By Bob Fowler
Roane State staff writer
It was the perfect setting for a surprise announcement: surrounded by her teammates and coach at a team cookout.
Madison â€œMadiâ€ Lamon watched on a YouTube livestream on Awards Night that she had been named the winner of Roane State Community Collegeâ€™s highest student honor â€“ the Presidentâ€™s Award.
â€œI was very surprised,â€ she said. â€œI wasnâ€™t expecting it at all.â€
Lamon, 19, a pitcher for the Roane State Raiders softball team, is the latest recipient of the award, and on an auspicious occasion â€“ the 50thÂ anniversary of the community college.Â Current Roane State President Chris Whaley won the award as a student in 1989.[Read more…]