Mayor Littlefield Recognizes Young Innovators

Chattanooga, Tennessee – Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield announced the winners of the 3rd Annual Great Ideas Competition at the Spirit of Innovation Awards Luncheon held last week.  The Great Ideas Competition is a scholarship based program that awards high school juniors and seniors for their innovative ideas.  A total of $7,500 in scholarships was awarded to the students. 

“The competition was fierce this year.  It was fascinating to see the scope of great ideas submitted.    With over one hundred entries, these young minds demonstrated innovative thinking in transportation, health and medicine, tourism, and retail,” said Mayor Littlefield.  “The Great Ideas Competition encourages a real world connection to the community.”

Kelsey Bailey, a senior at Soddy Daisy High School, won first place and was awarded $3,500.  Brian Ball, Chattanooga School of Arts and Sciences senior, won $2,500 for second place.  Emily Blevins, Girls Preparatory School junior, won third place and was awarded $1,500.

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