EHS student named to ETSU Roan Scholars Leadership Program

Published 4:41 pm Thursday, February 1, 2018

East Tennessee State University’s Roan Scholars Leadership Program announced the the eight high school senior that will be part of the incoming Class of 2022 Thursday afternoon. According to information provided by the school, the students will join 21 returning Roan Scholars this fall as part of the school’s four-year scholarship program.

Elizabethton High School senior Jordan Teague was selected to be part of the program. This year’s class was selected from more than 90 nominees in 27 counties across Northeast Tennessee, Southwest Virginia and Western North Carolina.

“The Roan continues to inspire and develop transformative leaders to impact our world,” said Scott Jeffress, director of the Roan. “The Class of 2022 is a stellar group with exceptional leadership potential that we are excited to see grow and develop over the next four years at ETSU.”

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Teague is a classical pianist and tennis player at EHS. With future plans in bioengineering, Teague also volunteered with the Johnson City Environmental Field Office to sample streams.

“Jordan’s academic aptitude for mathematics and the sciences is only outweighed by her desire to serve other people,” said Tina Robinson, Johnson City Division of Water Resources, in an email statement provided to the Elizabethton Star.

The Roan includes a financial award for tuition and fees, room and board and books and supplies at East Tennessee State University, as well as a comprehensive four-year program of experiences and opportunities designed to challenge and inspire students to grow and develop as future leaders.

“These scholars join more than 50 alumni around the country who are making a positive impact in many ways and in nearly every sector: business, education, nonprofit, government and the military,” said Louis Gump, founder of the Roan. “I continue to be thankful for the participating high schools, Roan staff and community members who make the Roan an important part of the region.”