FIRST HOPE LOTTERY SCHOLARS 

FIRST HOPE LOTTERY SCHOLARS

GOOD DAY FOR GENEVIEVE: At the express request of Governor Phil Bredesen, Genevieve Cohen (center), mother of state Senator Steve Cohen (left), took her bows Friday at a ceremony at the University of Memphis honoring 20 brand-new Hope Lottery Scholars from Memphis and Shelby County. Mrs. Cohen also received a tribute from Memphis' Morris Fair, a member of the state Lottery Board, who told her, "You reproduce well!"

That, of course, was a compliment as well to Sen. Cohen, who received praise, too, as "the father of the lottery," from Bredesen, a sometime antagonist during last year's legislative battles over constituting the state lottery structure.

Following is a list of the local Hope scholars, their high schools, and their chosen destinations of higher learning:

  • Amber M. Casem Ridgeway H.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Teundrawl N. Coleman, Frayser H.S., Undecided
  • DeShawn J. Davenport, East H.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Brittany L. Forbes, Wooddale H.S., University of Memphis
  • Candice L. Gray, Craigmont H.S., Rhodes College
  • Jordan E. Hewitt, Mitchell H.S. , Undecided
  • Jacob S. Kleiman, White Station H.S., Undecided
  • Truc Nhu Ba Le, Overton H.S., Christian Brothers University
  • Brandon J. Patterson, Germantown H.S., University of Memphis
  • KeShunda M. Pittman, Raleigh-Egypt H.S., Tennessee State University
  • Kelvin L. Pollard, Whitehaven H.S., Austin Peay State University
  • Jarvis J. Randall, Cordova H.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Heather L. Ross, Bolton H.S., Rhodes College
  • Fabio A. Sarria, Central H.S., Christian Brothers University
  • Dionne M. Smith, Westwood H.S., University of Memphis
  • Tasia H. Todd, Booker T. Washington H.S., Christian Brothers University
  • James Austin Walne, Collierville H.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Earl A. Wynne, Hamilton H.S., Undecided JUDGE FIELDS SWORN IN

    Gathering at a reception after the swearing-in Friday of new Circuit Court Judge Donna Fields were (l to r) Circuit Court Judge George Brown, Paula Casey, General Sessions Judge Phyllis Gardner, and Judge Fields. Governor Phil Bredesen officiated at the ceremony, which was held in the old Supreme Court chambers on the third floor of the Shelby County Courthouse. Judge Fields replaces the retired Judge Robert Lanier.

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