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ETSU names Provost Academic Performance Scholars

JOHNSON CITY — East Tennessee State University has named the recipients of Provost Academic Performance Scholarships.

Academic Performance Scholarships (APS) are divided into four levels, depending on high school grade point average (GPA) and ACT or SAT scores. Students in the Provost category must have a GPA of 3.5 or better, with an ACT score of at least 27 or an SAT score of 1210 or better.

            TENNESSEE:

            Arlington: Anna Elmore, daughter of Briceand Heather Elmore of Arlington, is a senior at Bolton High School. She plans to study health sciences at ETSU.

Benton: Corey Phillips, son of Jeremy Phillips and Crystal Robinson, both of Benton, will study biology at ETSU. A student at Polk County High School, he is president of the Future Business Leaders of America and earned state honors in competition categories “Web Design” and “On-Demand Video.”

Blountville: Ashley Kappelmanplans to study nursing at ETSU. She is the daughter of Russell and Kena Kappelman of Blountville.

            Bluff City: Grace Ballard, daughter of Vickie and Eric Ballard of Bluff City, will major in biology at ETSU. She is a senior at Sullivan East High School and has completed 155 hours of community service during her high school career. A member of Avoca Christian Church, she has danced at Watts Dance Studio since she was 3 years old. Camryn Forgey, daughter of Greg and Robin Forgey of Bluff City, plans to study mathematics and statistics at ETSU. Jordan Locke, daughter of Mickey and Charlotte Locke of Bluff City, will study biology and chemistry at ETSU. Derek Nikolaus, a senior at University School, will study psychology at ETSU with plans for a career in neuropsychology. He is a volunteer at The Bridge Home Animal Shelter in Blountville. He resides in Bluff City.

Brentwood: Rachel Herrmann, a senior at Renaissance High School, is the daughter of Mike and Gail Herrmann of Brentwood.

            Bristol:Marina “Jade” Hampton is the daughter of Barry and Debbie Hampton of Bristol. She is a senior at Tennessee High School and has served as a volunteer at Broadmore Assisted Living, as well as Food for Kids. In addition, she has been a tutor at Anderson Elementary School and a youth praise leader at Impact International Church. Chase Minton, son of Billy and Linda Barr of Bristol, will join the ETSU Marching Bucs after he graduates from Tennessee High School. A four-year percussionist in his high school’s Mighty Viking Band, he has served as a volunteer at the Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion. He will study English at ETSU in preparation for a teaching career. Kenneth “Sean” Thacker is a student at Tennessee High School and the son of Lori Brown and Kenny Thacker of Bristol. Amanda Vencill, a senior at Tennessee High School, plans to major in education at ETSU. She is the daughter of David Vencill and Kathy Miller, both of Bristol.

Bulls Gap: Nicholas Karig will study mathematics at ETSU. He is the son of Tom Karig ofBulls Gap and Teresa Tallent of Greeneville.

Centerville: Amanda Lockhart is a senior at Hickman County High School and plans to study education and speech-language pathology at ETSU. She is the daughter of Robert and Rebecca Lockhart of Centerville.

Charleston: Blaire Brooks plans to major in chemistry at ETSU. She is a senior at Walker Valley High School, where she is a member of the National Honor Society, Science Club, STEM Academy and the recipient of the academic award. The member of First Baptist Church is also a participant in Distinguished Young Women, a program designed to provide enriching opportunities to selected students after their junior year in high school. Her parents are Jacqui Schollenberger of Charleston and William Brooks of Cleveland.

Chattanooga: Cadence Camp of Chattanooga is a senior at the Chattanooga School for Arts and Sciences and plans a career in physical therapy. She is the daughter of Shelly Elliott and Gary Camp. Dana Lynch is the daughter of Jeff Lynch and Holly Robinson, both of Chattanooga. Autumn Schult is the daughter of Jacqueline and Jeff Schult of Chattanooga. Ryan Toth, a senior at The McCallie School, is the son of Laurie and Mike Toth of Chattanooga. Jameson Williams, son of Richard and Amy Williams of Chattanooga, is a senior at East Hamilton High School.

Church Hill: Erin Tipton, a senior at Cedar View Christian School, is a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church and enjoys singing and playing the fiddle with her family. She is the daughter of Jimmy and Rachel Tipton of Church Hill and the granddaughter of James and Jean Tipton and Jerry and Carolyn Anderson, all of Rogersville.

