Baylor's Johnson aces ACT
Baylor School senior Matt Johnson earned a top composite score of 36 on his ACT test, the highest possible score on the college entrance exam.
Among test takers in the high-school graduating class of 2011, just 704 of more than 1.6 million students earned a composite score of 36.
The ACT consists of tests in English, mathematics, reading and science. Each test is scored on a scale of 1-36, and a student's composite score is the average of the four test scores.
The senior is the son of Doug and Micheline Johnson of Lookout Mountain.
Sullivan receives Bush Award
Dr. Kathryn Sullivan was recently presented the George H.W. Bush Award at the Challenger Center for Space Science Education at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Dr. June Scobee Rodgers, Challenger Center founder, presented the award.
Sullivan was the first American woman to walk in space and is the current assistant secretary of commerce for environmental observation and predication at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
She is the third recipient of the award, presented to "an individual who demonstrates a commitment to Challenger Center and to keeping the spirit of education as part of the NASA space program alive."
Knight earns academic honor
Maya K. Knight, a student at Chattanooga Christian School, has been selected for membership in the National Society of High School Scholars.
The society, which recognizes academic excellence at the high-school level, was founded by Claes Nobel, a member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes.
Farley receives scholarship
Angela H. Farley, of Health Informatics at Orange Grove Center, was recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship by the Tennessee Health Information Management Association. She will receive the Evelyn Freeman Scholarship.
Farley, a student at the University of Tennessee Health and Science Center, is pursuing a master's degree in health informatics and information management.
Susan Palmer Pierce is a reporter and columnist in the Life department. She began her journalism career as a summer employee 1972 for the News Free Press, typing bridal announcements and photo captions. She became a full-time employee in 1980, working her way up to feature writer, then special sections editor, then Lifestyle editor in 1995 until the merge of the NFP and Times in 1999. She was honored with the 2007 Chattanooga Woman of ...