Seven chosen for Coal Creek Scholarships

In back, from left, Coal Creek Scholar winners for the 2018-2019 school years: Skylar Mozingo, Jessica Housley, Hannah Sellers, Sydney Campbell, Jamie Poore, Ethan Windham, and Sean Foster. Bottom right, Carol Moore and Barry Thacker, PE, of the Coal Creek Watershed Foundation.
Coal Creek Watershed Foundation awarded $34,000 to help seven students from Briceville, Tennessee go to college. Scholarships were presented at the annual Anderson County High School awards ceremony.

This program has awarded more than $500,000 since 2002 to train engineers, scientists, teachers, nurses, analysts, business leaders and more.

One Coal Creek scholar has received a patent for a virtual reality invention, another scholar recently graduated from medical school, while another completed law school and passed the bar exam.

In return for scholarship assistance, these students serve as mentors to current students at Briceville Elementary School during the Foundation’s annual Scholars Day event.

The 2019 awards are as follows:

Skylar Mozingo was awarded $10,000 to achieve her dream of earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and then earn a degree in Animal Care or Animal Business. She plans to begin at Roane State Community College and then on to the University of Tennessee. Skylar’s name was called out to receive many other scholarships at the awards ceremony.

Sydney Campbell was awarded $7,500 to attend Tennessee Technological University and obtain her degree in Secondary Education with a focus in chemistry.

She then plans to obtain her Masters in Chemistry.

Sean Foster was awarded $5,000 to attend Tennessee College of Applied Technology and become certified in the field of welding.

Hannah Sellers was awarded $5,000 to attend the University of Tennessee and plans to major in Forensic Anthropology.

Jamie Poore received an award for $2,500. Jamie plans to attend the University of Tennessee and major in business. Jamie also received many other scholarship awards.

Ethan Windham was awarded $2,000 to pursue his dream of a career in robotic engineering through the program at Roane State Community College.

Jessica Houlsey received a $2,000 award. Jessica plans to attend Tusculum College and pursue her degree in Psychology.