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Education

  • Run for Your Health to help area students

     Roane County Schools Coordinated School Health Program’s fifth annual Run for Your Health will be on Nov. 2.

    Run for Your Health is a 5K race/walk, with proceeds from the race used to supplement health and wellness initiatives for students enrolled in Roane County Schools.

    Efforts that create opportunities to promote healthy lifestyles are an integral part of the educational process and enhance academic success.

    The race/walk beginning and ending at Fort Southwest Point has been sanctioned by USA Track & Field.

  • Big day for area educators at Teachers Supply Closet

    More than 60 public school teachers from all across Roane County recently went on “free shopping sprees” for their classrooms recently, compliments of Roane County Chamber of Commerce’s Teachers Supply Closet and businesses and individuals who donated and/or volunteered.

    Crowds of teachers left the 11th annual Teachers Supply Closet carrying bags overflowing with such supplies such as pencils, pens, writing paper, graph paper, markers, scissors, construction paper and poster board.

  • Uselton on provost’s list

    Anna Uselton of Kingston has been honored at Lipscomb University, Nashville, for academic achievement during spring semester.

    Uselton, a Roane County High School graduate and English major, earned placement on the university’s provost’s list.

    Only students who earn a 4.0 grade-point average while attempting at least 12 credit hours are named to the provost’s list.

  • OSHS student recognized

    Oliver Springs High School student Christine Taylor of Harriman was recently selected for membership in the National Society of High School Scholars.

    Founded in 2002 by Claes Nobel, a senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes, the organization recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment.

  • Thomas honored at Tenn. Tech

    Sonya Jean Thomas of Harriman is the recipient of the Terry Rector scholarship from Tennessee Technological University’s School of Interdisciplinary Studies.

    Thomas is a junior interdisciplinary studies major at Tennessee Tech, Cookeville.

    She is the daughter of Carol Malicoat and the late Eugene Daniels.

    She is the mother of Ashley Thomas.

  • Gatton eager to show new side of manufacturing

    Bob Gatton wants to spread a simple but powerful message:

    Manufacturing is not what it used to be.

    “When you start talking about factories, people have this mental picture of being covered in soot,” Gatton said. “That’s just not true anymore. Most factories are clean and automated.”

    As director of Roane State Community College’s National STEM Consortium Program, Gatton is in a position to train people for today’s high-tech manufacturing jobs.

  • Midway students of month honored

    Midway Elementary School principal Tim Thompson, back row at far left, and assistant principal Jennifer Spakes, back row at far right, honor August students of the month.

    The are, in grade order, Savannah Branson, Gracie Hutson, Madalynn Cummings, Tennessee Thearp, Garrett Humphreys, Nichole Maxwell, Maggie Patterson, Abbie Parks, Aaron Fink, Damaris Coronilla, Cadence Miles, Josh Galyon, Chloe Kyle, Kale Peach, Hunter Messimer, Stella Tilley, Kaylee Steele, Natrice Childress, Ashley McGhee and Kadie Whitehead.
     

  • Admissions reps from Tenn. Tech to be at RSCC

    Fly with other astronauts to the space station. Reintroduce endangered species to their natural habitats. Develop new methods to teach and lead a classroom.

    All this and more awaits students planning to attend Tennessee Technological University.

    Tennessee Tech admissions representatives will be available in Roane County on two occasions next month.

    They will be at Roane State Community College’s main campus in Roane County from 9 to 11 a.m. Oct. 2.

  • Tennessee adopting 2nd equivalency test in 2014

    Beginning Jan. 2, 2014, out-of-school youth and adults who are pursuing a high-school equivalency credential will have another test option to improve their earnings potential.

    Tennesseans will have a choice of taking either the new 2014 GED test or an alternative high school equivalency test designed by Educational Testing Services called HiSET.

    Tennessee is one of several states that are adopting the new test due to changes in the GED Exam.

    Beginning in January 2014, the new GED test will only be offered via computer.

  • Bands to showcase talents at Rotary Festival

    The Rotary Clubs’ 12th annual Roane County Band Festival will start at 7 p.m. Oct. 7 at Midway High School.

    The exhibition concert features the marching bands of Harriman, Midway, Oliver Springs, Roane County and Rockwood high schools.

    Each band will perform its half-time show in a non-competitive atmosphere on the Midway football field.

    This year’s festival is hosted by the Kingston Rotary Club.

    Plaques will be presented after the show.