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Education

  • Whaley serves as Senate page

    Harriman Middle School eighth-grader Jonathan Whaley, seated, recently served as a page in the state Senate for the 108th Tennessee General Assembly.

    He was the guest of state Sen. Ken Yager, right, a Kingston Republican.

    Whaley’s parents, Chris and Cindy Whaley, join their son in the Senate chamber.

    Yager said page duties consist of anything from making copies, running errands within the Tennessee Capitol building, to distributing legislative information to members of the General Assembly.

  • Tractor Supply raises money for FFA scholarships

    Following a successful initial campaign in 2013, Tractor Supply Co. kicked off its second annual Growing Scholars program last month in partnership with the National FFA Foundation.

    Last year, Tractor Supply customers donated $362,324, resulting in 284 scholarships awarded to FFA members in their pursuit of a college degree.

    “The funding we received from our customers last year was incredible,” said Tractor Supply President and CEO Greg Sandfort.

  • Long arm of the law

    Connor Slaven, left, and Kyler Teto chose the job of a sheriff during Ridge View Elementary School’s Career Dress-Up Day.

    The boys were treated to a visit with Roane County Sheriff Jack Stockton, who checked out their law-enforcement hardware and badges before rewarding each boy with a handcuff key.

    “Now don’t lose these,” Stockton said, “You are the only two boys in the whole school with real handcuff keys.”

  • Kingston students win big at science fair in Oak Ridge

    Two Kingston Elementary School students were grand-prize winners in the Innovation Valley Science Fair last weekend in Oak Ridge.

    Marisa Klein was awarded a one-week trip to NASA Space Camp in Huntsville, Ala., for her first-place grand-prize-winning project.

    Caleb Tejeda was second-place grand-prize winner. He received a new Windows Surface 2.

  • SailAway slating ‘lunch-n-learn’ to help parents in student endeavors

    Brenda K. Murphy, president and CEO of SailAway Learning & Academy, knows every child can thrive in school and in life.

    So does Sarah Littlefield, a licensed marriage and family therapist.

    They will combine their expertise and experience on March 6 to share five proven ways students can thrive in school and life.

    The free one-hour “lunch-n-learn” begins at noon at SailAway’s Kingston campus, 106 Armour Road.

    Doors open at 11:45 a.m. A healthy box lunch will be served.

  • Kingston, Rockwood part of Science Bowl

    Rockwood High School and Kingston’s Roane County High School had three teams among 55 from schools across Tennessee in this year’s regional competition for the 2014 National Science Bowl.

    The regional competition took place last weekend.

  • Midway students of month honored

    Midway Elementary School Principal Tim Thompson, far left in back row, and Assistant Principal Jenny Spakes, far right in back row, recently honored the school’s January students of the month.

    They include, by grade order, Alayna Abner, Gracie Hutson, Jace Raby, Vivy Henry, Kaden Wright, Sierra Gilroy, Cora Blackmon, Chloe Jenkins, Brayden Davidson, Lena Tinker, Ethan Gage, Joey Berryhill, Paul Lyles, Mary Contreras, Makayla McFarland, Gracie Click, Katelyn Braden, April Lance, Gillian Fuhrmeister and Dylan Meza.

  • Bowers Elementary honor rolls, second nine weeks 2013

    Bowers Elementary School, Harriman, applauds students who earned placement on its honor rolls for the second nine weeks’ grading period.

    They are:

    A HONOR ROLL

    Third grade — Caiyden Grigsby, Madelyn Ladd, Talan Moore, Addison Oliver, Dezaree Sliker, Sklyer Johnson, Madison Mee, Nick Pelfrey, Zack Spradlin, Zoe Abernathy, Abraham Barry, David Conner, Emma Long, Jessica Ramirez and Savannah Trew.

  • Two high school teams in Science Bowl

    Teams from Rockwood High School and Kingston’s Roane County High School will participate in a competition next weekend to determine the area’s representative in the high school national finals of the U.S. Department of Energy Science Bowl.

    The two schools are

    among more than 50 across the state that will face off during the regional competition Feb. 22 in Pellissippi State Community College’s Blount County Campus in Friendsville.

  • Roane students eligible for five scholarships

    Roane County students are eligible to apply for five East Tennessee Foundation scholarships for the 2014-2015 school year.

    Foundation scholarships open to Roane County residents include: