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Posted: Wednesday, June 16, 2010 12:19 pm

The Messenger 06.16.10
Cadet Taylor Bruff, son of Tracy and Jennifer Bruff of Union City, has been named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester at the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.
To earn this distinction, a cadet must maintain a 3.0 average in all courses.
Bruff recently graduated from the U.S. Army Airborne School at Fort Benning, Ga. Airborne School consists of three phases over the course of three weeks. The first two phases offer instruction in proper parachute harness wear, conducting a parachute landing fall and standard techniques for exiting the aircraft. The final phase includes at least five jumps from a C-130 aircraft, including a night jump and jumps with and without combat gear.
Bruff is a 2008 graduate of Union City High School. He will be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army upon his graduation from West Point in 2012.
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Three local students have been named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
The honorees include Obion County residents Jonathan C. Meadows, Isaac H. Poore and Janay Lavon Roberson.
Students who make a 3.2 or higher semester grade point average are awarded the honor.
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Nicholas Ware of Fulton has been recognized by the U.S. Achievement Academy as a student of excellence in science.
Ware, who attends Fulton City Schools, was nominated for the honor by teacher Tracey Grooms.
He is the son of David and Nora Ware of Fulton and the grandson of Roy Williams of Tiptonville.
The academy recognizes fewer than 10 percent of all American high school students. Ware will appear in the U.S. Achievement Academy’s official yearbook.
The academy recognizes students upon the exclusive recommendation of teachers, coaches, counselors and other qualified sponsors and upon standards for selection set forth by the academy.

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