Partners in Progress would like to recognize Tennessee Legend Distillery on Hwy. 66 for doing RoundUp for us in January & February 2021. We just received a check for $670 as a result of their efforts. THANK YOU! And, a special thank you to all their customers that took the time to say "yes" when asked if they would like to RoundUp. This really means a lot to our young people in Sevier County. ... See MoreSee Less
We made the paper! Thank you Juli Watson Neil for writing this article in today's Mountain Press. Thank you to Northview Academy students Ty Robbins and Campbell Penland for sharing about their experience taking dual enrollment classes. Students receive both high school and college credit when they take dual enrollment classes. This means a student can enter college after high school graduation with almost a year of college credit depending on the number of classes they have taken. Thank you Emily Williford for talking about your college experience at ETSU at Sevierville and how Partners in Progress made it possible for you to graduate with NO student debt. If you don't know about Partners in Progress visit the website at seviercountypip.com/ ... See MoreSee Less
We are so proud to be able to help with the cost of this endeavor.
Many SCHS students over the past 12 years and even currently graduate before high school graduation with their Associates degree from WSCC. It is amazing how productive high school students can be when given opportunities to achieve their dreams.
Emily Manning Williford
I had lunch today at Buddy's - saw some of our friends from Walters State. Thank you for supporting Partners in Progress. I hope you will have dinner at Buddy's or take dinner home with you. ... See MoreSee Less
Today is Mission Monday at Buddy's Bar-b-q, 705 Winfield Dunn Parkway. Buddy's will be donating 50% of net sales to Sevier County Partners in Progress. Come out to Buddy's & have lunch or dinner - come in or drive through. Your support means so much to us. Thank you to Buddy's!! ... See MoreSee Less
Look what we received today! Pigeon Forge Snow has been doing RoundUp for Partners in Progress. How awesome is this? If your business would be interested in participating, send me a message. We supply the donation box and marketing materials. It's a great way to raise money. A huge Thank You to Pigeon Forge Snow!! ... See MoreSee Less
This is wonderful!! What a great way to participate in such a deserving organization!!
Chef's Catering would be happy to put one in the convention Center lobby
A big thank you to Ogle Brothers General Store for participating in RoundUp for Partners in Progress! We just received a check from this event. We are so grateful for businesses in Sevier County that help us raise money for student scholarships this way. It's a difficult time for non-profits to raise money and this truly means so much to us. Thank you, Ogle Brothers General Store. If you haven't visited this store, you need to go see them. They have amazing things. Check them out!! ... See MoreSee Less
East Tennessee State University has announced the names of the students who attained a grade point average qualifying them for inclusion in the dean's list for Fall 2020.
To receive this honor, undergraduate students must successfully complete a minimum of 12 hours of coursework with no grade below "B" in any course taken and a grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.
Partners in Progress would like to recognize and congratulate all our scholarship students that received this recognition.
Brennan Allen, Cameron Aranas, Daniel Barnhart, Gracelyn Bashore, Alexandria Bowers, Hailey Boyle, Alexia Brooks, Avery Carpenter, Megan Crump, Blake Cubberly, Jacob Emond, Haley Graves, Maria Hays, Lauren Johnson, Kimberly Laymon, Amber Lewis, Madison Looser, Lindsay Loveday, Lauren Mann, Korrey McFalls, Roger Pickens, Hannah Quilliams, Donny Richmond, Payton Rochester, Misty Roe, Hannah Schrimpsher, Breonna Sheets, Emily Smith, Kara Smith, Austin Starkey, Cameron Watts, Lauren Weeks, Emily Williford, Seth Workman. ... See MoreSee Less
Attention Partners in Progress scholarship students, help us boost this FB page. Leave a comment about your classes, being able to attend college here in Sevierville, something about a professor, etc. Please only positive comments.
If you are a high school student taking dual enrollment classes at WSCC with assistance from PIP, tell us what class you are taking, how this will help you reach your college goals, where you plan to go to college.
