Two from Lighthouse Christian School named MTSU True Blue

Two local high school freshmen were among the only 100 recently honored by Middle Tennessee State University.

Andrew Wallace and Alyssa Mickels, both freshmen at Lighthouse Christian School, were among the 100 freshmen statewide honored as MTSU True Blue.

Alyssa Mickels and Andrew Wallace.

The True Blue 100 comprises 100 outstanding rising sophomores that share the university’s core values and commitments and live up to them each day — all while excelling academically.

Honorees were invited to campus for an awards reception with their families on Saturday, April 8. Those attending were presented special certificates and photographed with university President Sidney A. McPhee.

“We have never before extended such recognition to students of your age and class rank,” McPhee said in welcoming the students and their families to campus. “I hope you will take a degree of pride and satisfaction in attaining such status. You received this recognition first and foremost because of the hard work you have put forward in your studies during your first year of high school.”

To determine the True Blue 100, high school counselors were asked to nominate those students who consistently demonstrate:

  • Honesty and Integrity
  • Respect for Diversity
  • Engagement in the Community
  • Commitment to Nonviolence
  • Academic Achievement

MTSU’s Office of Admissions will track the students’ academic progress and share information about the university’s academic offerings, scholarships and enrollment requirements.

We know everyone in Antioch is proud of these two young students.