Cleveland: Gabrielle Saliba is a senior at Cleveland High School and plans to study psychology at ETSU. She is the daughter of Susan and Maurice Saliba of Cleveland. Jessica Taylor is the daughter of Jason and Louisa Taylor of Cleveland and a senior at Bradley Central High School, where she is president of the National Honor Society. Carter Wine plans a career in medicine. He is a senior at Walker Valley High School where he was a cast member in the school’s production of “Mary Poppins.” A member of Waterville Baptist Church, he is the son of Cheri and Dale Wine of Cleveland.  

Columbia: Baylea Davenport, daughter of Rhonda and Joey Davenport of Columbia, is a senior at Columbia Central High School.

Cordova: Daniel Stoll, son of Steven and Sandra Stoll of Cordova, plans to study psychology at ETSU.

Corryton: Taylor Byrd, a senior at Gibbs High School, is the daughter of Michelle Byrd of Corryton and Jerome Byrd of Blaine.

Cosby: Julie McGaha of Cosby is a senior at Cosby High School and plans to study nursing at ETSU.

Dandridge: Kaitlin Boatman is the daughter of Angi and Jack Boatman of Dandridge.

Elizabethton: Millicent “Danielle” Combs, a senior at Unaka High School, is the daughter of Jamie and Jennifer Combs of Elizabethton. Abigail Cornett, daughter of Tricia and Derek Cornett of Elizabethton, plans to study graphic design at ETSU. Allysun Solomon will join the English Honors-in-Discipline program at ETSU and plans to teach English. She has been home schooled through Acellus Academy and will graduate a year early. An ETSU Upward Bound participant, she volunteers at the James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Her parents are Skip and Angie Solomon of Elizabethton.

Franklin: Elizabeth Gibbons, daughter of Kim Gibbons of Franklin, is a senior at Brentwood Academy.

Gallatin: Andreya Steidl will major in political science at ETSU. She is the daughter of Joy and Eric Steidl of Gallatin.

Gatlinburg: Emily Hsieh, is the daughter of Yan “Julie” Wang and Hui-Sheng “Jim” Hsieh of Gatlinburg. A senior at Gatlinburg-Pittman High School, she plans to study nursing at ETSU.

Greeneville: Elijah Hensley, a senior at West Greene High School, plans to study computing at ETSU. He is the son of Michael and Lydia Hensley ofGreeneville.  Sydne Stephens is a senior at Greeneville High School, where she participates in varsity track and field as well as cross country. She is also a member of the National Honor Society. A member of St. James Lutheran Church, she is the student representative on the church council. Her parents are Lisa and Greg Stephens of Greeneville, and her grandparents are Burl and Edna Ottinger of Newport. Allison Utsman, a senior at Greeneville High School, is the daughter of Jeremy and AmyUtsman of Greeneville.  Avery Weems, son of Danny and Hilary Weems of Greeneville, is a senior at North Greene High School and plans a career in physical education.

Hendersonville: Holdon Guy is studying through HomeLife Academy and plans to major in political science at ETSU. He is the son of Don Guy and Hollye Harrison-Guy of Hendersonville.

Jackson: RaSean Love, a senior at Liberty Technology Magnet High School, will study digital media at ETSU. He is the son of Alisha Love and Delvecchio Love, both of Jackson.

Jamestown: Monnie Garrett, a senior at York Institute, plans to study sociology at ETSU. She served two terms on the Eastern Region 4-H All-Star Council. Her parents are Lou Miller of Jamestown, and David Garrett of Clarkrange.

Jefferson City: Abigail Bateman is the daughter of Dwight and Jan Bateman of Jefferson City and a senior at Jefferson County High School.

            Johnson City: Allison Cabaniss plans to study nursing at ETSU after her graduation from Science Hill High School. She is the daughter of John and Karen Cabaniss of Johnson City. Thad Evers, a senior at Science Hill High School, plans a medical career. He is the son of Scott and Ruth Evers of Johnson City.  Kaitlyn Hill attends Hill Christian Academy and will study English at ETSU. The daughter of Daniel and Betty Hill of Johnson City, she is employed by Appalachian Technologies in Elizabethton. In addition, she attends Grace Fellowship Church and is part of the Student Ministry Worship Band. Eve Little, daughter of Ronnie and Lynne Little of Johnson City, will study business with a concentration in marketing at ETSU. A senior at Providence Academy, she plays volleyball and is treasurer for the National Honor Society. She is a member of Trinity Baptist Church and a volunteer at Rise Up!, an organization dedicated to encouraging disadvantaged children to pursue educational goals. Noah Lyons plans to study chemistry at ETSU. He resides in Johnson City with his mother, Misty Lyons, and grandmother, Wanda Lyons. Danielle Melton is the daughter of Rusty and Michelle Melton of Johnson City. Taylor Sparks, daughter of Toma and Charity Sparks of Johnson City, will study nursing at ETSU. She is a senior at Science Hill High School, where she plays varsity soccer. In addition, she is a member of New Life Tabernacle Youth.  Braden Trent, a senior at Science Hill High School, plans a career in physical therapy. He is the son of David and Malissa Trent of Johnson City. Lauren Trent, daughter of Cathy and Glenn Trent of Johnson City and a senior at Science Hill High School.

