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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 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.Image attachment

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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

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!!

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

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 Seviervilles NASCAR Speedpark for helping to raise this money.  We cant thank you enough.  Our community partners are key players in what we do.

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Congratulations!

Wow! That’s awesome!!

Wow!! That’s Wonderful!!! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

Great news!!

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

Thank you to the Mountain Press for helping Sevier County Partners in Progress recognize all those that help make our scholarships possible.

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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.

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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
Vulcan Materials

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).
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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.                Swaggertys
The Island in Pigeon Forge            Beth Urquhart
Vulcan Materials

We would also like to recognize the following for their donations: AT&T, Barnes Insurance, Buddys 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).

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

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.

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They are outstanding ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’™

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

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 cant say enough about them.  Congratulations Emily Manning Williford and Madison Looser.

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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

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.

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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

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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!
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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, Pirates Voyage Dinner Theater, The Lodge at 5 Oaks, Brick & 
Spoon, Old Mill Restaurant, Aubreys, Old Reds, Holstons, Collier Restaurant Group, Robert & Mary John Tino, Chefs Catering, Riverstone Resort & Spa, Rivers & Roots, The Theater at Governors Crossing, Rowdy Bear Adventure Park, Pigeon Forge Snow, Sevier Air, Soaky Mountain, Rainforest Adventures, Swaggertys, and Ripleys.  All of these businesses made donations for our online auction.  And we are so grateful!

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.
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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.

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 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. https://seviercountypip.com/

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/
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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 https://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.  https://seviercountypip.com/

Still time to register. You donโ€™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

Still time to register. You donโ€™t have to wear a mask or social distance.

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I purchased the package, so that means I’m registered for the event, right? ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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/
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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 
 https://seviercountypip.com/

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Think you have a typo...this fall will be 2020...not 2010.๐Ÿ˜

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

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.

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/
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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 https://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.  https://seviercountypip.com/

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

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

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

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.

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

Our first Partners in Progress newsletter went out this week.  Our plan is to do this once per quarter.  If you didnt receive a copy and would like to be added to our mailing list, notify Janice.bettis@gmail.

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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 others๐Ÿ’œ

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

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.

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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!

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Congratulations Mallory! So proud of u.๐Ÿ’•

Thank you so much!!

Congratulations Mallory!!

Congratulations Mallory Sutton! You rock!

Congratulations Mallory!!

Congratulations!

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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.
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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 
https://www.etsu.edu/academicaffairs/scs/seviercenter/partnership.php for details or to complete an application.  If you plan to attend ETSU this Fall, dont miss out on this opportunity.

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
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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

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Wtg mallory!

Congratulations โค๏ธ

Congratulations to all!!!๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

Congratulations Micah

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!
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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

Thank you to all our businesses that have donated to our auction. We have some amazing items. Here are a few more. Tickets are still available but going fast. Call 428-2212 to get your ticket.

Stainless steel portable propane gas grill for tailgating, camping boating, etc.

Gift basket from Swaggerty's with a gift card to be used at their retail store for sausage, hamburger, steaks!
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More auction items for the Pasta Dinner & Live Auction. Beautiful Rebekah pitcher from Pigeon River Pottery. All money raised will be used for scholarships for our young people here in Sevier County. Thank you to everyone that is supporting us. We still have tickets. Call 428-2212 to purchase a ticket. ... See MoreSee Less

Great article in the Mountain Press on Wednesday. Thank you for supporting Partners in Progress. We still have tickets available. Call me 428-2212 if you want a good meal and a chance to bid on some of our awesome auction items. ... See MoreSee Less

Great article in the Mountain Press on Wednesday.  Thank you for supporting Partners in Progress.  We still have tickets available.  Call me 428-2212 if you want a good meal and a chance to bid on some of our awesome auction items.

How Awesome is This? We received this donation today from Blalock Ready Mix for our Pasta Dinner & Auction on March 26th. THANK YOU BLALOCK!! Call 428-2212 to purchase a ticket so you won't miss out on this! ... See MoreSee Less

How Awesome is This? We received this donation today from Blalock Ready Mix for our Pasta Dinner & Auction on March 26th.  THANK YOU BLALOCK!! Call 428-2212 to purchase a ticket so you wont miss out on this!

