Janice Bettis, who directs the Sevier County Partners In Progress program, spoke to the Sevierville Sunrise Rotary Club about PIP and how it helps students with higher education opportunities. The program pays much of the cost for high school students to take dual-enrollment classes at Walters State Community College and pays tuition and fees for students to pursue a bachelor’s degree after junior college at the Sevier County campus of East Tennessee State University. Shelby Lindsey, a 2016 graduate of Sevier County High, talked to Rotarians about the opportunities PIP gave her to pursue a bachelor’s degree now and enter junior college with dozens of credits achieved while at SCHS. From left are program chairman Bill Smolnycki, Bettis and Lindsey.