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Cheatham County Cattlemen's Association Holds 13th Annual College Scholarship Dinner, Auction

CCCA Vice-President-Stephen Carr, Haley Gipson, Jackson Hogan, Alexis Carter (sister Cheyenne standing in) Lilly Mahaney, Dawson Shearon, Kyra Shearon, and CCCA President – David Shores. (Photo: Submitted)

The Cheatham County Cattlemen's Association held its 13th Annual College Scholarship Dinner and Auction on April 22, 2023, at the Ashland City Church of Christ.

Over 220 people attended the dinner at which eight local students received at total of $6,000 in scholarships. Congressman Mark Green gave a short speech and congratulated this year's deserving recipients.

In total, nearly $12,000 in auction items and cash donations were received at the event.

Over the past 15 years, the Cheatham County Cattlemen’s Association has awarded over $50,000 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.

The 2023 scholarship recipients are as follows:

  • Greta Ball – Sophomore at the University of Findlay, majoring in Animal Science/Pre-Veterinary Science

  • Alexis Carter – Freshman at the University of Tennessee Martin, majoring in Wildlife/Fisheries Sciences.

  • Anna Collins – Freshman at Middle Tennessee State University, majoring in Agri-business.

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

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

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

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

  • Kyra Shearon – graduating Senior from Sycamore High School, plans to attend Volunteer State Community College and study Veterinary Assistant Technology.

For more information about the scholarship program, contact Kenny Elrod at or Ronnie Barron at


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