ABOVE: Shown from left are Julian Bibb, Leadership Franklin Board Chair; Paula Harris, Leadership Franklin Executive Director; Amanda Haylett, scholarship recipient; Jayne Bibb, Leadership Franklin Alumnus and member of the scholarship selection committee; Debbie Henry, Leadership Franklin Associate Director. // SUBMITTED
Leadership Franklin presented a $1,500 college scholarship to Williamson County student Amanda Haylett on June 5.
This scholarship is awarded annually to high school seniors or current college students who display their commitment to Williamson County through service and demonstrated community leadership. Applicants are selected based on grade point average, quality of essay, and scholarship application points.
Amanda is a May 2019 graduate of Independence High School where she was the captain of both varsity cheerleading and varsity girls’ basketball. Throughout her high school career, she also held positions such as Student Body Vice President and Student Ambassador, among other roles and activities. Amanda is a frequent volunteer in the Williamson County community with the Junior/Senior Girls Cotillion, the Franklin 4 the Cure Family 5K Fun Run, and as a basketball and cheerleading coach at various local organizations, including the Special Olympics and Upward Stars.
Amanda plans to attend the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.
Leadership Franklin is a non-profit organization to develop leadership and community engagement and further a vision for Franklin and Williamson County. More information can be found at www.leadershipfranklin.org.