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Education

  • Awards honor memory of Goss

    Marissa Burkhardt and Ricky Barry are the recipients of the first Jacky Albert Goss Memorial Scholarships.

    The scholarships are $1,000 each and were awarded by Goss’ family, Pat, Wesley and Jamey Goss.

    “We are so pleased to have the opportunity to provide these scholarships in Jacky’s name to deserving students,” said Goss’ wife, Pat Pierce-Goss. “We know Jacky would be pleased.”

    Burkhart and Barry are both 2014 graduates of Harriman High School.

  • University of Central Oklahoma graduates: summer 2014

    Kingston resident Hope Marie Russell recently graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma.

    Russell was awarded a bachelor’s degree in nutrition, dietetics and food management as a part of the summer 2014 class, which included 563 students.

    The University of Central Oklahoma is just north of Oklahoma City in Edmond.

  • Virginia Tech dean's list: spring 2014

    Antonia L. Erwin of Oliver Springs is among the Virginia Tech students named to the dean’s list for spring semester.

    She is a freshman majoring in accounting and information systems in the Pamplin College of Business.

    To qualify for the dean’s list, students must attempt at least 12 credit hours graded on the A-F option and earn a 3.4 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) during the semester.

    Virginia Tech is in Blacksburg, Va.

  • Carson-Newman a ‘College of Distinction’

    Carson-Newman University, Jefferson City, has been named a College of Distinction for the 2014-15 school year.

    Carson-Newman is one of a select group of colleges to earn the prestigious designation, based on its excellence in four distinctions: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant campus communities and successful outcomes.

    The honor comes from the organization Colleges of Distinction.

  • RCHS band members, alum earn kudos over the summer

    A pair of Roane County High School band members, along with a recent band alumnus, earned distinctions for themselves over the summer.

    Junior Lyric Rivera spent four weeks at Middle Tennessee Stae University participating in the Governor’s School for the Arts.

    Her fellow band member, Charlie Coen, was the first freshman in the Kingston school’s history to be named to the All-State Band.

  • Pay Roane State fees by Aug. 11 to keep schedules

    Registration is underway for the fall 2014 semester at Roane State Community College.

    Students need to be aware when they register that the college has an Aug. 11 fee deadline.

    Students who have registered must pay their fees by 4:30 p.m. Eastern time Aug. 11 to keep their class schedules.

    Students can pay fees at www.roanestate.edu.

    They need to log in to RaiderNet and click “Your Account” to get started.

    Students can pay by phone using major credit or debit cards. The number is 882-4515.

  • Saturday concert to benefit Mason Scholarship Fund

    Proceeds from a concert at 7 p.m. Aug. 2 will benefit the Tony Mason Scholarship Fund.

    The concert in the Princess Theatre, Harriman, includes Archie Bell, Clifford Curry, Kathy Hill and Boys’ Night Out.

    Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at Rocky Top General Store or Harriman Jewelry Exchange.

    Tickets will also be available at the box of-

    fice the night of the concert until they are sold out.

    The scholarship pays tribute to Mason, a Harriman resident who succumbed to cancer eight years ago.

  • 4-H members stay busy in spring, summer

    Roane County 4-H Club members have been busy throughout the spring and summer months.

    Five 4-H members — Vaughn Parks, Joe Huckabey and Kayla Haney of Oliver Springs High School, and Christina Long and Stephanie Long, both of Rockwood High School — recently attended 4-H Congress in Nashville.

    They were given many opportunities to learn more about state government and become familiar with the state capital.

    The students sat in on a legislative session, met with state Sen. Ken Yager and state Rep. Kent Calfee and toured Nashville.

  • ETSU offers master’s in digital marketing

    East Tennessee State University’s College of Business and Technology will begin offering a master’s degree in digital marketing program in the fall semester.

    The degree will focus on the field of marketing in the digital environment.

    Coursework will be current, relevant and completely online.

    “With the growing, ever-changing, fast-paced online atmosphere, marketing has significantly changed and will continue to do so,” said Kelly Price-Rhea, program coordinator.

  • Cherokee Interact cited

    Cherokee Middle School Interact Club faculty sponsor Gordon Pickrell, center, represents the club in accepting Rotary International President Ron Burton Presidential Citation for the 2013-14 school year from Kingston Rotary Club President Suzanne Horsfall, left, and Interact Rotary sponsor Deborah Alexander-Davis.

    Only two Interact Clubs in the Eastern portion of Tennessee received the honor.

    To qualify for the award, Interact Club members were required to conduct at least one international service project and work in the community to help others.