Cattlemen Name 2022 Scholarship Recipients


Photo- (L to R) – CCCA President-David Shores, Alexis Carter, Haley Gipson, Jackson Hogan, Lilly Mahaney, Dawson Shearon, and CCCA Vice-President- Stephen Carr (Photo: Submitted)


-Ronnie Barron, UT/TSU Extension Director

Over the past 14 years, the Cheatham County Cattlemen’s Association has awarded over $40,000 in college scholarships to local students.


The program, which had its inception in 2008, offers scholarships to students who are pursuing careers in Animal Science, Agricultural Sciences, Agri-business, Veterinary Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences, Wildlife Biology, Horticulture, Forestry, or any other area of natural science studies. Recently the association held its annual College Scholarship Benefit Dinner/Auction, which generated nearly $20,000 to help support future scholarships.


Over 200 attendees supported the event. Each student received a $750 scholarship for the fall 2022 semester.


Congressman Mark Green also presented each of the recipients with a Congressional Coin.


The 2022 scholarship recipients are as follows:

  • Alexis Carter – Graduating Senior from Harpeth High School, plans to attend the University of Tennessee Martin and study Wildlife/Fisheries Science.

  • Haley Gipson - Freshman at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, majoring in Wildlife/Fisheries Sciences.

  • McKenna Harris – Graduating Senior from Sycamore High School, plans at attend TN State University and study Animal Science.

  • Jackson Hogan, Sophomore at Austin Peay State University, majoring Agricultural Sciences.

  • Lilly Mahaney, Junior at The University of Tennessee Martin, majoring in Animal Science/Pre-Veterinary Sciences.

  • Gracie Parrish – Graduating Senior from Sycamore High School, plans to attend Austin Peay State University and study Agricultural Science.

  • Dawson Shearon, Sophomore at Austin Peay State University, majoring in Agricultural Sciences.

The Cheatham County Cattlemen’s Association wishes each of these students great success in their career studies and appreciates all of the local community members who help support this program.


For more information about the scholarship program, contact Kenny Elrod at kennyelrod@att.net or Ronnie Barron at rbarron@utk.edu