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Education

  • Time running out to pay Roane State fees

    Roane State Community College students who have registered for classes must pay their fees by 4:30 p.m. EDT Aug. 13 to keep their class schedules.

    Students can pay fees at www.roanestate.edu.

    They need to log in to RaiderNet and click “Your Account” to get started.

    Students can pay by phone using major credit or debit cards. The number is 882-4515.

    Students may also pay by personal check, money order or major credit or debit cards at any Roane State campus.

  • Clower honored at Maryville

    Miranda Clower, a Maryville College senior religion major
    from Kingston, received the Glenn Hewitt Award in Ethics during the college’s recent academic awards ceremony.

    Named for a longtime Maryville College professor of religion and philosophy, the award is presented annually to the student demonstrating the most outstanding work in Ethics 490: Philosophical and Theological Foundations of Ethical Thought.

  • Dyllis Springs kids help kids in afterschool recycling program

    Dyllis Springs Elementary and Oliver Springs Middle School students collected 110 pounds of aluminum tabs during the 2012-13 school year as part of an afterschool recycling program that went to help Knoxville’s Ronald McDonald House.

    The collection was part of a challenge between the two schools.

    Stephanie Ford’s kindergarten class at Dyllis Springs was the top collectors with 20 pounds of tabs.

  • Ouachita Baptist University dean's list: spring 2013

    Harriman’s Lily Taylor is among the 334 Ouachita Baptist University students named to the dean’s list for spring semester.

    Taylor will receive a certificate of recognition from Ouachita. Her name will also be included in the “National Dean’s List” for 2012-13.

    To be named to the dean’s list, a student must compile at least a 3.5 grade-point average and be classified as a full-time student, with a minimum of 12 academic hours.

  • Midway second in Battle of the Belt campaign

    Midway High School took second place in Tennessee’s first-ever “Battle of the Belt” competition.

    The Tennessee Department of Health Injury Prevention Program, in partnership with the Tennessee Trauma Centers, sponsors this statewide competition for Tennessee high schools designed to increase seat belt usage.

    “This competition was based on a year-long educational campaign to promote seat-belt safety,” said Patricia Wells, Roane County Schools health coordinator.

  • King University president's list: spring 2013

    Seven King University students from Roane County were named to the King University president’s list during spring semester.

    They were Nancy Michelle Cagley, Deepa Cecilia Garren and Eden Buchanan Sherrod, all of Kingston; Jessica Dawn Golliher of Rockwood; Hannah Elyse Hester and Krista Susanne Whaley, both of Oliver Springs; and Rebecca Doreen Waggle of Harriman.

    Students who take 12 hours of academic work and attain a 4.0 semester grade-point average within the range of 3.5-3.99 receive the honor.

  • Parkison in Phi Kappa Phi society

    April Parkison of Kingston was recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, one of the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.

    Parkison is pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering at Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville.

    She is among 32,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year.

  • Oliver Springs High principal cited

    Oliver Springs High School Principal Jeff Woods accepts surprise honors, including $500, from Education First Foundation for Foreign Study.

    The awards are presented by  Nancy Thompson, who plans to be a host parent, and Sue Clark, international exchange coordinator.

  • Tennessee Wesleyan College honors: spring 2013

    Five Tennessee Wesleyan College students from Roane County were among those earning academic achievements during spring semester.

    Lindsay Arndts, Janelle Johnson and Rebecca Kadau, all of Ten Mile, and Megan Harrison of Kingston were named to the college’s honors list.

    To be eligible for the honors list, a student must be registered for 12 or more hours and attain a grade-point average of at least 3.70, with no grade below B.

  • Tennessee Technological University graduates: Spring 2013

    Twenty-five Tennessee Technological University students from Roane County received degrees during spring commencement.

    They include:

    Harriman — Cameron Chase Bruse, Courtney Lerie Wicks-Pelfrey, Hailey D. Bryant, Jennifer Lynn Best, Kelly A. Smith and Patricia Alexandria Stricklan.

    Kingston — Chelsey Brooke Shipwash, Craig Alan Bernstorf, Jessica Knox, Joseph Tyler Stephenson, Kaley Delane Maguire, Mollie A. Swallows, Sarah Elizabeth Hall and Tia Marie Repscher.