High school students honored as OC Scholars of the Month
The Messenger 03.26.08
Three local high school students have been honored as Obion County’s Scholars of the Month by the Tennessee Scholars Program, part of the National State Scholars Initiative.
The honorees include Obion County Central High School student Alyssa McMinn; South Fulton High School student Bart Netherland; and Union City High School student Jay Burnett.
The Tennessee Scholars Program is a course of study that encourages students to take more demanding courses in high school. It is a joint effort of school districts, local chambers of commerce and the business community.
The Tennessee Scholars Initiative is endorsed by the Tennessee Department of Education, Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development as a part of the Three-Star Program for Excellence, as well as by many other education coalitions around the state.
The Tennessee Scholar of the Month must meet the rigorous requirements of the program and the following: 20 or more hours of community service than what is required (40 total); above or equal to 3.25 cumulative grade point average; involvement with two school acti-vities; and exhibition of strong leadership qualities (i.e., president, captain, etc.).
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