๐Ÿ‘Congratulations to all the following students that made the ETSU Dean's List for Fall 2019. We have some amazing young people here in Sevier County. They work hard and they deserve to be recognized. All these students were recipients of the ETSU Partners in Progress scholarship.

Alexia Brooks, Monica Carr, Megan Crump, Courtney Gibson, Haley Graves, Nathan Harner, Hunter Harrison, Megan Headrick, Mikayla Hutchinson, Jacob Lee, Rachel Loveday, Amanda Lucey, Lauren Mann, Doug Maples, James Morgan, Rebekah Newman, Taylor Penny, Hannah Quilliams, Payton Rochester, Misty Roe, Hannah Schrimpsher, Olivia Sickle, Brian Smith, Emily Smith, Benjamin Stephens, Korrey Thornton, Hannah Watson, Cameron Watts, Emily Williford, Seth Workman.
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Can you imagine this beautiful Robert Tino framed print hanging in your home? Join us at 5:30 pm on March 26th at the Pasta Dinner & Live Auction at River Plantation and bid on this print. Thank you to Mary John & Robert Tino for donating this special auction item.

All proceeds from this event will help fund scholarships for young people in Sevier County.
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Can you imagine this beautiful Robert Tino framed print hanging in your home?  Join us at 5:30 pm on March 26th at the Pasta Dinner & Live Auction at River Plantation and bid on this print.  Thank you to Mary John & Robert Tino for donating this special auction item.  

All proceeds from this event will help fund scholarships for young people in Sevier County.  
https://seviercountypip.com

We are getting so excited about our Pasta Dinner & Live Auction on Thursday, March 26th to benefit Partners in Progress Scholarships. We have some great auction items. A huge "thank you" to Ripley's for this gift basket valued at $475! Hope you are planning to be there. ... See MoreSee Less

We are getting so excited about our Pasta Dinner & Live Auction on Thursday, March 26th to benefit Partners in Progress Scholarships.  We have some great auction items.  A huge thank you to Ripleys for this gift basket valued at $475!  Hope you are planning to be there.Image attachment

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Ronnie Mackin, this is a great event that raises money to help young people in Sevier County go to college.

We were honored to receive a check last week from NOC in Gatlinburg. NOC is an outdoor sports store located in Gatlinburg. They did Round Up for Partners in Progress during the month of December. A huge "thank you" to Bill Morrissey and his staff for making this happen. We look forward to working with you again in 2020. We could not do what we do without the support of our community partners. ... See MoreSee Less

We were honored to receive a check last week from NOC in Gatlinburg.  NOC is an outdoor sports store located in Gatlinburg.  They did Round Up for Partners in Progress during the month of December.  A huge thank you to Bill Morrissey and his staff for making this happen.  We look forward to working with you again in 2020.  We could not do what we do without the support of our community partners.

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Awesome work!

Way to go Janice!

Happy New Year from Sevier County Partners in Progress. In 2020, we are looking forward to awarding more scholarships, helping more students and seeing more of our scholarship students graduate and begin their careers. Won't you join us on this journey? seviercountypip.com/ ... See MoreSee Less

Happy New Year from Sevier County Partners in Progress.  In 2020, we are looking forward to awarding more scholarships, helping more students and seeing more of our scholarship students graduate and begin their careers.  Wont you join us on this journey?  https://seviercountypip.com/

To all of our students - both current and those that have graduated - to our donors & supporters, we wish you & yours a very Merry Christmas. ... See MoreSee Less

To all of our students - both current and those that have graduated - to our donors & supporters, we wish you & yours a very Merry Christmas.

Partners in Progress (PIP) just received our quarterly report from the Kroger Community Awards program. This is such an easy way to give to PIP. If you shop at Kroger and have a Kroger's reward card, all you have to do is go on-line to kroger.com and link your card to Sevier County Partners in Progress either by name or by using MT328. If you do not have a Kroger rewards card, you can pick one up at the customer service desk. All that is required is to have a valid email address and a rewards card. When you shop, the bottom of your receipt will show that a donation is being made to PIP through your shopping there. It doesn't cost you anything. It has not impact on your gas rewards. Please help us out! This report shows we have 10 households participating. Help us double that. Thank you. ... See MoreSee Less

Partners in Progress (PIP) just received our quarterly report from the Kroger Community Awards program.  This is such an easy way to give to PIP.  If you shop at Kroger and have a Krogers reward card, all you have to do is go on-line to  kroger.com and link your card to Sevier County Partners in Progress either by name or by using MT328.  If you do not have a Kroger rewards card, you can pick one up at the customer service desk.  All that is required is to have a valid email address and a rewards card.  When you shop, the bottom of your receipt will show that a donation is being made to PIP through your shopping there.  It doesnt cost you anything.  It has not impact on your gas rewards.  Please help us out!  This report shows we have 10 households participating.  Help us double that.  Thank you.

