6th Annual
Coal Creek
Scholars Day
at Briceville School
in Coal Creek
17 December 2007


Funding for the
Scholars Program
by Schnabel Engineering
and CCWF


Read the FULL story of the day in the feature story written by
Johanne Jean-Jacques in the Clinton Courier News

"I sat in the very desk you are sitting in just a few years ago.  If I can go to college, so can you!"... Coal Creek Scholars to Briceville students

Coal Creek Scholars serve as role models for Briceville Elementary School students.  On 17 December 2007, they visited Briceville School and explained how going to college can make your dreams come true.  But first, you must work hard in middle school and high school and become involved in community service efforts.

Ten former Briceville students who are now attending college came back to their old school and spoke to the current 4th and 5th graders to tell them about the importance of attending college. 

Briceville  Principal Ron Spencer also told the students that developing good study skills is important to succeeding.  College is fun, but studying key.

Click on image to enlarge

Coal Creek Scholars with Briceville School
4th and 5th graders

The college students told of their experiences not only in their school work, but also their extracurricular activities like softball, sports, joining in clubs and groups for dance, Frisbee, business clubs, bubble-tent clubs, and other fun ways to be social, make new friends, and experience new life adventures. 


Coal Creek Scholars

Front row L to R:

Ashley Weaver – Psychology – Carson Newman


Kaleasha Welch – Business – Hiwassee College


Andy Harness – MTSU – Film/Interactive Media Design


Casey Prosise – UT Chattanooga – Business, Human Resources--Casey graduated the day before our Scholars Day!


Frances-Lee Braden – Graduated this past year from LMU – Business Degree – Now attends Tennessee School of Beauty – Wants to own salon and spa


Amy Dugger, Graduated LMU-- Will soon graduate UT with a Masters in Social Work


April Golden – Transferring from Lee University to UT Knoxville for degree in Political Science/Law


April Byrge – Maryville College, Liberal Arts degree in Sociology/Art/Photography

Back row up high:


Jacob Phillips – LMU studying Education to be a teacher


Nick Harness – MTSU studying to go into legal field

Click on images below to enlarge photos of a few of the scholars speaking to the students:

Frances-Lee Braden

Amy Dugger

April Byrge

April Golden

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