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Education

  • Midtown students Pink Out in support of breast cancer awareness

    Midtown Elementary School students and faculty show support for breast cancer awareness with a recent Pink Out, during which they wore pink and formed the breast-cancer awareness pink ribbon on the playground.

    The event was a way for the Healthy School team leaders to involve the students and faculty to remind their loved ones of the importance of receiving an annual mammogram and to remind the community to get involved and take a stand against breast cancer.

  • Bowers Elementary honor rolls, first nine weeks 2013

    Bowers Elementary School, Harriman, applauds students who earned placement on its honor rolls for the first nine weeks grading period.

    They are:

    A HONOR ROLL

    Third grade — Abraham Barry, Addison Oliver, Caiyden Grigsby, Cooper Qualls, Emma Long, Jessica Ramirez, Skyler Johnson, Kylee Brackett, Loretta Ketterer, Madelyn Ladd, Mason Mullins, Savannah Trew, Talan Moore, Zack Spradlin, Jayden Hawn and Zoe Abernathy.

  • Bowers celebrates Unity Day
  • Student Government Day set Oct. 31

    Roane County Executive Ron Woody has designated Thursday, Oct. 31, as Student Government Day 2013.

    This annual event is sponsored by area American Legion Posts with Roane State Community College preparing lunch for the participating students.

    On this day, students from each high school will spend time with the official whom they were selected to represent.

    “This event is a great opportunity for our students to see their county government at work,” Woody said.

  • 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 September students of the month.

    They are, in grade order, Braydon Walker,  Tate Mason, Taven Lewis, Kiersten Ruffner, Izak Bettis, Dalton Cowell, Sean Knecht, Kali Kile, Reese Collier, Zachary Price, Meredith Sweeney, Ayshia Turner, Shayla Wood, Zane Edwards, McKayla McFarland, Blaine Townsend, Connor Johnson and Dylan Cowell.

  • ETSU, Tenn. Tech among 13 colleges nationwide losing ROTC programs

    Reserve Officers Training Corps programs at East Tennessee State University and Tennessee Technological University are among 13 across the nation identified for closure by the U.S. Army.

    The two-year phase-out plan begins immediately and is expected to be completed by August 2015.

    “We are devastated said Brian Noland, ETSU president. “We feel this decision is an injustice to our students, to our graduates, and to the outstanding men and women who have led this program since it was founded in 1952.”

  • Music galore slated at Roane County Band Fest on Oct. 7

    Marching bands representing all five of Roane County’s public high schools will perform in exhibition concert at 7 p.m. Oct. 7 at Midway High School.

    The annual Roane County Band Festival concert is a project of the Rotary Clubs of Harriman, Kingston and Rockwood.

    Kingston Rotary Club is hosting this year’s event, which showcases the halftime shows of the marching bands of Harriman, Midway, Oliver Springs, Roane County and Rockwood high schools in a non-competitive atmosphere.

  • 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.