17 May 2012|
Courtney Rachel Gaines, daughter of C.R. and Susan Gaines, is graduating with a GPA of 4.2 from Independence High School. She plans to attend Freed-Hardeman University in the fall to major in Psychology.
"Thank you to the congregation for the years of support and for welcoming my family five years ago. Thank you for the encouragement and memories that I will carry with me long after I leave. Thank you to the elders, Mr. Dale and Mrs. Melanie for being active leaders and role models to me. Thank you to my fellow seniors for being an awesome group of friends and thank you to my youth group for always being a rock in my life. Finally, thank you to Scott and Kaci for making a huge impact in my life in such a short period of time. I love you all!" - Courtney
Virginia Ann Coombs, daughter of Barbara and Tim Gross, is graduating with a GPA of 3.8 from Independence High School. She plans to attend UT Knoxville in the fall.
"I have grown to love some awesome people here at Spring Meadows. everyone in the youth group, elders, teachers, Dale, and several families here have played an awesome told in my life. they have helped shape the person I am becoming and for that I thank them and hope to make them proud in my future years." - Virginia
Britton Marcus Headden, son of Marc and Debbie Headden, will be graduating from Franklin Classical School. He is undecided on which college but plans to major in physical therapy or training to be a bounty hunter.
"Thank you to everyone in the youth group and church and my family and Mr. Andy and Mrs. Jenifer and Scott and Kaci and Jesus." - Britt
Conner Bruce Lawrence, son of Sondra and Gregg Lawrence, is graduating with a GPA of 3.7 from Page High School. He plans to attend Belmont University in the fall.
"I would just want to thank everyone here for being such a good example to all of us and showing us how strong Christians live their lives." - Conner
Jacob Thomas Campbell, son of Tom and Susan Campbell, is graduating with a GPA of 3.96 from David Lipscomb High School. Jacob has been awarded the Trustees' Scholarship (full- tuition) to Freed- Hardeman University (valued at $65,280). He has also received the HOPE Scholarship and a scholarship from the National Football Foundation. He plans to major in pre-pharmacy.
"I will always be grateful for the special people who have helped me grow spiritually and become the man I am today. The following people have had a huge impact on my life: Andy and Jennifer Miller, Tristan Wheeler, Blake Jenkins, Matt Moore, Marcia Jo Frazier, Scott and Kaci Bond. I've been blessed to have two great, loving parents and two supportive brothers and wonderful grandparents. I'm also very thankful for the Spring Meadows Church and all the support from fellow Christians here. Thank you." - Jacob
Emily Joy Kinzer, daughter of Mike and Kim Kinzer, is graduating with a GPA of 3.6 from Columbia State Community College (with an Associates Degree in Political Science). She plans to transfer to the University of Tennessee -Knoxville in the fall. After obtaining a Bachelor's degree in Political Science, she plans to enter Law school, then to come back to this area to practice law where she grew up.
"I would like to thank Dale, the elders, my Sunday School teachers and the members for all of their inspiration and words of encouragement along the way. I will miss this church family while away but you will always remain close to my heart." - Emily
Matthew Moore, son of Dwayne and Teri Moore, graduating from Freed-Hardeman University, will be married on June 9, 2012 to Autumn Smith. They are going to China to teach conversational English and spread God's Word together.
"I want to thank everybody at Spring Meadows, the church has helped me grow to become a better Christian, before Spring Meadows I had never taught a bible class or have a true personal relationship with God and for that I am eternally grateful! Thank you for all who have been part of my life and for the way that you have helped me to grow and become the man that I am today." - Matt