We look forward to reading your comments and getting involved. Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less
Classes for Spring Semester 2021 begin today at Walters State Community College and East Tennessee State University here in Sevierville. If it is your first time on one of these campuses, we welcome you! We realize that things are a little different right now and most of your classes may be online but we hope you will have a positive experience. Enjoy the semester! ... See MoreSee Less
As we begin 2021, we want to wish our students and all those that support Partners in Progress a very Happy New Year! We look forward to providing support for our dual enrollment students and students attending ETSU here in Sevierville! ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations to Amanda Lucey on her appointment to the Board of Directors of Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic! Amanda was a Partners in Progress scholarship recipient and graduated from ETSU in May 2020. She currently is the Director of Sales & Guest Services at Rainforest Adventures. We are so proud of you Amanda! It is so great to see that PIP graduates are working in Sevier County and being good ambassadors in the community. ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations sweet girl I am soo proud of you!! 💕💕
Amanda is a wonderful young lady and will be a blessing to Mountain Hope.
Sevier County Partners in Progress would like to wish everyone (especially our students, our donors and our supporters) a very Merry Christmas. Thank you for your continued support during this difficult year. It means so much. We look forward to 2021 and being able to help the young people of Sevier County. ... See MoreSee Less
The Partners in Progress December 2020 Newsletter went out yesterday. We hope you took a minute to learn about our accomplishments the last half of 2020. If you would like to be added to our mailing list, you can send a private message through this site. We would love to include you. If you did not receive it, here is a link viewstripo.email/47716c39-b92f-4905-8dee-cc281e89d5f11606155349152 ... See MoreSee Less
GivingTuesday is held annually the Tuesday after Thanksgiving - that is TODAY! If you participate, the money you donate stays right here in Sevier County. Join me in supporting Partners in Progress this #givingtuesday. Your contribution will make an impact whether you donate $5 or $100.
Partners in Progress is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization in Sevier County that awards scholarships to students in our high schools to help with dual enrollment classes. Students attending ETSU in Sevierville receive $2,000/semester for four semesters to complete their four-year degree. In January 2021, Partners in Progress will award approximately $100,000 for Spring 2021. Your donation will help us fulfill this commitment. ... See MoreSee Less
GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, it has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. GivingTuesday is held annually the Tuesday after Thanksgiving - that is tomorrow. If you participate, the money you donate stays right here in Sevier County. Join me in supporting Partners in Progress this #givingtuesday. Your contribution will make an impact whether you donate $5 or $100. Facebook has announced they will match $7 million dollars in qualifying donations.
Partners in Progress is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that awards scholarships to students in our high schools to help with dual enrollment classes. We also award scholarships to students attending ETSU in Sevierville. In January 2021, Partners in Progress will award approximately $100,000 for Spring 2021. Your donation will help us fulfill this commitment. ... See MoreSee Less
Sevier County Partners in Progress would like to thank each and everyone of you that have supported us during 2020. We are grateful! We are blessed! ... See MoreSee Less
Bidding ends tonight at 9:00 pm! If you haven't placed your bid, do it now. ... See MoreSee Less
Auction ends tomorrow at 9:00 pm. It's a Win-Win for you and for the students. Thank you for participating! ... See MoreSee Less
This beautiful Robert Tino framed print would look great hanging in your home or in your office. Details can be found at www.32auctions.com/PIP1120. Thank you to Robert & Mary John for contributing to our auction. ... See MoreSee Less
This would make a great Christmas gift! There are two ski packages on the auction site. Each package has Coupons for 2 for the 2020/21 Ski Season. Valid for roundtrip Aerial Tramway Ride, one session Area/Lift Ticket, Ski Equipment Rental and Ski School Lesson. Also includes two $25 Gift Certificates for The Casual Pint in Pigeon Forge. Thank you Ober Gatlinburg & Casual Pint for this donation. ... See MoreSee Less
Pottery House Cafe Package can be found at www.32auctions.com/organizations/65305/auctions/89754/auction_items/2486930
Package includes a Pottery House Cafe certificate (meal for two - choice of 2 entrees & choice of beverages. Does not include alcohol) This beautiful hand-made pitcher from Pigeon River Pottery is called a Rebekah pitcher. It is inspired by museum pieces dating back to Biblical times. With its high, arching handle and lovely, lily-shaped pour spout, it’s both a tribute to ancient elegance and a functional modern treasure. ... See MoreSee Less
Here are a few of the 40+ items available in the Partners in Progress Holiday Auction. Bidding ends at 9:00 pm Sunday night. You can see all the items by going to www.32auctions.com/PIP1120. ... See MoreSee Less
Having no luck accessing the auction
Please help by sharing this information with your folks!
