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Education

  • 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.

  • School district pursuing AdvancED accreditation

    The Roane County Schools district is a candidate for AdvancED District Accredita-tion.

    AdvancED District Accreditation provides nationally
    recognized accreditation for the district and all of its schools.

    To earn AdvancED District Accreditation, the district must meet accreditation standards, implement a continuous process of improvement, and host an external review team once every five years.

  • Roane State Community College graduates, dean's list: Summer 2013

    A number of Roane State Community College students from Roane County graduated following summer semester.

    Graduating summa cum laude with a grade-point average of 4.0-3.9 was Taylor Narramore of Kingston.

    Michael Steinmetz of Harriman graduated magna cum laude with a GPA of 3.89-3.7.

    Other graduates from Roane County are:

    Harriman
    — Kelley Bullard, Jared Clinton, Hailey Leach, Jessica Redmon, Michael Shipley and Justin Stevenson.

  • Roane State seeks sidewalk artists

    Artists of all ages will create art with chalk on sidewalk squares after community supporters “buy” squares by writing checks.

    In these ways, the Oak Ridge Street Painting Festival can be a big fund-raising success, organizers say.

    In addition, participants in this event can help improve East Tennessee’s economy by giving students the chance to learn valuable technical skills that companies require.