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Education

  • UT honors Harriman’s Evan Ford

    Evan Cameron Ford of Harriman receives the Tom Siler Scholarship from The College of Communication and Information at the University of Tennessee Knoxville.

    Ford was awarded the scholarship during the 2014 Honors Convocation by UT’s School of Journalism and Electronic Media Director and Professor Peter Gross.

  • Kingston trio initiated into Phi Kappa Phi

    Kingston’s Jordan Humphreys, Lauren Ladd and Anne Pirtle were recently initiated into the University of Tennessee at Knoxville chapter of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

    They are among about 32,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni annually initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, one of the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.

  • Tusculum College honors Samuel Davis

    Samuel Davis of Harriman was among the Tusculum College students recognized during the Greeneville college’s annual Honors Convocation.

    Davis, a sophomore, was among those honored for having the highest grade-point average in his class.

    He is the son of Jerry and Kathy Davis of Harriman.

  • Tennessee Technological University dean's list: Spring 2014

    A number of Roane County students were named to the Tennessee Technological University dean’s list for spring semester.

    They are:

  • Bowers kids working hard at Biz Town

    Bowers Elementary School students, from left, Josh Gilmore, Dalton Sargent and Timmy Walker are part of a construction crew during a day students from the Harriman school spent at Biz Town.

    “The students said that the best thing about Biz Town was being able to be grown-up for a day,” Bowers Principal Brenda Arwood said.

    “We feel that this experience will instill in our students a desire to set goals for their future and develop in them a dream for a successful future.”

  • Roane State president’s list, dean’s list: spring 2014

    A number of Roane State Community College students from Roane County earned placement on the president’s and dean’s lists during spring semester.

    Students named to the president’s list attained a 4.0 grade-point average while attempting 12 or more semester hours of college-level courses.

    They include:

  • Cherokee, OS students win Careers in Energy contest

    Roane County students from Cherokee and Oliver Springs middle schools were the winners of a “Careers in Energy Week” essay contest.

    Cherokee’s Casey Gaines was awarded first place for her essay.

    Winning second place was an essay written by Oliver Springs’ Sarah Davenport.

    Dawson Seiber, also of Oliver Springs, won third place with his essay.

    Students were challenged to write an essay describing how “Energy Workers Make a World of Difference.”

  • Full Metal Jackets ninth in FIRST

    Roane County High School’s Full Metal Jackets robotics team recently had one day of practice and two days of competition in Knoxville Convention Center for the Smoky Mountain Regionals for FIRST Robotics.

    After 11 qualification rounds, the Kingston team — Team 4462 — placed ninth with an 8-3 record.

    The team was chosen for an alliance with teams from Collierville and Jonesboro and advanced to the elimination rounds.

  • Bernard-Greif Scholarship goes to Dara Cates

    Recent Rockwood High School graduate Dara Leigh Cates is the 2014 recipient of the Bernard-Greif Scholarship.

    This is the 41th anniversary of this scholarship being awarded to an outstanding student graduating from Rockwood High School.

    The $1,000 one-year scholarship to Roane State Community College is renewable for a second year if the recipient stays at Roane State to earn an associate’s degree.

    Cates accepted the scholarship from Maurice Greif during Rockwood High School’s awards ceremony last month.

  • King University dean's list: Spring 2014

    Twelve Roane County students are on the dean’s list for spring semester at King University.

    They include:

    Harriman — Sherri Melissa Kinney, Jay Jeanette Phillips, Eva Hester Rather, Rhonda R. Redwine and Rebecca Doreen Waggle.

    Kingston — Mary Christina Carter, Shannon Leann Crawley, Karen Kay Dash and Jonathan E. Roberts.

    Oliver Springs — Amanda Nicole Hill.

    Rockwood — Megan Renee Nichole Deheck and Marguerite Lucille Hines.