student activists http://wmot.org en Tenn. Teens Get $1000 Awards from Atheist Group http://wmot.org/post/tenn-teens-get-1000-awards-atheist-group <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp; Three Tennessee teens have received $1000 awards from the Freedom From Religion Foundation for their activism on local issues of church and state separation.</p><p>Earlier this year Lenoir City student Krystal Myers received a $1000 activist award for writing a column on gay issues for her school newspaper. The article was banned prior to publication.</p><p>Jeff Shott of Spring Hill received $1,000 after he dressed up as Jesus Christ to protest church-state issues at his school.</p> Fri, 17 Aug 2012 16:56:12 +0000 Mike Osborne 14641 at http://wmot.org