Judith Lynn McKee Erwin was born at The King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Maury County, Tennessee and enjoyed a family and school life that was filled with many activities for a student who excelled in both academic and extracurricular pursuits. Lynn attended Columbia Central High School, where she was active as a member of the Junior Classical League, Y-Teens, a Cheerleader, a Homecoming Attendant, a member of the Student Council, a Tennessee Girls’ State Representative, Secretary of the Student Body and Student Council, Guidance Department Secretary and the Senior Superlative “Miss Personality.” She was a member of the Class of 1964. The first in her family to attend college, Lynn chose Martin College and later received a Bachelor of Science degree from Middle Tennessee State University. She became an elementary school teacher and while this career blossomed, she also helped her husband obtain his college degrees.In setting up this Fund, Ronnie Erwin, Lynn’s husband of more than 50 years, found a way to honor the love and enthusiasm his wife demonstrated throughout her lifetime through annual recognition of an award to a cheerleader from Columbia Central High School.
Established in 2019