published Saturday, February 5th, 2011

Good For You: Freedoms Foundation will honor Jericho Brass musicians

The Chattanooga chapter of Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge will award four members of the Jericho Brass the George Washington National Honor Medal.

The presentation will be made Sunday, Feb. 20, at 3 p.m. at the Salvation Army Citadel Corps, 1019 North Moore Road. The event will include a concert by the Jericho Brass and the presentation of other awards.

The award is in recognition of the "Defenders of Liberty" multimedia presentation, which premiered in 2009. The four men who will receive the award along with the Jericho Brass Band are Dan Hanson, Skip Houck, Frank Hale and Tracy Street.

Hanson composed the original piece of music, which includes hints of well-known patriotic and military songs. Houck penned a tribute describing those who originally fought for freedom on these shores as well as those who continue to fight for freedom around the world.

Street created the accompanying slide show, which takes viewers from the Revolutionary War through Afghanistan. Hale is the director of the brass band.

Tallent awarded $5,000 scholarship

Andrew Tallent, a senior at Boyd Buchanan High School, won a $5,000 scholarship at the Champs Sports Bowl, which took place in Orlando, Fla.

Tallent was named one of three national finalists after he submitted an essay as part of the "Champs Sports Champion Scholarship Challenge." The challenge asked contestants to show how they are a champion on the field, in the classroom, or in the community.

Each of the three finalists received a $5,000 scholarship.

Anthony Hampton Jr. of Spokane, Wash., was named the grand prize winner, doubling his scholarship to $10,000.

Miller & Martin supports PEF

The law firm of Miller & Martin PLLC made a $5,000 donation to the Public Education Foundation to show its support of the organization, which focuses on improving student achievement in Hamilton County public schools.

The donation supported the foundations Annual Fund Campaign with a goal of raising $400,000.

KD chapter installs officers

New officers of the Beta Kappa chapter of Kappa Delta Sorority at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga were recently installed.

They are Pruitt Holmes, president; Rachel Pentecost, vice president of standards; Laura Milton, secretary; Hayley Baker, treasurer; Rachel Jones, vice president of operations; Christina Sjoberg, vice president of community service; Elizabeth Pride, vice president of member education; and Olivia Millern, vice president of membership.

Sherlin holds collegiate office

Cleveland State Community College had six members of its Student Senate participate in the 41st General Assembly of the Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature in Nashville.

TISL is a forum that meets in the state Capitol for campus leaders to exchange ideas and opinions on state and local issues.

Cleveland State delegates were Kylee Sherlin, William Lunny, David St. Clair, Lucas Walker, Austin Murray and Audrey Beaver.

Sherlin was elected to serve as the Senate Speaker Pro Tempore of the Executive Council for 2011. Sherlin was the only community college student elected to the council.

Lee musicians win competition

Pianists Cindy Lo and MinFang Wang recently won the Southern Adventist Orchestra Concerto Competition.

The competition, held by Southern Adventist University, was established in 1990 to feature gifted young musicians in performance with a full orchestra.

Lo and Wang, both originally from Taiwan, are students in Lee University's School of Music.

SEBA honors Randall Franks

The SouthEastern Bluegrass Association recently honored Randall Franks with a special Founder's Award.

Franks appeared at the organization's award show in Calhoun, Ga., serving as a presenter and performing with Barbwire Bluegrass. Entertainers Little Roy Lewis and Lizzy Long were also guests at the event.

SEBA was founded in 1984. Franks was among the six founders. For more information, check the website at

about Susan Pierce...

Susan Palmer Pierce is a reporter and columnist in the Life department. She began her journalism career as a summer employee 1972 for the News Free Press, typing bridal announcements and photo captions. She became a full-time employee in 1980, working her way up to feature writer, then special sections editor, then Lifestyle editor in 1995 until the merge of the NFP and Times in 1999. She was honored with the 2007 Chattanooga Woman of ...

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