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Education

  • In-demand major an easy transfer from Roane State

    Careers in computer science are among the fastest-growing in the country, and with Roane State Community College’s computer science Tennessee Transfer Pathway, students can be assured that if they start a computer science degree at Roane State, their credits will transfer to any state public university.

  • Ridge View pays tribute to Garrett with stage name

    A fine teacher and a fine person.

    Roane County Board of Education Member Mike “Brillo” Miller used those words to describe Deborah Garrett, music teacher at Ridge View Elementary School in Rockwood for 25 years.

    Garrett passed away last year. Miller said the staff at Ridge View requested that the stage in the auditorium be named in her memory.

    “I support that 100 percent,” he said.

    His fellow board members did as well, approving the motion unanimously at the March 15 board meeting.

  • Free high-tech training from Roane State

    Anyone interested in Roane State Community College’s nationally recognized Advanced Materials Training and Education Center — a no-cost, high-tech training program for those who are unemployed or underemployed — is invited to an upcoming informational meeting at the college’s Roane County campus.

    The meeting will be Thursday, April 5, from 5-7 p.m. in room O-106 in the O’Brien Humanities Building. Attendees will hear about the AMTEC program, the process for admission and possible career opportunities available after completing AMTEC training.

  • Radford University dean's list: Fall semester 2011

    Sarah Caroline Oliver of Kingston has been named to the fall semester dean’s list at Radford University.

    She is a sophomore dance major.

    To be named to the dean’s list, a student must have taken 15 or more credit hours and have a grade point average of 3.4 or above with no grade below a C.

    Radford University is in Radford, Va.

  • Coastal Carolina University dean's list: Fall semester 2011

    Alaina M. Jordan of Harriman is among the Coastal Carolina University students who earned dean’s list status for fall semester.

    To qualify for the dean’s list, freshmen must earn a 3.25 grade-point average, and upperclassmen must earn a 3.5 GPA.

    All students must be enrolled full time.

    Coastal Carolina University is in Conway, S.C.
     

  • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga dean's list: Fall semester 2011

    Two King College students from Roane County earned placement on the president’s list for fall semester.

    Shirley Ann Carter of Kingston and Jerry Michele Crowe of Rockwood earned the honors, which recognizes students taking at least 12 hours of academic work and attaining a semester grade-point average of 4.0.

    Five students were honored for earning dean’s list placement.

  • School Field Trips Approved: March 2012

    Upcoming out-of-state and overnight field trips approved by the Roane County Board of Education in March:
    March 14-17 — One Harriman High DECA student to compete at state convention in Franklin.

    April 13 — Roane County High anatomy, AP biology and physics classes to attend Bodies Exhibit/Titanic in Atlanta

    April 29-May 2 — Ten Roane County High DECA students to compete at National DECA Competition in Salt Lake City, Utah

  • In the Spotlight: Fritts uses pageant savvy to help cancer research

    Oliver Springs High School senior and HOSA president Breanna Fritts coordinated a beauty pageant to raise funds for cancer research.

    “My grandmother had breast cancer, then my mom had uterine cancer, and then this past year my mom had colon cancer, so cancer’s just in my family. So it’s close to home, the cancer situation,” Fritts said. “It just kind of hit me.”

  • Tech Center introduces new nurse assistants

    Tennessee Technology Center at Harriman recently finished a certified nurse assistant course.

    Graduates of the program include, front row from left, Jennifer Volpitta, Gregory Snow, Jessica Bartlett, Eric Winebarger, Jacob Hamby, instructor Donna Williams; and back row, Jonathan Mitchell, Rebecca Ausburn, Amber Ogle, Mary Crowe, Jessica Pressley, Misty Beach, Jessica Snow, Jessica Woody and Taylor Hamby.

    The students attended clinicals at The Bridge at Rockwood and Harriman Care and Rehabilitation Center.

  • Woody chosen for journalism forum in D.C.

    Aaron Woody of Kingston has been nominated to represent Tennessee as a national youth correspondent to the 2012 Washington Journalism and Media Conference at George Mason University on July 8-13.

    Woody, a student at Midway High School, has been awarded the opportunity to join a select group of 250 students from across the country to participate in an intensive weeklong study of journalism and media.

    He was chosen based on academic accomplishments and a demonstrated interest and excellence in journalism and media studies.