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Lindsey Payne Of Gordonsville Is A Dream Big Scholar

lindsey-payne-croppedGordonsville High School’s Senior Lindsey Payne has been selected as one of the Lite Rock 95.9/106-9 Kicks Country Dream Big Scholars for the month of November.

The award, presented by the Tennessee Credit Union, honors outstanding work in the classroom, leadership in school groups, and organization, achievement in extracurricular activities as well as work in the community. One student from a high school across the Upper Cumberland wins the award each month.

Payne has achieved some outstanding academic achievements, such as a 3.9 GPA and ranking third in her class. Payne is currently doing dual enrollment and will have 30 credit hours once she starts college, entering as a sophomore.

In addition to Payne’s academic success, she is a member of several clubs and has leader roles within them. Payne works part-time at Carthage Full Gospel Church, and has played in the Gordonsville High School band for the past 10 years.

Once Payne graduates high school, she plans to attend University of Tennessee, and study biology. Her goal is to be a pediatrician and practice at a children’s hospital.

Lite Rock 95.9 Morning Show Host Sheila Scruggs visited Gordonsville High School a couple of weeks ago and presented Payne with a plaque. Payne will join other Dream Big Scholars from the 2016-2017 academic year at a spring banquet where she could win a $1,500 college scholarship, or one of two smaller scholarships.

106-9 Kicks Country and Lite Rock 95.9 joined forces with The Tennessee Credit Union in 2014 to encourage rising seniors who want to Dream Big. Parents, teachers, and local residents nominate graduating seniors for the award.

The Tennessee Credit Union has offices in middle and east Tennessee, including 1281 South Walnut Avenue in Cookeville. For 65 years, The Tennessee Credit Union has been helping members achieve their financial goals with products and services designed to exceed their expectations. To nominate a student to become a Dream Big Scholar, visit or