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Governor meets with Vol State students at COMPASS luncheon

Submitted on August 25, 2011 at 2:21 PM

Governor Bill Haslam met with Volunteer State Community College students during a fundraising luncheon Thursday for Community Outreach Making Partnerships At Sumner Schools (COMPASS). COMPASS promotes student success and partnerships with the business community. The Vol State students are recipients of the Educate and Grow Sumner County scholarship, which covers tuition and fees at Vol State for up to four semesters, after all other scholarship and grant sources are taken into account. All graduating Sumner County high school seniors can qualify for the program. It does have academic criteria as part of the Tennessee Scholars Initiative. This year 59 students have been awarded the scholarship, an increase of 28 percent over last year. For more information visit the web site: www.sumnercompass.org

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Pictured- Vol State students meet with the Governor. From left to right, back row: Lacy Hinton, Portland; Erica Meredith, Hendersonville; Mackenzie Dyer, Gallatin; Emily Smith, Gallatin; and Candice Kimmel, Hendersonville. Front row: Allison Geerts, Hendersonville; Carly Edwards, Hendersonville; Governor Bill Haslam; Heather Daniel, Gallatin; and Vol State President Dr. Warren Nichols.

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