Skyuka Hall Student Receives Scholarship From Carson Scholars Fund

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Emma Noonan, an 8th grade student at Skyuka Hall School, has been selected as one of Carson Scholar Fund's 2018 Carson Scholars. Emma is pictured with Head of School Dr. Josh Yother.
Emma Noonan, an 8th grade student at Skyuka Hall School, has been selected as one of Carson Scholar Fund's 2018 Carson Scholars. Emma is pictured with Head of School Dr. Josh Yother.

Emma Noonan, an 8th grade student at Skyuka Hall School, has been selected as one of Carson Scholar Fund's 2018 Carson Scholars.  Ms. Noonan is one of 501 students from across the country to receive this honor and a $1,000 college scholarship and recognition package.  Students selected maintain a GPA of 3.75 or higher, something that Ms. Noonan had.   

The scholarship is aimed at cultivating future leaders, who are academically talented and demonstrate kindness towards others.  Ashley Moore, a teacher at Skyuka Hall, nominated Emma for her outstanding academic achievement and her strong work ethic.  "Emma is a natural leader," said Mrs. Moore. "She is a kind-hearted intelligent young lady who has earned the respect of her teachers and peers by being a role model to other students at her school. Regardless of the challenges she may face, she never gives up.  She is motivated to do her best, to give her all in every situation."  

As part of the application process Emma had to write an essay. "I wrote my essay from the heart," said Emma. "Being in a small school you can see that we are not all the same.  We're not just different on the outside, but inside too.  Some are more sensitive than others.  Some brains can't comprehend things as fast.  It has helped me to understand that being different is okay.  I have learned how to truly be there for others and to help them grow too." 

Dr. Josh Yother, head of school at Skyuka Hall, said, “We are very proud to have Emma represent our school.  She truly represents all the qualities of a Carson Scholar – a strong work ethic, high GPA and compassion and kindness towards others at school and in the wider community.  We look forward to watching Emma grow into a future leader." 

Emma will be officially recognized at the Chattanooga/Atlanta Awards Banquet on April 29. 




Chattanooga Resident Travels To D.C. To Walk In College Graduation

Local resident Erica Smith has earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Management from WGU Tennessee, and traveled to Washington, D.C., to receive her diploma at the university’s summer commencement. WGU Tennessee is an online, nonprofit university formed through a partnership between the state of Tennessee and nationally recognized Western Governors University as part of Governor ... (click for more)

Cleveland State Foundation Hosts Dinner Reception To Honor Donors

The Cleveland State Community College Foundation hosted a dinner reception on Tuesday night at the Cleveland Country Club. The purpose of the event was to express appreciation to community members who have provided financial support to Cleveland State over the past year, while also giving them opportunity to hear how their support is impacting the success of the College and students. ... (click for more)

Judge Collier Denies New Trial For Ex Pilot Travel Centers President Hazelwood; Did Not File Without 14 Days Of Verdict

Federal Judge Curtis Collier has issued a 48-page order denying a new trial for former Pilot Travel Centers president Mark Hazelwood. He said initial Hazelwood attorney Rusty Hardin of Houston, Tex., did not follow federal rules of filing notice of an appeal within 14 days of the verdict. Judge Collier also denied a request by Brad Henry, the new Hazelwood lawyer, for time ... (click for more)

Fight Breaks Out During Friday Dismissal At Central High School; Joshua Maddox, 18, Is Arrested With 3 Juveniles

Earlier Friday afternoon, during dismissal at Central High School, a fight broke out, at which time the SRO assigned to the campus called for additional deputies to respond to the school to assist.  The fight involved several students. Of those involved, three juvenile students were transported to the Juvenile Detention Center for disorderly conduct. Joshua Maddox, ... (click for more)

Arming Teachers With Guns Will Be Too Dangerous - And Response (4)

Arming teachers with guns in the classroom, as Bill Lee proposes, would be the single most dangerous thing to happen to students in Tennessee history. Students and teachers in close proximity to loaded firearms daily? Across this state, in middle schools alone, there are probably hundreds of student/teacher conflicts a day. What if a student got hold of gun in a struggle with ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Dumb Ain’t A Crime

As half of America wonders how a Texas school superintendent still has a job, the other half of the country now understands that being dumb is no crime. Minutes after the Houston Texans dropped a ugly 20-17 loss to the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, an upset educator – obviously with a full head of steam -- pounded this sentence out on his Facebook page: “That may have been the most ... (click for more)