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Education

  • STUDENTS Building Boulder-Throwing Robot

     

  • Midway STUDENTS help vets in need

    Members of Midway High School FFA, Future Farmers of America Club, partnered with their agriscience class and high school football team for a community service project to help East Tennessee veterans during the holidays and the winter season.

    They put together 500 snack bags and 55 care sets that included a sweatshirt, sweatpants, winter socks, hats and gloves.

    The project stemmed from an agriscience lesson related to leadership and identified various community service opportunities through the FFA.

  • 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.

  • New initiative designed to help adults finish degree

    “Tennessee Reconnect + Complete,” a Drive to 55 initiative focused on encouraging Tennessee adults with some college credit to return to college and complete their degree, was rolled out this week by Gov. Bill Haslam.

    According to the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, about 940,000 Tennessee adults have enrolled in a postsecondary institution in the state and achieved some college credit but left before obtaining a degree or credential.

  • School Honors Cherokee Middle School

    Cherokee Middle School applauds students who earned placement on its honor rolls for the second nine weeks’ grading period.
    They are:
    A HONOR ROLL
    Sixth grade — Shelby Belcher, Austin Brackett , Jillian Dunn, Alyssa Emory,  Casey Kyle, Anna Layne , Timothy Morgan, Wesley Morgan, Julianna Nix, Olivia O’Shell, Trishu Patel, Lila Pickrell, Lindsey Plemons , Jackson Puckett , Kade Roberts, Taylor Soehner, Caleb Tejeda and Alyson Wheeler.

  • Medical mapping: Zerr’s project charts services for affordable care

    Roane State Community College Geographic Information Systems student Chris Zerr said she has “loved maps since I was a little kid.”

    “They’re like putting together a puzzle that has lots of pieces,” she said. “Maps allow you to discover what’s there and what’s not there.”

    Maps that Zerr recently designed are helping people discover where they can find affordable and often much-needed medical care.

  • Get ready for band camp ’15

    Plans are underway for Roane County High School’s annual band camp.

    The camp will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 27-31 and Aug. 3-7 at the RCHS band room, Kingston.

    Band members should bring their instrument, sunscreen, a water bottle and comfortable marching shoes each day. No flip-flops or sandals of any kind will be permitted, including Chacos and Tevas.

    Lunch break will be from noon to 1 p.m. daily. Students may leave the campus or bring a lunch and eat in the band room.

  • 2015-16 School Meal Prices
  • Berea College graduates: Spring 2015

    Berea College

    Zane McKinney of Kingston recently received a bachelor’s degree with a major in business administration from Berea College.

    McKinney plans to travel to Denmark for a year to attend Ollerup, a physical activity school.

    Berea College is in Berea, Ky.

  • Bob Jones University honors list: Spring 2015

    Two Bob Jones University students from Oliver Springs earned academic honors for spring semester.

    Anna Craig, a freshman nursing major, is among 480 students named to the spring president’s list.

    The president’s list recognizes students who earn a grade-point average of 3.75 or higher.

    Barbara Gibbs earned placement on the dean’s list. She is a freshman exercise science major.

    The dean’s list recognizes students who earn a 3.00-3.74 grade-point average.

    Bob Jones University is in Greenville, S.C.