Thank you to everyone that signed up to serve as a mentor for TnAchieves for 2020. Sevier County has met their goal!! WooHoo! This would not have been possible without you. You are appreciated! ... See MoreSee Less

Meet Hunter Harrison - Hunter will be graduating from ETSU this Saturday. He received the Partners in Progress Scholarship to pay for his tuition at ETSU. Take a minute to listen to Hunter talk about the importance of the scholarship.

If you are considering making a donation to a non-profit, we hope you will make a donation to Sevier County Partners in Progress. www.paypal.me/seviercountypip or you can mail a check to Sevier County Partners in Progress, 321 Court Avenue, Sevierville 37862. We are a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.

Thank you and we wish you a Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!
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CONGRATULATIONS to these three guys that will be graduating from ETSU on Saturday, December 14th. Nathan Harner, Doug Maples, and Hunter Harrison. Ben Stephens was not able to be with us. By being eligible for the Partners in Progress scholarships, they were able to graduate from ETSU debt free. We are so proud of our graduates. For additional information about Partners, visit our website at www.seviercountypip.com ... See MoreSee Less

CONGRATULATIONS to these three guys that will be graduating from ETSU on Saturday, December 14th.  Nathan Harner, Doug Maples, and Hunter Harrison.  Ben Stephens was not able to be with us.  By being eligible for the Partners in Progress scholarships, they were able to graduate from ETSU debt free.  We are so proud of our graduates.  For additional information about Partners, visit our website at www.seviercountypip.com

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These are all great guys!! Congratulations and best wishes!!

Congratulations to each of them, and thank you Partners in Progress for what you do!!โค๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

What a wonderful thing

If you have 12 hours to donate (for the whole year), please consider serving as a mentor for tnAchieves and helping our students. ... See MoreSee Less

If you have 12 hours to donate (for the whole year), please consider serving as a mentor for tnAchieves and helping our students.

Happy Thanksgiving! We are so thankful for all of you that have supported Partners in Progress by donating, serving on our board, attending our events and encouraging us as make a difference for the young people in Sevier County. ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Thanksgiving! We are so thankful for all of you that have supported Partners in Progress by donating, serving on our board, attending our events and encouraging us as make a difference for the young people in Sevier County.

Partners in Progress would like to say thank you to Shades of the Past Hot Rod Roundup for choosing us as one of the non-profits to receive a donation from their recent event. The event is held at Dollywood Splash Country each year the first weekend in August. This event has approximately 2300 registered participants, consisting of antiques, classics, custom muscle cars and hot rods. Over 10,000 spectators attend the event to look at the cars and buy parts in the vendor area. Many cars entered have won top awards at major automotive shows throughout the country. Shades of the Past is the home for the Street Rodder Magazine Triple Crown Award presentation in which one car is chosen as the "best in the country" categories of Best Street Rod, Best Street Machine, and Best Street Cruiser. We are grateful that they chose to recognize our organization among many that receive donations from proceeds received at this event. ... See MoreSee Less

Partners in Progress would like to say thank you to Shades of the Past Hot Rod Roundup for choosing us as one of the non-profits to receive a donation from their recent event.  The event is held at Dollywood Splash Country each year the first weekend in August.  This event has approximately 2300 registered participants, consisting of antiques, classics, custom muscle cars and hot rods.  Over 10,000 spectators attend the event to look at the cars and buy parts in the vendor area. Many cars entered have won top awards at major automotive shows throughout the country.  Shades of the Past is the home for the Street Rodder Magazine Triple Crown Award presentation in which one car is chosen as the best in the country categories of Best Street Rod, Best Street Machine, and Best Street Cruiser.   We are grateful that they chose to recognize our organization among many that receive donations from proceeds received at this event.

