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Education

  • State lawmakers honor RSCC president

    Roane State Community College President Gary Goff was honored recently by the Tennessee General Assembly with state Sen. Ken Yager, R-Harriman, presenting him with a congratulatory resolution.

    Yager was joined at the presentation in the Senate chambers in Nashville by state Sens. Randy McNally, R-Oak Ridge, and Charlotte Burks, D-Monterey.

  • Kudos to those who reinforce positive behavior

    The Roane County Board of Education recently recognized representatives of School-Wide Positive Behavior Support schools.

    The program teaches students what’s expected of them and rewards them for following the rules and for doing what’s expected.
     

  • Who’s retiring?

    Roane County Schools administrators, faculty and staff retiring at the end of the 2011-12 school year were honored with a recent reception.

    Those honored included:

    Bowers Elementary — Wendy Flora, Deborah Hayes and Carolyn White.

    Cherokee Middle — Sharon Carney.

    Harriman High — Jill Colgin and James Cordell.

    Kingston Elementary
    — Rosie Sexton and Elaine Vandiver.

  • TVA plant supports Tennessee Scholars

    TVA’s Kingston Fossil Plant has been a supporter of the Roane County Chamber of Commerce’s Teachers Supply Closet for years.

    Plant manager Leslie Nale recently expanded that support by donating $1,000 to the Chamber’s Tennessee Scholars program.

  • Meet Midway Elementary’s Junior Beta Club

    Midway Elementary School principal Keevin Woody, far left in back row, recently presented certificates to the school’s Junior Beta Club members.

    They include Elly Goldschmitt, Paige Bacon, Caitlyn Ross, Ashton Lemons, Paul Coley, Rebecca Lemasters, Cassie Johnson, Olivia Bond, Sam Lowe, Carli Price, Emily Townsend, Emily McFee and Emma Hill.

    Not pictured are Karissa Pilkey and Alex Shirran.
     

  • Make-a-Book winners applauded

    Roane County Schools’ 2011-12 Make-a-Book winners recently recognized by the Roane County Board of Education and retiring Director of Schools Toni McGriff, far left, are from second left, first-place winner and Midtown Elementary School student Mia Jones, second-place winner and Midway Elementary School student Paige Bacon, and third-place winner and Kingston Elementary School student Olliana Long.

    Not pictured is Bowers Elementary School student Brianna Edmonds, who won first-place in the non-fiction category.

  • Uber places in horse-judging competition

    Kaitlin Uber of Kingston was part of the Ellsworth Community College horse-judging team that placed among the Top 20 individuals and the Top 10 teams competing at the American Paint Horse Association Intercollegiate Horse Judging Contest in Fort Worth.

    A total of 12 community college teams and more than 50 students competed.

    Uber also placed 17th in high individual total halter.

  • Roane grads recipients of Tennessee Scholars awards

    Five 2012 Roane County high school graduates will begin their freshman year at Roane State Community College with $500 Tennessee Scholars scholarships.

    The Tennessee Scholars initiative encourages students to take more demanding classes throughout their high school years.

    Roane State continues to support this initiative by offering scholarships to students from Tennessee Scholars high schools in the college’s service area.

  • Middle Tennessee State University graduates: spring 2012

    Caryn P. Parks of Harriman was among the Middle Tennessee State University graduates for spring semester.

    The Murfreesboro-based university awarded 2,399 degrees during the ceremony.

  • Lipscomb University provost's list: spring 2012

    Anna Uselton of Kingston was named to Lipscomb University’s provost’s list for spring semester.

    A Roane County High School graduate, Uselton is majoring in English at the Nashville-based university.

    Students named to the provost’s list earn a 4.0 grade-point average for the semester while taking at least 12 credit hours.