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Education

  • Juniors can win for college by attending Career Day ’12

    More than 550 Roane County high school juniors annually attend Career Exploration Day, and it’s paid off in more ways than one for select students over the past two years.

    “Students can receive more than career information from the Roane County High Schools Career Exploration Day,” said Allen Lutz, The Roane Alliance’s education and workforce specialist. “They can receive a $250 scholarship awarded by Diversified Scientific Services Inc., a subsidiary of Perma-Fix Environmental Services.”

  • Midway event has more than reading

    Midway Elementary School’s next Family Reading Night is March 8.

    The event, coordinated by school librarian Karen Buehler, promotes reading by parents or caregivers with children. Past attendance has ranged from 80-199 adults and children, and Buehler said she has received a great deal of positive feedback.

    Activities are from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the school library. Cookies and drinks are provided.

  • Yates-Kadau Student of Year at Tech Center

    Wava Yates-Kadau, a cosmetology student at Tennessee Technology Center at Harriman, is the school’s Outstanding Student of the Year for 2011-12 school year.

    A military wife and mother of three, Yates-Kadau is the daughter of Wade and Brenda Yates of Ten Mile.

    She lives in Sweetwater and attends cosmetology class during the day and works at Madisonville Walmart at night.

    Her husband, Staff Sgt. Nick Kadau, is a veteran of the 278th National Guard unit in Sweetwater.

  • Cash awarded to top model bridge builders

    Roane County students can build a winning model bridge and earn cash twice in a new incentive program that rewards high school students and their high schools in the Senior High Division of the 2012 East Tennessee Regional Model Bridge Building Contest.

    The contest will be on March 10 in the American Museum of Science and Energy, Oak Ridge.

  • Tennessee Tech launches mobile iPhone app

    iPhone users can carry continuously updated information about Tennessee Technological University in their pockets, now that the Cookeville university has launched its own mobile app.

    The Android version will be available later this semester.

    Both versions will offer an online payment feature and mobile access to iLearn, which allows Tennessee Tech students to access course materials and collaborate with each other.

  • Midway December students of the month honored

    Midway Elementary School principal Keevin Woody, far left in back row, recently honored the school’s December students of the month.

    They are, by grade order, Malorie Collins, Evan Lemons, Parker Jones, Rylan Guetttner, Maranda Jones, Destiny Woncki, Chase Letner, Justice Kyle, Paul Lyles, Dominic Meza, Elijah Cogdill, Halena Shirran, Danielle Bock, Shelby Green, Noah Scott, Jonathan Hester, Bailey Guinn, Blake Parks, Isaac Galyon, Sammie Jo Lands, Rebecca Lemasters, Josh Castellanos and Karissa Pilke.

  • Midway November students of the month honored

    Midway Elementary School principal Keevin Woody, far left in back row, honored the school’s November students of the month.

    They include, by grade order, Jessalyn Sanders, Tanner Carroll, Cheyenne Branson, Landon Easter, Chesney Cash, Bailey Turner, Sierra Cowell, Haydence O’Toole, Ayshia Turner, Josie Thompson, Aubrey Walden, Marissa Stakely, Savanna Longmire, Jackson Snow, Erica Davidson, Jayse Wyrick, LeaAnn Finch, Eliza Sweeney, Austin Patterson, Stephany Blalock, Austin Castellanos, Kinsley Gardner, Kristen Palmer and Tony Ibarra.

  • Donors sought for Tennessee Scholars program

    The Roane County Chamber of Commerce and Roane County Schools have supported the Tennessee Scholars program for several years — but now, they want to kick it up a notch.

    “Last year, 123 graduating seniors from Roane County schools achieved the higher standards of a Tennessee Scholar,” said Allen Lutz, education and workforce specialist for The Roane Alliance.

    “That’s almost a 50 percent increase from the year before, but it is only about one-quarter of all graduating seniors. We can do better.”

  • Cherokee students competing in Middle School Science Bowl

    A team from Kingston’s Cherokee Middle School will compete in the second U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) East Tennessee Middle School Science Bowl.

    The competition begins at 9 a.m. Feb. 25 on the Oak Ridge campus of Roane State Community College.

    Cherokee students are among the East Tennessee middle schoolers who will showcase their science knowledge and could win an all-expense-paid trip to the national competition in Washington, D.C.

  • Donations sought for positive behavior program

    Midway High School Positive Behavior Team, a component of Roane County Schools’ Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support system, is seeking donations of items for incentive rewards.

    Student who show good behavior are rewarded through praise, recognition and “sand dollars” that can be turned in to the school store for rewards.

    Items sought for rewards include nonperishable snacks, T-shirts, school supplies, shoes, coats, jeans, perfume, lotions, tools or other automotive incentives and event tickets.