Sequoyah High student receives scholarship in honor of fallen Ma

Sequoyah High student receives scholarship in honor of fallen Marine

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LCpl Frankie Watson was killed in Afghanistan in 2011. In his memory, Watson's longtime friend State Trooper Lowell Eussell established a scholarship for a Sequoyah High School student. (source: Watson family) LCpl Frankie Watson was killed in Afghanistan in 2011. In his memory, Watson's longtime friend State Trooper Lowell Eussell established a scholarship for a Sequoyah High School student. (source: Watson family)
This year, the recipient was senior Matthew Gletty. This year, the recipient was senior Matthew Gletty.
Matthew Gletty is going to East Tennessee State University in the fall and wants to work for a law enforcement agency like the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. Matthew Gletty is going to East Tennessee State University in the fall and wants to work for a law enforcement agency like the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
"The class of 2014 gets to choose whatever career path they want because of the veterans. America's what it is because of the veterans," Lowell Russell said. "The class of 2014 gets to choose whatever career path they want because of the veterans. America's what it is because of the veterans," Lowell Russell said.
MADISONVILLE (WATE) - A local student with dreams of working in law enforcement received a scholarship Monday night in memory of a fallen Marine.

LCpl Frankie Watson was killed in Afghanistan in 2011. In his memory, Watson's longtime friend State Trooper Lowell Russell established a scholarship for a Sequoyah High School student.

Previous story: Monroe County Marine killed in Afghanistan

This year, the recipient was senior Matthew Gletty. He is going to East Tennessee State University in the fall and wants to work for a law enforcement agency like the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

Russell told 6 News this award honors not only his friend, but all veterans.

"The class of 2014 gets to choose whatever career path they want because of the veterans. America's what it is because of the veterans," he said.

Frankie Watson was a 2008 graduate of Sequoyah High School.
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