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Education

  • Avery Trace DAR continues book scholarship tradition

    Avery Trace Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution’s mission is “To Give Back to Our Community.”

    One way they accomplish this mission is through a $400 Avery Trace book scholarship to a Roane State Community College honors student pursuing a degree in history.

    The scholarship, established in 2011 with the assistance of Roane State Foundation Coordinator Linda Brown, continues in 2014.

  • Run for Your Health to help wellness programs

    Roane County Schools Coordinated School Health Program’s sixth annual Run for Your Health will be on Nov. 1.

    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.

  • American Bar reapproves paralegal studies program

    The American Bar Association’s House of Delegates recently reapproved the Roane State Community College Paralegal Studies program.

    The reapproval successfully concludes a two-year self-evaluation of the program by the college.

    “I am pleased that the ABA has reapproved our program,” said Ken Yager, director of the program. “Reapproval is a designation signifying the college’s adherence to the highest academic standards and ABA requirements. Graduates of our program are fully prepared to enter the workforce.”

  • McTeachers Night a success

    Kingston Elementary School Principal Shelia Sitzlar accepts proceeds from a recent McTeachers Night at McDonald’s from Jay Faris, McDonald’s assistant marketing director.

    During the event at area McDonald’s restaurants, school administrators, parents and students work in the lobby and meet with the public.

    Kingston Elementary’s McTeachers Night was at Kingston McDonald’s at 840 N. Kentucky St.

    McDonald’s owners/operators John and Sondra Faris said they are committed to education and supporting community schools.

  • Focus 30’s goal to help Bowers students learn

    Bowers Elementary is focusing on educational equity this year, making certain students are challenged to learn.

    All students from kindergarten through fifth grade are engaged in activities to improve skills in reading and math every day during the first 30 minutes of the school day.

    The endeavor, called Focus 30, is Bowers’ Response to Intervention program.

    “Focus 30 is an intense focus on the skills that each child needs to be working on to improve in reading and math,” Bowers Principal Brenda Arwood explained.

  • Band director toots his horn

    Tennessee Air National Guard Master Sgt. Zack Williamson, band director at Roane County High School in Kingston, recently performed on several occasions during the 2014 Congressional Medal of Honor Convention in Knoxville.

    Williamson, a trombonist, performed as part of the Band of the South, the 572nd Air National Guard Band.

    He was part of several ensembles throughout the four-day event honoring 45-50 of the 78 living recipients of America’s highest military honor.

  • Scholarship aims to assist female veterinary students

    East Tennessee Foundation is administrating the Candace Mast Veterinary Scholarship, established to assist female students studying veterinary medicine.

    Graduating college seniors, current veterinary students, or returning adult students seeking a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at either the University of Tennessee or Lincoln Memorial University are eligible to apply.

    Scholarship applications, detailed descriptions, and eligibility criteria for 2015 will be available at www.easttennesseefoundation.org on Dec. 1.

  • Roane State opens new building on OR campus

    Gov. Bill Haslam said the effort to build the new Goff Health Sciences and Technology Building on Roane State Community College’s Oak Ridge campus “shows what happens when a community really cares.”

    The building, he said, will also help the state meet his goal to get 55 percent of Tennesseans equipped with a college degree or certificate by the year 2025.

  • New scholarship for visually impaired students

    The Debbie Van Cleave Memorial Scholarship has been established through East Tennessee Foundation to benefit legally blind students pursuing high education.

    The scholarship is in memory of Debbie Van Cleave, an East Tennessee award-winning artist whose talent in pottery was not diminished by the fact that she was blind.

    Scholarship applications, detailed descriptions and eligibility criteria for 2015 will be available beginning Dec. 1 at www.easttennesseefoundation.org.

  • MTSU dean's list: summer 2014

    Sunny Dayle Lavender of Kingston was named to Middle Tennessee State University’s dean’s list for summer semester.

    To qualify for this distinction, an undergraduate student must maintain a current semester grade-point average of 3.5 or above and earn at least 12 semester hours.

    MTSU is in Murfreesboro.