I had the privilege of speaking to Ms Samantha Satterfield's SCHS class when they visited the ETSU campus this morning. I shared information about Partners in Progress and the guidelines required for dual enrollment classes while they are still in high school. We also talked about the opportunity to attend Walters State Community College with the assistance of Tennessee Promise and then complete their 4-year degree at East Tennessee State University here in Sevierville with Partners in Progress scholarships. ... See MoreSee Less

I had the privilege of speaking to Ms Samantha Satterfields SCHS class when they visited the ETSU campus this morning.  I shared information about Partners in Progress and the guidelines required for dual enrollment classes while they are still in high school.  We also talked about the opportunity to attend Walters State Community College with the assistance of Tennessee Promise and then complete their 4-year degree at East Tennessee State University here in Sevierville with Partners in Progress scholarships.

Official Ground Breaking

WHAT: Food City Ground Breaking Ceremony

WHEN: Monday, November 18, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: Food City #665
3064 Teaster Lane & Jake Thomas Blvd.
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

Food City officials will be breaking ground on the new Food City at 3064 Teaster Lane & Jake Thomas Blvd. on Monday, November 18, 2019. The ceremonies will begin at 2:00 p.m. at the construction site.
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Official Ground Breaking

WHAT: Food City Ground Breaking Ceremony

WHEN:  Monday, November 18, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: Food City #665
 3064 Teaster Lane & Jake Thomas Blvd.
 Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
 
Food City officials will be breaking ground on the new Food City at 3064 Teaster Lane & Jake Thomas Blvd. on Monday, November 18, 2019.  The ceremonies will begin at 2:00 p.m. at the construction site.

THANK YOU! to Dolly Parton's Stampede for investing in local education by their donation of $6,356.69 to Sevier County Partners in Progress. This money was raised by the Stampede's participation in Round Up for Education this summer. Jim Rule, CEO of World Choice Investments said, "As a company, we are proud to support programs that encourage further learning and education of our young people in Sevier County". Partners in Progress appreciates the Stampede and their donation to scholarships for our young people. For more information about Partners in Progress, visit www.sevierountypip.com. ... See MoreSee Less

THANK YOU! to Dolly Partons Stampede for investing in local education by their donation of $6,356.69 to Sevier County Partners in Progress. This money was raised by the Stampedes participation in Round Up for Education this summer. Jim Rule, CEO of World Choice Investments said, As a company, we are proud to support programs that encourage further learning and education of our young people in Sevier County. Partners in Progress appreciates the Stampede and their donation to scholarships for our young people. For more information about Partners in Progress, visit www.sevierountypip.com.

Thank you to Alcatraz East for raising $3,418.75 for Partners in Progress by asking their customers to Round Up. This will be such a big help for our students. Pictured with the check: Candice Cook, Alcatraz East Director of Operations, Janice Bettis, Executive Director of PIP, and Jennifer Evans, Alcatraz East Retail Operations Manager. ๐Ÿ‘ ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you to Alcatraz East for raising $3,418.75 for Partners in Progress by asking their customers to Round Up.  This will be such a big help for our students.  Pictured with the check:  Candice Cook, Alcatraz East Director of Operations, Janice Bettis, Executive Director of PIP, and Jennifer Evans, Alcatraz East Retail Operations Manager.  ๐Ÿ‘

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Way to go!

Awesome!!

A huge thank you to the following for helping raise $101,750 for scholarships for Sevier County Partners in Progress!! AT&T, Barnes Insurance, The Blalock Companies, Citadel Construction, Citizens National Bank, Mike Comer, Dollywood, Emily Kile, First Tennessee Bank, Five Oaks Development, Jack Funderburk, Home Federal Bank, The Island in Pigeon Forge, LeConte Medical Center, Jack Miller & Greystone Lodge, OberGatlinburg, Betty & Ron Ogle, Linda Ogle, Parker Trutec, Pro Therapy Services of East TN, Reinhart Foodservice, Ripley's, Rocky Top Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Sevier County Electric System, Sevier County Utility District Homestore, SmartBank, Swaggerty's, The Titanic in Pigeon Forge, Beth Urquhart, Volunteer Chevrolet, Vulcan Materials.

