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Education

  • Midway scientists fairest at the fair

    Thirty students participated in Midway Elementary School's recent science fair.

    This was the school’s first year in the da Vinci Arts and Science Fair.

    Third-grade winners were Abigail Patterson, first place; Lena Tinker, second place; and Cheyenne Branson, third place.

    Winners in fourth grade were Briana Comeaux, first place; and Montana Bagnell, second place.

    Fifth-grade winners were Alexus Curtis, first place; Josie Thompson, second place; and Erica Davidson, third place.

  • Bowers kids cry out for orphans

    Two Bowers Elementary School kindergartners recently lifted a cry for help for orphans suffering in Ghana.

    Inspired by a family of Bowers volunteers who had spent a year in the African nation, Audrey Boles and Keller Holmes, both 6, decided to raise money to help those unfortunate children.

    “There are kids in Ghana who don't have it (help),” said Keller.

    Their teacher, Susanne McCracken, was working while the children were doing their activity time when she heard the special message the pair were crying.

  • Six Roane projects awarded UCOR Mini-Grant funds

    Six projects in Roane County Schools were among the 33 across East Tennessee to receive URS/CH2M Oak Ridge LLC UCOR Education Mini-Grants.

    “The UCOR Mini-Grant Program enables teachers to enhance their students’ educational experiences,” said Ken Rueter, UCOR president and project manager. “The selected projects funded by our program give students a greater insight into the essential STEM subjects in fun and exciting ways.”

    Roane County Schools’ recipients include:

  • TCAT-Harriman SkillsUSA a Model of Excellence

    The Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Harriman SkillsUSA Chapter was recently named among the top 24 Skills-USA chapters nationally as a SkillsUSA Models of Excellence recipient.

    In recognition, chapter representatives will participate in the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Ky., on June 22-26.

    Activities include Models of Excellence finalist interviews, an awards dinner at the Kentucky Derby Museum, and recognition during the awards ceremony in front of more than 50,000 SkillsUSA members and guests.

  • Tennessee Scholars: 121 Roane high school seniors cited

    The Roane County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Roane County Schools, recognized 121 graduating seniors as Tennessee Scholars at a breakfast awards ceremony on April 22.

    The graduating Tennessee Scholars are from the five Roane County high schools.

    At the ceremony, the students received a Tennessee Scholars certificate and medallion from Gary Aytes, director of Roane County Schools, and Allen Lutz, education and workforce development specialist for The Roane Alliance.

  • RSCC garden plants dreams, too

    Service is becoming an important part of Jeremiah Johnson’s education.

    “You do not really think about all the needs in the community until you serve in the community,” said Johnson, a Roane State Community College freshman. “It has opened me up to things. It has helped me as a person.”

    Johnson receives the tnAchieves scholarship, which offers two years of community college tuition-free.

    The statewide Tennessee Promise program was based on tnAchieves.

  • High School Graduations: Class of 2015
  • 2014-15 School Calendar
  • RCHS FFA team tops in Quiz Bowl

    Roane County High School’s FFA Chapter Quiz Bowl team, in no particular order, Tristen Gates, Ethan Korb, Jennifer Kringle and Samantha Browne, took home first place in the Hiwassee College Agriscience Quiz Bowl.

    Gates won high-scoring individual and received a $1,000 scholarship, and Korb won second high-scoring individual and a $500 scholarship.

    The team was led by FFA adviser Megan Skinner.

  • Roane State a part of nationwide network

    Roane State Community College is now a part of the Achieving the Dream National Reform Network.

    It’s one of the first community colleges in Tennessee selected for this nationwide network working to improve student success.

    The Achieving the Dream National Reform Network includes more than 200 community colleges.

    The network is led by Achieving the Dream Inc., a national nonprofit considered one of the most comprehensive, non-governmental education reform organizations in the country.