I am SO EXCITED to learn that Sevier County Partners in Progress is one of the 3 non-profits drawn today to receive the proceeds from the group on November 17th! Congratulations to the Boys & Girls Club and Isaiah 117 House for also being chosen. All 3 are amazing groups that are doing so much good in Sevier County. Thank you 100+ Women Sevier County for all you are doing.
www.facebook.com/100WomenSevier/photos/a.100422038325414/156857742681843/?__tn__=%3C ... See MoreSee Less
Awesome and well deserved!!
Thank you Leadership Sevier for inviting us to share at the LS Government & Education Program Day on October 21, 2020. Janice Bettis talked about Partners in Progress and Emily Williford, a current student at ETSU & PIP scholarship recipient told the group what the scholarship means to her. Emily is studying elementary education and hopes one day to teach in the Sevier County School System. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you for joining us!
A huge thank you to Three Bears General Store located at 2861 Parkway in Pigeon Forge. During July & August, Three Bears ask their patrons to "Round Up" raising $5,201 for Partners in Progress! Our community partners help make the difference and we appreciate them so much! Thank you, Three Bears!! ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you to NASCAR Speedpark and the PARC Foundation for participating in "Round Up" with Partners in Progress. This week Partners in Progress was presented a check in the amount of $3,559.31. WOW! We appreciated Deb Drew, owner, Ben Hess, General Manager, and the employees of Sevierville's NASCAR Speedpark for helping to raise this money. We can't thank you enough. Our community partners are key players in what we do. ... See MoreSee Less
Wow! That’s awesome!!
Wow!! That’s Wonderful!!! 💕💕
Thank you to the Mountain Press for helping Sevier County Partners in Progress recognize all those that help make our scholarships possible. ... See MoreSee Less
Great article and a great foundation!
Thank you Partners in Progress and Janice Bettis for all that you do to help students to receive continuing education.
Here are a few pictures from our lunch. ... See MoreSee Less
Sevier County Partners in Progress hosted our Mayors' Lunch last week to raise money for scholarships. We would like to thank the following for purchasing tables at this event:
Blalock & Sons Citadel Construction
Citizens National Bank Compass Ventures
Conner Properties First Horizon Bank
Five Oaks Development Home Federal Bank
Emily Kile & East Gate Properties Jack Miller Family/Greystone
Linda Ogle Old Mill
Reinhart Foodservice Rocky Top Chrysler Jeep Dodge
Sevier County Bank Sevier County Electric System
S.C.U.D. Homestore SmartBank
Sugarlands Distilling Co. Swaggerty's
The Island in Pigeon Forge Beth Urquhart
We would also like to recognize the following for their donations: AT&T, Barnes Insurance, Buddy's Bar-b-q, Mitch Rader (Burchfiel Overbay Ins.), Funderburk Electric, Holtz Builders, LeConte Medical Center, Lisega, Mission Hospitality, Oaktenn Inc., Parker Trutec, and Gary Helton (Volunteer Chevrolet).
A very special thank you to the Sevierville Convention Center & staff, Sectra & their staff, Dr. Jama Sutton, Johnny Hannon & Joe Greene with Food City, and Justin Jones (IMEG). ... See MoreSee Less
We are so incredibly proud of the students at ETSU that are receiving the Partners in Progress Scholarship. Three of these students (Donny Richmond, Korrey McFalls and Emily Williford) spoke at the Mayors Lunch on September 23rd that was held at the Sevierville Convention Center. The lunch was attended by those that have given money this year to support these scholarships. The students shared how important the scholarship is to them and expressed their appreciation for these scholarships. ... See MoreSee Less
They are outstanding 💛💙
This is awesome!!