It has been said that "earning a degree is a major milestone that opens career paths and leads to new opportunities" Thank you for helping us provide these opportunities and make dreams come true.
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Pictured left to right - Dr. Tony Miksa, President of Walters State Community College, Monica Carr, Bryan Atchley Scholarship recipient, Hunter Harrison, senior at ETSU in Seviervierville/scholarship recipient, Linda Ogle, President PIP Board & Annie, Janice Bettis, Executive Director, PIP and Dr. Brian Noland, President of ETSU. Partners in Progress lunch at Walters State Community College on September 12th. ... See MoreSee Less

Pictured left to right - Dr. Tony Miksa, President of Walters State Community College, Monica Carr, Bryan Atchley Scholarship recipient, Hunter Harrison, senior at ETSU in Seviervierville/scholarship recipient, Linda Ogle, President PIP Board & Annie, Janice Bettis, Executive Director, PIP and Dr. Brian Noland, President of ETSU.  Partners in Progress lunch at Walters State Community College on September 12th.

Just a few photos from the Mayors' Lunch to benefit Sevier County Partners in Progress last week at Walters State Community College. Thanks to Walters State Community College Culinary Arts and Food City, the $101,750 raised at this event will all go to scholarships to support our students taking dual enrollment classes at Walters State and junior & senior college students at East Tennessee State University here in Sevierville! Thank you to all that made this possible. ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations on a great event for a wonderful cause!!

What an honor to be able to award the first Bryan Atchley scholarship today to ETSU student, Monica Carr. Monica will receive $500 in her ETSU student account to use for books, fees and incidentals. We miss Mayor Atchley and are so happy to honor him in this special way.
Photo: Janice Bettis, Partners in Progress Executive Director, Monica Carr, scholarship recipient, Ann Marie & Bryan Atchley, children of Mayor Atchley.
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What an honor to be able to award the first Bryan Atchley scholarship today to ETSU student, Monica Carr.  Monica will receive $500 in her ETSU student account to use for books, fees and incidentals.  We miss Mayor Atchley and are so happy to honor him in this special way. 
Photo:  Janice Bettis, Partners in Progress Executive Director, Monica Carr, scholarship recipient, Ann Marie & Bryan Atchley, children of Mayor Atchley.

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Congratulations Monica!

Congrats!

Congratulations Monica!!

Yay!! Monica Carrโค๏ธโค๏ธ

Congratulations Monica!!

Awesome!!!

Congrats Monica Carr

This is awesome!!

Way to go Monica!!!!!

Way to go,Moni! Love ya!

Outstanding! Congrats!

So wonderful!

Way to go Monica!!! Congratulations!!!!!

Awesome!! This is great!!

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Another great result from Round Up for Education. Anakeesta Outdoor Family Theme Park supported Partners in Progress during the month of July by participating in the Round Up program. On August 9th, Janice Bettis, Executive Director of Partners in Progress, was presented a check by Karen Bentz, one of the owners of Anakeesta, in the amount of $1,193. Thank you Anakeesta!! ... See MoreSee Less

Another great result from Round Up for Education.  Anakeesta Outdoor Family Theme Park supported Partners in Progress during the month of July by participating in the Round Up program.  On August 9th, Janice Bettis, Executive Director of Partners in Progress, was presented a check by Karen Bentz, one of the owners of Anakeesta, in the amount of $1,193.  Thank you Anakeesta!!

We are beginning to receive money from our Round Up initiative. Last week, we received $2,165.45 from NASCAR Speedpark/PARC Foundation. Thank you to all their employees for helping make this possible!! ... See MoreSee Less

We are beginning to receive money from our Round Up initiative.  Last week, we received $2,165.45 from NASCAR Speedpark/PARC  Foundation.  Thank you to all their employees for helping make this possible!!

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Congratulations! And Thank you NASCAR Speed Park!

This is wonderful!

This is awesome!! Congratulations!!

Great news, Janice Bettis๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Sevier County Partners in Progress Education Foundation recently lost another one of our board members with the passing of Mr. Sid Blalock. Our thoughts & prayers go out to Sidโ€™s wife, family, friends and colleagues. Sid was a valued member of our board and this community. He will be greatly missed. We deeply appreciate the Blalock family for listing Partners in Progress as one of the organizations to receive donations in Sidโ€™s memory. ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you to the following businesses who are participating in "Round Up" for Education this summer: Dolly Parton's Stampede, Old Forge Distillery, NASCAR Speedpark, Ripley's, Texas Roadhouse (Sevierville & Pigeon Forge), Anakeesta, Rainforest Adventures, WonderWorks, Courthouse Donuts, Pigeon Forge Snow, Hatcher Cleaners, and Three Bears. If you visit one of these establishments, be sure to "round up" your change. All money raised through this effort goes to scholarships.

