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Story and Photography by Eric Lusk

The 2024 Athena Awards were recently held at MTSU’s Grand Ballroom in Murfreesboro. Hundreds of guests assembled to support this year’s nominees, which included 10 area women who were nominated as the Traditional ATHENA, and eight who were nominated as the Young Professional ATHENA.

Representing 12 Rutherford County organizations, this year’s ATHENA nominees included Renee Barker, April Booten, Dr. Lucy Langworthy, Racquel Peebles, Mary Catherine Sevier, Angel Skinner, Deborah Thompson, Dr. Sarah Murfree, Meg Van Patten and Dr. Sam Zaza. The ATHENA Young Professional Nominees included Casey Burks, Veronica M. Clark, Dr. Christina M. Cobb, Delaney Moor, Whitney Raque, Ashley D. Stearns, Cassandra Taylor and Sonya Turner.

Rutherford Cable was the founding sponsor of the ATHENA and Young Professional Awards. These awards recognize area women who have excelled personally and professionally. 

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