Great Presentations Congratulations to each of them
Partners in Progress is so excited to announce the winners of two special non-tuition scholarships given in memory of founding board members Bryan Atchley and Sid Blalock. Bryan & Sid worked tirelessly to make our program successful. They were both amazing philanthropists in our community. We can't say enough about them. Congratulations Emily Manning Williford and Madison Looser. ... See MoreSee Less
So proud of Madison.
Such an amazing program to offer scholarships for higher education to our students in Sevier County! Thanks for all you do!
Attention PIP Scholarship Students - you should have received a letter via snail mail, as well as an email, advising that you have met the requirements to receive the Fall 2020 PIP Scholarship. We are still waiting on financial verification on a few students. Keep in mind that this scholarship is a "last dollar" scholarship and will not post to your ETSU account until all other scholarships have been applied. Best of luck this Fall and let us know if there is anything we can do. ... See MoreSee Less
The Pasta Dinner & Auction originally scheduled for March 26 had to be cancelled when everything was shut down. It was rescheduled for August 27th however we are just not comfortable hosting an event of this size at this time. We have decided to postpone "once again". Our goal is to have this event late September or early October. We will keep you posted. If you purchased a ticket or a table, you should be contacted by email. If you have any questions, call Janice at 428-2212, Thank you for supporting Partners in Progress. Stay well. ... See MoreSee Less
Greg Bullock, in case I don’t see you. They decided to postpone it again. We are hoping for September/October!
Here is the third video produced by the the third-year medical students at Quillen College of Medicine in Johnson City. The students are doing a rotation in Sevierville to learn the importance of community in medicine. Their project is to increase the community's understanding of COVID-19 and proper preventive measures. We hope you will take a minute to view the video. ... See MoreSee Less
This is the second video produced by the the third-year medical students at Quillen College of Medicine in Johnson City. The students are doing a rotation in Sevierville to learn the importance of community in medicine. Their project is to increase the community's understanding of COVID-19 and proper preventive measures. We hope you will take a minute to view the video. ... See MoreSee Less
The third-year medical students at Quillen College of Medicine in Johnson City are doing a rotation in Sevierville to learn the importance of community in medicine. Their project is to increase the community's understanding of COVID-19 and proper preventive measures. They have asked Partners in Progress to share the videos they have produced to complete their project. We hope you will take a minute to view the video. drive.google.com/file/d/1Li_Bxi0Z-je_MEp-W9QQQAq6Kd3abSTm/view?usp=sharing ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you to everyone that supported our Virtual Wine Tasting Event & Auction. Your support made it possible for us to raise $3,500 for our Fall 2020 scholarships. A special "thank you" to Jonathan Ball and Rocky Top Wine Trail for the wine packages and Zoom presentation. Thank you to all that purchased wine packages and those that bid on our auction items.
A special thanks to Anakeesta, The Island, Hitches & Honey, Pirate's Voyage Dinner Theater, The Lodge at 5 Oaks, Brick &
Spoon, Old Mill Restaurant, Aubrey's, Old Red's, Holston's, Collier Restaurant Group, Robert & Mary John Tino, Chef's Catering, Riverstone Resort & Spa, Rivers & Roots, The Theater at Governor's Crossing, Rowdy Bear Adventure Park, Pigeon Forge Snow, Sevier Air, Soaky Mountain, Rainforest Adventures, Swaggerty's, and Ripley's. All of these businesses made donations for our online auction. And we are so grateful! ... See MoreSee Less
We are excited and looking forward to our first ever "Virtual Wine Tasting" event. The Zoom presentation begins at 6:30 pm. Thanks to everyone that signed up for a wine package. Hope you have picked up your wine & wine glasses. You should have received an email from Jonathan with the information to join the Zoom meeting.
