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Scruggs receives Neff Scholarship
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Peyton Scruggs has been awarded the prestigious Harriet Reeves Neff Scholarship from Tennessee Wesleyan College in Athens.
Scruggs is a 2011 graduate of Warren County High School and is majoring in biology at Tennessee Wesleyan. The daughter of Laurie and Mark Scruggs of Warren County, she plans to work in the medical field.
The Neff Scholarship is available to incoming freshman at Tennessee Wesleyan College. Students must have a minimum ACT score of 28, a minimum SAT score of 1,200, a minimum 3.5 GPA, and be recommended by their high school principal or guidance counselor to be considered for the scholarship.
Valued at up to the amount of full tuition, Neff scholarship is Tennessee Wesleyan’s top academic award. Scruggs’ scholarship amount is approximately $76,000.



Burgess picked for
achievement academy

Riverdale High School student Laurel Burgess has been recognized by the United State Achievement Academy as a student of excellence in world languages.
She is the daughter of Tim and Nicole Burgess of McMinnville, and Dean and April Dilsaver of Christiana. She is the granddaughter of John and Brenda Hayes of McMinnville, and Daniel and Monica Burgess, also of McMinnville.
The academy recognizes students upon the exclusive recommendation of teachers, coaches, counselors and other qualified sponsors. Standards for selection include academic performance, leadership qualities, enthusiasm and motivation to learn. Burgess was nominated by teacher Angelina Hensley.