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Nica Ellis has graduated from St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School. She is the daughter of Carolina and Greg Ellis of McMinnville.
Nica received academic recognition on the school’s honor lists. She was a member of the Rock Ensemble and Stage Band and performed at the school’s Creative Expression Assemblies. She will be attending Queens University of Charlotte.
St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School is an Episcopal college preparatory boarding and day school in Sewanee.

Oliver honored
at Tech


Joshua Oliver of McMinnville was recently honored by Tennessee Tech’s College of Arts and Sciences.
The freshman chemistry major received the Cookeville evening Lions Club award. After he graduates from Tennessee Tech, Oliver hopes to become an optometrist and become a medical missionary.
He is a 2013 graduate of Warren County High School. His parents are Jason and Charlotte.

Cripps picked
for seminar


Emily Cripps, who recently finished eighth grade at Eastside Elementary, has been selected to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 14-16.
The three-day program is for honors-only high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research fields. The purpose is to honor and inspire these students as they follow a path to achieve their goals.
“This is a crucial time in America when we need more doctors and medical scientists who are even better prepared for a future that is changing exponentially,” said Richard Rossi, executive director of the Nathional Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists. “Focued, bright and determined students like Emily Cripps are our future and she deserves all the mentoring and guidance we can give her.”

Stanley graduates
in Colorado


Karyn Ann Stanley, daughter of John and Portia Webb Stanley, has received a bachelor of science degree in geophysical engineering from Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colo.
She received two scholarships toward a master’s degree and will return to Colorado School of Mines in August. She is currently employed with the U.S. Geology Survey in Denver, Colo.

Lipscomb names
honor students


Several McMinnville students have been honored at Lipscomb University for academic achievement according to Dr. Craig Bledsoe, provost.
At the end of each semester, students who make perfect grades for the semester while taking at least 12 credit hours are named to the provost’s list. Students who achieve a GPA of 3.5 to 3.99 are named to the honor roll.
 McMinnville students who have received these honors are:
• Spencer Warren, molecular biology, provost’s list, Boyd Christian
• Raymond Dunn, dietetics, honor roll, WCHS
• Leah Walker, bachelor of arts, cum laude, interdisciplinary education 4-8, provost’s list, Boyd Christian
• Hannah Pennington, pre-nursing, honor roll, WCHS
• Ben Davis, financial markets, honor roll, WCHS
• Grant Womack, theology and ministry, honor roll
• Ashlyn Cooper, history, provost’s list, Boyd Christian
• Mahaley Keele, exercise science, honor roll, WCHS
• Olivia Majors, fashion merchandising, honor roll, Boyd Christian
• Annie Willmore, pre-nursing, honor roll, WCHS

Webb School
honor rolls


The Webb School recently announced its A and B honor rolls for the fourth quarter of the 2013-14 school year.
An independent college preparatory day/ boarding school for grades 6-12, The Webb School is the oldest continuously operating school of its kind in the South. The school has a dual emphasis on academic excellence and character development. 
The following Warren County residents earned B honor roll status:
McMinnville – Emma Petersen, David Nuthalapaty, John Phillips, Christopher Rogers, and Joshua Sizemore
Morrison – Shawn Duncan and Shanna McMahan
Rock Island – Gabe Nafrada and Luke Nafrada.