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Education

  • Roane students tops in Academic Festival

    A number of high school students from Roane County earned honors during Roane State Community College’s annual Academic Festival on the main campus in Roane County.

    First-place winners were:

    Calvary Baptist School — Lauren Treadway, nature photography-plants.

    Harriman High School — Ezra Moore, chemistry exam year 2; and Ezra Moore, Tara Bohman, Gabby Kilgore and Dallas Swicegood, chemistry exam year 2.

  • Hair today, gone tomorrow

    The students at Dyllis Springs Elementary worked hard to help support the Ronald McDonald House in Knoxville.

    All students were asked to bring in aluminum beverage tabs and can tabs to support the recycling program that helps bring funds to the charity. The class that brought the most tabs would get to throw water balloons at the assistant principal.

    All the students supported this wonderful cause and brought in almost 165 pounds of tabs — enough that, if laid end to end, would stretch more than 3 miles.

  • New to Midway Beta Club

    The newest members of the Midway Elementary School Beta Club were recently inducted. They are, in no particular order, Gillian Fuhrmeister, Shealeigh Moses, Cailynn Shelley, Ashton Stephens, Kadie Whitehead, Sophia Patterson and Jonathan Hester.

  • Students honored at Tenn. Tech

    Roane County students Mara Beth Keeling of Kingston and Jacob Kelley of Rockwood are the recipients of recent honors from Tennessee Technological University.

    Keeling was honored for her studies in Spanish.

    She was initiated into Tennessee Tech’s Eta Psi chapter of Alpha Mu Gamma, the national foreign language honor society, due to her interest in foreign language studies.

    Twelve students were selected for this honor.

  • OS’s Melvin in Governor’s School

    Kelly Melvin of Oliver Springs recently participated in the Governor’s School for Business and IT Leadership at Tennessee Technologica University, Cookeville.

    The Governor’s School allows students to explore the business world by creating and building a business plan around a product designed by small groups of program participants.

  • ETSU Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy dean's list: spring 2014

    William C. Carothers of Kingston, a student enrolled in East Tennessee State University’s Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy. qualified for the dean’s list for spring session.

    Students who qualified for the dean’s list were enrolled in no fewer than 12 credit hours and achieved a semester GPA of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale, with no grade lower than a B-minus.

    ETSU is in Johnson City.

  • Lipscomb University pharmacy graduate: spring 2014

    Whitney Piper of Kingston was awarded a Doctor of Pharmacy from Lipscomb University at the conclusion of spring semester.

    Piper, a Roane County High School graduate from Kingston, studied pharmacy and has completed all the credits necessary to graduate, said university President L. Randolph Lowry.

    Piper was part of the largest graduating class in Lipscomb’s history. The Nashville university awarded 659 degrees to graduates.

  • Former RSCC staffer’s book focuses on food in Appalachian kitchens

    “Buttermilk and Bible Burgers: More Stories from the Kitchens of Appalachia” is the latest book written by Fred Sauceman, a former Roane State Community College administrator.

    Sauceman, now public relations director at East Tennessee State University, began his higher-education career at Roane State in 1980.

    Featuring more than 60 stories and 99 photographs, the book is published by Mercer University Press in Macon, Ga.

  • Dental check-up can make you all smiles for school

    While the term “back-to-school” brings to mind busy schedules and the purchase of new backpacks, lunchboxes, clothing and a laundry list of supplies, a dental check-up is an integral part of a child’s overall health and wellbeing.

    Untreated dental disease can interfere with learning, speech and eating, leading to poor nutrition and problems in the classroom.

    One-third of children ages 6-8 have untreated cavities in permanent teeth. Tooth decay, which can result in cavities, pain and infection, has become the most common childhood disease.

  • Cherokee new-student registration scheduled for July 31

    New-student registration at Cherokee Middle School, Kingston, will be from 9 a.m. to noon July 31 in the school at 200 Paint Rock Ferry Road.

    The registration is only for those new to the school district.

    Students moving from Kingston or Midtown elementary schools are not considered new enrollees.

    Parents should bring proof of residence, such as utility bill or tax payment stub; copy of custody paperwork; certified copy of birth certificate; Social Security card; and students’ last report card.

    Proof of immunizations is also required.