Local student wins coveted ROTC scholarship

Jeff Funk.

Jeff Funk.

Jeff Funk, a senior at Lighthouse Christian School, has recently learned that he’s been awarded an Army ROTC scholarship.

This full-tuition scholarship is the result of competition among some of the best students in the nation.

“Jeff is one of our outstanding senior leaders,” Brian Sweatt, headmaster at Lighthouse Christian School, said. “He demonstrates excellence in his schoolwork, respect for teachers and his peers, and has done many service projects, including a missions trip to Africa.”

Funk has narrowed his college choices to Auburn University, the University of Tennessee, or Middle Tennessee State University.

His brother, Jonathan, Class of 2014, is currently attending Auburn University on a full academic scholarship for architecture.