Niswonger scholars named

from Staff Reports

   The Niswonger Foundation, formed by Landair and Forward Air Chairman Scott M. Niswonger, announced on Thursday the selection of seven high school seniors to join its scholarship and leadership training program. This brings the total number of students participating in the program to 17.
   Niswonger Scholars are chosen primarily for their leadership potential and commitment to the betterment of themselves and their home communities. Scholarship recipients participate in leadership training through the Tusculum Institute for Public Leadership and Policy and participate in monthly service learning projects. Most importantly, Niswonger Scholars commit themselves to return to the region for work and service in their chosen professions at some future date.
   This year's scholarship recipients and the colleges and universities they will attend are the following:
   * Cory Daniel McCormick (Unicoi County High School) - to attend the University of Tennessee
   * Laura McCrary (South Greene High School) - to attend Carson-Newman College
   * Adam Miller (Hampton High School) - to attend Tusculum College
   * Jay Brandon Reed (Elizabethton High School) - to attend Vanderbilt University
   * Sara Smith (West Greene High School) - to attend Carson Newman College
   * Brittany Vogt (Science Hill High School) - to attend Bucknell University
   * Katie Williams (Unaka High School) - to attend the University of Tennessee
   "We are pleased to be adding such outstanding young people to our program," said Oliver Thomas, Executive Director of the Foundation. "East Tennesseans should feel encouraged about having such a talented group who will be returning to our region at some future date."
   The scholars and their families were honored at a dinner hosted by Scott and Nikki Niswonger at the General Morgan Inn in Greeneville.