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• A Farragut college student has received one of the top academic awards presented at Lipscomb University this year. Chris Brosey was presented the Academic Award in Engineering for the 2004-05 academic year according to Dr. Craig Bledsoe, provost. Brosey is a Physics and Biology major at Lipscomb, and was presented the award during an April 25 reception at Longview Mansion. Each year the award is given to the graduating senior in engineering or physics with the highest grade-point average in the Raymond B. Jones School of Engineering.

• Kellen Daniel O’Connor of Farragut High School has received the 2005 UT-Battelle Scholarship worth up to $20,000. O’Connor has a 4.23 grade point average and has earned numerous honors and accolades, including the Tennessee Volunteer Scholarship and the Farragut High School Pride Award for earning all As. O’Connor is a member of the Latin Honor Society, was nominated for the National Society of High School Scholars and for Who’s Who of U.S. students. He is also a member of the Latin Club, Mu Alpha Theta and the National Junior Classical League and participated in the American Mathematics Competition. On another level, O’Connor earned first place in the Knoxville City Youth Bowling Tournament during his senior year, is a piano accompanist at Concord United Methodist Church and also plays the trombone, violin and guitar. He is especially adept at rebuilding computers, setting up network communications and writing computer programs. In the community, O’Connor is a Habitat for Humanity volunteer, performs with a church choir at nursing homes and missions and serves dinner at the Volunteer Ministry Center. The UT-Battelle scholarship is a competitive award presented annually to the child of an employee of Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The scholarship is awarded in $5,000 annual increments over a four-year period to an outstanding graduating high school student who plans to study science, mathematics or engineering at UT. O’Connor, the son of Dan O’Connor and Nina Overton of Knoxville, plans to become a veterinarian.

• Farragut High School Senior Project students have released their Capstone presentations: Sean Stewart researched teen issues and youth ministry and interned with the youth minister at his church. Cassi Morrison studied drama education and middle school age children, then taught and directed a performance of Hansel and Gretel at Concord Christian School. Paul Mountain examined physical therapy, specifically the knee joint, and interned with the softball trainer. Hunter Thomson researched Down syndrome and teaching techniques and gave swimming lessons to a girl with Down syndrome. Chris Hodson explored baseball-coaching techniques and coached a little league baseball team. Charlie Fethe researched cabinet making and built a podium for Ms. McGrath. Karyn Schubert studied the history of ballet, then created a how-to book for basic ballet and coached a potential dance team member for tryouts. Nathan Hagood examined the history of the Internet and Web design and created a Web site for the Teen Board of Knoxville. Luke Lanzoni explored the history and art of pipe making, then he created three of his own pipes. Chrissy Shaw studied adoption and taught a class for parents who had adopted Chinese children. Alison Hammer researched teaching methods and taught a cooking class at Tate’s School of Discovery. Colin Cunningham studied music recording and production, then recorded and produced both his own music and that of other bands. Amy Josephson studied physical therapy, then interned with the basketball trainer focusing on injuries of the ankle. Shireena Avery investigated a career in interior design and renovated a neighbor’s toy room. Anna McMichael researched competitive cheerleading and coordinated and participated in a national competition. Claire Brinkman explored music marketing and marketed her own CD. Ryan Crews investigated physical therapy and interned at a local clinic. Ashley Doss researched music recording and guitar playing and recorded her own song. Courtney Sutton researched song writing and music recording and wrote, then recorded her own song.


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