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Education

  • Focus 30’s goal to help Bowers students learn

    Bowers Elementary is focusing on educational equity this year, making certain students are challenged to learn.

    All students from kindergarten through fifth grade are engaged in activities to improve skills in reading and math every day during the first 30 minutes of the school day.

    The endeavor, called Focus 30, is Bowers’ Response to Intervention program.

    “Focus 30 is an intense focus on the skills that each child needs to be working on to improve in reading and math,” Bowers Principal Brenda Arwood explained.

  • Band director toots his horn

    Tennessee Air National Guard Master Sgt. Zack Williamson, band director at Roane County High School in Kingston, recently performed on several occasions during the 2014 Congressional Medal of Honor Convention in Knoxville.

    Williamson, a trombonist, performed as part of the Band of the South, the 572nd Air National Guard Band.

    He was part of several ensembles throughout the four-day event honoring 45-50 of the 78 living recipients of America’s highest military honor.

  • Scholarship aims to assist female veterinary students

    East Tennessee Foundation is administrating the Candace Mast Veterinary Scholarship, established to assist female students studying veterinary medicine.

    Graduating college seniors, current veterinary students, or returning adult students seeking a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at either the University of Tennessee or Lincoln Memorial University are eligible to apply.

    Scholarship applications, detailed descriptions, and eligibility criteria for 2015 will be available at www.easttennesseefoundation.org on Dec. 1.

  • Aslinger awarded MTSU’s Buchanan Fellowship

    Holly Elizabeth Aslinger, a 2014 graduate of Roane County High School in Kingston, has been awarded Middle Tennessee State University’s most prestigious scholarship, the Buchanan Fellowship.

    In addition to earning a 32 on the ACT and maintaining a 4.0 grade-point average, Aslinger attended Volunteer Girls State, was captain of the Scholars Bowl team, served on the Student Council, and was a trumpet section leader with the school band.

    In addition, she was a member of the Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra.

  • Midway August students of month honored

    Midway Elementary School principal Tim Thompson, far left in back row, and assistant principal Jennifer Spakes, far right in back row, recently honored the school’s August students of the month.

    They are, in no particular order, Michael Donalson, Millie Bacon, Jesse Hillard, Laci Ariks, Kaylie Stair, Hal’e Eaton, Tennessee Thearp, Johnathon Scott, Maggie Paterson, Jade Largen, Dalton Cowell, Macy Johnson, Cheyanne Patterson, Damaris Coronilla, Gracie Schommer, Danessa Manwarren, Mary Contreras, Cadence Collier, Jacob Yates, Shayla Wood and Ty Mason.

  • Roane State opens new building on OR campus

    Gov. Bill Haslam said the effort to build the new Goff Health Sciences and Technology Building on Roane State Community College’s Oak Ridge campus “shows what happens when a community really cares.”

    The building, he said, will also help the state meet his goal to get 55 percent of Tennesseans equipped with a college degree or certificate by the year 2025.

  • ETSU dean's list: summer 2014

    Katrina Y. Kaldenbach earned placement on the dean’s list for summer semester.

    To earn placement on the dean’s list, students must successfully complete a minimum of 12 hours of undergraduate course work with a grade-point average of at least 3.7 on a 4.0 scale.

    ETSU is in Johnson City.

  • LMU graduates: summer 2014

    Suzanne Alice Alley of Kingston received her Master of Medical Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies during graduation of Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine physician assistant program last month.

    Alley received her undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee.

    She is the daughter of Jake and Sally Almond and is married to Dillion Alley.

    Lincoln Memorial University is in Harrogate.

  • MTSU dean's list: summer 2014

    Sunny Dayle Lavender of Kingston was named to Middle Tennessee State University’s dean’s list for summer semester.

    To qualify for this distinction, an undergraduate student must maintain a current semester grade-point average of 3.5 or above and earn at least 12 semester hours.

    MTSU is in Murfreesboro.

  • 2014-15 School Calendar