If your business would be interested in participating, call Janice Bettis at 865-428-2212 or email janice.bettis@gmail.com.
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Thank you to the following businesses who are participating in Round Up for Education this summer:  Dolly Partons Stampede, Old Forge Distillery, NASCAR Speedpark, Ripleys, Texas Roadhouse (Sevierville & Pigeon Forge), Anakeesta, Rainforest Adventures, WonderWorks, Courthouse Donuts, Pigeon Forge Snow, Hatcher Cleaners, and Three Bears.  If you visit one of these establishments, be sure to round up your change.  All money raised through this effort goes to scholarships.  

If your business would be interested in participating, call Janice Bettis at 865-428-2212 or email janice.bettis@gmail.com.

Local Students - if you are looking for a part-time or even full-time job this summer or during school, here is a great opportunity. Please share with your friends. ... See MoreSee Less

Local Students - if you are looking for a part-time or even full-time job this summer or during school, here is a great opportunity.  Please share with your friends.

If your business is interested in Round Up to help Sevier County Partners in Progress raise money for scholarships, call Janice at 865-428-2212 or email her at janice.bettis@gmail.com. ... See MoreSee Less

If your business is interested in Round Up to help Sevier County Partners in Progress raise money for scholarships, call Janice at 865-428-2212 or email her at janice.bettis@gmail.com.

CONGRATULATIONS to our Sevier County Partners in Progress scholarship students that made the Dean's List at East Tennessee State University for Spring 2019!! We are so proud of you. Keep up the good work!

Monica Carr
Micah Franklin
Nathan Harner
Hunter Harrison
Mikayla Hutchinson
Mitchell Jones
Jacob Lee
Rachel Loveday
Amanda Lucey
Douglas Maples
McKenzie Martin
Kelsey Miller
James Morgan
Rebekah Newman
Thomas Newman
Misty D. Roe
Dakota Taylor
Zachary Taylor
Emma Walker
Joshua Wampler
Hannah Watson
Cameron Watts
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I had the privilege of attending the Clemmer College of Education Pinning Ceremony last night at ETSU in Sevierville. Tomorrow these students will receive their degrees from East Tennessee State University. Two of our Partners in Progress scholarship students are a part of this group - Rebekah Herring & McKenzie Martin. I am so proud of these girls and our other students that have persevered and will be receiving their degrees: Sean Clarke, Mitchell Jones, Shelby Lindsey, Dakota Taylor, Emma Walker and Thomas Newman. Congratulations! And best of luck! ... See MoreSee Less

I had the privilege of attending the Clemmer College of Education Pinning Ceremony last night at ETSU in Sevierville.  Tomorrow these students will receive their degrees from East Tennessee State University. Two of our Partners in Progress scholarship students are a part of this group - Rebekah Herring & McKenzie Martin.  I am so proud of these girls and our other students that have persevered and will be receiving their degrees: Sean Clarke, Mitchell Jones, Shelby Lindsey, Dakota Taylor, Emma Walker and Thomas Newman.  Congratulations!  And best of luck!

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Congratulations.

Congratulations.

Congratulations!!

We are happy to announce that eight Partners in Progress scholarship students will be graduating from East Tennessee State University on May 4th. They have worked hard to make this happen. We are so proud of them! Today we had lunch at the ETSU Sevierville campus to honor them and present each with a small gift. In the first picture - Shelby Lindsey & Dakota Taylor. In the second picture - Thomas Newman, Emma Walker & Mitchell Jones. McKenzie Martin & Rebekah Herring were finishing up their student teaching and were not able to join us. Sean Clarke could not be there either. Congratulations and Best of Luck to each one of these amazing young people. ... See MoreSee Less

We are happy to announce that eight Partners in Progress scholarship students will be graduating from East Tennessee State University on May 4th.  They have worked hard to make this happen.  We are so proud of them!  Today we had lunch at the ETSU Sevierville campus to honor them and present each with a small gift.  In the first picture - Shelby Lindsey & Dakota Taylor.  In the second picture - Thomas Newman, Emma Walker & Mitchell Jones.  McKenzie Martin & Rebekah Herring were finishing up their student teaching and were not able to join us.  Sean Clarke could not be there either.  Congratulations and Best of Luck to each one of these amazing young people.Image attachment