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Education

  • Aslinger awarded MTSU’s Buchanan Fellowship

    Holly Elizabeth Aslinger, a 2014 graduate of Roane County High School in Kingston, has been awarded Middle Tennessee State University’s most prestigious scholarship, the Buchanan Fellowship.

    In addition to earning a 32 on the ACT and maintaining a 4.0 grade-point average, Aslinger attended Volunteer Girls State, was captain of the Scholars Bowl team, served on the Student Council, and was a trumpet section leader with the school band.

    In addition, she was a member of the Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra.

  • New scholarship for Tennessee medical students

    The Howard Baker family recently established the Howard H. Baker Medical Scholarship as a fund of East Tennessee Foundation.

    “The Foundation is honored to be entrusted with this important scholarship created in memory of one of Tennessee’s and the nation’s greatest public servants and devoted leaders, Sen. Howard H. Baker Jr.,” said Michael T. McClamroch, Foundation president and CEO.

    The scholarship will provide assistance to excellent medical students studying internal medicine or family practice.

  • Still time to make donations for Teachers Supply Closet

    Donations for the 2014 Roane County Teachers Supply Closet will be accepted until Sept. 19.

    In its 12th year, the Teachers Supply Closet helps teachers and students receive needed supplies to help make student activities and learning more effective.

    Donations of supplies and financial contributions are welcome.

    Personal checks may be written to the Roane County United Way, and business checks may be written to the Roane County Chamber of Commerce.

    Donors are asked to write “Teachers Supply Closet” in the memo line.

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  • Bacterial meningitis case reported for ETSU student

    East Tennessee State University reported earlier this week that an off-campus student was treated for a case of bacterial meningitis and recently released from the hospital.

    A probable case involving another off-campus student is being investigated by the health department.

    That student was evaluated by ETSU Student Health Services and was sent to an area hospital.

    ETSU health officials said the risk of transmission is minimal to other members of the ETSU community.

    The Washington County Health Department has been notified of both cases.

  • RSCC extends hours to assist in registration

    Roane State Community College campuses will offer extended business hours to help students get ready for the start of fall classes.

    Fall classes begin Aug. 25.

    Extended hours will be offered on the following schedule (all times Eastern) at the Roane County and Oak Ridge campuses:

    • Monday, Aug. 18-Thursday, Aug. 21 — 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

    • Saturday, Aug. 23 — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    • Monday, Aug. 25-Thursday, Aug. 28 — 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

  • Meet Rotary’s Academic Award winners

    Kingston Rotary Club recently honored its 2014 Academic Award winners from Cherokee Middle School, Midway Middle School, Midway High School and Roane County High School.

    Taking part in the presentation are, front row from left, Kingston Rotary Club President Suzanne Horsfall, Emily Workman and Matthew Spellman, both of Cherokee Middle School; and back row, Aaron Woody of Midway High School and Kingston Rotarian Dave Reichle.

  • 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.