Last call on auction items 32auctions.com/PIP720 Just type this into your browser to make a bid or check an item. The auction will end at 9:00 pm tonight. ... See MoreSee Less
The online auction ends tonight at 9:00 pm. Thank you to everyone that has gone to the site to check out the items and to all that have placed a bid. You do not have to use the QR code to reach the site. Just type in 32auctions.com/PIP720 ... See MoreSee Less
Here are a few items that are available on the online auction. There are 17 items. Bidding ends at 9 pm tomorrow night (July 9). Go to 32auctions.com/PIP720 to see if there is anything you like. ... See MoreSee Less
The online auction is still available at 32auctions.com/PIP720. Bidding goes through 9:00 pm Thursday, July 9. You do not need an account to look but if you want to bid, you will need to enter your name & email address to create an account. Remember all money goes to scholarships for students in Sevier County. We are a 501 (c)(3) non-profit foundation. seviercountypip.com/ ... See MoreSee Less
The registration deadline for the Virtual Wine Tasting event has been extended through midnight tonight. We still have spots available. Call 866-453-6334 & ask for David or go to the website shop.rockytopwineries.com/.
Check out our online auction at 32auctions.com/PIP720. Bidding goes through 9:00 pm Thursday, July 9. There are some great items up for bid. Remember all money goes to scholarships for students in Sevier County. We are a 501 (c)(3) non-profit foundation. seviercountypip.com/ ... See MoreSee Less
Still time to register. You don’t have to wear a mask or social distance.There is still time for locals to register for the Virtual Wine Tasting event. Deadline has been extended to Monday, July 6. Go online to shop.rockytopwineries.com. Zoom presentation will be Thursday, July 9 at 6:30 pm. Or call 866-453-6334 & register for Virtual Wine Tasting Package. We hope you will join us. Remember this is a fundraiser for Sevier County Partners in Progress. All proceeds will be used for scholarships. ... See MoreSee Less
I purchased the package, so that means I’m registered for the event, right? 😃
Check out our online auction at 32auctions.com/PIP720.
You can bid on items through 9:00 pm on July 9.
All money raised will be used for scholarships for students in Sevier County this Fall 2020. It helps with dual enrollment tuition for our high school students as well as tuition for Sevier County students attending ETSU in Sevierville. You can learn more about Partners in Progress at
seviercountypip.com/ ... See MoreSee Less
Think you have a typo...this fall will be 2020...not 2010.😁
There is still time for locals to register for the Virtual Wine Tasting event. Deadline has been extended to Monday, July 6. Go online to shop.rockytopwineries.com. Zoom presentation will be Thursday, July 9 at 6:30 pm. Or call 866-453-6334 & register for Virtual Wine Tasting Package. We hope you will join us. Remember this is a fundraiser for Sevier County Partners in Progress. All proceeds will be used for scholarships. ... See MoreSee Less
Registration for the Wine Tasting Event has been extended to Monday, July 6 for PICK UP ONLY. A fun way to help a great cause & keep your "social distance". Go to shop.rockytopwineries.com & register or call 1-866-453-6334.
Anyone can bid on auction items - they will be available until 9:00 pm on July 9th. Go 32auctions.com/PIP720 to see what is available.July 1 at 8:00 am, the Partners in Progress on-line auction goes live and can be accessed until July 9 at 9:00 pm. Here is the link www.32auctions.com/PIP720. Anyone can bid on one or more of the 16 items posted on this site. Help us share this information by sharing with your friends. It is a fund raiser - all proceeds will be used for scholarships. If you are local, we will be happy to deliver the bid item to you. If you are not local, items can be mailed or shipped. One item not on this list is a Play package with admissions to 6 Sevier County attractions. If you have questions, call 865-428-2212. seviercountypip.com/ ... See MoreSee Less
July 1 at 8:00 am, the Partners in Progress on-line auction goes live and can be accessed until July 9 at 9:00 pm. Here is the link www.32auctions.com/PIP720. Anyone can bid on one or more of the 16 items posted on this site. Help us share this information by sharing with your friends. It is a fund raiser - all proceeds will be used for scholarships. If you are local, we will be happy to deliver the bid item to you. If you are not local, items can be mailed or shipped. One item not on this list is a Play package with admissions to 6 Sevier County attractions. If you have questions, call 865-428-2212. seviercountypip.com/ ... See MoreSee Less
