Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

School News

February 25, 2013

UC Women’s Club presents first scholarship

CROSSVILLE — The Upper Cumberland Women’s Club began meeting three years ago (in February 2010) in an effort to “Inspire, Motivate, and Educate” the women of the Upper Cumberland region. Guests have included the Tennessee Tourism Commissioner Susan Whitaker, several authors and entrepreneurs, social media guru Hannah Paramour, and many other ladies that were willing to share their inspiring stories. (For a full list, please visit website, click on the Events tab and look for the link to the archives.) Each meeting is a chance for the women to make new friends and meet new people. Those in attendance vary from luncheon to luncheon. The meals and fellowship are always superb.

When Linda Brooks Jones and Andrea Burckhard founded the organization in 2009, they also had another goal. They wanted to make a difference in the lives of the young women of the Upper Cumberland by offering what assistance they could. The meetings are an excellent opportunity for the younger generation to meet and learn from the more experienced women, and the other way around as well. In the summer of 2012, a committee was formed and the first Upper Cumberland Women’s Club Scholarship was designed. Requests for applications were made with the winner announced at the October luncheon followed by the presentation of a $1,000 check at the Christmas luncheon at Grey Gables Bed & Breakfast Inn in Rugby, TN. Kristina Denysova of Cookeville was the first recipient! Funding for the scholarship was provided by a portion of the membership fees and by donations by some of the members. Those contributing directly to the scholarship fund and by special fundraising endeavors were Jean Ann Mayberry of the American Red Cross of Middle Tennessee, Inez Troxell of Laurel Fork Rustic Retreat, Christie Mueller of Blue Coast Burrito, and Irene Blackburn of the Fairfield Glade Resource Directory.

Kristina is originally from the Ukraine. She was able to come work summers at a camp near Crossville. She fell in love with our country and a young man at the camp. They plan to marry soon and make their home here. The financial situation in the Ukraine is bleak and Kristina’s family has made many sacrifices for her education. She has a younger sister in the Ukraine that she hopes to help with her education in the future and assist her parents in bettering their lives. Kristina is a very positive and inspiring young woman, who plans to work internationally with her degree in International Business and Cultures.

If you would like to become a member of the Upper Cumberland Women’s Club, please join the group at the Feb. 26 luncheon to be held at noon at Nick’s Restaurant in Cookeville. The topic for the day will be “Tips on Home Equity, Purchasing a Home, Renovations and Curb Appeal, Building Equity.” The cost for the luncheon is a very reasonable $15/person (plus tip/gratuity). Reservations are appreciated in advance by email to Membership is $25/year and your business will also be listed on the website in the directory.

To join, you may also visit the website to download and print the application form and send your payment along with the application to the address listed. The web address is The group plans to make this an annual award to a deserving young woman in the Upper Cumberland. Thank you to those that have made this possible! (More details about the upcoming luncheon can also be found on the website.) The Upper Cumberland Women’s Club is now on Facebook. Check it out.


Text Only
School News
  • MG intern Terri.jpg Brimigion lends a hand with Master Gardeners, ag research

    Terri Brimigion, the intern with the Cumberland County Master Gardeners and the UT AgResearch and Education Center, is midway through her summer program.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Local 4-Hers compete at sub-regional Achievement Day

    It was a big day for 17 very talented Cumberland County 4-Hers who competed in the Sub-regional 4-H Achievement Day held in Scott County May 12. Having been selected as county winners based on classroom demonstration and exhibit competitions, these 4-Hers were selected to advance to the sub-regional event. Competition was tough as they competed against 111 4-Hers from eight other counties. All 17 4-Hers placed in the event.

    July 21, 2014

  • South-Beta3.jpg South BETA a National School of Distinction

    South Cumberland Elementary School is proud to be chosen as a National Beta School of Distinction for the 2013-'14 year for increasing their membership in Jr. Beta Club.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • 2014-'15 School Calendar

    July 14, 2014

  • 4-H Maci Gernt.jpg Gernt selected for 4-H Academic Conference

    Maci Gernt, a 4-H'er from Cumberland County, was selected as a delegate for the State Junior High 4-H Academic Conference in Knoxville, June 10-13. Gernt received intensive training in the 4-H Beef Project at the University of Tennessee.

    July 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • cchs math comp.jpg CCHS students score well in math contests

    July 14, 2014 2 Photos

  • 19. Jordynne Rebekkah Walker_Ag&AppliedSciencesStudentRecognition19.jpg Walker named outstanding freshman

    Jordynne Rebekkah Walker, of Crossville, received the Outstanding Freshman in Agriculture Award from the University of Tennessee at Martin College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences during a recent departmental awards banquet. Dr. Todd Winters , dean of the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences and professor of animal sciences, and Dr. Joey Mehlhorn, professor and interim chair of agriculture, geosciences, and natural resources and director of Tennessee Governor’s School for the Agricultural Sciences, presented the award.

    July 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • CCHS sets new student registration

    New student registration for grades 9-12 for students zoned for Cumberland County High School will be July 31. This includes any new student to the area or any student who withdrew from CCHS and is planning to return. This does not include incoming ninth-grade students from elementary schools zoned for CCHS. Students will need to register between 9 and 11 a.m.

    July 14, 2014

  • BES-pop art1.jpg Pop Art at Brown

    July 7, 2014 1 Photo

  • breakfast Rotary Scholarship Recipients 3.jpg Breakfast Rotary scholarships awarded

    July 7, 2014 1 Photo

Marketplace Marquee
Must Read
Section Teases
Seasonal Content
AP Video
Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Bodies of Malaysia Jet Victims Leave Ukraine Disabled Veterans Memorial Nearing Completion Last Mass Lynching in U.S. Remains Unsolved Home-sharing Programs Help Seniors Ex-NYC Mayor: US Should Allow Flights to Israel Clinton: "AIDS-Free Generation Within Our Reach" Judge Ponders Overturning Colo. Gay Marriage Ban Airlines Halt Travel to Israel Amid Violence NYPD Chief Calls for 'use of Force' Retraining VA Nominee McDonald Goes Before Congress Bush: Don't Worry, Sugarland Isn't Breaking Up US Official: Most Migrant Children to Be Removed Police Probing Brooklyn Bridge Flag Switch CDC Head Concerned About a Post-antibiotic Era Raw: First Lady Says `Drink Up' More Water Courts Conflicted Over Healthcare Law Holder Urges Bipartisanship on Immigration Raw: Truck, Train Crash Leads to Fireball US Airlines Cancel Israel Flights
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Weather Radar
2014 Readers' Choice
Graduation 2014