7th Annual Coal Creek Scholars Day
(and visit from Santa's helpers)
at Briceville School in Coal Creek
19 December 2008

It's what community leaders do.  Nine former Briceville School students and Coal Creek Nantglo scholarship winners came together to encourage the 4th and 5th graders at Briceville School to study hard, help their community, and get involved in a variety of activities so they can attend college one day. 

The scholars led a panel discussion and took questions from the students about their choices for college and careers, how they are learning a variety of ways to succeed in college, and what a difference it is making in their lives. 

Read story by Knoxville News Sentinel
writer Bob Fowler


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

Coal Creek Scholars

L to R:
 Jessica Hayes, April Golden, Jonathan Sharp, Kimberly Carroll, Andy Harness, Amy Dugger, Jacob Phillips, April Byrge, Frances-Lee Braden 

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Our very first scholar Amy Dugger has completed her Masters Degree from University of Tennessee and her Bachelors Degree from Lincoln Memorial University and works at Ridgeview Mental Health as a therapist for the ROADS program.

Frances-Lee Braden graduated from Lincoln Memorial University and then graduated from Tennessee School of Beauty.  She is employed with Scientific Sales in Oak Ridge and is gaining experience to reach her dream of one day running her own business.

Andy Harness recently graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a degree in Mass Communications.   His MTSU team was in the top 30 movie producers in the country in a Microsoft competition.


April Golden has learned you can change your major as you discover what you are passionate about.  She is now studying at Roane State to become a part of the nursing industry.


April Byrge is in her second year at Maryville College.  She is now studying for a degree in Biology.  April is the founder of our annual Coal Creek Spring Cleaning Day.


Jacob Phillips is attending Roane State to obtain his degree to become a high school teacher.


Jonathan Sharp is a freshman at Eastern Kentucky University.  He also received a football scholarship to EKU.  He wants to become an Occupational Therapist.


Jessica Hayes is a freshman at East Tennessee State University.  She is majoring in Education and Speech.


Kimberly Carroll is a freshman at Roane State and is majoring in Paralegal Studies.

The Scholars played Santa's helpers and delivered gifts to each student in the school from Kindergarten to Fifth grade.  Gifts included Christmas books, puzzles, beanie babies, and snow globes.  It was a joy to watch the sweet faces of the children.  A sampling of a few photos can be viewed by clicking on the images.

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