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Education

  • Tennessee Sheriff’s Association Scholarship goes to local teen

     

    Roane County High School senior Shayla Butler is the recipient of the 2013 Tennessee Sheriff’s Association Scholarship. Her father, Deputy Rick Butler, presented the $800 check to his daughter with his wife, Vicki, and Sheriff Jack Stockton. Shayla plans on attending Tennessee Tech while pursuing a degree in nursing. The Butler’s son, Kaleb, received the same scholarship in 2012. Kaleb is currently working towards a degree in nursing at Roane State and will transfer to Tennessee Tech with his sister in the fall.

  • Historian delves into ‘corn likker’ at Roane State moonshining talk

    Historian Dan Pierce will discuss his upcoming book “Corn from a Jar: Moonshining in the Great Smoky Mountains” on Wednesday, April 24, at Roane State Community College’s Oak Ridge campus at 701 Briarcliff Ave.
    Pierce’s lecture will be from 3:30-5 p.m. in the City Room. Presented by Roane State’s Arts and Lectures Committee, the event is free and open to the public.

  • AT&T, students at Rockwood to team to succeed

    AT&T employees are teaming up with Rockwood High School students this month to help maximize student potential in a mentoring program geared toward preparing students for future success.

    AT&T employees will share life and career skills with Rockwood students in a mentoring program on April 19.

    “We are very excited to work with Junior Achievement as we mobilize our employees to provide students 1 million hours of mentoring across the country,” said Janiece Evans-Page, assistant vice presiden of community engagement at AT&T.

  • O'Brien, Pack accepted to Union College

    Tyler O’Brien of Kingston and David Pack III of Harriman have been accepted to attend Union College for the 2013 fall semester.

    Union, a four-year liberal arts school related to the United Methodist Church, is in Barbouville, Ky.

  • Ouachita Baptist University dean's list: fall 2012

    Harriman’s Lily Taylor is among the 397 Ouachita Baptist University students named to the dean’s list for fall 2012 semester.

    Taylor will receive a certificate of recognition from Ouachita. Her name will also be included in the “National Dean’s List” for 2012-13.

    To be named to the dean’s list, a student must compile at least a 3.5 grade-point average and be classified as a full-time student, with a minimum of 12 academic hours.

  • Kindergarten, pre-K sign-ups slated May 2-3

    Roane County Schools’ registration for kindergarten and prekindergarten for the 2013-14 school year will take place next month.

    Registration will take place at the elementary schools from 2 to 5:30 p.m. May 2, and from 7:30 to 11 a.m. May 3.

    Parents should register students for the 2013-14 school year at the school in their district.

    Kindergarten students must be 5 on or before Aug. 31; Pre-K students must be 4 on or before Aug. 31.

  • RCHS band plays before more than 1 million in country’s 2nd largest St. Pat’s Day parade

    The Roane County High School Marching Band recently performed in the 189th St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Savannah, Ga.

    Of the 33 bands in the parade, the RCHS band was selected to be the featured award band representing the Savannah St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee.

    The band played “God Bless America” as it marched over three miles through the squares of Savannah and along the Savannah River.

  • Deadline today to submit proposals for STEM grants

    Today, April 12, is the deadline for Roane County teachers to submit proposals to URS/CH2M Oak Ridge LLC for educational grants with a specific goal of enabling new instructional methods in science, technology, engineering and math.

    The UCOR Education Mini-Grants will be awarded directly to teachers and schools for specific projects.

    All teachers are welcome to apply, but proposals should focus on STEM projects. For instance, a music teacher might apply for a grant for a math-related project within the field of music.

  • Rose, Coen serve as Senate pages
  • Alum concert set April 6

    Roane State Community College’s music department will have an alumni concert from 7 to 9 p.m. April 6 in the O’Brien Theatre on the main campus in Roane County.

    Admission is free

    The concert will feature alumni from Concert Choir, Celebration Singers, Jazz Band and Bluegrass Band.  As this year’s virtual choir project, the music department will debut an original composition, “Diversity, Similarity,” by Roane State professor Geol Greenlee with lyrics by student Chris Arnold.