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Education

  • OS’s Melvin in Governor’s School

    Kelly Melvin of Oliver Springs recently participated in the Governor’s School for Business and IT Leadership at Tennessee Technologica University, Cookeville.

    The Governor’s School allows students to explore the business world by creating and building a business plan around a product designed by small groups of program participants.

  • Roane students tops in Academic Festival

    A number of high school students from Roane County earned honors during Roane State Community College’s annual Academic Festival on the main campus in Roane County.

    First-place winners were:

    Calvary Baptist School — Lauren Treadway, nature photography-plants.

    Harriman High School — Ezra Moore, chemistry exam year 2; and Ezra Moore, Tara Bohman, Gabby Kilgore and Dallas Swicegood, chemistry exam year 2.

  • ETSU Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy dean's list: spring 2014

    William C. Carothers of Kingston, a student enrolled in East Tennessee State University’s Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy. qualified for the dean’s list for spring session.

    Students who qualified for the dean’s list were enrolled in no fewer than 12 credit hours and achieved a semester GPA of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale, with no grade lower than a B-minus.

    ETSU is in Johnson City.

  • Lipscomb University pharmacy graduate: spring 2014

    Whitney Piper of Kingston was awarded a Doctor of Pharmacy from Lipscomb University at the conclusion of spring semester.

    Piper, a Roane County High School graduate from Kingston, studied pharmacy and has completed all the credits necessary to graduate, said university President L. Randolph Lowry.

    Piper was part of the largest graduating class in Lipscomb’s history. The Nashville university awarded 659 degrees to graduates.

  • Former RSCC staffer’s book focuses on food in Appalachian kitchens

    “Buttermilk and Bible Burgers: More Stories from the Kitchens of Appalachia” is the latest book written by Fred Sauceman, a former Roane State Community College administrator.

    Sauceman, now public relations director at East Tennessee State University, began his higher-education career at Roane State in 1980.

    Featuring more than 60 stories and 99 photographs, the book is published by Mercer University Press in Macon, Ga.

  • Cherokee new-student registration scheduled for July 31

    New-student registration at Cherokee Middle School, Kingston, will be from 9 a.m. to noon July 31 in the school at 200 Paint Rock Ferry Road.

    The registration is only for those new to the school district.

    Students moving from Kingston or Midtown elementary schools are not considered new enrollees.

    Parents should bring proof of residence, such as utility bill or tax payment stub; copy of custody paperwork; certified copy of birth certificate; Social Security card; and students’ last report card.

    Proof of immunizations is also required.

  • Chemistry right to be ‘College Student’

    Ron Sternfels, Roane State Community College associate professor of chemistry, demonstrates an experiment for eighth-graders who visited Roane State as part of College Student for a Day.

    Eighth-graders from Harriman and Rockwood middle schools participated in the event at the Roane County campus.

    Students conducted experiments in the college’s chemistry lab, were taught about Roane State’s EMT/paramedic program, and explored different career options.

  • FCE awards scholarships to five recent Roane grads

    Five recent high school graduates — one from each of Roane County’s five public high schools — are the latest recipients of the Betty McGlasson FCE Scholarships.

    The scholarships, awarded by the Roane County Family and Community Education Clubs, are to be used to attend either Roane State Community College or Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Harriman.

    This year’s recipients are Emily Garren, Roane County; Seth Mullins, Oliver Springs; Sabrina Pelfrey, Harriman; Tori Ray, Rockwood; and Mikayla West, Midway.

  • Sanders cashes in on reading

    The Children’s Reading Foundation has been encouraging parents to “read with your child 20 minutes a day” by using roadside signs for almost three years.

    To many Roane County residents, the signs have become familiar.

    Now, thanks to John Sanders, a Roane State Community College student, the sign has a new and improved look.

    The Reading Foundation wanted a new sign to place throughout the county to remind parents of the importance of reading to their children.

  • East Tennessee State University graduates: spring 2014

    A number of East Tennessee State University students from Roane County received their degrees during spring commencement.

    They are:

    Harriman — Taylor Ruth Borum, Christopher Caine McCarroll, Joshua Lynn Riddle and Kelly Marie Steelman, Bachelor of Science; Jonathan Tyler Davis, Bachelor of Business Administration; and Gabrielle Lyn Howell, Bachelor of Arts.

    Kingston — Hunter Daniel Smith, Bachelor of Science.