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Education

  • Midway second in Battle of the Belt campaign

    Midway High School took second place in Tennessee’s first-ever “Battle of the Belt” competition.

    The Tennessee Department of Health Injury Prevention Program, in partnership with the Tennessee Trauma Centers, sponsors this statewide competition for Tennessee high schools designed to increase seat belt usage.

    “This competition was based on a year-long educational campaign to promote seat-belt safety,” said Patricia Wells, Roane County Schools health coordinator.

  • King University president's list: spring 2013

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

    They were Nancy Michelle Cagley, Deepa Cecilia Garren and Eden Buchanan Sherrod, all of Kingston; Jessica Dawn Golliher of Rockwood; Hannah Elyse Hester and Krista Susanne Whaley, both of Oliver Springs; and Rebecca Doreen Waggle of Harriman.

    Students who take 12 hours of academic work and attain a 4.0 semester grade-point average within the range of 3.5-3.99 receive the honor.

  • Parkison in Phi Kappa Phi society

    April Parkison of Kingston was recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, one of the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.

    Parkison is pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering at Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville.

    She is among 32,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year.

  • Oliver Springs High principal cited

    Oliver Springs High School Principal Jeff Woods accepts surprise honors, including $500, from Education First Foundation for Foreign Study.

    The awards are presented by  Nancy Thompson, who plans to be a host parent, and Sue Clark, international exchange coordinator.

  • Tennessee Wesleyan College honors: spring 2013

    Five Tennessee Wesleyan College students from Roane County were among those earning academic achievements during spring semester.

    Lindsay Arndts, Janelle Johnson and Rebecca Kadau, all of Ten Mile, and Megan Harrison of Kingston were named to the college’s honors list.

    To be eligible for the honors list, a student must be registered for 12 or more hours and attain a grade-point average of at least 3.70, with no grade below B.

  • Tennessee Technological University graduates: Spring 2013

    Twenty-five Tennessee Technological University students from Roane County received degrees during spring commencement.

    They include:

    Harriman — Cameron Chase Bruse, Courtney Lerie Wicks-Pelfrey, Hailey D. Bryant, Jennifer Lynn Best, Kelly A. Smith and Patricia Alexandria Stricklan.

    Kingston — Chelsey Brooke Shipwash, Craig Alan Bernstorf, Jessica Knox, Joseph Tyler Stephenson, Kaley Delane Maguire, Mollie A. Swallows, Sarah Elizabeth Hall and Tia Marie Repscher.

  • Meet this year's RSCC honorees from Roane County

    Michelle Edwards of Rockwood is the recipient of the prestigious President's Award at Roane State Community College.

    The award is the highest student honor given by the college.

    Also nominated for the honor were Daniel Miget and Corey Reed, both of Kingston.

    Ten Mile's Aaron Fielding is the recipient of the college's Outstanding Freshman Award.

  • Samford University graduates: Spring 2013

    Steven Cody Wattenbarger of Ten Mile recently graduated from Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree.

    Samford University is in Birmingham, Ala.

  • Lincoln Memorial University white coat ceremony: spring 2013

    Suzanne Alice Alley of Kingston recently received her white coat at the physician assistant program class of 2014 white-coat ceremony at Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harrogate.

    Alley is a second-year physician assistant student at LMU.

    The white-coat ceremony is a standard ritual in physician assistant programs, allopathic and osteopathic medical schools across the country. It is a public demonstration of a student’s commitment to patient care and professionalism.

  • Carson-Newman to offer its first doctoral degree

    Carson-Newman University this fall will offer its first doctoral degree and a new graduate degree option for those in the field of education.

    The new Doctor in Educational Leadership degree and the Educational Specialist degree build upon Carson-Newman’s Master of Arts in teaching and Master of Education degrees.

    “Carson-Newman is proud to be a doctoral degree-granting institution,” said Kina Mallard, executive vice president and provost of the Jefferson City-based university.