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Education

  • Students from Roane earn RSCC degrees

    A number of Roane State Community College students from Roane County graduated following the 2011-12 academic year.

    Graduating summa cum laude with a grade-point average of 4.0-3.9 were:

    Harriman — Christina Scarbrough and Breanna Wright.

    Kingston — Tessa Kissick.

    Oliver Springs — Brandon Evans and Sarah Melhorn.

    Rockwood — Sarah Burgess, Chancey Miller and Teresa Roddy.

  • Make the grade with immunizations

    School starts in Roane County in a little more than two weeks, but students going into prekindergarten, kindergarten and seventh grade may not be admitted if they don’t have the proper immunizations.

    The Tennessee Department of Health also requires an official certificate for entry into school for these students.

    This form will only be available from a private health-care provider or health department.

    Children entering pre-K and kindergarten in Roane County Schools are required to show proof of the following immunizations:

  • Aug. 14 fee deadline for Roane State

    Students who have already registered for fall classes at Roane State Community College need to pay their fees by Tuesday, Aug. 14 at 4:30 p.m. to avoid deletion of their class schedules.

    Students can pay fees at www.roanestate.edu.

    Click on RaiderNet, then log in to your account. Click on the Account Summary and Pay link in the Student Self-Service Box.

    Payment is also accepted by personal check, money order, or by American Express, Discover, VISA or MasterCard credit or debit card at any Roane State campus.

  • Roane County High students support animal shelter and homeless pets

    Students at Roane County High School helped raise money for the Roane County Animal Shelter.

    Director John Griffin, center left, is presented with a check for $250 at the school.

    Taking part in the presentation are from left, students Andrew Whittenbarger and Isaac Fowler, Griffin, students Isaac Clark and Andrew Layne, and animal shelter officer manager Stephanie Kolski.
     

  • Harriman students medal at state SkillsUSA

    Tennessee Technology Center of Harriman students brought home three gold and two bronze
    medals from their participation in the 2012 State of Tennessee SkillsUSA competition in Chattanooga/

    Five of the nine participating students received medals.

    Competitors from the Harriman center included Andrew Clinton, automotive technology; Cynthia Bazel, job interview; Robert Vought, precision machining; and Chris Jones, a dual-enrolled student from Wartburg Central High School, welding.

  • Recorders part of concert

    Midtown Elementary School’s spring concert in the Princess Theatre featured some brand-new instruments.

    Thirty-seven students performed in various acts, including the choir and a talent show.

    Forty-nine fifth-graders  played newly puchased recorders supplied through donations from donorschoose.com.  

    The site allows teachers to post their projects, and donors can support the cause of their choosing.

  • Hiwassee dorm getting a facelift

    Facility staff, work-study students and volunteers at Hiwassee College in Madisonville are busy preparing for what is expected to be the largest entering freshmen class in recent history.

    Those preparations include significant renovations to Tom Black Residence Hall, which was constructed in 1963-64.

    Suites have been remodeled, painted and furnished.

    Other improvements include energy efficient windows, new tile floors, upgrades to bathrooms and a new roof.

  • Cherokee signing up new students

    Cherokee Middle School, Kingston, will have its new-student registration from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 1 in the school at 200 Paint Rock Ferry Road.

    This registration is only for those new to the Cherokee school district. Elementary students transferring from Kingston and Midtown are not considered new enrollees.

  • Perma-Fix awards five scholarships

    The second annual Perma-Fix Career Day Scholarships have been awarded to a graduate from each of the five Roane County high schools.

    The students receiving the $250 scholarships applied for them during their junior year while participating in the Roane County Chamber of Commerce-sponsored High School Career Day.

    “We want to encourage and help students to continue their education after high school,” said Kenyon Mee, facility manager for Diversified Scientific Services Inc., a subsidiary of Perma-Fix Environmental Services in Kingston.

  • Simultaneously earn pharmacy, public health degrees at ETSU

    East Tennessee State University of Johnson City has become one of only 15 schools in the nation where students can simultaneously pursue a doctor of pharmacy degree and a master’s degree in public health.

    Beginning with the 2012-13 fall semester,
    ETSU’s Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy and the ETSU College of Public Health will offer the PharmD/MPH academic track.