• Cherokee, OS students win Careers in Energy contest

    Roane County students from Cherokee and Oliver Springs middle schools were the winners of a “Careers in Energy Week” essay contest.

    Cherokee’s Casey Gaines was awarded first place for her essay.

    Winning second place was an essay written by Oliver Springs’ Sarah Davenport.

    Dawson Seiber, also of Oliver Springs, won third place with his essay.

    Students were challenged to write an essay describing how “Energy Workers Make a World of Difference.”

  • Full Metal Jackets ninth in FIRST

    Roane County High School’s Full Metal Jackets robotics team recently had one day of practice and two days of competition in Knoxville Convention Center for the Smoky Mountain Regionals for FIRST Robotics.

    After 11 qualification rounds, the Kingston team — Team 4462 — placed ninth with an 8-3 record.

    The team was chosen for an alliance with teams from Collierville and Jonesboro and advanced to the elimination rounds.

  • Bernard-Greif Scholarship goes to Dara Cates

    Recent Rockwood High School graduate Dara Leigh Cates is the 2014 recipient of the Bernard-Greif Scholarship.

    This is the 41th 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.

    Cates accepted the scholarship from Maurice Greif during Rockwood High School’s awards ceremony last month.

  • King University dean's list: Spring 2014

    Twelve Roane County students are on the dean’s list for spring semester at King University.

    They include:

    Harriman — Sherri Melissa Kinney, Jay Jeanette Phillips, Eva Hester Rather, Rhonda R. Redwine and Rebecca Doreen Waggle.

    Kingston — Mary Christina Carter, Shannon Leann Crawley, Karen Kay Dash and Jonathan E. Roberts.

    Oliver Springs — Amanda Nicole Hill.

    Rockwood — Megan Renee Nichole Deheck and Marguerite Lucille Hines.

  • Middle Tennessee State University graduates: Fall 2013-Spring 2014

    A number of Middle Tennessee State University students from Roane County were awarded their degrees during fall and spring commencement ceremonies.

    Six graduates from Roane County received their degrees during fall commencement. They are:

    Harriman — Tavarres S. Jefferson.

    Kingston — James C. Heaton, Mark A. Patterson, Justin Pressley and Colby A. Roberts.

    Oak Ridge — Leah E. Wehrly.

  • TCAT Honor Society raises money for Roane United Way

    Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Harriman Honor Society members raised $500 during spring term for Roane County United Way.

    Amy Harmon of United Way, seated in center, accepts the donation on behalf of the organization from student representatives.

  • Oliver Springs students do well in annual science fair

    Twenty-two Oliver Springs Middle School students recently participated in the Southern Appalachian Science and Engineering Fair in Thompson-Boling Arena.

    Participating students advanced to the science fair after winning awards from their school fair.

  • OS, Rockwood FBLA students compete

    Rockwood High School and Oliver Springs High School Future Business Leaders of America students recently competed in state-level competition in Chattanooga.

    Winners included Shelley Edwards, Rockwood, second place in business finance; Chelsea Kile and Kristen Jolley, Rockwood, fifth-place desktop publishing team; Kelly Melvin, fifth place insurance and risk management; Melvin and Laura Bannon, Oliver Springs,

    first place online virtual business management; and Krystina Coward, Oliver Springs, third place, networking concepts.

  • RSCC students finish second

    Three first-year Roane State Community College dental hygiene students won second place at the Tennessee Dental Hygiene Association table clinic competition.

    “This is the first year the Roane State dental hygiene program has competed,” program director Melinda Gill said.

    “I’m excited and proud that our students won second place,” she added.

    The students — Jessica Swanger of Kingston, Bethany Brisson of Maryville and Laci Carroll of Clinton — attended the TDHA’s annual conference in Franklin.

  • Bechtel funding student awards

    Bechtel recently awarded a gift of $10,000 to fund engineering and business administration scholarships for students at the University of Tennessee.

    Bechtel has a long history of partnering with the University of Tennessee and has been a fixture in East Tennessee for decades, including a role in the management team at the Y-12 National Security Complex and a corporate office in Oak Ridge.

    The Bechtel-led Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC was awarded the contract to manage and operate Y-12 beginning July 1.