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FIVE BGA SENIORS SIGN NATIONAL LETTERS OF INTENT BRINGING TOTAL TO 14 FOR YEAR

With the addition of five signees, Battle Ground Academy now has 14 graduating seniors who are committed to playing athletics in college. The May 5 signings included:

Brett BrownFootballUniversity of Missouri
Ryan Casimier - Baseball University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Xavier Hylton FootballHarding University
Daniel MorraFootballOhio Wesleyan University
Zion MorrisFootballSewanee: University of the South

Senior Graci Semptimphelter Receives Jack Diller Award

This past month, BGA senior Graci Semptimphelter was announced as a recipient of the Jack Diller Education Award, where she will receive $2,500 toward her college education.

The Jack Diller Education Award has given funds to upcoming college students for over 15 years. In 2022, $10,000 was awarded to four students in the Middle Tennessee area, selected from 150 seniors from 75 different high schools.

'Big transformations': How students learn to pitch startups in BGA's EL Program

Hallie Heiter's job at Battle Ground Academy is to build the "job creators of tomorrow."

"We know the World Economic Forum says that 60% of today's jobs won't exist in the same form in 10 years," said the director of the private K-12 school's entrepreneurial leadership concentration. "So we have to create students that are very malleable and adjustable to the environment in which they're in."

The four-year concentration for high school students has paid off for its students since it was started five years ago. Students learn both "soft" communication skills as well as more technical ones. They take a series of tailored courses, and then spend senior year assisting local businesses and pitching their own businesses.

George Plaster '77 Inducted into Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame

Join us in congratulating BGA Alumni Hall of Fame member George Plaster '77 for his recent induction in the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame, Class of 2022. His broadcasting career spans 30+ years from play-by-play announcer for Vanderbilt Athletics, to hosting a sports talk radio show and a sports tv show.  For years, he was a staple in Nashville Sports Radio beginning at Supertalk 997 WTN, later moving to 104.5 The Zone (WGFX), 102.5 The Game WSM-AM, and now WNSR.

 

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