Alumni Feature #5


Chatham Charter is proud of the successes of its alumni and how they can inspire current and future students. Over the course of the summer of 2023, Knight News will feature alumni from its 2016-2022 graduating classes. These are only a sample of the incredible achievements Chatham Charter graduates are finding as a result of the opportunities they made the most of before and after high school graduation. Staff would enjoy highlighting additional alumni. Contact Beth McCullough ( to share good news about graduates.

In case you missed any previous sets of alumni features, you can still read them here. Feature #1 Feature #2 Feature #3 Feature #4

Tyler Haiges (Class of 2017)

“I graduated Chatham Charter in 2017 after being there from K-12. After graduating, I studied at Virginia Military Institute and graduated in 2021. Once I graduated college, I joined the United States Army, as an Infantry Officer, which I am currently serving. I am assigned to 1–505 PIR with the 82nd Airborne Division. Chatham Charter undoubtably prepared me for success in college and the United States Army. Chatham Charter’s staff and academics will help foster great work ethics and future success for all students. I am proud to have been a Chatham Charter Knight.“

1Lt Haiges is second from the left in this photo.

Ben Lineberry and Emma Jones (Classes of 2018 & 2019)

Alumni Ben Lineberry and Emma Jones are engaged and will tie the knot in November of this year.

Since graduating from Chatham Charter in 2018, Ben Lineberry has had quite the lineworking career. He
attended Nash Community College in Rocky Mount to obtain his lineman certification and
shortly after joined a crew with Lee Electric out of Aberdeen. He then moved to the town of
Wake Forest and later Apex. Most recently, he has accepted a position working for Duke
Energy out of Burlington. Ben has traveled to Houma, Louisiana twice and many rural towns local to us for storm restoration work. During his years of working for the town of Wake Forest and Apex they participated in the annual Lineman Rodeos where Ben took home 1st place in his apprentice division along with many other 1st place awards. He is over the moon excited to begin his career with Duke Energy and continue learning about his trade.

(Emma) “After graduating from Chatham Charter in 2019, I began my college journey at Liberty
University in Lynchburg Virginia. After about a month, I decided it wasn’t for me so I returned
home and immediately enrolled in classes at CCCC. I graduated from Central Carolina
Community College with my Associate in Arts – University Transfer and Associate in Science –
Business Administration in May of 2022. I will graduate with my Bachelor of Science – Business
Administration and Law in May of 2024 from Western Carolina University. Throughout my
college career I have worked for CCCC in various positions, the most recent being a Career and
College Advisor with their CCP (Career and College Promise) program. I hope to continue to
explore different careers specifically pertaining to business law and just see where life takes me!”

Téa Turner (Class of 2021)

“Since graduating at Chatham Charter in 2021, I have been attending NCSU and pursuing my BS in Animal Science: Veterinary Bioscience Concentration! I have loved my time at NCSU and as I come into my final year I am excited to continue making memories and creating long lasting friendships! During school I work part time at Veterinary Emergency Care to gain experience and learn more about the veterinary field! This summer I am interning at Southeast East Community Animal Hospital where I get to practice new skills as a Veterinary Assistant. Upon graduating from NCSU, I plan on attending veterinary school and focusing on Large Animal Medicine!”

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