Three local students recognized as OC’s Scholars of the Month
Posted: Wednesday, November 5, 2008 12:19 pm
The Messenger 11.05.08
Three local students were recently honored as the September Scholars of the Month for Obion County through the Tennessee Scholars Program, part of the National State Scholars Initiative.
Among the students recognized for their continued commitments to their communities were Jonathan Fuchs of Obion County Central High School, Brandt Sisson of South Fulton High School and Chelsea Hale of Union City High School.
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, Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development as a part of the Three-star Program for Excellence and 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 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 activities; and exhibition of strong leadership qualities (i.e., president of the Spanish Club, captain of a team, etc.).
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