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Education

  • Davis tops at Tusculum

    Tusculum College junior Samuel Davis of Harriman was recently recognized as an honor student

    for having the highest grade-point average in his class.

    Davis, a 2012 graduate of Harriman High School, received the honor during Tusculum’s annual Honors Convocation on April 30.

    The ceremony was a means of recognizing student excellence in academics and service at the Greeneville-based college.

  • Hart recipient of scholarship from Rockwood 2000

    Amber Jean Hart, a 2015 graduate of Rockwood High School, is this year’s recipient of the Rockwood 2000 scholarship.

    Hart was selected based on her outstanding academic achievements and strong determination to further her education.

    “As she begins her college years, Rockwood 2000 is proud to assist her with her academic goals,” said Sandy McIntosh of Rockwood 2000.

    Hart has specific goals for her future.

    She has been accepted to Roane State Community College where she will study pharmacy practices.

  • 3 Roane grads recipients of top ETSU honors

    Three recent high school graduates in Roane County are among the recipients of East Tennessee State University’s Academic Performance Scholarships.

    Tanner Green and Joshua Spurling, both of Rockwood, each received a Provost Academic Performance Scholarship to study at the Johnson City-based university.

    Provost recipients must have a grade-point of 3.5 or better, with an ACT score of at least 27 or an SAT score of 1210 or better.

    Abigail Daugherty of Oliver Springs is the recipient of an Academic Service Scholarship.

  • Perfect attendance pays off

    Bowers Elementary School students who earned perfect attendance during the 2014-15 school year received special gifts from the South Harriman Schools Alumni and Friends Organization.

    Those receiving bicycles this year are kindergartener Keyton Williams, first-graders Trystan Arwood and Chloe Utley, second-grader Makenzie Utley, third-grader Evan Chen, fourth-grader Emma Long and fifth-grader Nathaniel Fink.

    Electronic tablets were awarded to students who earned perfect attendance for a second year.

  • Whittenbarger recipient of Food City scholarship

    Andrew Whittenbarger of Kingston was recently awarded a $1,500 Food City Scholarship Award from the Tennessee Grocers Education Foundation.

    Whittenbarger graduated from Roane County High School in 2014.

    He attends Tennessee Technological University.

    “We are proud to include Andrew in the 30th class of TGEF scholarship recipients”, said Rob Ikard, president of Tennessee Grocers & Convenience Store Association.

  • RSCC has free Summer Bridge prep program for Tenn. Promise

    Roane State Community College will host a free Summer Bridge program for Tennessee Promise students.

    The three-week program will be from July 13-31 on the main campus between Harriman and Rockwood.

    The program prepares students to potentially test out of learning support (remedial) courses and start their freshman years college-ready.

    Roane State has 60 openings for its Summer Bridge program.

    The deadline to apply is June 15. Spots can fill up quickly.

  • Hayes awarded MTSU fellowship

    Devyn Hope Hayes, a graduate of Oliver Springs High School, has been awarded Middle Tennessee State University’s most prestigious scholarship, the Buchanan Fellowship.

    Limited to 20 students each year, it is the highest academic award given to an entering freshman at MTSU.

    “We are delighted with the breadth and quality of the candidates for the 2015 Buchanan Fellowship class,” said John R. Vile, Honors College dean.

  • Pavilion Society awards scholarships to 6 at RCHS

    Six Roane County High School graduates of 2015 are recipients of scholarships awarded by The Pavilion Society Charitable Foundation Inc.

    “All the applicants were worthy of a scholarship, and it was difficult making the final selection,” said Jean S. Sinclair of The Pavilion Society.

  • Fort lessons for Midway students

    Don Lawrence, Fort Southwest Point’s resident Cherokee, speaks with a group of Midway Elementary School third-graders during a program earlier this month.

    Lawrence explained the Cherokee’s role in the history of the fort, and Mike Woody led the group through a tour of the fort buildings.

    The children were taught about life as a soldier stationed at the fort around 1799.

    Members of Kingston’s Southwest Point Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, dressed in their Colonial attire, greeted the children.

  • Harriman’s Stafford among NASA scholarship recipients

    Roane State Community College student Corey Stafford works to pay for school.

    Any help with costs, he said, is a relief.

    Stafford is among the first recipients of $1,250 NASA scholarships awarded to Roane State students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering or math fields.

    “It helps a lot with books,” he said. “The scholarship relieves a lot of stress.”

    Stafford is a pre-engineering major who plans to transfer to Tennessee Tech.