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Celebration for Barney Thompson Scholarship Winners

WHAT:
A reception to celebrate the 2016 Barney Thompson Scholarship Winners
 
WHERE:
Sarah Simpson Professional Development Center Great Room (801 Tipton Avenue)
 
WHEN:
Tonight, May 2, 2016, at 5:30 p.m.
 
The Barney Thompson Scholarship program was initiated in 2009 to honor the memory of Barney Thompson, who taught and coached at South High School in the 1970s and served as the treasurer of the Partners in Education Advisory Board for 15 years. Since the scholarship’s inception, close to 100 Knox County graduating seniors have been awarded more than $40k. The 2016 scholarship recipients are listed below:
 
Charlen Ellis, Austin-East Magnet High School
Madison Daniels, Bearden High School
Shelby Reynolds, Carter High School
Garrett Griffis, Central High School
Miranda Claire Bryant Burt, Farragut High School
Markeesa Stanford, Fulton High School
Brianna Michelle McNeal, Gibbs High School
Mikayla Flynn, Hardin Valley Academy
Ashley May, Karns High School
Preston Nicely, L&N STEM Academy
Jennifer Leann Mullins, Dr. Paul Kelley Academy
Tess McCarter, Powell High School
Carley Grace Shuler, South-Doyle High School
Frenando Blevins, West High School

The Knox County Schools announced in February that Coldwell Banker Wallace & Wallace, Realtors® (CBWW) would be the new presenting sponsor of the Barney Thompson Scholarship program, by contributing $4,000 toward fifteen $500 scholarships this year. The remaining funds for the scholarships come from the Knox County Schools’ Dine Out for Education.