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Academic all-star

CHS senior Rolanda Mack has been named as an Academic All-Star in drama and speech. Mack carries a 4.0 GPA and is an eager learner. She represents CHS in the SCORE competition. A gifted writer, she won the Students Rise to the Challenge essay contest and was selected to the SCORE student panel that discusses education with SCORE founder and former U.S Senator Bill Frist. She was asked to be a speaker at the 2013 SCORE presentation featuring Governor Haslam and Frist and she received a scholarship from Frist.

Rolanda is a National Honor Society and Student Council member. She was one of CHS’s representatives to Tennessee Girls State and is a member of the TOTAL youth leadership program. Mack also volunteers at the Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse.


Regions scholarship competition

Regions Banking Systems has announced the opening of its third Forward Scholarship Essay Contest in recognition of Black History Month. Regions will award 16 $5,000 scholarships to high school seniors from states with Regions branches who will attend college in the fall of 2014. Entrants write a 500-word essay about an African-American whose contributions have inspired and motivated the writer/entrant. The CHS guidance department has all the information for entrants.



The CHS Student Council has begun what has become an annual fundraiser to grant the “wish” of a child with a life-threatening illness through the Make -A-Wish Foundation. The goal is $5,000. Contact a student council member or faculty advisor Becky Todd to make a donation.


Project Succeed

Project Succeed meets Monday – Thursday from, 7-7:30 a.m. and 3-5 pm.



FFA speaking team members competed in the West Tennessee Speaking Contest at Halls High School on Feb. 13. Brittney Kellum placed fourth and Molly Flanagan sixth in their individual competitions. Kellum and Kayla Fisher placed second and fourth, respectively, in the Star competition.

That is all for this week. See you next time on The Charger Beat.

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