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Chapter Spotlight

Chattanooga Chapter in 2018:

  • 31 New Carson Scholars in 2018 in the Atlanta/Chattanooga area
  • 59 Recognized Scholars in 2018 in the Atlanta/Chattanooga area
  • 583 total Carson Scholars in the Southeast region, with 179 in Tennessee

Learn more about the Chattanooga/Atlanta Chapter

Scholar Spotlight

Alyssa McGhee

Alyssa is 5th grade student at Lakeside Academy in Chattanooga, TN. She is a member of the Intelligence Gifted Program and the National Junior Beta Club. She also participates in the Robotics Club and Science Olympiad. Alyssa enjoys being a member of My Sister’s Keeper, an empowerment organization for girls. As a participant of the organization, Alyssa and other members cleaned classrooms for Teacher Appreciation Day. She also helped collect teddy bears to give to those who are less fortunate. Alyssa received top-place honors in the statewide Junior Beta Club competition in the creative category. She enjoys dancing, especially ballet and jazz.

Chattanooga/Atlanta Chapter News

2018 Atlanta/Chattanooga Banquet:

View photos from the 2018 Atlanta/Chattanooga Banquet. 

2017 Atlanta/Chattanooga Banquet:

View photos from the 2017 Atlanta/Chattanooga Banquet.

2015 Atlanta/Chattanooga Banquet:

Upon entering the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s Student Hall with its 30-foot-high arched ceiling perched just above tall windows, your first impression is of overwhelming openness — to new ideas, to new dreams, to new heights, to new…anything! The photos do not even do it justice. But that is just what Carson Scholars are all about — helping future leaders to not only dream, but to achieve those dreams! Read more.

Photos from the 2015 Chattanooga/Atlanta Banquet

2014 Atlanta/Chattanooga Banquet: Triumphant Trek Back to Georgia Tech!

A chilly but sunny Wednesday brought 39 previous Carson Scholars and their families back to Georgia Tech along with 48 new scholars to celebrate their high academic achievement and humanitarian qualities. On Wednesday, March 26th, nearly 270 people were in attendance including Carson Scholars, parents, teachers, and community members. Read more.

In the Media

12 local students selected to be 2016 Carson Scholars, March 2016
Twelve Hamilton County Schools students have been selected as 2016 Carson Scholars and will be honored at an awards ceremony on April 24, 2016.

37 Hamilton County Schools Students to be Honored at Carson Scholars Fund Banquet
The Chattanoogan, March 2016
12 Hamilton County Schools students have been named 2016 Carson Scholars. Mr. Cordell Carter, II, CEO of TechTown Foundation, will be presented with the Trailblazer Award and John Mercer will host the program.

Nolan Student Named 2016 Carson Scholars
The Chattanoogan, March 2016
One student from Nolan Elementary School was named a 2016 Carson Scholar and another was named a 2016 Recognized Carson Scholar.

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