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Education

  • RCHS FFA team tops in Quiz Bowl

    Roane County High School’s FFA Chapter Quiz Bowl team, in no particular order, Tristen Gates, Ethan Korb, Jennifer Kringle and Samantha Browne, took home first place in the Hiwassee College Agriscience Quiz Bowl.

    Gates won high-scoring individual and received a $1,000 scholarship, and Korb won second high-scoring individual and a $500 scholarship.

    The team was led by FFA adviser Megan Skinner.

  • Harriman dominates stats contest at Roane State

    Harriman High School’s Ezra Moore finished in first place in the statistics competition of the Tennessee Mathematics Teachers Association’s high school mathematics contest at Roane State Community College.

    Roane State is among 21 testing centers across the state participating in the contest, said Eric Bouldin, Roane State assistant professor who coordinates the contest.

    Harriman High School math teacher Wesley Jones is Moore’s instructor.

  • RCHS students participate in All-State Concert Bands

    Three Roane County High School band students participated in the Tennessee Music Education Association’s All-State Concert Bands on April 8-11.

    Junior Lyric Rivera, flute; sophomore Charlie Coen, French horn; and freshman Cason Worthy, percussion were selected as the result of auditions in January.

    The three students and Director Zack Williamson joined musicians and vocalists from across the state for a four-day session in Memphis.

  • CDC students play role in helping to feed kids in Roane

    Every Friday during the school year, 280 children at risk of hunger receive a grocery bag containing food to ensure that they have some nourishment for the weekend.

    It is a community effort to meet these students’ needs.

    The effort begins at Roane County High School, where the food is delivered by Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee.

    Large boxes contain healthy, easily prepared food items from the basic food groups. It’s a daunting task to separate the food into individual bags for the students to take home.

  • Lots of learning fun at Oliver Springs Middle School
  • ETSU offering scholarships to math majors

    East Tennessee State University is seeking applicants for its S-STEM Program.

    The National Science Foundation funds scholarships through the program, which promotes workforce development in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

    The program will provide participants with three years of support.

    Students will major in mathematics, with a concentration in either computational applied mathematics or statistics.

    Alternatively, students may choose a major in a STEM discipline while minoring in either mathematics or statistics.

  • McTeachers Night a success
  • Meet RCHS All State East Band participants
  • Chamber gears up for Career Day

    More than 500 high school juniors will attend the Roane County Chamber of Commerce’s seventh annual High School Career Day on April 2.

    The students will be taught about a wide range of career opportunities from representatives of about 50 businesses within and near Roane County.

    The event provides a critical link between the classroom and the workplace by allowing students to explore various career options so that they can make informed educational and career choices.

  • Kindergarten, pre-K registration coming up

    Roane County Schools’ registration for kindergarten and prekindergarten for the 2015-16 school year will take place next month.

    Registration will take place at the elementary schools from 2 to 5:30 p.m. April 16, and from 7:30 to 11 a.m. April 17.

    Parents should register students for the 2015-16 school year at the school in their district.

    Kindergarten students must be 5 on or before Aug. 15; pre-K students must be 4 on or before Aug. 15.