Jonesborough: Madeline “Paige” France, daughter of Laura France of Jonesborough, is a senior at David Crockett High School and plans to study musical performance at ETSU. Megan Freeman, a senior at David Crockett High School, plans to become a mathematics teacher. She is the daughter of Tim and Treva Freeman of Jonesborough. Austin Hartgrove, son of Nathan and Laura Hartgrove of Jonesborough, is a senior at David Crockett High School. Katherine Jackson plans to study nursing at ETSU after her graduation from David Crockett High School. An employee of the Johnson City Medical Center, she is a member of Faith Fellowship Church where she serves as a children’s ministry leader and has participated in three mission trips to Guatemala. Her parents are Tim and Tina Jackson of Jonesborough. Emily Joyner is a student with HomeLife Academy and the daughter of Brian and Jama Joyner of Jonesborough. Kaitlyn Runion, a senior at David Crockett High School, plans a career as a dental hygienist. She is the daughter of Michael and Elizabeth Runion of Jonesborough.

Kingsport: Faith Blevins is the daughter of Shawn and Jennifer Blevins of Kingsport. Isaiah Cox plans to study physics at ETSU after graduating from Sullivan South High School. He is the son of Dennis and Tammy Cox ofKingsport. Soloman Falin is the son of Amy and Scott Falin of Kingsport and a senior at Sullivan Central High School. Dalton Faulk plans a career in pharmacy. He is a senior at Sullivan South High School, where he is president of the student council. He is also a member of Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church and an active community volunteer. Ethan Harris, a senior at Sullivan South High School, plans a career as a physician’s assistant. The son of Michael and Melanie Harris of Kingsport, he is a member of First Broad Street United Methodist Church, where he is involved in Bible Study Two, as well as mission trips to South Carolina and Estonia. Aubyn Haskell is the daughter of Karen Lawson of Kingsport. Sydney Luffman, a senior at Sullivan South High School, is the daughter of Robert and Ingrid Luffman of Kingsport. She plans a career in medicine. Gabriella Rupert is a senior at Sullivan Central High School where she is a member of the National Honor Society, Math Honor Society, World Language Honor Society and HOSA. She also served as captain of the volleyball and softball teams. In addition to her membership at Indian Springs Baptist Church, she serves on the Appalachian Fair Youth Board, was the American Heart Association’s Queen of Hearts and participates in Backpack Ministry. Her studies at ETSU will include accountancy. Her parents are Gary and Lisa Rupert of Kingsport.

            Kingston: Shelby Brooks is a senior at Roane County High School, where she is senior class secretary. She is also a camp counselor at Tate’s Day Camp. Her parents are Barbara and Jessie Brooks of Kingston. Her grandmother, Colleen Phillips, resides in Morristown. Shelby “Brianna” Casaus, daughter of Reggie and Shelby Casaus ofKingston, is a senior at Roane County High School and plans to study microbiology at ETSU.

Knoxville: Abigail Brown, a senior at Powell High School, is a member of the Powell High School Singers and the Southern Belles Quartet. A future ETSU psychology major, she is the daughter of Rhonda Seagraves of Knoxville. Cassidy Carter, daughter of Carolyn and Jody Carter of Knoxville, plans to study mass communications at ETSU. Sarah Hall is the daughter of Mike and Linda Hall of Knoxville and a senior at Bearden High School. Savannah Humble, daughter of Tricia Fellers of Knoxville and Joseph Humble of Sevierville, plans a career in supply chain management. She is a senior at Hardin Valley Academy, where she is part of the dance team, the yearbook staff and DECA, a national organization for students interested in marketing, finance, hospitality fields and management.. In addition, she attends Faith Promise Church. Olivia Kallstrom a senior at South Doyle High School and plans to major in chemistry at ETSU. She is the daughter of Rick and Kim Kallstrom and Chris and Teresa Olson, all of Knoxville. Lee Poff will major in criminal justice and criminology at ETSU after he graduates from Grace Christian Academy in the spring. He is the son of Bobby Poff and Cheryl Hild-Poff of Knoxville. Abigail “Abby” Tonos is the daughter of Mickey and Neely Tonos of Knoxville. Kamryn Yanniello, daughter of Nancy and Tony Yanniello of Knoxville, plans to study nursing at ETSU.

Livingston: Ethan Baxter, a senior at Livingston Academy, is the son of Lee and Kim Baxter of Livingston.

Loudon: Jandi Palmer, daughter of Jeff and Ginger Palmer of Loudon, is a senior at Lenoir City High School and will study at ETSU as the first step toward a career in dentistry.

Maryville: Hannah Bennett plans to study mass communications with an emphasis on radio, television and film production at ETSU. A member of East Maryville Baptist Church, she is a senior at Maryville High School and the daughter of Stan and Delaine Bennett of Maryville. Kate Petrie, a senior at William Blount High School, is the daughter of Beth and Noel Petrie of Maryville.

            McMinnville: Celeste Hobbs is a senior at Warren County High School, where she plays in the band and is a member of the National Honor Society. While at ETSU, she plans to major in psychology. She is a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church. Her parents are Dawn Hobbs of McMinnville and Brad Hobbs of Morrison.

Midway: Erin Dailey plans to study nursing at ETSU. She is the daughter of Marc Dailey of Midway and the late Dawn Dailey.

Morristown: Trey Cook, a senior at Morristown East High School, plans a career in medicine. He is the son of Robert “Alan” and Paula Cook of Morristown. Allison Davis, daughter of Doug and Elizabeth Davis of Morristown, plans to study human services at ETSU. She is a senior at Morristown East High School and participates in Walters State Community Band and Lakeway Flute Choir. Aaron Smith is the son of Hank and Teresa Smith of Morristown.

            Mount Carmel: Ben Curtis, a senior at Volunteer High School, is the son of Mike and Jennifer Curtis of Mount Carmel. He is a member of Ridgeview Baptist Church.

            Mount Juliet: Caitlin Bender, daughter of Michelle Bender of Mount Juliet, plans to major in biology at ETSU. She is a senior at Mount Juliet High School. Delaney Dunlap is a senior at Mount Juliet High School, where she is a member of the varsity cross country and track team, as well as vice president of the Science National Honor Society and secretary of the Beta Club. In addition, she plays cello in the school’s orchestra. The daughter of Amy and Brett Dunlap of Mount Juliet, she plans to study exercise science at ETSU.

Mountain City: Alexis Little is the daughter of Tami and Kyle Little of Mountain City.

Murfreesboro: Marisa Davis, a senior at Central Magnet School, plans to study nursing at ETSU. She is the daughter of Cindy Davis and Dean Davis, both of Murfreesboro. Kara Delbridge, a senior at Siegel High School, plans a career in biomedical engineering. She is the daughter of Jean and Richard Delbridge of MurfreesboroHannah Wiley plans a career in medicine. She is the daughter of Stephanie Wiley of Murfreesboro and David Wiley of Manchester.

New Tazewell: Cody Keck, son of Brian and Crystal Keck of New Tazewell will major in biology at ETSU. He is a senior at Claiborne High School.

Nolensville: Zane Graubner is the son of Larry and Rachel Graubner of Nolensville and a senior at the Comenius School.

Oak Ridge: Jacob “Jake” Goodlaxson plans to study chemistry at ETSU. He is the son of Elizabeth Bartlett Goodlaxson and John Goodlaxson, both ofOak Ridge.

Oldfort: Maeson Stewart, daughter of Mark and Karmen Stewart of Oldfort, plans to study biology at ETSU after she graduates from Polk County High School.

Oliver Springs: Mackenzie Cox is the daughter of Paula and Don Goins of Oliver Springs and Jeff Cox of Coalfield. She plans to study mass communications at ETSU. Emily Roach, a senior at Clinton High School, plans to study theatre and business at ETSU. She is the daughter of Lisa and Daniel Roach of Oliver Springs.

Oneida: Chad Ellis plans to major in chemistry at ETSU. He is valedictorian of Oneida High School’s Class of 2016 and a member of First Baptist Church of Oneida. His parents are Scarlett Ellis of Oneida and Howard Ellis of Helenwood.

Ooltewah: Hannah Greer plans to study biology at ETSU. She is the daughter of Heather and Sam Greer of Ooltewah.  

Piney Flats: Micaela Chaffin is the daughter of Meredith and Wray Chaffin of Piney Flats. Madeline Kuziel, a senior at Science Hill High School, is the daughter of James and Janice Kuziel of Piney Flats.

Pioneer: Dekota Nelson, a senior at Scott High School, plans to study business administration at ETSU. He is the son of Lisa Stevens of Pioneer.

