.

Larry W. Hixson Memorial – Kelsey Hall and Hannah Barger.

Debbie Hatcher Memorial – Libby Dishman.

Johnny G. Cordell Honorary – Laura Cordell.

Sequatchie Education Foundation – Laura Cordell, Nate Lawson, Chandler Hendrick, Morgan Young, Savannah Land, Warren Sims, and Victoria Smith.

Drew Wicker Memorial – Hannah Barger.

Sequatchie County Band Boosters – Nathaniel Lawson.

Sequatchie Softball Boosters – Hannah Knight, Tori Smith, Gracie Tate, and Jalyn Schmitt.

Robertson Memorial – Megan Robertson.

ABWA – Leah Underwood and Sidney Dennis.

Dunlap Industries – Caitlyn Rogers.

Fletcher Lewis Memorial – Gracie Tate.

Bledsoe Telephone Cooperative – Hannah Barger.

Last Week's Feature
Sequatchie County High School Class of 2018 says goodbye
Karen House
May 16, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

May 16, 2018 – The graduating class of 2018 is saying goodbye to Sequatchie County High School this week.

Already, the parking lots are nearly empty, and chalk marks the final remarks of the graduating class.

Wednesday morning was the Senior Walk . . . all the graduating seniors dressed in their cap and gown and walked through each of the three schools, as all the students watched. It is done to honor the graduates and to inspire the underclassmen (down to kindergarten) to put in the hard work it takes to graduate.

Tonight (Wednesday) is the Baccalaureate, a traditional blessing of the graduates that is open to the community. It is an opportunity for everyone who has a stake in the wellbeing and future of the graduating seniors to pray for them and wish them well.

Tomorrow (Thursday) is Honors Night, when awards and scholarships are presented to seniors dressed in their formal finest. Last year, $5 million in scholarships were offered or received.

And Friday night is the big night, when the Sequatchie County High School Class of 2018 receive their diploma and step out into the world of adults.


We wish them all the best.