North East Tennessee Home Education Association

2023 NETHEA Outstanding Student Award


NETHEA - is the regional branch of THEA
(Tennessee Home Education Association - We serve homeschoolers throughout the eight counties
(Washington, Greene, Sullivan, Johnson, Hawkins, Hancock, Unicoi, Carter) of
upper East Tennessee by sponsoring annual high school graduation ceremonies,
Home School Missions, a mom's retreat, an annual curriculum sale, academic
fairs, etc.

We place emphasis on family-geared education, family-oriented activities,
and family leadership. We applaud families for taking the time to instill
godly values in their children and we support all parents' rights to raise
children under the admonition of the Lord.

Each year, NETHEA selects one or two students to represent our region as
Outstanding Students. These students will be selected on the following

Mandatory Requirements: 

 *NOTE*  Please do not send multiple emails.  Applicants should set up a Google Document file with all of the required documents in one file.

1. Student must be a young person exhibiting godly character (This will be
determined through two letters of reference from persons who know the
student. One person may be the student's parent.)

2. Student must exhibit true servant-leadership in all areas of involvement (noted in BIO)

3. Student must be from a THEA member family within NETHEA (membership in
NETHEA is required)

4. Student must have excellent academic records

5. Student must have served in his/her community (local ministry,
outreach, church activities, community, etc.)

6. Student should participate in extracurricular activities (Scouts,
missions, music, athletics, drama, etc.)

7. Student should be a senior in high school

8. Outstanding student will be eligible to attend Rally Day in Nashville
to receive acknowledgement of this award on stage.

9. Student must be a resident of the state of Tennessee.

How to apply:

If you believe your student might qualify and you would like to submit an
application, I need the following materials:

- student's transcript (a copy or print out is fine…an ‘official’ transcript isn’t necessary)

- list of student's extracurricular activities

- list of student's community activities

- list of student's church activities

- other activities involvement that you believe show student's servant

- proof you are a legal homeschooler. 

- two letters of recommendation from individuals attesting to student's
godly character

- statement as to whether or not your student be able to attend Rally Day in Nashville

Do not worry about sending proof of NETHEA membership. We will verify that
on this end.

Email these to:

DEADLINE: Applications should be in by February 1
, 2023.

Up to two winners of the NETHEA Outstanding Student Awards will each receive
a $100 scholarship award from NETHEA

If anyone has any questions, please just e-mail me at




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