Cody plans to major in pre-med at East Tennessee State University, in Johnson City.
He was awarded the scholarship under the Ruritan National Foundation’s “Build Your Dollars Grant Program.” The innovative program allows the local club to select a worthy individual from the community to receive a grant. More than 400 of the awards are made annually by the Ruritan National Foundation.
Burrell is the son of Derrick and Beth Burrell.
Burrell graduated with a GPA of 3.78 in 2010 from Walker Valley High School. He was selected as Mr. Walker Valley High School, a Circle of Champions Scholar, a Tennessee scholar, a member of the National Honor Society and the Beta Club.
In 2009, he served as a delegate to the American Legion Boys State.
He played baseball and basketball all four years at Walker Valley. He was captain his senior year in both sports and was recognized on many All-District and All-tournament teams. In 2010, he was named the Chattanooga Times Free Press Best of the Preps First Team Baseball.
Ruritan is one of America’s leading community service organizations. There are nine Ruritan club with more than 200 members in Bradley County. There are six Ruriteen Clubs — Bachman Academy, Bradley County School System and Cleveland City School system — in the community.
Individuals interested in becoming a Ruritan or Ruriteen may contact North Lee Ruritan President Louie Alford at 339-1989 or visit the Ruritan information both at the Foothills Country Fair Sept. 15 through 19 at the Tri-State Exhibition Center.