A local student, Shannon Beaty, was bestowed the Moss Oliver Award and Scholarship by the Nashville City Civitan Club. Pat Waggoner represented the Club in its presentation of the award to Beaty at Ezell-Harding Christian School. One of the primary objectives of the Nashville City Civitan Club is to recognize students who demonstrate outstanding achievement in academics, sports, art, music, drama, and service to school and community.
Beaty’s academic achievements include a 4.0 cumulative GPA and a 29 on the ACT. She has demonstrated leadership skills on the basketball court and in her community. In addition to numerous mission trips Beaty has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, Special Olympics, Room In The Inn and the MAGI Project.
Tim Frizzell, Minister at Crieve Hall Church of Christ, recommended Beaty in the application process for the Moss/Oliver Award.
“It is unusual to come across a young person with such outstanding intelligence, athleticism, compassion for community, and Spiritual leadership,” said Frizzell.
The Moss/Oliver trophy will remain on campus at Ezell Harding throughout the school year. Beaty is heading to Arkansas next week to begin her college career at Harding University.
“I have not decided on a major yet, but I do know that as I consider a future occupation, I want to choose an occupation which will allow or even provide opportunities for me to continue in my service to others,” wrote Beaty in a letter to the Moss-Oliver Award Committee. Spoken like a true servant leader.