Almost One Million Dollars in Scholarships Awarded to DCHS Seniors

May 16, 2013
by: 
Dwayne Page
Erin Cantrell-Pryor with Lori Myrick of DCHS
Eric Redman with Sergeant Matthew C. Bordenkircher of U.S. Army
DCHS Class of 2013 Scholarship Award Recipients
DCHS Principal Patrick Cripps Presents Cain Evans award for perfect attendance

Almost a million dollars in scholarships were awarded to members of the Class of 2013 at DeKalb County High School during Thursday's annual Senior Awards Day program.

Representatives of colleges, universities, branches of the armed services, businesses, civic groups, and other organizations made the presentations.

Erin Cantrell-Pryor, received more than $212,500 in scholarships, the largest total award presented to any student during the program. She was presented a scholarship of $186,000 from Cornell University; $24,000 from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville; $1,000 from UT Knoxville Agricultural; the U.S Marines Scholar Award; $500 from the DeKalb Soil Conservation District; and $1,000 from Jolly Angels.

The next single largest award went to Eric Redmon, who received $117,832 for his enlistment in the United States Army.

Gage Brown received an $85,000 award for his enlistment in the U.S. Navy

For his enlistment in the U.S. Marines, Tyler Vanhoose received an $80,000 award.

Meanwhile, Cain Evans was presented an award for perfect attendance during his entire years at DCHS. He also had perfect attendance during his entire time as a student at DeKalb Middle School

Other scholarship recipients are as follows:

Martelia Tallent:
Carson-Newman: $63,564

Elyse Litteer:
Maryville College: $52,000

Sonni Fullilove:
Walters State Community College: $24,000

Jessica Harbaugh
Tennessee Tech: $2,000
FCCLA:$250
Jolly Angels:$1,000

Krestin Evans
Tennessee Tech: $10,000
Jolly Angels: $1,000
Dailey & Vincent Scholarship: $2,000
Scottish Rite: $1,000

Lauren Craig
Tennessee Tech: $4,000

P.J. Carroll
Tennessee Tech: $20,000
Liberty State Bank: $1,000

Savannah Dexter
Tennessee Tech: $4,000
Jeff Garrett Memorial: $500

Taylor Leach
Tennessee Tech: $10,000
Eddie Crips Memorial Scholarship: $1,000
Jolly Angels: $1,000
DCHS HOSA: $250

Zach Martin:
Tennessee Tech: $10,000

Alex Hayes:
Tennessee Tech: $10,000
DeKalb Funeral Chapel: $500

Caleb Cantrell:
Tennessee Tech: $4,000

Callie Gash:
Tennessee Tech: $4,000
DeKalb Funeral Chapel:$500

Jacob Parsley:
Tennessee Tech: $21,000
Clay Edwards Memorial Tiger Pride Scholarship: $500
Brandon Elder Scholarship: $4,000
Smithville Rotary Math Award: $100

Dalton Vaughn:
Tennessee Tech Nichols Freshman Art Scholarship: $1,200
Yates Company Scholarship: $4,000
Lucille Stewart Memorial: $2,000

Kaylee Cantrell:
Cumberland University
Smithville Rotary Club: $750

Taylor Poston:
Cumberland University: $24,000
Lucille Stewart Memorial: $2,000

Cody Puckett:
Columbia State: $5,200

Hunter Graham:
Columbia State: $5,200

Haley Parchman:
Tusculum $7,000
Smithville Business and Professional Women: $500

Grace Webb:
UT-Chattanooga: $12,000
DeKalb Community Hospital: $500
DCHS HOSA: $250

Ben Driver:
UT-Knoxville: $24,000

Chelsea Lewis:
UT-Knoxville: $21,500
U.S. Army Athlete Award
DTC McAllen Foutch Memorial: $8,000
Kyle & Kenny Robinson Memorial: $1,000
Nell Haas Driver Scholarship: $1,000

Lucas Phillips:
U.S. Army Athlete Award
Amvets: $250
Amvets Auxiliary: $250
Kenny & Kyle Robinson Memorial: $1,000
Stetson University Hatter Scholarship: $16,000

Abbey Caldwell:
U.S. Marines Athlete Award

Matt Boss:
U.S. Marines Athlete Award
DeKalb Firefighters:$500
DCHS Literature Club: $500
Jake McClain Driver Scholarship: $1,000
Smithville Rotary Club: $750

Sarah Cantrell:
U.S. Marines Music Award

Kayley Green:
UT-Knoxville: $24,000
TN Association of FSA County Employees: $500
Comcast: $1,000
DeKalb Firefighters: $500

Ben Pafford:
Austin Peay University: $12,000

Spencer Maynard:
Berea College: $22,000

Cohen Brown:
Tennessee Gas Association: $3,000

Annieka Norton:
Agee Oil Company: $1,500
DeKalb Funeral Chapel:$500

Katie Haggard:
Allen Hooper Memorial: $500
DeKalb Retired Teachers: $750
David Wayne Alexander Memorial: $1,000
CIC Foundation
Smithville Business and Professional Women: $500

Cassi Lester:
Mentors Association Scholarship: $5,000

Emily Davidson:
Mentors Association Scholarship: $5,000

Kelsey Hale:
Anthony Duane Trapp Memorial: $1,000
Nell Haas Driver Scholarship: $1,000

Gabriel Knowles:
Class of 1966: $500

Zach Vincent:
Dailey & Vincent Scholarship: $2,000

Cecilia Maciel:
DCHS Beta Scholarship: $500
DCHS Student Council: $500

Halea Brown:
DeKalb County Children Service Council Clata Redman Memorial: $500

Hunter Collins:
DCHS HOSA: $250
Mentors Association Scholarship: $5,000

Alex Hall:
DeKalb Community Hospital: $500

Ashlee Gunter:
DeKalb Firefighters: $500

Shawna Puckett:
DeKalb Firefighters: $500
Ditcharo & Johnson Orthodontics:$1,000

Christina Ferguson:
DeKalb Funeral Chapel: $500

Jessica Acuna:
DeKalb PTO: $300

Alyssa England
Elzie & Nell McBride Memorial:$500

MyKaela Duke:
First Bank: $500
Smithville Rotary Club: $750

Samantha Leiser:
Jolly Angels: $1,000

Marissa Garmer:
Leadership DeKalb: $750

Martha Martin:
Liberty State Bank: $1,000

Evan Curtis:
Love-Cantrell Funeral Home: $500

Matt Colwell:
Love-Cantrell Funeral Home: $500

Emily Webb:
Smithville Rotary Club: $750

Brent Vickers:
Smithville Rotary Vocational Award:$100

Zoe Whaley:
Smithville Women's Club: $300

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