Wildwood Employee Scholarship Program awards nine scholarships to area students

GRANVILLE – Wildwood Resort and Marina in Granville awarded nine employees a $1,000 scholarship to provide general assistance towards the cost of higher education. These awards are renewable annually as long as the student continues to demonstrate progress toward a degree.

The following students were awarded the Wildwood Employee Scholarship:

Kloey Brazle                            Linsey Anderson                     Melody Roth               

Hailey Hensley                        Kayla Etherly                           Sierra Smallwood

Maggie Apple                          Emmie Huffines                      Jonah Smith

Each of these students is employed by Wildwood Resort & Marina in roles ranging from food service delivery to concierge. They live in nearby Brush Creek, Buffalo Valley, Carthage, Cookeville, Gainesboro and Pleasant Shade and represent Jackson, Putnam and Smith counties.

The award recipients are enrolled full-time in college degree programs at Cumberland University, Fortis University, Lipscomb University, Middle Tennessee State University, Tennessee Tech and the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. The degree programs being pursued by these students include criminal justice administration, education, history, law, justice & society, nursing, physical therapy and radiologic technology.  

“Our employees are the key to our ability to provide our guests with the absolute best experience,” said John Deane, Co-owner of Wildwood. “This group of employees is full-time, degree-seeking students maintaining a group average grade point average of over 3.6 (on a 4.0 scale) while also dependably showing up at Wildwood and delivering a quality experience to our guests. As individuals and as a group, they are incredible.”  

“We are proud of our students at Wildwood,” said Natasha Deane, Co-owner.  “They give us hope for the future and represent the Upper Cumberland region with distinction.  We are privileged to have these students as part of the Wildwood family.”

Wildwood Resort & Marina is a boutique resort and marina with 130 boat slips and 36 lodging accommodations, tri-toon boat, kayak, canoe, stand-up paddle board and paddle boat rentals as well as a fine dining Lakeside Restaurant. In addition to hosting couples and families for weekend getaways, Wildwood serves as a venue for executive corporate retreats, weddings and family reunions. The resort is located on beautiful Cordell Hull Lake 18 miles up the Cumberland River from Cordell Hull Lock & Dam. Wildwood enjoys close proximity to the historic town of Granville. For more information, go to www.VisitWildwood.com.

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