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ETSU announces local scholarship recipients

Michael Dotson, son of Michael and Cathy Dotson of Jonesborough, has been named as a recipient of a $1,000 John Richard Diehl Jr. Scholarship at East Tennessee State University.
The scholarship was created in Diehl’s memory by his family and gives preference to students who have graduated from Holston Home for Children in Greeneville, or David Crockett High School, or other high schools in Washington County who demonstrate a “strong desire to complete their education.”
Dotson is an ETSU junior majoring in chemistry. He is also the recipient of a Tennessee HOPE Scholarship and a Balanced Man Scholarship.
A certified pharmacy technician, he has been employed at Rite Aid Pharmacy for four years.
Among his many volunteer activities are assisting the Appalachia Service Project and Habitat for Humanity, and he has undertaken many mission trips to Louisiana and one to Mexico City.
Additionally, he is a volunteer at the Melting Pot, as well as a member of the organization’s soccer team.
East Tennessee State University has named the 2010-2011 recipients of $500 Johnson City Rotary Club Scholarships. The scholarships are awarded to incoming ETSU freshmen who meet high academic criteria, with preference given to the Rotary’s Interact Club members.
Sara Elkins is an incoming ETSU freshman who plans a career in nursing.
She is the daughter of Don and Gena Elkins of Gray.
Wade Cole, son of Robert and Stephanie Cole of Jonesborough, is a graduate of David Crockett High School.
His volunteer activities through school and Lone Oak Christian Church include Crockett Civinettes, the Special Olympics and Interfaith Hospitality Network.