Warren County High School graduate Lesley Faye Sweeton has been awarded Middle Tennessee State University’s most prestigious scholarship, the Buchanan Fellowship.
The Buchanan Fellowship program, named in honor of MTSU’s Nobel Prize winning alumnus, Dr. James M. Buchanan, and limited to 20 students each year, is the highest academic award given to an entering freshman at MTSU. Buchanan Fellows receive a number of special benefits including a full tuition waiver for up to 16 hours guaranteed for four years, special seminars, priority registration, a book allowance, priority consideration for study abroad, and much more.
Sweeton is planning to pursue a degree in English with an emphasis on writing. She is the daughter of Valerie and Rocky Sweeton.
In addition to earning a 31 on the ACT and maintaining a 4.0 GPA, Sweeton has also been named a valedictorian, and attended the Tennessee Governor’s School for the Humanities and Volunteer Girls State.
Gibson earns Dentistry degree
McKenna Rhea Gibson recently earned a doctorate in dental medicine from the University of Alabama Birmingham School of Dentistry.
While at UAB, she served as vice president of her class and was an active member of the American Association of Women Dentists. McKenna was selected as 2014 Dentist of the Year by the Birmingham District Dental Society.
A 2006 graduate of Warren County High School, McKenna and her husband, Dr. Matthew Gibson, now reside in San Antonio, Texas where she works in private practice. She is the daughter of Ted and Alpha Rhea.
Local student attends forum
Allison Victoria Brock from McMinnville attended Harding University’s 58th annual National Leadership Forum in Searcy, Ark., June 1-6. Brock was sponsored by Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation as a delegate to the forum, which is presented by Harding University’s American Studies Institute.
Area Farm Bureaus and civic clubs selected the delegates, who were instructed in the values and qualities of leadership and learned how our county has developed its leaders.
Young people attending the forum were taught about comparative economic systems and ways to defend our society and its freedoms. More than 220 young people from five states attended this year’s National Leadership Forum. Harding University, with an enrollment of over 7,000, is the largest private university in Arkansas.