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TCAT Elizabethton honors student veterans

Contributed • Jan 28, 2020 at 11:04 PM

ELIZABETHTON – Students of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Elizabethton who have served in the U.S. armed services were recognized last week at a celebration lunch held in their honor.

Among veteran attendees, pictured from left, are Mikel Osborne, Washington County, Va.; Mcah Clark, Sullivan County; Markell Collins, Washington County; Amy Perry, Carter County; and Jerald Lewin, Washington County.

Lori Clarke, TCAT Elizabethton school-certifying official, said there is a 94% program completion rate among veterans attending the school.

“The student veterans at TCAT Elizabethton are among the best leaders in the classroom. The maturity and life experience brings new meaning and changes the prospective of those who have never left home nor been outside the United States.

“We are honored to have the ones that have defended our country pick TCAT Elizabethton as their next career steppingstone. We thank them for all they have done to protect our freedoms that far too many take for granted,” Clarke said.

ETSU Upward Bound representatives Greg Stout and Carl Cole also attended the luncheon along with representatives from the Air Force, Army and Marines.

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