A Brentwood Academy senior is among 11 graduating high school students across Middle Tennessee who received scholarships after winning an essay contest from Better Business Bureau of Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky's Integrity Foundation.
Jackson Hoppe, a recent Home Page Student of the Week, will be attending George Washington University in the fall. He is a member of The National Honor Society and is on the Headmaster’s Honor Roll. Hoppe, son of BA boys basketball coach Matt Hoppe and Jamie Johnson, is also an AP Scholar with Honor and was awarded the George Washington Book Award.
He said his biggest passions in life are civic engagement and public service.
Dylan Guardo of Fairview High School was also among the winners.
A panel of judges picked the winning essays from over 50 applications. Other 2021 Students of Integrity scholarship winners are:
- Christian Wilson, Macon County High School,
- Abigayle Hinton, Logan County High School
- Averie Turner, Hopkinsville
- Haylee Ferguson, Eagleville High School
- Seth Countess, Cascade High School
- Aisha Sajo, Lead Southeast High School
- Natalie Smith, Donelson Christian Academy
- Matthew George, Lincoln County High School
- Malachi Whaley, Forrest School
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee and Asurion sponsor the Students of Integrity Scholarship, which students can use at any university or trade school of their choice.
Each applicant submitted an essay that challenged them to explore an ethical conflict they experienced and examine how they navigated their crisis to make a moral decision.