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Education

  • 4-H members stay busy in spring, summer

    Roane County 4-H Club members have been busy throughout the spring and summer months.

    Five 4-H members — Vaughn Parks, Joe Huckabey and Kayla Haney of Oliver Springs High School, and Christina Long and Stephanie Long, both of Rockwood High School — recently attended 4-H Congress in Nashville.

    They were given many opportunities to learn more about state government and become familiar with the state capital.

    The students sat in on a legislative session, met with state Sen. Ken Yager and state Rep. Kent Calfee and toured Nashville.

  • ETSU offers master’s in digital marketing

    East Tennessee State University’s College of Business and Technology will begin offering a master’s degree in digital marketing program in the fall semester.

    The degree will focus on the field of marketing in the digital environment.

    Coursework will be current, relevant and completely online.

    “With the growing, ever-changing, fast-paced online atmosphere, marketing has significantly changed and will continue to do so,” said Kelly Price-Rhea, program coordinator.

  • Cherokee Interact cited

    Cherokee Middle School Interact Club faculty sponsor Gordon Pickrell, center, represents the club in accepting Rotary International President Ron Burton Presidential Citation for the 2013-14 school year from Kingston Rotary Club President Suzanne Horsfall, left, and Interact Rotary sponsor Deborah Alexander-Davis.

    Only two Interact Clubs in the Eastern portion of Tennessee received the honor.

    To qualify for the award, Interact Club members were required to conduct at least one international service project and work in the community to help others.

  • New PBS call-in show aims to help students’ math skills

    East Tennessee PBS continues its mission of education with a new program that is geared toward helping students improve their math skills.

    “Mathline” is a live call-in show during which host Ernie Roberts provides callers with answers to their math problems.

    The 30-minute show, premiering at 6 p.m. Aug. 11, will be broadcast at 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday on East Tennessee PBS.

    During the show, Roberts answers relevant questions with a Common Core influence, helping facilitate a deeper understanding of learning mathematical concepts.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.