COLLEGE NOTES



Snead State Community College at Boaz announces names of students for spring 2011 semester enrolled for 12 or more credit hours of regular college level courses who made 4.0 grade averages (all A’s) and were named to the president’s list and those who made 3.50-3.99 grade averages and were named to the dean’s list. They are listed by addresses:

PRESIDENT’S LIST Altoona: Dillon Jordan Dyer, Andrew C. McCray, Shaynon B. McGahee. Blountsville: Dustin Seth Goble, George Reginald Purpura IV, Thomas T. Stansell. Hayden: Tracey Lynn Drake. Horton: Darrell L. Chaffin, Craig S. Eagle, Lauren Michelle Eagle, Krista Nicole Pritchett, Julie Leanna Ross. Oneonta: Michelle E. Black, Kellie D. Helton, Christian L. Mize, Brittany L. Whaley.

DEAN’S LIST Altoona: David Duane Duncan, Tara Mariah Gibson, Zachary A. Graham, Ashley A. Hughes, Elizabeth C. Jones, Sarah B. Taylor, Rachel Nichole Williams. Blountsville: Debbie Sue Jones, Megan Lynn Matthews. Horton: Ethan Caleb Bonds, Andrew Daniel. Oneonta: John Wesley Capps Jr., David Adam Hilburn, Jonathan Huie, Lauren N. Moody.

HALEY S. WILLIAMS, of Oneonta, was recently initiated into Golden Key international honor society at the University of Montevallo Honors Day. Golden Key recognizes the top 15 percent of seniors and juniors. Its mission is “to enable members to realize their potential by connecting individual achievement with service and livelong opportunity.”

Among Blount County students awarded scholarships in area colleges are these:

Courtney Vogel of Oneonta was awarded scholarships from Tusculum College, Greeneville, Tenn., for 2010-2011; the Farley Memorial endowed scholarship, presented to students in the TRIO programs, which encourage, prepare, and provide resources to first-generation college students; and the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation annual scholarship, presented to able and deserving Southern Christian women with financial need. Tusculum, the oldest college in Tennessee, uses the civic arts in developing educated citizens distinguished by academic excellence, public service, and qualities of Judeo-Christian character.

Jessica Goss, a graduate of Locust Fork High School, has received an academic scholarship at Snead State Community College in Boaz. Active in Relay for Life, National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, and Ambassadors, she is the daughter of Pamela and Bobby Goss. Jessica plans to major in biology.

Kayla Waddle, a Susan Moore High graduate, has been granted an academic scholarship at Snead State. She is the daughter of Lisa and Jeff Waddle. Kayla was active in basketball and band, she was a member of FCA and National Honor Society and was senior class resident, Student Council vice president, and an Ambassador, and was granted the U.S. Academy of Achievement math award and Wendy’s Heisman.

Vanessa Rhea Denny, a graduate of J.B. Pennington High School, Blountsville, was awarded a service scholarship at Snead State. Daughter of Lesa and Lamar Denny, she plans to major in nursing. Vanessa was active in Math Honor Society and HOSA, was elected vice president of the National Honor Society, her school’s DAR Good Citizen and Miss Felidae, and was 2009 juvenile racking horse grand champion.