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Education

  • Midway students of month honored

    Midway Elementary School principal Tim Thompson, far left in back row, recently honored the school’s September students of the month.

    They include, by grade order, Josie Nichols, Kaden Wright, Emorie Jones, Zachary Graham, Chesney Cash, Parker Jones, Harry Jackson, Rylan Guettner, Bradley Dishman, John Kevorkian, Sierra Cowell, Anna Fink, Zane Edwards, Shayla Wood, Ty Mason, Brandon Williams, Natrice Childress, Cailynn Shelley, Daelyn Thompson, Dalton Carroll, Gracey Hixon, Elijah Payne and Natalie Booth.

  • Tennessee students to cast votes in online mock election

    Students all across Tennessee will participate in the largest student-driven civics project in the United States this fall.

    Millions of students will cast their votes in The My Voice National Student Mock Election, giving them the opportunity to select their candidates in both the federal and state elections and to talk about the issues they care about this fall and beyond.

  • Tennessee Technology Center at Crossville graduates: Summer 2012

    Cody Pierce of Roane County was among the 23 students who participated in summer graduation at Technology Center at Crossville.

    Pierce is a graduate of the center’s heating, ventilation and air-conditioning technology program.

    Students from nine counties participated in the ceremony.

  • RSCC hosts holocaust forum

    A Roane State Community College professor will discuss his parents’ escape from Nazi Germany and a concentration camp survivor will share his story during a Holocaust forum on Thursday, Nov. 1 at Roane State’s Roane County campus in Harriman.

    The forum, presented by the Roane State-Bethel University 2+2 education program, will begin at 4:30 p.m. in room O-202 in the O’Brien Humanities Building. The event is free and open to the public.

  • Midway High taking on Battle of the Belt

    Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for American teenagers — in fact, teens have the highest fatality rate in motor vehicle crashes than any other age group.

    A group of Midway High School students are determined to do something about those alarming statistics.

    Members of Midway’s Positive Peer Pressure Club are participating in the Battle of the Belts Challenge, a statewide competition aimed at increasing awareness and use of seatbelts by all who ride in motor vehicles.

  • Technology Center fabricates portable stairs for Princess

    When officials at Tennessee Technology Center at Harriman scheduled the school’s August graduation at the Princess Theatre, they noticed there was a problem getting the graduates on the stage from one side and off from the other.

    There is access to the stage from the seats on the right side, but as the students walked across the stage they would have had to circle around and come back down on the same side, causing congestion on the stairs.  

  • RSCC, MTSU ink pact

    The presidents of Middle Tennessee State University and Roane State Community College signed agreements last month that will ease the transition for students seeking to transfer from the college to the university in Murfreesboro.

    MTSU’s Sidney A. McPhee and Roane State’s Gary Goff authorized three agreements that create dual admissions, concurrent enrollment and reverse transfer options between the college and the university.

  • Duncan awarded scholarship

    Amie Duncan of Rockwood was awarded a $600 Nebraska Book Co. book scholarship at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City.

    Duncan, an anthropology major, is a 2011 honors graduate of Rockwood High School.

    She is the daughter of Cheryl Duncan and Mike Luttrell, both of Rockwood.

    Grandparents are James Duncan of Jamestown and the late Chestolene Duncan, Carolyn Luttrell of Rockwood, and David and Norma Luttrell of Kingston.

  • RSCC hosts paranormal talk

    Paranormal investigator Chad Calek will discuss his ghost-hunting projects on Monday, Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. in the O’Brien Theatre on Roane State Community College’s Roane County campus in Harriman.

    The event, presented by Roane State Student Activities, is free and open to the public.

    Please note that children should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

    Calek is a regular on A&E’s “Paranormal State,” and he has filmed and investigated many tales of paranormal activity.

  • Monday receptions honor retiring RSCC president

    The public is welcome to attend retirement receptions for Roane State Community College President Gary Goff.

    Two receptions will be on Oct. 8 — one at the main campus in Roane County campus and one at the Oak Ridge campus.

    The reception at the Roane County campus will be from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the administrative area of the Dunbar Building (second floor, near the president’s office).

    The reception at the Oak Ridge campus, 701 Briarcliff Ave., will be from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Manly Art Gallery.