Scholarships Awarded to Local Students

The Elephant Sanctuary is excited to award scholarships to four Lewis County High School Seniors to assist them along their academic journey towards science and education-based careers. Each spring, The Sanctuary collaborates with the Lewis County Education Foundation to review and select scholarship recipients. While all applicants were deserving, the recipients of this year’s scholarships are:

  • Emily Hooks, who plans to attend MTSU and major in biology, is on the path to becoming a dermatologist.
  • Jace Fite, who is set to attend Columbia State to pursue a career as veterinary technician, then hopes to become a veterinarian. His long-term dream is to work in wildlife conservation.
  • Kayden Salyers, who has plans to attend Columbia State to begin pursuit of biology degree, with hopes of becoming a marine biologist. Kayden's goal is to "make a difference in the world, starting with our oceans."
  • Jessica Guerrero, who is to attend MTSU, majoring in biology and minoring in a foreign language. Fun fact: Jessica's family has been associated with The Sanctuary for many years. Her father, Antonio Guerrero, was part of the construction team who built the barns at The Sanctuary, and her mother, Maria, is an enthusiastic fan of Asian elephant, Billie!

The Elephant Sanctuary joins the rest of the Lewis County, Tennessee community in congratulating all graduating seniors on their resilience, determination, and hard work!

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