We’re pleased to share this article from the Grundy Co. Herald about a recent project funded by the Collaborative for Southern Appalachian Studies.

During the 2016 spring semester, the Grundy County Family Resource Center, Grundy County High School (GCHS), and University of the South professor Paige Schneider’s Politics of Poverty and Inequality class partnered to conduct a survey investigating the college experiences of recent GCHS graduates. Two hundred and forty-four alumni of the classes of 2008 through 2015 completed the survey and were entered in a drawing for a new iPad Air 2. Jonathan Carreto from the class of 2008 was the lucky winner. After graduating from GCHS, Carreto earned his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Tennessee Tech in Cookeville, where he is now employed by the Putnam County Sherriff’s Department. Read more here.