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David Smotherman is Newton Scholarship winner

T-G Staff Report
Posted 5/14/22

The lights within Bell Buckle Banquet Hall shined bright last Wednesday evening as David Smotherman heard his named called as the 2022 Newton Scholarship recipient.  

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David Smotherman is Newton Scholarship winner

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The lights within Bell Buckle Banquet Hall shined bright last Wednesday evening as David Smotherman heard his named called as the 2022 Newton Scholarship recipient.  

The Victory Baptist Academy senior went home knowing there would be an extra $10,000 to put toward his college education.  

Anthony Green, general manager of Newton Ford South, said, “The Newton Ford/Chevy scholarship is one of the most rewarding things we do all year for the community. It is such an honor to be able to assist a Bedford County student in starting their journey in their continued education. My hope is that as our dealerships continue to grow so too do our opportunities to help out this amazing community.”  

Newton hosted last Wednesday evening’s event in Bell Buckle so that several students and their families could celebrate their achievements together. The excitement built as Newton officials drew for the $10,000 winner during the program.  

Justin George, general manager of Newton Chevrolet Buick GMC, added, “As the General Manager at Newton Chevy Buick GMC, it’s a great privilege to be able to give back to a local student in Bedford County. All of us at Newton Motor Group feel blessed to be able to assist in the education of a young adult. We look forward to helping the community for many more years to come.”  

Bedford County Mayor Chad Graham spoke during the banquet, which was attended by a large crowd. He said, “Success is intentional.”  

He followed up with how someone must have A.D.D. to succeed in life. He referred to A.D.D. as being an acronym for “ambition, desire and drive.”  

The Newton Scholarship Beginning in 2019, Newton Chevrolet Buick GMC and Newton Ford decided to make an investment in their immediate community.  

Sister stores, Newton Nissan in Gallatin and Newton Nissan South on Highway 231 North in Shelbyville, each do a yearly student car give-a-way. Wanting to follow in their footsteps, the Shelbyville store started brainstorming their own ideas for a similar giveaway, and knew they wanted it to be in the same vein of giving back to the next generation. For this reason, the Newton Scholarship was established.  

This $10,000 award goes to one graduating senior each year. Starting in 2022, this scholarship was open to any Bedford County High School graduating senior who wanted to apply. All students must also been rolled in the fall semester for their traditional university or technical school.  

The$10,000 award can be used towards any school expenses; however, the standard procedure is to gather the funds and send them to their chosen school to apply to expenses directly.  

Who will be the 2023scholarship winner? Until then, congratulations to David Smotherman, and to others, much success and happy driving into the future, from Newton Chevrolet Buick GMC and Newton Ford 

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