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Education

  • Big celebrations for Bowers, Midway Middle

    Officials celebrated renovations at Bowers Elementary School in Harriman and Midway Middle School with respective ribbon-cutting ceremonies earlier this month.

  • ETSU dean's list: Summer 2011

    Brian S. Burnett of Oliver Springs earned placement on East Tennessee State University’s dean’s list for summer semester.

    To earn placement on the dean’s list, students must successfully complete a minimum of 12 hours of undergraduate course work with a grade-point average of at least 3.7 on a 4.0 scale.

    ETSU is in Johnson City.
     

  • Children's Health Week noted

    Children’s Health Week has become a yearly tradition in Tennessee, and Roane County students celebrated with a variety of activities highlighting this year’s theme “A Healthy Tennessee Begins with a Healthy ME!”

    At each of the 17 schools, the health school team of staff, parents, community partners and students planned and carried out special events and educational initiatives that focused on creating a healthier lifestyle.

  • The game of life: Harriman High students test their financial savvy during simulation

    Harriman High School students recently participated in Roane County Extension Office’s financial simulation, where students participate in a mock game of life and its expenses.

  • Excelsior College graduate

    Krista Susanne Whaley of Oliver Springs recently earned an associate’s degree in Nursing from Excelsior College.

    The school is in Albany, N.Y.

  • MTSU graduates: Summer 2011

    Three Middle Tennessee State University students from Roane County graduated during the sum-
    mer commencement ceremony.

    They were Eric A. Byrd of Harriman and Corie A. Gouge and Sarah C. Wright, both of Kingston.

    MTSU is in Murfreesboro.

  • University of Rochester dean's list: Spring 2011

    Chelsea Martin of Kingston was named to  the University of Rochester dean’s list for spring semester.

    Martin, a senior majoring in language and linguistics and Japanese, is the daughter of Katherine and Melvin Martin.

    She is a graduate of Webb School of Knoxville.

    The University of Rochester is a private research university in Rochester, N.Y.

  • RSCC instrumental ensembles concert set

    Roane State Community College’s music department will present an instrumental ensembles concert next weekend.

    The concert will begin at 7 p.m. Oct. 21 and 22 in the theatre on the main campus in Roane County.

    The concert will feature the Jazz Band, Bluegrass Band and Stage Band.

    A $5 donation is suggested.

    Contact Geol Greenlee, music coordinator, at 882-4580 or greenleega@roanestate.edu for details.

  • Applications accepted now for internship in Oak Ridge

    Applications are now being accepted for the Volkswagen Distinguished Scholars Program, a research internship administered for Volkswagen Chattanooga by Oak Ridge Associated Universities on behalf of Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

    Applications can be submitted online through Feb. 12, 2012.

    The program is a summer internship that awards students with a paid stipend, housing allowance (where applicable), and mileage for one roundtrip to/from the internship site if more than 60 miles from the student’s home.

  • Triathlon on heels of good behavior

    Students at Kingston Elementary School were recently treated to a special event as a reward for demonstrating good behavior and modeling outstanding character.

    Fifth-graders who fit the criteria participated in a mini-triathlon during the school day while the rest of the student body cheered them on.

    The triathlon consisted of a half-mile run, one-mile bike ride and 75-yard jump rope segment through sprinklers.