Last Friday, four members of the incoming Haslam Scholars cohort joined 29 of their HSP colleagues as recipients of the Peyton Manning Scholarship. Selected on the basis of academic achievement, leadership, and community service this year’s scholarship recipients include Emma Kate Hall of Lebanon, Tennessee; Grace Neiman of West Point, Nebraska; Sydney Peay of Spring Hill, Tennessee, and Blake Turpin of Knoxville.
Manning visited campus Friday to personally award each scholar and said he hopes the scholarships provide the recipients “with some of the same opportunities I had when I was at school here.”
More about this year’s recipients:
- Emma Kate Hall, a graduate of Lebanon High School in Lebanon, Tennessee, plans to major in pre-medical studies. During high school, Hall was involved in student government, Future Health Professionals, the yearbook committee, Quiz Bowl, the Youth in Government Capitol conference, and the National Honor Society.
- Grace Neiman, a graduate of Guardian Angles Central Catholic High School in West Point, Nebraska, plans to major in anthropology. She was involved in numerous high school activities: Quiz Bowl, concert band, speech competition, the Mid-State Conference Art Showcase, and the National Honor Society.
- Sydney Peay, a graduate of Summit High School in Spring Hill, Tennessee, plans to major in sociology. Her high school activities included the National Honor Society; the Gay Straight Alliance; the Shine Student Leadership Team with GLSEN Tennessee, a statewide group devoted to LGBTQ issues; and the National Chemistry Olympiad.
- Blake Turpin, a graduate of Gibbs High School in Knoxville, plans to major in civil engineering. He was involved in the National Honor Society, the French Club, Student Government, Youth Leadership Knoxville, and the Scholars’ Bowl.
Further coverage of the recipients, awards reception, and Manning’s visit to campus can be found here: http://tntoday.utk.edu/2017/06/16/peyton-manning-awards-scholarships-incoming-freshmen/.