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Education

  • DAR starting scholarship program to pay for books

    Avery Trace Chapter DAR has established a $400 book scholarship to be awarded in 2011 to a Roane State Community College honors student pursuing a degree in history.

    The scholarship was established with the assistance of Roane State Foundation coordinator Linda Brown.

  • RCHS band voted tops at Foothills Classic

    Roane County High School’s marching band recently won the 2011 Foothills Classic in Seymour.

    The Kingston school’s band bested 24 other marching bands for the honor.  

    The RCHS band also competed in the Volunteer Classic at Maryville Heritage. It will participate in the Alcoa Marching Festival on Oct. 29.

    The band is able to make these competition trips thanks to fundraisers. Visit www.rchsband.org for details.

  • 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.