MARTIN, Tenn. – Karl Ullrich II, a 2015 graduate of Union City High School, received the 2015-16 RisingStar Leadership Scholarship from the University of Tennessee at Martin WestStar Leadership Program. Recipients of the $1,200 scholarship are chosen annually by the RisingStar Committee.
The RisingStar Leadership Scholarship is for a student who participated in the RisingStar Leadership Summit, sponsored by the WestStar Leadership Program, and will attend UT Martin as a freshman. Students must have a 3.0 high school grade point average and a 21 or higher ACT score to be eligible for the award. Ullrich plans to major in mechanical engineering and hopes later to be a firefighter or Marine Corps officer.
“The skills I learned from RisingStar will provide the foundation I need to be a leader among the family in uniform,” said Ullrich. “The leadership tips I learned will help me develop bonds in my career faster while also ensuring the safety of myself and those who work with me.”
The next RisingStar Leadership Summit will be held Nov. 19-20 for West Tennessee high school juniors and seniors involved in leadership roles within their school or community. The daylong program includes leadership team building, motivational speakers and university tours designed for specific academic interests.
Students interested in participating in RisingStar can contact the WestStar Leadership Program at 731-881-7298.
PICTURED: Karl Ullrich II