Daniel Casey, a member of the recently graduated Farragut High School Class of 2023, was one of 16 students nationwide selected as a 9/11 Promise Scholarship recipient.
The competitive scholarship is awarded to qualified children of first responders and military service members who have been killed or injured and unable to hold employment.
To qualify, students must demonstrate past and future potential for academic and leadership success, provide two letters of recommendation, answer two essay questions and provide proof of parent’s first responder and/or military service and death or disability.
Casey is the son of Donald and Kristi Casey of Farragut, both of whom were 9/11 responders. Donald was a firefighter with the Fire Department of New York City and retired on disability in 2007. Kristi, formerly a firefighter-EMT and disaster response team leader, currently is on medical leave from Knox County Schools, where she had been teaching since the family relocated to Tennessee in 2014.
This new FHS graduate has a twin brother, Patrick, and two sisters, Emma and Abigail.
Daniel Casey graduated with honors, received NIC Industry Certification and earned a 3.8 grade-point average during his four years at FHS.
He will be attending Maryville College in the fall, where he received the Dean’s Scholarship and Educator Award.
Daniel Casey plans to study psychology and business.