New Century Scholars inducted at ICC

Published 1:19 pm Monday, October 30, 2023

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Seventh and eighth graders from Polk and Rutherford counties were welcomed as New Century Scholars this week at Isothermal Community College. The scholar program is in its 21st year and was developed in 2002 by ICC and Rutherford County Schools. Students from East Polk County Middle School, Rutherford Middle School, Chase Middle School, R-S Middle School, Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy, and Lake Lure Classical Academy are eligible for the program.  

A scholar who completes the program will have the opportunity to attend Isothermal tuition-free.  

The scholars were welcomed by Dr. Thad Harrill, Isothermal’s chief development officer. Pres. Margaret Annunziata spoke to the students and their parents before she recognized the students individually with the assistance of Harrill, Anne Hardy and Dee Dee Barnard. 

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The inductees from Polk County Middle School are 7th-graders Austin Martin, William “Liam” Finch, Hannah Downey, Silas Amorelli, Sparrow Cantrell, Rhilynn Casturao, Camdyn Israel-Garrett, Olivia Burrell, Beckah Moore, Cameron Cole, and Christopher “CJ” McDowell, and 8th-graders Izzie Adams, Grace Baglia, Jillian Brown, Miguel “Jose” Flores Barrera, Alana Frizzell, Emma Hayford, Mason Horst, Angelina “AJ” Jackson, Honesty Jackson, Myra Lainez, Thomas “Porter” Langley, Kaiah Miller, Lashyah Miller-Thomas, Pixie Moore, Addison Queen, Annie Belle Pitts, Jorie Rhodes, Jonathan Sokil, Sherlyn Trejo, and Amiyah Waters 

Lake Lure Classical Academy inductees are 7th-graders Delaney Laura Cullen, Logan Wayne Frazier, Alexander Grey Price, Anna Isabel Sias and Natalie Joye Smith, and 8th-graders Daniel Arn, Ledger Aley, Sophia Martin, Syroiyen Tookie Tate, Wryder Woodard and Leo Mensch 



Submitted by Michael Gavin