Class of 2020

Logan Elizabeth Carmody

The daughter of William and Lisa Carmody of Bristol, Logan Elizabeth Carmody served as editor of the yearbook at Tennessee High School. With a passion for singing, Logan was a member of her high school’s advanced choir and participated in All-East and All-State Choirs. Academically, she ranked first in her class.  An avid student of the French language since middle school, Logan held officer positions in French Club all four years of high school. She also has experience in athletics, having competed in soccer, volleyball, and swimming. An alumna of Sullins Academy, Logan has served as a camp counselor at that school’s summer day camps since 2012, where she mentors and encourages young children in science, athletics, and the arts. She plans to pursue her interests in music and French at ETSU, working toward a future career in international business or education.

Seth Michael Jewett

Seth Michael Jewett lives in Jonesborough and attended Providence Academy. Vice-president of his sophomore class and president of his junior class, Seth was Providence’s student government president during his senior year.  He was also captain of the Providence cross-country team, of which he was a four-year member. He plays banjo with the Old Timers Band, which regularly performs at the Jonesborough and Johnson City Farmers’ Markets, nursing homes, and local restaurants. He has volunteered as a tutor in algebra, chemistry, and Latin, and with Second Harvest Food Bank and Race for Ian. He has been recognized for his excellence in Latin, earning a Maxima Cum Laude twice on the National Latin Exam. Seth plans to continue his study of banjo at ETSU, while also preparing for a future career as a physician. He is the son of Michael and Kari Jewett.

Brianna Lynn McCoy

Brianna Lynn McCoy is the daughter of Marvin and Debra McCoy of Lansing, NC. A graduate of Ashe County High School, she was an officer in her school’s JROTC program, most recently holding the position of Battalion Logistics Officer. Brianna was also active in the Ashe County High School Student Council all four years of high school. She ranked academically at the top of her class.  She was a member of her school’s Beta Club, where she participated in state-level competitions and numerous service projects. Brianna is also an accomplished athlete in softball, pitching and playing outfield for a travelling softball team. She is currently learning to play the guitar.  Brianna plans a career in the medical field as a physical therapist.

Taylor Denise Osborne

A senior at Pisgah High School, Taylor Denise Osborne is the daughter of Thomas and Sandra Osborne of Clyde, NC. She serves as varsity cheer captain at Pisgah and has competed at numerous regional, state, and national cheer competitions. Taylor founded and coaches the Pisgah Unified Cheer Team, which gives students with special needs the opportunity to cheer for their high school and in the community.  Recently named a State Finalist for the Wendy’s High School Heisman award, Taylor is a stand-out athlete in track, competing in hurdles, triple jump, and relay races. She also founded the youth ensemble at her church and has volunteered with numerous charities, including Relay for Life and Stop Hunger Now.  Ranked academically at the top of her class, Taylor was Class President during her freshman and junior years and is currently President of Pisgah’s Diversity Club. She is interested in a future career as an optometrist.

Sydney Emerson Ross

Sydney Emerson Ross is Founder and former president of Volunteer High School’s Fighting Teen Addiction, a student organization focused on addiction that recently expanded to two other local high schools. Sydney was active in student government during her four years at Volunteer, including organizing service projects and school events. She was instrumental in re-activating her local chapter of Beta Club, which has generated thousands of hours of community service by Volunteer students. Sydney is also an outstanding athlete: a four-year starter on Volunteer’s varsity basketball team, she was selected as team captain for her senior year.  During the summer of 2016, she plans to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania alongside her father.  The daughter of Todd and Heather Ross of Mount Carmel, Sydney plans to pursue a career as an orthopedist or neurologist.

Braden Trent

The son of David and Malissa Trent of Johnson City, Braden Trent is a recent graduate of Science Hill High School. Braden served as Battalion Commander of Science Hill’s JROTC and was a founding member of Project 9/12 Leadership, a leadership development program for Science Hill students. He was also a member of the Showstoppers team, a competitive acting group at the school. Braden has been awarded the George C. Marshall Academic and Leadership Award, the American Legion Citizenship medal, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Leadership Award. He represented Science Hill at Tennessee Boys State, where he was selected as Adjutant General, and has also attended the National Flight Academy in Pensacola, FL. Braden plans to explore wide-ranging interests at ETSU, including history, chemistry, and literature, as he considers possible careers as a military officer and in physical therapy.

Zachary Charles Warren

Zachary Charles Warren, the son of Shane and Athena Warren, lives in Bluff City and graduated from Sullivan East High School where he was Class President. He ranked first in his class and was named a 2016 National Merit Semifinalist.  As team captain, Zach helped lead the Sullivan East cross-country team to a 2nd place finish at the 2015 state championship. He was also co-president of the local chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.  Zach is engaged in public service throughout the community, including participating in mission trips, acting as a Bible study teacher, and coaching children in soccer and basketball.  An attendee at ETSU’s Rural Medicine Camp during summer 2015, Zach is considering a career as a physician.