L-R: Chip Davidson, Ashlyn Alligood, and Head of School, John Hankinson

Ashlyn Alligood, a junior at TSA, was awarded the 2016 Chip Davidson Scholarship this week. Students in 11th and 12th grades are eligible to compete if they have earned a HOPE GPA of 3.5 or higher, are currently enrolled in a minimum of two AP or honors courses, have participated in a varsity sport during the previous year, and have been involved in at least one school club or activity during the previous year. Alligood, who competed against several other juniors and seniors, wrote on the following topic:

Describe a problem you’ve solved or a problem you’d like to solve. It can be an intellectual challenge, a research query, an ethical dilemma – anything that is of personal importance, no matter the scale. Explain the significance to you and what steps you took or could be taken to identify a solution. 

Essays are scored anonymously by a panel of judges, and the winning essay is awarded a full tuition scholarship for the 2016-2017 school year.

Alligood is a member of the Beta Club, FCA, Young Life, and Y-Club. She serves as an Athletic Trainer under Jody Burnett and is a vital member of the soccer team.

Read Ashlyn's Essay Here

The scholarship is graciously funded by 1991 graduate, Michael Deason. Deason credits Coach Davidon’s ability to inspire and encourage as one of the many reasons the scholarship is named in his honor.