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Education

  • 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.

  • 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.