The Union County chapter of the Lions Club was chartered in October 2008 and has been serving our community well year after year. Not sure what the Lions Club is or what it does? It is a club composed of members of the community who embrace the motto “We Serve” in a variety of ways. Local Lions Club programs include vision conservation, hearing and speech conservation, diabetes awareness, youth outreach, international relations, environmental issues, and much more.
The Union County Business & Professional Association hosted the 26th Annual UCBPA Charities Scholarship Benefit Classic at Three Ridges Golf Course in Knoxville on January 27.
Union County High School Class of 2019 students have now made their last entrance as seniors and students at UCHS. On May 14, at the Senior Brunch and Awards Ceremony, students were congratulated and honored with an estimate of a half million dollars in scholarship funds being presented.
One of the most important ways to invest in the future of agriculture is to invest in the people who will become tomorrow’s agriculture industry leaders. Students pursuing the agriculture industry often look for careers in planning, implementation, production, management, processing, education, or marketing ag products and services. Tennessee Department of Education predicts that over 60,000 high-skilled agricultural jobs open annually in the United States with just around 35,400 graduates in the Ag, Food, and Natural Resources program studies to fill the openings.
The City of Plainview recognized three UCHS graduates for their outstanding achievement at the June meeting of the Board of Alderman. Mayor Gary Chandler and Vice Mayor Richard Phillips rewarded Seth Beeler, Samantha Sutton, and Destini Thomas with a plaque and a $500 scholarship.
Seth Beeler, a valedictorian, will attend UT Knoxville in the fall to major in pre-medicine. He plans to eventually study optometry. Seth participated in the UCHS Health Occupations Program and did his clinical internship with Dr. Tommy Louthan of Halls Vision Clinic.