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Education

  • 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.

  • Dyllis Springs honor rolls, Terrific Kids and perfect attendance: Third nine-weeks' grading period

    Dyllis Springs Elementary School applauds students who earned placement on its honor rolls and other achievements for the third nine weeks’ grading period.

    They are:

  • Midway Elementary honors, perfect attendance: Third nine weeks' grading period

    Midway Elementary School applauds students who earned placement on its honor rolls and other achievements for the third nine weeks’ grading period.

    They are:
    A HONOR ROLL
    Third grade
    — Logan Carroll, Bree Duff, Caleb Hall, Chloe Kyle, Maggie Jackson, Cadence Miles, Meredith Sweeney, Tyler Bentley, Shelby Bryant, Christian Clark, Cadence Collier, Jayleigh Davis, Rhyan Helms and Sierra Cowell.

  • Tennessee Scholars: 129 Roane high school seniors cited

    The Roane County Chamber, in partnership with the Roane County Schools, recognized a record number of 129 graduating seniors as Tennessee Scholars at a breakfast awards ceremony on April 23.

    “The Tennessee Scholars program gives you a foundation to build upon to create a successful career,” said Wade Creswell, The Roane Alliance president.

  • Kindergarten, pre-K sign-ups slated May 8-9

    Roane County Schools’ registration for kindergarten and prekindergarten for the 2014-15 school year will take place next month.

    Registration will take place at the elementary schools from 2 to 5:30 p.m. May 8, and from 7:30 to 11 a.m. May 9.

    Parents should register students for the 2014-15 school year at the school in their district.

    Kindergarten students must be 5 on or before Aug. 15; pre-K students must be 4 on or before Aug. 151.