LAFOLLETTE, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF) – The 14th annual Boy Scouts of America Campbell County Good Scout Award Dinner is Thursday, March 17.
CLARENCE LOWE & LINDA AGEE HONORED BY SCOUTS
Educators, Community Volunteers, Chosen for Awards
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Logan Hickman, chair of the fourteenth annual Boy Scouts of America Campbell County Good Scout Award Dinner, is pleased to announce that the 2022 honoree is longtime Campbell County resident Mr. Clarence Lowe. This yearly ceremony and dinner will occur at the Ball Farm Event Center, 2107 General Carl W. Stiner Highway, LaFollette on Thursday, March 17, 2022, at 6:00 PM. Chancery Court Judge Elizabeth Asbury will serve as the keynote speaker. The money raised at the event will support Campbell County scouting in 2022. The yearly dinner has evolved into Campbell County’s premier recognition banquet.
Mr. Lowe was born in Campbell County’s Titus community. After graduating from Jacksboro High School in 1965, he received degrees from Sue Bennett College in Kentucky and the University of Tennessee. His first teaching assignment was at Oneida High School where he served from 1969 to 1983. While at Oneida High School, he completed his master’s degree at the University of Tennessee in business education. In 1983, Clarence moved to Campbell County High School where he served until his retirement in 2007. He completed post-graduate studies at Cumberland University, Union College, and the University of Tennessee. During his 38-year teaching career, he taught 14 different courses and served on the adjunct faculty at Roane State Community College. His impact on our youth was not limited to the classroom. He served as a faculty advisor to multiple student organizations and was active at the regional, state, and national levels. The South Campbell County Rotary Club recognized him as the teacher of the year.
Clarence Lowe’s level of community volunteerism is rarely matched. He has served the Campbell County Cancer Association for over 30 years as a volunteer and member of the board of directors. Additionally, he has served as the Association’s treasurer since 1998.He served on the Caryville-Jacksboro Utility District Board of Commissioners for 4 years.He served as the chairman of the Campbell County Republican Party for 10 years. Clarence helped organize the Friends of Cove Lake State Park. He has served as the Friends’ treasurer for many years. He has served as the Cove Lake 5k race director for 23 years. After assisting with the Santa Trot 5k for 5 years, he conducted the Cove Lake Christmas Dash for the last two Decembers. He is a member of the Jacksboro United Methodist Church. His interests include running, collecting political campaign buttons, and bluegrass and traditional country music. You can find Clarence running at Cove Lake State Park in the afternoons.
The scouts are equally excited to honor Mrs. Linda Agee as the third recipient of the Elbert K. Fretwell Award for exceptional service to education. Mrs. Agee served Jacksboro Middle School and Jacksboro High School for over 30 years as a teacher and principal. She was one of the first female principals in Campbell County. Mrs. Agee graduated from LaFollette High School in 1950 and played basketball for John R. W. Brown. Coach Brown would be proud to know you can find Mrs. Agee walking most mornings at Cove Lake State Park. Mrs. Agee attended East Tennessee State University (ETSU) and the University of Tennessee. She played on the ETSU basketball team. She is a graduate of Lincoln Memorial University. She was married to the late Coach Jim Agee. She has two daughters, Gwen Agee and Judge Vanessa Jackson, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She is a member of Jacksboro First Baptist Church.
Peoples Bank of the South is proud to underwrite the dinner’s expense for the fourteenth year. The bank understands the hugely important impact scouting has on the children of Campbell County.
The previous Elbert K. Fretwell Outstanding Educator Award recipients are Larry and Sue Ellen Nidiffer.
The previous Good Scout Award recipients are Mr. Edward Balloff, Mrs. Juanita Baird, Colonel Tommy C. Stiner, the five Baird brothers, General Carl W. Stiner, the Campbell County Honor Guard, Mr. Lansden E. Hill, the Campbell County High School football team coaching staff, Mr. Mike Malicote, Mr. John T. Reynolds, Mr. Hack Ayers,Pastor Ronnie Arnold, and Dr. James Farris.
Logan Hickman, Dinner Chair
Peoples Bank of the South; 423-871-1975; email@example.com
About BSA and the Great Smoky Mountain Council: The Boy Scouts of America provides the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training, which helps young people be “Prepared. For Life.®.”The Great Smoky Mountain Council, Boy Scouts of America is a United Way agency that serves boys and girls across 21counties of East Tennessee. Programs include Cub Scouting for ages 5-10, Scouts BSA for ages 11-18, Venturing (outdoor adventure) for ages 14-20, Exploring (career education) for ages 14-20, and STEM Scouts for grades 3 -12. For more information on the Boy Scouts of America, please visit www.scouting.org. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 02/14/2022-9AM-REPUBLISHED – 03/16/2022-6AM)