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Education

  • Swafford receives Bernard-Greif Scholarship on 40-year milestone

    Recent Rockwood High School graduate Natasha Y. Swafford is the 2013 recipient of the Bernard-Greif Scholarship.

    This is the 40th 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.

    Swafford accepted the scholarship during Rockwood High School’s awards ceremony last month.

  • Registration jumpstart

    Kingston’s Shannon Palko, left, and her father, Leonard Palko, recently attended Summer Orientation and Registration at the University of Tennessee at Martin.

    Students at SOAR met with academic advisers, registered for classes, toured the campus and residence halls, received information about student activities, housing and financial aid and heard detailed information about First-Year Initiative, an orientation for first-year students the week before classes.
     

  • Five awarded $500 scholarships to RSCC

    Five recent high school graduates from Roane County will begin their freshman year at Roane State Community College with a $500 Tennessee Scholars scholarship.

    They are Alisa Barger of Midway High School, Jadah Gallaher of Harriman High School, Tavin Napier of Rockwood High School, Allison Taylor of Roane County High School, and Kara Young of Oliver Springs High School.

  • Edington spelling his way to Beta nationals

    Recent Rockwood High School graduate Andy Edington will represent both his school and Tennessee in the upcoming National Beta Club Convention.

    The convention will be on June 19-22 in Mobile, Ala.

    Edington advanced to the national spelling competition by winning second place in the same event during the Tennessee Beta Club Convention on April 1-3 in Nashville.

  • 2013-14 Roane County Schools Calendar
  • 113 Roane high school seniors cited as Tennessee Scholars

    Roane County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Roane County Schools, recognized 113 graduating seniors as Tennessee Scholars during a breakfast ceremony on May 15.

    “The Tennessee Scholars program helps to provide a better pool of future workers to our local business community,” said Chamber President Leslie Henderson. “Local businesses support this program because it is good for students, good for business and [good for] the future of Roane County.”

  • T-shirt quilt reminds kids to stay drug free

    Margie Wadlington, far right, presents Cherokee Middle School seventh-grade reading/language arts teacher Linda Wiseheart, left and principal Elizabeth Rose with was presented with a handmade T-shirt quilt hang in school’s hallway to remind students to remain drug free.

    Wadlington, who served as Cherokee’s school counselor from 1984-94, made the quilts from T-shirts she had saved from her days sponsoring the “Just Say No” program at Cherokee.

  • Approved Field Trips: May 2013

    Upcoming out-of-state and overnight field trips approved by the Roane County Board of Education in May:

    May 17-18 — One hundred twenty Midway Middle students participated in a lock-in at Pigeon Forge Community Center.

    June 7-9 — Rockwood Middle boys basketball team to attend basketball camp at University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

    June 10-12 — Rockwood High boys basketball team to attend basketball camp at Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville.

  • Several from Roane serve as Senate pages

    Christina Nicole Charles and Nora Charles, both of Kingston, recently served as pages in the Tennessee State Senate.  

    Both are homeschooled students.  

    They were sponsored by state Sen. Ken Yager, R-Harriman, who represents Roane County in the Tennessee State Senate.

    Page duties consist of anything from making copies, running errands, to distributing legislative information to members of the General Assembly.

    They report to the chief clerk of the Senate and House of Representatives.

  • Robotics big UCOR grant winners

    Robotics are where the money is in Roane County — at least as far as this year’s URS/CH2M Oak Ridge LLC Mini-Grant Program.

    Cindy Holmes’ Robotics team at Roane County High School and Katie Ruth’s Hands-on Robotics were among the 25 grant recipients from the company, known in the community as UCOR.