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Education

  • Lipscomb University graduates: spring 2013

    A couple of Kingston area students were awarded degrees during spring commencement at Lipscomb University.

    Anna Uselton graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in English.

    She is a graduate of Roane County High School, Kingston.

    Shelia Cantrell was awarded a master’s degree in education and instructional technology.

    Lipscomb University is in Nashville.
     

  • RSCC cites Roane students on dean’s, president’s lists

    Roane State Community College recently honored Roane County students who earned placement on its president’s and dean’s lists for spring semester.

    Students must attain a 4.0 grade-point average while attempting 12 or more semester hours of college-level courses to be named to the president’s list.

    Roane County students achieving placement on the president’s list include:

  • Ridge View students spend time at Tennessee Capitol

    Students from Ridge View Elementary School, Rockwood, meet with their members of the Tennessee House of Representatives, Ron Travis, front row far left, and Kent Calfee, front row far right, during a recent visit to the Tennessee State Capitol.

    The students toured the Capitol building and grounds and visited the Tennessee State Museum on their Nashville trip.

  • King University dean's list: spring 2013

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

    They were Shannon Gary Coffey and Sheila P. Doughty, both of Rockwood; Lisa Ann Goins of Oliver Springs; Darrell James of Kingston; and Robert Ray Kring of Harriman.

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

    King University is in Bristol.
     

  • Five awarded Perma-Fix scholarships

    The third annual Perma-Fix Career Day Scholarships have been awarded to graduates of each of the five Roane County high schools.

    This year’s recipients  are David “Tre” Pack, Harriman High; Patricia Howe, Midway High; Char-Lee Roberts, Oliver Springs High; Eric Luffman, Roane County High; and Kelsey Legg, Rockwood High.

    The recipients, each of whom was awarded a $250 scholarship, applied for the awards during their junior year while participating in the Roane County Chamber of Commerce’s 2011 Career Day.

  • Bethel University graduates: spring 2013

    Bethel University awarded degrees to four Roane County students during its spring commencement exercise.

    Graduating summa cum laude from the College of Public Service with a bachelor’s degree was Jessie Willard Brooks of Kingston.

    Graduating from the College of Education with master’s degrees in education were Heather S. Gann, Aaron Everett Jones and Michelle Lynne Nail, all of Harriman.

    Bethel University is headquartered in McKenzie, Tenn.

  • Calvary students tops in fine arts

    Lauren Treadway of Calvary Baptist School, Kingston, was recognized for her photography skills on a national level in a competition sponsored by the American Association of Christian Schools at Bob Jones University, Greenville, S.C.

    Treadway won third place in the national contest in the senior high animal photography category.

    She is among the Calvary Baptist School students who advanced to the national competition by winning first-place honors in March at the Tennessee Fine Arts Competition in Murfreesboro.

  • Hollis recipient of Rockwood 2000 scholarship for ’13

    Rockwood High School graduate Emily Hollis is the recipient of the Rockwood 2000 Scholarship for 2013.

    “Emily has very impressive and specific goals for her future,” said Sandi McIntosh of Rockwood 2000.

    “She has been accepted to the University of Tennessee where she plans to get her undergraduate degree and then apply to medical school to get her doctorate in orthopedic sports medical.”

  • 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.