By KEN STEADMAN
For The Vista
Dawn Shaw, Student Counselor for Cumberland County High School, selected Derrick Sherrill to be one of the FFG Lions Club “Students of the Month”. The Fairfield Glade Lions chose the month of December for Derrick.
Derrick is an outstanding student at CCHS in both grade point average and other school activities. His GPA is 3.9, QPA 4.75 and ACT composite 3.0. He attended the Roane State Academic Festival in Chemistry in 2011 and the same Festival in Biology in 2012. He also serves as a volunteer Aid at Little Peeps Daycare Academy.
His school activities also represent a heavy schedule; CCHS Football/Weightlifting (3yrs); Fellowship of Christian Athletics (4yrs); Youth in Government (3yrs); Lions Leo Club (2yrs); Garden Club (2yrs); nteract (1yr); CCHS Homecoming Committee (2yrs) and Reader Volunteer (2yrs). Derrick’s future plan is to attend the University of Tennessee to earn a degree in Biochemical Engineering.
Derrick represents one of the ten students that will be honored by the FFG Lions Club this 2013-2014 school year as a “Student of the Month”. High School student counselors select 4 senior students from CCHS, 4 from SMHS and 2 seniors from The Phoenix School to be recognized to receive this honor from the FFG Lions Club each year.
The Lions Club designates the specific month these ten students will represent.
A special dinner will be held in May 2014 for the students, his/her parents and the counselors. Special engraved plaques are presented to each student with their name and month as a lasting reminder of the accomplishment.
Lion Bob Cover has served as Chairman of this Program for the last several years. Lion Cover commented, “We sincerely wish we could honor more than 10 students each year.
However, we also have a Scholarship Program that the students can apply to assist with college expenses.
It would reduce in value if there were more than 10 students applying and the Fund cannot be increased without hurting other established Lions Programs.”
The Fairfield Glade Lions Club received their Charter in March 1976. They are currently the largest Club in the State of Tennessee and one of the most active.
Besides the “Student of the Month” Program that has been carried out for over twenty years, here are some of their other activities:
Sight, vision and hearing testing for Elementary School Children, Eye exam and glasses for adults in need, Used eye glass and hearing aid collection, Computer printer cartridge recycling.
Membership is open to women and men and a special membership rate is offered to married couples.
Much more may be learned by calling President Marty Smith at 484-6784 or Membership Chairman Dan Richardson at 510-5830.