FHS graduates earn scholarship

Two Farragut High School graduating seniors received 2016 Michael David Greene Memorial Scholarships.

Noah Schoenike and Briana Rowe-Lackey accepted the scholarships at a FHS Band banquet May 6. The students each received $1,000 for the first two years of college, Janet Greene, who presented the scholarships with David Greene, said.

“The scholarship is awarded annually to the college-bound senior FHS band members who exemplify Michael’s qualities of real and fervent effort, kindness, courage, determination and dignity,” Janet Greene said.

The Greenes established the scholarship in 1995 in memory of their son, Michael, who died of brain cancer in September 1994.

Both Schoenike and Rowe-Lackey were inducted into the FHS Band Hall of Fame.

Schoenike, an All-State East euphonium and trombone player, is the son of Aaron and Randee Schoenike.

He also was an All-State euphonium player alternate. At FHS Schoenike is a member of the marching band, jazz orchestra, symphonic band and wind ensemble. He will attend The University of Tennessee, where he will major in music education.

Rowe-Lackey a member of FHS Band, Color Guard and Winter Guard, is the daughter of Jennifer Lackey.

She will attend the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, where she will major in international business.

FHS Band director Keith Clupper and assistant director Michelle Lewis Clupper lead the band program.

Michael, who played the trumpet in the band, earned a 4.0 average his sophomore year while undergoing numerous chemotherapy and radiation treatments that ultimately failed to save his life.

This is the 22nd year the scholarship has been awarded. A total of 44 students have received the scholarship, which is endowed at the East Ten-nessee Foundation in Knoxville.

For more information about the Michael David Greene Memorial Scholarship, visit the website online at mdgscholarship.org