REGISTER TODAY - There are still spots available for the Virtual Wine Tasting Event. Deadline to register is this Wednesday, July 1. This is a fund raiser for Partners in Progress and all proceeds will be used for scholarships for students in Sevier County to take dual enrollment classes at Walters State Community College and to complete a 4-year degree at ETSU here in Sevierville. The on-line auction will begin Wednesday. www.seviercountypip.com ... See MoreSee Less
Join us for the "Virtual Wine Tasting" event. You can social distance, sample some wine and experience a Zoom presentation from Chief Tasting Guru, Jonathan Ball. Invite someone over to enjoy the evening with you while helping us raise scholarship dollars for Sevier County Partners in Progress. A limited number of wine packages available so register early! Beginning July 1, there will be an on-line auction available. Stay tuned for further details. ... See MoreSee Less
Our first Partners in Progress newsletter went out this week. Our plan is to do this once per quarter. If you didn't receive a copy and would like to be added to our mailing list, notify Janice.bettis@gmail. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you for this - an EXCELLENT Communication piece. Most of all “thank you” for your selfless giving to students in our community! You have a BIG heart for others💜
Totally agree with Barbara Joines!!!
If you are reading this post, please share. This is a great opportunity for our young people. If you are a Sevier County resident and attending one of the Sevier County high schools or a recent graduate, Partners in Progress will pay the $200 SHIP fee. ... See MoreSee Less
Ann Ater - this would be a great opportunity for Michaela.
Jody West Bailey Lindsey this would be good for Bailey!
CONGRATULATIONS! to Mallory Sutton on passing her registry exam. Mallory is a student that completed her degree at ETSU with assistance from Partners in Progress. We are so proud of you, Mallory!
www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=3205820366135545&set=a.2544701515580770&type=3&eid=ARDrD0JK8eGIm7... ... See MoreSee Less
If you are a graduate of a Sevier County high school or Kings Academy as well as a graduate from Walters State Community College or have completed the required hours to be recognized by ETSU as a college junior, you are eligible for the Partners in Progress scholarship. We will pay up to $2,000/semester for four consecutive semesters. The deadline is midnight today! Visit
www.etsu.edu/academicaffairs/scs/seviercenter/partnership.php for details or to complete an application. If you plan to attend ETSU this Fall, don't miss out on this opportunity. ... See MoreSee Less
Join me in Congratulating the following Partners in Progress Scholarship students that will be graduating from ETSU this Spring. It has been so rewarding to work with these students and we look forward to seeing what is next for them. With all that is going on, they will not have the opportunity to walk across the stage to receive their diploma but will be graduating virtually on May 9th. We wish them the very best!
Monica Carr Amanda Lucey Mallory Sutton
Micah Franklin James Morgan Hannah Watson
Jacob Lee Rebekah Gilmore
Rachel Loveday Olivia Sickle ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations to all!!!🎉🎉🎉🎉
12 months ago
Class of 2020 - As we near the end of the school year, we wanted to let you know that we are thinking of you. We know that exciting moments and experiences are being impacted or changed by COVID-19. We are here to listen, provide encouragement and get through this together.
Contact our team if you ever need someone to talk to. You can find all of our contact information at tnachieves.org/about-us/contact/.
We are proud of your resilience and accomplishments! ... See MoreSee Less
Attention all Sevier County Partners in Progress scholarship students! Normally at this time of year, you would be required to pick up a renewal application from the ETSU Sevierville office for your scholarship Fall 2020 - Spring 2021. Since there is no one at the office due to the COVID 19 quarantine, watch your email next week for a renewal application. When you receive this, please complete the application and send it in. Please share this information. We don't want anyone to miss out on their scholarship. Happy Easter everyone! ... See MoreSee Less
Please share - I regret to inform you that with all that is happening right now, we have made a decision to POSTPONE the Pasta Dinner & Auction scheduled on March 26th. We have some amazing auction items so as soon as we feel like it is safe to congregate, we will reschedule. Watch this page for additional information. ... See MoreSee Less