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Education

  • Oliver Springs students do well in annual science fair

    Twenty-two Oliver Springs Middle School students recently participated in the Southern Appalachian Science and Engineering Fair in Thompson-Boling Arena.

    Participating students advanced to the science fair after winning awards from their school fair.

  • RSCC students finish second

    Three first-year Roane State Community College dental hygiene students won second place at the Tennessee Dental Hygiene Association table clinic competition.

    “This is the first year the Roane State dental hygiene program has competed,” program director Melinda Gill said.

    “I’m excited and proud that our students won second place,” she added.

    The students — Jessica Swanger of Kingston, Bethany Brisson of Maryville and Laci Carroll of Clinton — attended the TDHA’s annual conference in Franklin.

  • Bechtel funding student awards

    Bechtel recently awarded a gift of $10,000 to fund engineering and business administration scholarships for students at the University of Tennessee.

    Bechtel has a long history of partnering with the University of Tennessee and has been a fixture in East Tennessee for decades, including a role in the management team at the Y-12 National Security Complex and a corporate office in Oak Ridge.

    The Bechtel-led Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC was awarded the contract to manage and operate Y-12 beginning July 1.

  • Dyllis Springs honor rolls, Terrific Kids and perfect attendance: Third nine-weeks' grading period

    Dyllis Springs Elementary School applauds students who earned placement on its honor rolls and other achievements for the third nine weeks’ grading period.

    They are:

  • Midway Elementary honors, perfect attendance: Third nine weeks' grading period

    Midway Elementary School applauds students who earned placement on its honor rolls and other achievements for the third nine weeks’ grading period.

    They are:
    A HONOR ROLL
    Third grade
    — Logan Carroll, Bree Duff, Caleb Hall, Chloe Kyle, Maggie Jackson, Cadence Miles, Meredith Sweeney, Tyler Bentley, Shelby Bryant, Christian Clark, Cadence Collier, Jayleigh Davis, Rhyan Helms and Sierra Cowell.

  • Tennessee Scholars: 129 Roane high school seniors cited

    The Roane County Chamber, in partnership with the Roane County Schools, recognized a record number of 129 graduating seniors as Tennessee Scholars at a breakfast awards ceremony on April 23.

    “The Tennessee Scholars program gives you a foundation to build upon to create a successful career,” said Wade Creswell, The Roane Alliance president.

  • Kindergarten, pre-K sign-ups slated May 8-9

    Roane County Schools’ registration for kindergarten and prekindergarten for the 2014-15 school year will take place next month.

    Registration will take place at the elementary schools from 2 to 5:30 p.m. May 8, and from 7:30 to 11 a.m. May 9.

    Parents should register students for the 2014-15 school year at the school in their district.

    Kindergarten students must be 5 on or before Aug. 15; pre-K students must be 4 on or before Aug. 151.

  • Shakespeare scenes on stage this weekend

    The Roane State Community College Playmakers will perform scenes from Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” this weekend in Harriman’s Princess Theatre.

    Performances will be at 2 and 7 p.m. April 26 and at 2 p.m. April 27. Admission is by donation.

    “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is a comedy that tells the story of four young Athenian lovers and six amateur actors who become entangled in the intrigues of fairies who live in the forest where the play is set.

  • RCHS percussion ensemble members play at UT

    Roane County High School percussion ensemble members Madison Pearson and Molly Perry tackle the marimbas during a percussion festival on the University of Tennessee campus, Knoxville.

    They were among 18 percussion ensemble members to study and perform with Andrew Bliss, UT’s director of percussion studies.

  • Midway March students of month honored

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

    They are, by grade order, Paige Moses, Austin Sears, Jonathan Townsend, Kaylie Stair, Charity Pilkey, Mirrandia Haile, Kaitlyn Hubbard, Alexis Donalson, Riley Gouldy, Shelby Bacon, Destiny Squire, Hadence O’Toole, Bree Duff, Tyler Bentley, Chris Shooster, Josie Thompson, Jacob Gardner, Malachi Kelsay, Abby Townsend and Hunter Henderson.