UT announces full list of Torchbearers, 4 from East Tennessee

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Six University of Tennessee, Knoxville, seniors, including four from East Tennessee, have been recognized as Torchbearers, the school’s highest undergraduate honor.

The recipients learned of their selection through a surprise visit by Chancellor Donde Plowman or a member of her cabinet in early March.

Each year, a group of students who have gone above and beyond in demonstrating their commitment to service, outstanding leadership, and academic achievement are named Torchbearers in recognition of their extraordinary accomplishments.

Tennessee Vols football player Trey Smith was announced as a recipient on March 19.

Other honorees include:

  • Taylor Boyer, of Knoxville
  • Natalie Campbell, of Knoxville
  • Maria Urias, of Lenoir City
  • Tyler Young, of Knoxville
  • Madison Woods, of Memphis

The students will receive a medal during the Chancellor’s Honors Banquet on Wednesday, April 7.

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