Written notes: Tyner Academy graduate receives Public Education Foundation scholarship and other education news this week



Public Education Foundation awards $ 500 scholarship to Tyner graduate

Shanice Garner, a 2017 graduate from Tyner Academy and 2021 from the University of Tennessee, received a Public Education Foundation scholarship.

Garner, a graduate in business administration, will use the scholarship at Vanderbilt University this fall as she begins a master’s degree in finance. Previously, she participated in the foundation’s Camp College and Step Up Chattanooga internship program and interned at EPB.

The $ 500 Empower Fellowship is named in honor of Marie Webb, Senior Vice President and Director of Talent and Inclusion at EPB, who served on the foundation’s board of directors from 2016 to 2021.

“PEF is easy to support as they work hard to bridge the talent gap for EPB and other employers in Chattanooga,” Webb said in a press release. “I am so honored that this scholarship is inclusive supporting young up and coming professionals like Shanice Garner to help her realize her incredible potential.”

The foundation is a non-profit organization in Chattanooga offering leadership and training programs for teachers and students. The three-day Chattanooga Fabrication Institute, in partnership with Hamilton County Schools and the Volkswagen Group of America, takes place this week and offers approximately 150 educators access to hands-on activities with a variety of learning tools. manufacturing such as 3D printing and microcomputing.

Hamilton County Schools Teacher Wins National Lesson Plan Competition

Sierra Cook, a science teacher at Dalewood Middle School, won a lesson plan competition hosted by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education.

The competition, Summertime STEM Activity Plan, asked teachers to create a summer school plan that students could follow at home. Cook created a plan called The Greenhouse Effect in Action.

“This competition was not for me but to help the students at Dalewood Middle to flourish,” Cook said in a press release. “I would also like to pay tribute to my Dalewood family as I would not have won this competition without their support.”

Summer programs resume next week

After the weekend of July 4, summer programs will resume at schools and colleges in Hamilton County.

The second half of the Hamilton County Schools’ REACH Summer Program begins July 7 and ends July 27. While the first part of the program focused on material from the previous school year, the next session will look at material from the following school year.

Chattanooga State Community College will sue Tiger Pawlooza for incoming students on July 7. The event showcases student life on campus, allowing incoming students to keep track of their schedule, obtain their student ID, and meet other students, faculty and staff. Students can register online or call 423-697-2689 to ask questions.

Contact Anika Chaturvedi at [email protected] or 423-757-6592.



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