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Thank you for your support of the Campbell County Schools.  With your generous contribution and many others, we were able to raise more than $27,000 for the graduated students who receive the Friends of Norris Lake Scholarships.  This scholarship fund is very important to these students and

we are so thankful for your donation and continued support. 


We are able to provide scholarships to two recipients! The recipients of the Friends of Norris Lake Scholarships are:

Zachary Sulfridge and Eli Fields. Both recipients are to ten of their Senior Class.

Zachary has a GPA of 4.44; he is the Pitcher of the Baseball Team; Member of Beta Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and National Society of High Scholars. Zachary will attend University of Tennessee in the fall for which he

plans to study Aerospace Engineering.

Eli has a GPA of 4.43; he is a Player on the Football, Track and Golf Teams; Member of Beta Club, HOSA (state competitor), Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Student Council. Eli will attend University of Tennessee in the fall for which he plans to study Kinesiology/Sports Medicine.


I am Chelsea Johnson, this year’s recipient of the Friends of Norris Lake Scholarship. I am just starting my first semester at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, majoring in biological sciences. While I am not sure of my exact career path at this time, I am hopeful to give back to my community by being a contributing member of the medical field. “Thank you” is not strong enough to convey my appreciation for being selected for this life-changing opportunity. Your investment in Campbell County will surely not only benefit my generation, but future generations to follow.

I am Sydney Fields, recipient of The Friends of Norris Lake Scholarship. Currently, I have begun my sophomore year at East Tennessee State University and am in the process of completing a degree in pharmacy studies. ETSU offers an articulated degree program in pharmacy studies wherein a student who begins the Doctor of Pharmacy degree program without an existing Baccalaureate degree can earn a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy Studies. I currently hold a 3.8 GPA and am a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS). I am involved in the Pre- Pharmacy Student Organization (PPSO) and I also participate in a program at Johnson City Medical Center that provides an opportunity to shadow clinical, inpatient, and emergency medicine pharmacists. As my sophomore year comes to a close, in the spring I will apply early to ETSU’s Gatton College of Pharmacy where I will receive a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. In the future, I would love to work as a clinical pharmacist in a healthcare setting where I am able to work with the public by utilizing pharmacology to promote health, wellness, and disease prevention.

I am Caitlin Ivey, and am currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Biology, STEM Education at UTC. This degree involves several general biology courses and education courses centered around teaching math and science. By the end of my program, I will hopefully earn my teacher’s license. In the future, I hope to teach high school biology, especially Advanced Placement biology in later years. I would love to stay near Chattanooga during that time. I also aim to go to graduate school and further my education of biology after getting some teaching experience. I’m excited about the future and all the opportunities it holds,

especially in educating others.

I am Logan Stanfield, a marketing major at Carson-Newman University, and I am beginning my junior year. After graduating with my Bachelor of Science degree, I would like to pursue a job with Pilot Flying-J or possibly Y-12 National Security Complex. The Friends of Norris Lake Scholarship has been such a blessing to me, as it has alleviated some of the financial worry I have about funding my education. God bless each of you for helping me along with my journey to be the first in my family to earn a college degree.


My name is Garrett Orick, I’m currently a Junior with a major in Nutrition and a minor in both biology and political science. I am also pre-med and will be taking the MCAT in January. I’m currently serving my second term as an Undergraduate Student Senator and am also serving as Lobbyist in the Senate Executive Committee and Chair on the Student Senate Committee on Academics.

I’m also a member of the Dean of Student’s Rockytop Roundtable and an Ambassador for the college of Education, Health, and Human Sciences. I was also recently chosen to be a Leadership Knoxville Scholar and am participating in the Servant Leadership course this Fall. This scholarship has allowed me to really explore my passions instead of constantly working. If it wasn’t for this scholarships help, I am sure that I wouldn’t have been able to participate in as many leadership positions as I am able to now.

I really appreciate everything this scholarship has done for me, and because of it

I’m excited to be able to give back someday on my own.

My name is Dakota Dossett, and I started my academic career at East Tennessee State University. I have since made a change in my life to become a Christian counselor at Rose City Summer Camps in Tyler, Texas. This opportunity, as part of the Mentoring Alliance of Texas, has allowed me to reach out to young people and give them the support and encouragement they need, just as Friends of Norris Lake did for me. Thank you very much.

I am Zachery Rivera, and I am a recent graduate of The University of Tampa. I have been involved in biological research at Tampa, and will return as a graduate student this fall. Thank you for your support and dedication to empowering Campbell County students.


I am Brady Kennedy, and I am currently pursuing a degree in chemical engineering at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. I am from a large family, so the Friends of Norris Lake Scholarship was a life-changer for me. Please accept my heartfelt thanks.


I am Nathan Bolton, and I am currently pursuing my Doctor of Osteopathy degree from Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate. My wife, Brooke, and I have one daughter, and are expecting a son in the spring. The Friends of Norris Lake Scholarship has made a huge difference in our lives, and we are forever grateful.


My name is Cheyenne Martin Allen, and I am in graduate school at East Tennessee State University in physical therapy. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education, with a concentration in Exercise Science and a minor in Dance. My husband Tyler and I are both excited to finish our PT programs in the spring to become licensed physical therapists. You will never know how much the Friends of Norris Lake Scholarship has helped me and others to finish college, and beyond.


My name is Candice Seiber Minton, and I was the first recipient of the Friends of Norris Lake Scholarship. I was able to graduate from East Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Speech Therapy. I live in Campbell County with my husband, Matthew, and I am a speech therapist employed by Grace Rehabilitation Center in LaFollette. Thank you for your kindness and generosity, without which I would never have been able to reach my dream.

As you can see, this scholarship is so helpful to these students! They have all extended their gratitude to donors like you who have made this possible for them. Your generous contribution indicates your belief in education. Thank you, again, for your support and participation with this event.

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