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Education

  • Fall festival fun at Kingston

    Kingston Elementary School recently had a fall festival.

    The event was a merit award day for the first nine-weeks’ grading period.

    Activities offered during the special event included a hayride, goat petting, apple bobbing and face painting.

  • Apply to MTSU by Dec. 1 for more scholarship opportunities

    Middle Tennessee State University officials urge prospective high school seniors and their parents or guardians to apply by Dec. 1 if the student plans to start at MTSU in fall 2015.

    Meeting this deadline will allow seniors with a 3.5 or higher grade-point average and an ACT score of 25 or higher (1130 SAT equivalent or higher) the opportunity to be considered in the initial awarding of guaranteed freshman academic scholarships and the highly competitive Buchanan Fellowships.

    To apply, visit www.mtsu.edu/how-to-apply/.

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  • Rockwood Rotary applauds RYLA students

    Rockwood Rotary Club recently honored Rockwood High School students who attended Rotary Youth Leadership Awards.

    Maurice Greif, center, Rockwood Rotary RYLA coordinator, presents certificates and pins to students, in no particular order, Austin Cooper, Brianna Denny, Mike “Case” Miller, Dakota Thompson, Will Warner, Bailey Webb and Victoria Johnston.

    Kingston and Harriman Rotary clubs also sent students to the leadership program, which was earlier this fall in Crossville.

  • Sound off about K-12 standards on state website

    The state has created a website where Tennesseans can review and comment on current K-12 academic standards.

    The website, unveiled by Gov. Bill Haslam, is https://apps.tn.gov/tcas.

    Academic standards set grade-specific goals that define what students are expected to know and be able to do by the end of a given grade or course.

    There are more than 1,100 for English language arts and more than 900 for mathematics in Tennessee.

  • More than 100 take part in Run for Your Health

    More than 100 runners and walkers from Roane and many surrounding counties turned out on a nippy fall morning for the sixth annual Run for Your Health 5k race and walk, a project of Roane County Schools Coordinated School Health Program.

    Proceeds from the race are used to supplement health and wellness initiatives for students in the Roane County school system.

  • Midway Elementary this year’s Pacesetters

    Midway Elementary School is this year’s recipient of the Pacesetter Trophy for participation in the annual Roane County Schools Run for Your Health 5K Run and Walk.

    The school had 17 participants in the field.

    “Principal Tim Thompson led his school by example,” said race organizer Patti Wells, school health coordinator.

    “Fifth-grade teachers Paula Langley and Brandi Clifton were key in motivating the Green Wave and encouraging them to participate and have fun doing it,” Wells added.

  • Kingston’s Keylon honored for tennis court contribution

    Paul Phillips, left, executive director of the Roane State Foundation, and Roane State President Chris Whaley, right present a plaque to longtime tennis coach Stanley E. Keylon of Kingston to honor his donation last fall for resurfacing of the Roane State tennis courts.

    The tennis courts were nearly unplayable, but through Keylon’s generosity, the courts were resurfaced and are now in excellent condition.

    A copy of the plaque will be displayed at the tennis courts.

  • Tenn. Promise deadline Saturday

    Roane County’s high school seniors are reminded that Nov. 1 is the deadline to apply for the Tennessee Promise scholarship.

  • Still time to enter Run for Your Health

    The sixth annual Run for Your Health is Nov. 1, but there’s still time to enter to be part of the fun.

    Roane County Schools Coordinated School Health Program conducts Run for Your Health, a 5K race/walk with proceeds from the race used to supplement health and wellness initiatives for students enrolled in Roane County Schools.

    Efforts that create opportunities to promote healthy lifestyles are an integral part of the educational process and enhance academic success.