Three local students honored as OC’s Scholars of the Month
Posted: Thursday, December 11, 2008 11:04 am
The Messenger 12.11.08 Three local high school students have been honored as Obion County’s Scholars of the Month through the Tennessee Scholars Program, part of the National State Scholars Initiative. The students being recognized for their continued commitment to their communities include Jordan Jones of Obion County Central High School, Amanda Wall of South Fulton High School and Cameron Sherwood 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 chamber 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 (such as president of a club, captain of a team, etc.).
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