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Roundup: ETSU students win multiple scholarships

Contributed • Aug 7, 2018 at 11:04 AM

A number of local students have won various scholarships, East Tennessee State University announced recently.

Danielle Combs, of Elizabethton, is the recipient of the Wiley and Clara Arnold Estep Memorial Scholarship. The $1,300 scholarship is awarded to an ETSU first-semester junior who graduated from a public high school in Johnson or Carter counties.

Combs is a junior majoring in nursing. She is the daughter of Jamie and Jennifer Combs, Elizabethton.

ETSU also announced the recipients of the ETSU Family Scholarship for the 2018-19 academic year. The $500 scholarships are awarded to undergraduates who are dependents of ETSU employees. The recipients include:

• Stephanie Brewer, a senior majoring in social work with a minor in criminal justice who plans to graduate in May 2019. She is a two-time graduate of Northeast State Community College with associate degrees in both history and pre-radiography. She is the daughter of Angela Brewer, Elizabethton.

• Linden Hillhouse is a junior psychology major who plans to graduate in 2020. She is a member of the Sexuality and Gender Alliance, Progressive Student Alliance, Neurodiversity Club and Wrestling Club at ETSU. She is the daughter of Drs. Joel Hillhouse and Christine Adler, Johnson City.

• Anastey Seal is a freshman who plans to major in psychology. The Hancock County High School graduate coaches Little League baseball and Hancock County Youth Sports Association basketball and soccer, and also serves as a lifeguard at the Sneedville City Pool. She is the daughter of Jennifer Wallen, Sneedville, and Jarod Seal, and attends Howard’s Quarter Baptist Church.

• Maci West of Elizabethton has been named a recipient of the Harry O. Fine Scholarship at East Tennessee State University.

The $1,200 scholarship, which is given in memory of Fine, a coach, educator and administrator at Elizabethton High School from the 1950s until the 1980s, is available to an entering ETSU freshman who graduated from Elizabethton High School, meets high academic standards and participated in interscholastic athletics for three years or in cheerleading for two years.

West is the daughter of Amy West, Elizabethton, and Donnie West, Kingsport.

• Isabella Harris of Butler has been named a recipient of the George H. Garrett Memorial Scholarship at East Tennessee State University.

The $1,400 scholarship is given to entering freshmen from East Tennessee, particularly the Tri-Cities area, with demonstrated ability, character and scholastic performance. It is named in memory of a 1964 graduate of ETSU who went on to become a juvenile, general sessions and circuit judge in the Second Judicial District.

As a juvenile judge, Garrett worked to revamp the juvenile justice system in Tennessee. He had also been an assistant U.S. attorney and an attorney in private practice.

Harris is a freshman chemistry major who plans a career in pharmacy. The Hampton High School graduate is the daughter of Jim and Lora Harris, Butler.

• Kayla Marie Crisp of Elizabethton has been named a recipient of the North American Rayon Corp. Scholarship.

This $1,000 scholarship is given to ETSU students holding a minimum grade point average of 2.8, with priority given to students living in Carter County.

Crisp is a freshman who plans to major in nursing and participate in the ETSU marching and concert bands. The Hampton High School graduate took part in a certified nursing assistant course provided through her high school and Ivy Hall Nursing Home. She is the daughter of Dawn M. Crisp and William D. Raye, Elizabethton.

• The $1,000 Martin and Louise Smith Scholarships for Physically Challenged Students has been awarded to Macen Busic and Edith Polden.

• Busic is a sophomore majoring in computing with a concentration in computer science. She is active in the Baptist Collegiate Ministry at ETSU and is a member of Willowdale Baptist Church in her hometown of Vilas, North Carolina. She is the daughter of Susan Busic of Vilas and Greg Busic of Independence, Virginia.

• Polden, a resident of Jonesborough, is a senior majoring in human services. She serves on ETSU’s Library and Adult, Commuter and Transfer Services advisory committees and was selected to Tau Sigma honor society. Polden is a member of Jonesborough United Methodist Church and is a Family Promise volunteer.

For more information on other scholarship recipients at ETSU, visit www.etsu.edu

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