2010 Hendrix Scholarship Winner Announced

Calvin “C.J.” Cassell of Nashville was named the Bethel University 2010 Hendrix Scholarship winner after 31 invited students competed for the honor during the annual competition held Feb. 19-20 on the school’s McKenzie campus. Students sat through academic examinations and took part in an interview as part of the competition.
      As the winner of the Hendrix Scholarship, Cassell will earn full tuition, room and board at Bethel. Cassell is a senior at Martin Luther King Jr. Magnet High School in Nashville, and he is an active member of the West Nashville Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Cassell, who plans to major in psychology, is the son of Jeff and Marieanne Cassell.
      Corey Ramsey of Memphis was the runner-up in the competition and will earn full tuition. Ramsey attends Cordova High School and is an active member of Heartsong United Methodist Church. The son of Dennis and Patricia Ramsey, he plans to major in music education.
      Cassell and Ramsey can both renew their scholarships each year as long as they maintain a 3.6 grade point average (GPA).
      Students, who had at least a 3.25 GPA and a 24/1090 ACT/SAT score were eligible to enter the competition. Other students who were invited to take part in the competition will be considered for Bethel’s remaining institutional grants. Those students included: Jamie Sullivan of Cowan; Taylor Rivera of Parsons; Hunter Adams of Dickson; Kara Heath of Waverly; Taylor Codley of White House; Ariana Maliga of Atoka; Samuel Cole Smith of Brighton; Courtney Chumley of Munford; Hailey Ashcraft of Atoka; Bryan Wheeler of McEwen; Madison Walker of Paris; Ashlea Smiley of Greenbrier; Cody Allen of Millington; Shelby Moore of Medina; Clarissa Stark of Gates; Zac Hannaford of Jackson; Cody Eichler of Newbern; Chelsea Lucas of Newbern; Kenneth Ray of Huntingdon; Ashley Whitworth of Paris; Jessica Davis of Huntingdon; Robert Buck of Fairview; Alex Spencer of McKenzie; Collin White of Murfreesboro; J.P. Russell of McKenzie; Sabrina Saven of Brownsville; Lauren Perry of Brownsville; Danielle Flowers of Ripley; Taylor Long of McEwen.
The Bethel University Hendrix Scholarship was established in 1988 by Willard R. Hendrix, a successful Nashville civic leader and businessman who had a great desire to bring qualified and dedicated faculty into contact with outstanding and deserving students.