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Smith County’s Jacob Allen Summers Is A Dream Big Scholar

jacob-allen-summers-croppedSmith County High School’s Senior Jacob Summers has been selected as one of the Lite Rock 95.9/106-9 Kicks Country Dream Big Scholars for the month of December.

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.

Summers has achieved some outstanding academic achievements, such as interning at the Aspirnaut program at Vanderbilt to do research this past summer in the medical field. Summers has also won recognition from the DAR for a speech he has written.

In addition to Summers’ academic success, he is a member of several clubs such as: BETA club, French club, 4-H club, and HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America). Summers also tutors kids at an after-school program and volunteers as a counselor at 4-H camp.

Once Summers graduates high school, he plans to enter the medical field and become a cardiologist. He decided to become a cardiologist when his older died in his sleep due to a heart condition.

Lite Rock 95.9 Morning Show Host Sheila Scruggs visited Smith County High School a couple of weeks ago and presented Summers with a plaque. Summers 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