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Education briefs 5-11

Friday, May 11, 2012

Victory Baptist Academy students excel

Every year Victory Baptist Academy takes an annual achievement test. Its students normally score one to two grade levels above the national average. Victory Baptist Academy is a member of the Tennessee Association of Christian Schools (TACS), which represents over 40 different schools statewide. Each year the TACS puts together a compilation of TACS Stanford Achievement scores; this allows the schools to evaluate the progress of its school compared to other schools in the association.

Each year Victory produces high results, but this last year they did exceedingly well. All classes graded in the top ten with kindergarten and fifth grade students achieving a first place ranking in the TACS.

Leftrick graduates Union College

BARBOURVILLE, Ky. -- Hillary Leftrick of Shelbyville graduated from Union College during their 133rd commencement exercises.

Leftrick earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health - Non-Teaching.

The ceremony was held May 5, in the Robsion Arena on Union's campus. Dr. Robert T. Trent, a 1963 Union College alumnus, was the speaker.

Founded in 1879, Union College is four-year liberal arts institution related to the United Methodist Church.

Madison graduates Lyon

BATESVILLE, Ark. - Seth Jonathan Matthew Madison of Unionville graduated at Lyon College's 140th commencement May 5.

Madison received a bachelor of arts degree in psychology.

Founded in 1872, Lyon is the oldest independent college in Arkansas. U.S. News & World Report ranks Lyon College among the top tier of "America's Best Liberal Arts Colleges."

Patrick earns Masters

BreAnne Patrick graduated May 5 with her Master's degree in education from Cumberland University. Patrick is in her second year of teaching kindergarten at East Side Elementary. She is the daughter of Brent and Nancy Patrick of Shelbyville.

Friedman awarded

MARTIN -- Noah K. Friedman, of Unionville, recently received the Nancy Mathesen Percussion Award during the 48th annual Honors Day at the University of Tennessee at Martin. This award is given to the most outstanding first year percussionist majoring in music. Qualities such as academic excellence, practice ethic, leadership and fraternity are taken into consideration. Nancy Mathesen was the first percussion teacher at UT Martin and retired after 38 years of service.

Andrews receives Yates Scholarship

SMYRNA -- Ashley Andrews has been awarded a $4,000 Yates Companies, Inc. Scholarship for the first two years of college. Ashley was selected by a scholarship committee at The Yates Companies, Inc. based on academics, extra-curricular activities and two short essays.

Chairperson Carolyn Voyles said, "We set up the scholarship program to recognize and reward high school seniors of our employees who meet certain criteria and wish to further their education at a post-secondary level. This allows us to be a part of preparing young people for the future.

Ashley is an upcoming graduate of Shelbyville Central High School and plans to major in accounting this fall. She is the daughter of David Andrews and Julie Joyce, who works for Yates Services, LLC.



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