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Education

  • Scholarships available to aspiring principals

    A $1 million gift from the Ayers Foundation has made scholarships available for aspiring school leaders to earn an educational leadership master’s or education specialist degree with administrative licensure from Lipscomb University’s College of Education.

    Ayers Leadership Fellows will receive aid for up to half the cost of enrolling in Lipscomb’s redesigned educational leadership master’s or education specialist program.

  • Fundraisers aid Full Metal Jackets

    Volunteer Gary Alley, left, helps with hands-on training with Roane County High School’s Full Metal Jackets Robotics Team members, freshman Charlie Coen, center, and junior Michael Stooksbury work on putting together a project.

    A Feb. 22 chili supper and silent auction is planned to benefit the team and its work.

    The fundraisers start at 5 p.m. in Kingston Church of Christ’s family center on Spring Street.

    Tickets are $5; email RCHSFullMetalJackets@gmail.com for tickets or more information.

  • Energy careers focus of contest

    Roane County seventh- and eighth-grade students are encouraged to participate in an essay contest in conjunction with Careers in Energy Week, Feb. 10-14.

    Students are asked to write an essay describing how energy workers make a world of difference. Winners will be announced in March.

    The essay contest is a new initiative for Tennessee Energy Industry and Construction Consortium.

    Roane County represents East Tennessee essay participants. Middle and West Tennessee are represented by the Upper Cumberland region and Gibson County, respectively.

  • Kingston grad promotes ETSU on the road

    Roane County travelers may see a familiar face on billboards near Knoxville and Johnson City.

    Kelly Sexton Kattesh, a native of Roane County, is featured in an advertisement for the East Tennessee State University Accelerated Master’s of Business Administration program.

    Kattesh completed her AMBA degree last August with a 4.0 grade-point average.

    She is also employed full time with the university in the Environmental Health and Safety department and pursued a business degree to complement her work in the EH&S field.

  • Harriman VFW cites winners of school contests

    Harriman Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6598 recently completed its three programs in connection with area schools.

    Entry forms for Patriots Pen, Voice of Democracy and The Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teachers Award.

    Patriots Pen is a patriotic essay-writing contest for students in grades 6-8.

    This year’s winners are Elijah P. Charles of Oliver Springs Middle School, first place; Rebecca F. Michaud of Midway Middle School, second place; and Christina Frunza of Rockwood Middle School, third place.

  • RSCC applauds scholars on dean’s, president’s lists

    Roane State Community College recently honored Roane County students who earned placement on its president’s and dean’s lists for spring semester.

    Students must attain a 4.0 grade-point average while attempting 12 or more semester hours of college-level courses to be named to the president’s list.

    Roane County students achieving placement on the president’s list include:

  • Ridge View fifth grade dominates in math challenge

    Ridge View Elementary School fifth-graders in Cathy Kimball’s math class are excelling in their subject as they participate in Mr. Nussbaum’s Great American Multiplication Challenge.

    Class members have completed in excess of 216,468 multiplication facts as part of the challenge.

    The students can complete their multiplication facts at home, or in the classroom before school.

    Students going to school early to work on their Math Challenge Facts is commonplace in Kimball’s class.

  • Cherokee Middle’s Nutcracker alumni

    Cherokee Middle School students and staff who performed in Arts in Motion’s annual production of “The Nutcracker” over the holiday season include, in no particular order, Aubrey Anderson, Halle Strahan, Caleb Wright, Katherine Burton, Jenna Stewart. Erika Rogers, Mandy King, Kayla Anderson, Lexi Bishop, Principal Elizabeth Rose and Michele MacKeown.

    Not pictured is Katherine Frye.

  • Middle Tennessee State University dean's list: Fall 2013

    Fifteen Middle Tennessee State University students from Roane County earned placement on the dean’s list for fall semester.

    Harriman — Jasmine Nichole Dawson, Robin C. Duff, Anit Shashi Patel and Cody Cheyenne Thomas.

    Kingston — Felicia Rena Adkins, Emilie Ann Aslinger, Brokke Ann Bilbrey, Rachael N. Childs, Amanda Lynn Leachman, Callie Mergen, Hannah Jordan Moore, Mark A. Patterson, Colby Alexander Roberts and Briana N. Tapp.

    Rockwood — Emily T. Melson.

  • Tennessee Technological University dean's list: Fall 2013

    A number of Tennessee Technological University students from Roane County earned placement on the dean’s list for fall semester.

    They include: