2009 COAL CREEK SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION RESULTS
Phillips, Cassie Phillips, Phillip Smith, and Krystina Long are
Creek Watershed Foundation awards four scholarships for college,
is not measured by the degrees we earn, but by our character. What defines
us is our ability to accomplish our goals and motivate others.” That
observation by Coal Creek Scholar, Jennifer Phillips, describes our 2009
According to Barry Thacker, P.E., a professional engineer and president of the Coal Creek Watershed Foundation (CCWF), “Jennifer Phillips, Cassie Phillips, Phillip Smith, and Krystina Long are outstanding ambassadors of our organization. The Coal Creek Watershed Foundation is proud to award scholarships to assist in their career endeavors.”
|Jennifer Phillips is receiving
the $10,000 Nantglo Scholarship, named in honor of the Welsh miners who
settled Coal Creek after the Civil War. Nantglo is Welsh for Coal
Creek and our 2009 scholarship winner plans to attend Roane State Community
College and then Tennessee Tech University. Jennifer has volunteered
on most of our watershed restoration and clean-up events over the past four
years and participated in three research projects to document the rich coal
mining history of Coal Creek.
In an essay on improving the quality of life in the watershed, Jennifer says, “I plan on becoming an elementary school teacher. I have a lot to offer any school system, but who knows. Maybe I’ll end up back where I started”.
Jennie also received the ACES scholarship and the TN Lottery Scholarship at the Anderson County High School awards ceremony. She is a graduate of Distinction.
Cassie Phillips and Phillip Smith are each receiving $10,000 Rev. Roy Daugherty Memorial Scholarships, named to honor one of our founding board members who is gone, but not forgotten. Cassie and Phillip have each taken leadership roles on watershed restoration, clean-up, and history research projects.
In her essay on improving the quality of life in the watershed, Cassie says, “Children should be taught at an early age that growing up in a small town is a blessing because you have a loving community backing you wherever you go.” Cassie also observes that living in a community where everyone knows your name carries obligations. “How dare they call themselves community members if they will not even take the time to clean up trash right in front of their own homes?” Cassie plans to major in Education and French beginning at Roane State and then transfer to Carson Newman College.
Cassie also received the Charles Wormsley Memorial scholarship given by the Crystal Lodge, the Retired Teachers Association scholarship, a Carson Newman College scholarship, and the TN lottery scholarship at the Anderson County HIgh School awards ceremony. She is a graduate of Distinction.
|Phillip Smith is no stranger to hard work. From his experience as a full-time volunteer during the archaeological dig at Fort Anderson on Militia Hill, he observes, “It was a chance for me to experience the conditions the militia faced when they were stationed there.” Phillip will start his college education at Roane State Community College and then study chemical engineering at the University of Tennessee.||
||Krystina Long will receive a $2,000 CCWF scholarship. She will study film
and cinematography at Pellissippi State Technical Community College and then
Middle Tennessee State University.
The Nantglo and Rev. Roy Daugherty Memorial Scholarships are offered to graduates of Briceville Elementary School to assist them in attending college. Requirements to earn the scholarships include participating in community service projects, competing in an essay contest on improving the quality of life in the watershed, and being a mentor to current Briceville students.
Krystina also received the President's Education Award, and the TN Lottery scholarship at the Anderson County High School award ceremony. She is a graduate of Distinction.
|CCWF's goal is to give Briceville students the incentive to excel in middle
school and high school, knowing they have the potential to get a college
education. Since 2002, twenty-two students from Briceville have
received CCWF scholarships as described at
The 2009 CCWF scholarships will be presented at an awards ceremony on Saturday, 16 May 2009 at 4:00 pm at Anderson County High School.
Cassie and Jennifer Phillips are the twin daughters of Denny and Charlotte Phillips of Briceville.
Phillip Smith is the son of Danny & Tina Smith of Fraterville.
Krystina Long is the daughter of Chris Long of Briceville.
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