Children of Sheriff’s Office employees earn $500 scholarships

Children of three Sheriff’s Office employees each earned $500 scholarships from the Tennessee Sheriffs’ Association.

Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh recommended the scholarship awards for Faith Edgell, daughter of Sgt. Glenn Edgell, Skyler Norrod, daughter of Detective Kyle Norrod and Jacob Hendrixson, son of Lt. Barry Hendrixson.

Tennessee Sheriffs’ Association awards the scholarships to sheriffs’ employees or their children based on academics and extra-curricular activities.

“I am pleased to present the TSA scholarships to outstanding students like Skyler, Faith and Jacob,” Fitzhugh said. “They have shown leadership and academic excellence and have well-defined career plans. I wish them success.”

Skyler is going to major in Kinesiology at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and plans on becoming a sports trainer/therapist.

She just graduated from Oakland High School. She was enrolled in the school’s International Baccalaureate Program, a two-year, academically rigorous university preparation program for 11th and 12th grade students. Besides the IB classes, students challenge themselves to be creative, active and service-minded. She has attained a 3.85 grade point average.

Skyler served leadership positions in several school clubs. She coordinated food drives and other school donation events. She previously worked during the summer at a day care, focusing on a special needs student.

Faith will be a freshman at the University of Tennessee’s Tickle College of Engineering in Knoxville where she plans to major in biomedical engineering and attend medical school to become a plastic surgeon.

She placed 37 academically in a class of 418 in high school. She and a friend created the Buddies for Life program to make students with disabilities feel included. She served as president of Buddies for Life and played softball.

This is the second year Hendrixson earned the TSA scholarship. He is a sophomore at MTSU where he is majoring in mechatronics engineering.

At Central High School, he played offensive and defensive tackle for the football team. He earned the Scholar-Athlete Award from the National Football Foundation in 2017. He pitched for Central’s baseball team. He played drums in the band. He graduated with honors from Central, the school ranked first academically in Tennessee.

Hendrixson served as president of the Central Car Club. He was one of five Central students on the first Tennessee high school team to compete in the vintage car Great American Race X Club category. Jacob and his teammates helped School Resource Officer Sgt. Scott Culp navigate a 1953 Chieftan Pontiac in the race in June 2018 from Florida to Michigan.

Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh, right, presents a $500 Tennessee Sheriffs’ Association scholarship to Faith Edgell and her father, Sgt. Glen Edgell. Faith will be attending the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Also pictured is Faith’s younger sister, Khloe.

Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh, right, presents a $500 Tennessee Sheriffs’ Association scholarship to Skyler Norrod and her father, Detective Kyle Norrod. Skyler will be a freshman at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh, right, presents a $500 Tennessee Sheriffs’ Association scholarship to Faith Edgell and her father, Sgt. Glen Edgell. Faith will be attending the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Also pictured is Faith’s younger sister, Khloe.

Jacob Hendrixson, a sophomore at MTSU, receives a $500 Tennessee Sheriffs’ Association scholarship from Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh, right. At left is Jacob’s father, Lt. Barry Hendrixson.

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