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Education

  • Cherokee Middle Beta Club supports CASA

    Brent Sigmon, center, of CASA of the Ninth Judicial District accepts a $475 check on behalf of the organization from Cherokee Middle School Beta Club members, from left, Katherine Frye, Emma Savage, Gabe Shillings and Charlie Coen.

    The Beta Club chose CASA as one of its service projects for the year.

    CASA trains citizen volunteers who are appointed by a juvenile court to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children.

    For more about CASA, call 717-4186 or email info@casaninth.org.

  • Bob Jones University dean's list: spring 2013

    Sarah Gibbs of Oliver Springs is among the 1,500 Bob Jones University students named to the dean’s list for spring semester.

    Gibbs is a freshman composite social studies education major.

    To qualify for the dean’s list, students must earn a 3.0 grade-point average.

    Bob Jones University is in Greenville, S.C.
     

  • Tennessee Wesleyan College graduates: spring 2013

    Megan Harrison of Kingston and Janelle Johnson of Ten Mile were among the 201 students who graduated this spring from Tennessee Wesleyan College, Athens.

    U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Ooltewah, was the commencement speaker.

    Fleischmann represents Roane County in the Fourth Congressional District.
     

  • Kelly, Claudy honored at Tenn. Tech

    Two Tennessee Technological University students from Roane County recently received awards from the Cookeville school’s College of Arts and Sciences.

    Jacob Kelley, a junior from Rockwood, received the Alberta Campana memorial scholarship and the William J.
    Brinker scholarship for study abroad.

    Kelley is studying German at Tennessee Tech and plans to spend the fall semester in Regensburg, Germany.

  • GED graduation June 27 at Princess Theatre

    Roane County Adult Education program will have its annual GED graduation at 6:30 p.m. June 27 in the Princess Theatre in downtown Harriman.

    A reception for graduates and their guests will follow.

    The event is in cooperation with the Roane County Literacy Council, Roane State Community College and other area supporters.

    Roane State President Chris Whaley will lead the commencement, with elected officials and community leaders in attendance to celebrate the success of our graduates.

  • Shelton, Lemons 2013 recipients of BPW awards

    Rockwoood Business and Professional Women awards two annual scholarships to members of the graduating class of Rockwood High School.

    The first, a $500 scholarship to be used at the school of the recipient’s choice, was awarded to Courtney Shelton.

    She is the daughter of Cheryl Walden and Tracy Shelton.

    The second scholarship, a two-semester tuition grant of $500 per semester to be used at Roane State Community College, was awarded to Kesney Lemons.

    She is the daughter of Tracy Scarbrough and Victor Lemons.

  • 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.