Webb alumnus Oates, 2019, going to Oxford: Rhodes Scholar

Jonathan Oates, Webb School of Knoxville Class of 2019 alumnus, is among the 32 from the United States who have won the prestigious Rhodes Scholarships for study next year at the University of Oxford, England.

“Oates, a senior at Yale University’s Silliman College, will join an international group of scholars chosen from more than 60 countries around the world for graduate study at Oxford, beginning in October 2023,” a Webb press release stated. “More than 100 Rhodes Scholars will be selected worldwide this year.

“Awarded by the Rhodes Trust, the Rhodes Scholarships are the oldest and most celebrated international fellowship awards in the world and provides all expenses for two or three years of study at Oxford,” the release further stated.

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Eight National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist from FHS

Eleven students from Farragut High School, Hardin Valley Academy and Bearden High School recently were named 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program semifinalists.

FHS semifinalists are Raina Desai, Eyrin Kim, Justin Li, Irene Mamontov, Ridhima Singh, Caroline Smith, Claire Wingard and
Claire Zhou.

Elijah Johnson was HVA’s honoree, while Stephanie Cho and Sarah Geibig earned those honors as BHS students.

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Celebrate the Season

Hundreds of families turned out to enjoy Celebrate the Season, Town of Farragut’s annual Christmas showcase, which took place Thursday, Dec. 1, in Farragut Community Center.

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ET tractor trek tally

Lawrence raises $6,000 for East TN Children’s Hospital

Given that “Children’s well-being has a special place in my heart,” Ron Lawrence took an unusual journey to raise money for East Tennessee Children’s Hospital in downtown Knoxville.

Spending seven days in the cab of his tractor traveling East Tennessee roads and highways as part of a “Miles for Miracles project,” this Rotary Club of Farragut past president raised $6,000.

Going from Crossville to the Chattanooga metro area, then trekking northeast well above Knox County, Lawrence ended up at ETCH.

“I just felt a drive to do something for others and especially children,” said Lawrence, who presented the “Miles for Miracles” banner to RCF president Megan Belcher during the club’s meeting in Fox Den Country Club Wednesday, Nov. 16.

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