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Education

  • Get FAFSA assistance at Roane State event

    Roane State Community College will have a FAFSA event from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 30.

    The event will be on the main campus between Harriman and Rockwood.

    Financial aid staff will be available to help complete the 2018-19 Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

    The FAFSA form is the first step to apply for grants, loans and state lottery scholarships.

    Those who attend are asked to bring their 2016 income-tax return and W-2 forms.

  • Middle college scholarships set

    State Sen. Ken Yager announced last week that Senate Bill 720 has been signed into law. The law creates a Middle College Scholarship Program to offset costs for high school students looking to get a head start on their college degrees.

  • Come SailAway: Kingston academy aims to tailor learning

    While some educational experts continue to ponder the wisdom of “mega schools” one Roane County educator is betting that smaller can still be better.

    For 20 years, SailAway Learning and Academy in Kingston has championed a “micro school” concept that provides an individualized learning experience for its students.

  • Author Mascaro to kick off series

    Knoxville area author Marilyn Mascaro will be the featured speaker at the new Arts and Lectures series at Roane State’s Oak Ridge campus.

    Mascaro, an educator, writer, traveler and East Tennessee native, will discuss her latest book, “Surviving History: The Life of B.Y. Harris in East Tennessee.”

    It’s described as “creative non-fiction” and is about a relative who fought in the Civil War.

    The event will be in the Oak Ridge City Room (A111) at 3:30 p.m. March 1.

  • 'I Hate Shakespeare!': Roane State Playmakers give modern intro to The Bard

    The play name is misleading, but it is enticing.

    “I Hate Shakespeare!” by Steph DeFerie, debuts today (Friday, April 15) at Roane State Community College’s O’Brien Theatre.

    Performed by the RSCC Playmakers, the play is described as “a funny and fast-paced introduction to Shakespeare,” and includes modern-day updates such as cellphone conversations, slang-driven translations and even zombies.

  • Kingston student winner at state level

    Kingston Elementary School fifth-grader Conard Belitz and his parents, John and Emily Belitz, are accompanied by Jack Allen, Tennessee Elks Drug Awareness Program chairman, and Mike Randolph, Oak Ridge Elks Lodge exalted ruler, as Conard is presented with honors from the Elks Drug Awareness Program and Roane County Anti-Drug Coalition.

    Conard is the state winner of the Elks Drug Awareness poster contest.

    He received a plaque and $50 Visa gift card for his “Just Don’t Do It” poster entry.

  • Midway students of the month

    Midway Elementary School Principal Tim Thompson and Assistant Principal Jennifer Spakes honor the school’s February students of the month.

    They include Will Letner, Gabby Gross, Madalyn Sproehlich, Ethan Parks, Tyler Bentley, Jayleigh Davis, Ethan West, Roland Leach, Mikey Donalson, Levi Brooks, Tatum Collier, Cruz Woody, Abigail Cagle, Paige Moses, Adreona Squire, Kamryn Simcox, Charity Pilkey, Nichole Maxwell, Lexie Cagle and Vincent Hephner.

  • Kingston Elementary kids shine in annual science fair

    Kingston Elementary School third through fifth graders showed off their scientific skills last week, as the school hosted its annual science fair.

    Fifth grade science teacher Betsy Johnson feels the science fair is an exciting way for students to learn.

  • Midway Elementary hosts science fair

    Learning from a book is one thing, but hands on experience is another and hands on experience is what students in grades three through five at Midway Elementary School received last week at the school’s science fair.

    Last week’s science fair marked the second straight year the school has put on the event, and although the fair is voluntary for students, this year’s science fair was bigger and better than a year ago.

  • Roane students eligible for ETF awards

    East Tennessee Foundation has seven scholarships available to Roane County students for the 2015-16 school year.

    The Foundation’s scholarship program requirements range from financial need to scholastic achievement.