Powell: Rachel Shah is the daughter of Hitesh and Rina Shah of Powell and a student at Knoxville’s L&N STEM Academy. Brittany Tolson, daughter of Pamela and Douglas Tolson of Powell, is a senior at Powell High School and plans to study exercise science at ETSU.

            Russellville: Greyson Coldwell, son of Ernie and Julie Coldwell of Russellville, will study nursing at ETSU.

Sevierville: Kellie Perkins, daughter of Chuck and Dawn Perkins of Sevierville plans to study nursing at ETSU. She is a senior at Sevier County High School. Tristin Rivers, a senior at Sevier County High School, plans to study digital media at ETSU. He is the son of Dana and Drew Weatherford ofSevierville. Allison Valentine, a senior at Gatlinburg-Pittman High School, plans to study business management at ETSU. She is the daughter of Janet Valentine and Rick Valentine, both of Sevierville. Isabel Williams plans to major in marketing at ETSU. A senior at Gatlinburg-Pittman High School, she is the daughter of Lisa and Steve Williams of Sevierville.

Seymour: Lily Marine, daughter of Shannon and Brandon Marine of Seymour, plans to study exercise science at ETSU. She is a senior at Seymour High School.

Silver Point: Hope Wade, daughter of Tonya and Joseph Wade of Silver Point is a senior at Upperman High School. She plans to major in biology as a step toward a career in medicine.

Soddy-Daisy: William Randy Parnell II, son of William and Tami Parnell of Soddy-Daisy, plans to study health sciences at ETSU. He is a senior at Soddy-Daisy High School.

Sparta: William Scarlett, son of Ronald and Anita Scarlett of Sparta, plans to study engineering technology at ETSU. He is a senior at White County High School.

Surgoinsville: Sarah DeBord, daughter of Dewayne and Misty DeBord of Surgoinsville, plans to study chemistry at ETSU.

Talbott: Branda Moore will study mathematics at ETSU. She is the daughter of Belinda Moore of Talbott and a senior at Morristown-Hamblen High School West. Madeline Townsend, a senior at Morristown West High School, plans to study anthropology at ETSU. She is the daughter of Leslie Hohl of Talbott and Andrew Townsend of Morristown.

Thompsons Station: Emily Palacios, daughter of Ernest and Laura Palacios of Thompsons Station, plans to study exercise science at ETSU after completing her studies with the HomeLife Academy.

Tullahoma: Amber Clark, daughter of Donald and Brenda Clark of Tullahoma, is a senior at Tullahoma High School.

Unicoi: Kortney Bailey is a senior at Unicoi County High School and plans to study nursing at ETSU. She is the daughter of Shelley and Frank Bailey of Unicoi.

Watauga: Rachael Curde is the daughter of Russell and Stephanie Curde of Watauga. She is a senior at Happy Valley High School, a member of Johnson City’s Cornerstone Church and a volunteer at the James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

White House: Destiny Mathies, daughter of Roger and Heather Smith of White House, plans to study nursing at ETSU. She is a senior at White House High School, where she is secretary of the Student Council, a member of the National Honor Society and president of DECA, a national organization for students interested in marketing, finance, hospitality fields and management. In addition, she is a member of Revolution Church.

OTHER STATES

North Carolina: Green Mountain: Tristen Hughes, son of Todd and Misty Hughes of Green Mountain, North Carolina, plans to major in English at ETSU. A member of Lower Brummett’s Creek Church of the Brethren, he participates in dual enrollment at Mitchell High School and Mayland Community College. He is a member Key Club, the Art Club and Future Business Leaders of America. In addition, he is a Vacation Bible School teacher and participates in the Adopt a Highway litter clean-up program through Carolina Pushrodz community car club. Marshall: Elizabeth Stephens, daughter of Deana and Greg Stephens of Marshall, North Carolina, is a senior at North Buncombe High School. A member of Laurel Branch Baptist Church, she is a dance instructor at Dimensions Studio. Waynesville: Caleb Watkins of Waynesville, North Carolina, plans to study vocal music education at ETSU.

            Virginia: Bristol: Jacklyn Grizzle is a senior at Virginia High School. She is the daughter of Sheila Grizzle ofBristol and Floyd Grizzle of Bristol, Virginia. Jonesville: Kaylee Garrett, daughter of Steve and Nancy Garrett of Jonesville, Virginia, plans a career in speech pathology. She is a senior at Lee High School, where she participates in the marching band as a majorette. In addition, she studies at Lee School of Dance, teaches baton and dance and plays the piano at her church, where she also serves as a youth leader.