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APSU Freshman Awarded Scholarship

Clarksville, TN – On LEAP OrganizationAugust 15th, the LEAP Organization officially awarded APSU freshman Mariah Hughes with a $500 scholarship. Mariah participated in the 7 Points Quest Scholarship Essay Contest sponsored by LEAP at their annual Step and Dance competition hosted at West Creek High School this past March.

“The LEAP Organization recognizes the importance of encouraging youth to be productive and responsible citizens, and is honored to provide resources to assist youth their quest to pursue higher learning opportunities.” Commented Founder Richard “Reason” Garrett

State Representative Joe Pitts with John Riley and  Mariah Hughes
State Representative Joe Pitts with John Riley and Mariah Hughes

The 7 Points Quest is a local essay contest for high school seniors designed to encourage and promote the 7 principles of Leadership, Enlightenment, Academic Achievement, Perseverance, Outreach, Responsibility, and Growth.

The theme for this year’s essay was leadership. Students were asked to think back over their life and select a time where they emerged as a leader. They described the opportunity by including their responsibilities and how they persevered to achieve the desired outcome along with what they learned from the opportunity. Lastly they described how they would use the 7 Points Quest Scholarship for academic achievement and how they could apply the principles of the 7 Points of LEAP to their everyday life

Mariah’s essay very articulately defined what leadership meant to her and emphasized her emergence as a young leader with astounding potential.

For more information on the LEAP Organization and its Youth Development Programs, visit www.leaporg.net or call 931-378-0500.

Photo Gallery

Photos from the 2012 LEAP Step and Dance competition at West Creek High School.

Richard Garrett
Richard Garretthttp://leaporg.net/
City Councilman Richard "Reason" Garrett has gained extensive business knowledge and negotiating skills as the Executive Director of the LEAP Organization.  LEAP Org provides youth development services.  As a licensed realtor for Keller Williams Realty, he is known for his tenacity, perseverance, honesty, and fairness.  A proud APSU alum, Richard graduated with Honors with a Bachelors in Public Management.
Richard is a former active duty Marine, father of 4, and a husband with strong ties to the community. He is a graduate of Leadership Clarksville and a member of Clarksville Rotary, Clarksville Area Ministerial Association, Chamber of Commerce, Clarksville Association of Realtors Public Relations & Charity Relations Committees, and Clarksville Community Partners Group.
For more information on Richard visit www.reason4clarksville.com. He can be contacted directly at 931-378-0500 or via email

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