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Education

  • Yelton state’s homecoming queen for 2011

    Haley Sue Yelton of Rockwood has been selected Tennessee’s Homecoming Queen.

    A 2011 graduate of Rockwood High School, she was the school’s homecoming queen for 2010-11.

    Yelton, who was also chosen by online voters as Tennessee’s Favorite Homecoming Queen, will represent Tennessee during the 31st annual America’s Homecoming Queen Selection July 23-27 in Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, Calif.

    She is the daughter of James and Angie Yelton of Rockwood.

  • Roane State Community College dean's list

    A number of Roane County students made the spring semester dean’s list at Roane State Community College.

    They include:

  • ETSU Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy dean's list

    William C. Carothers of Kingston and Julie A. Kirkham and Rebekah L. Loden, both of Rockwood, are among the East Tennessee State University’s Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy students named to the dean’s list for spring session.

    Students who qualified for the dean’s list were
    enrolled in no fewer than 12 credit hours and achieved a semester grade-point average of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale, with no grade lower than a B-minus.
     

  • Tusculum College graduates

    Pamela S. Fowler of Harriman, Catina Marshall of Kingston and Lisa M. Paysinger of Oliver Springs were among the 263 students who recently graduated from Tusculum College.

    Fowler and Paysinger earned bachelor’s degrees in human growth and learning, K-6.

    Marshall’s bachelor’s degree is in organizational management.

    Tusculum College, the oldest college in Tennessee and the 28th oldest in the nation, is in Greeneville.

  • University of Rochester graduates

    Chelsea Martin of Kingston recently graduated from the University of Rochester.

    Martin, who graduated cum laude, was awarded a bachelor’s degree in language and linguistics and Japanese.

    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.

  • State offers Q&A on free, reduced-price meals

    The Tennessee Department of Education offers answers to some of the more frequent questions about free and reduced-price meals:

    Do you need to fill out an application for each of your children? No, you only need one application for all students in your household.

  • Ridge View fifth-graders go to Nashville

    Ridge View Elementary School’s six fifth-grade classes took a recent action-packed and memorable excursion to the state capital.

    Two chartered buses took the group of students and teachers to Nashville, where they met with state Sen. Ken Yager and toured the Tennessee State Capitol.

    The students at the Rockwood school also visited the Tennessee State Museum and had lunch at the Bicentennial Park.

  • Ryans cited during SkillsUSA contest

    Debra Ryans of Kingston was awarded a skill-point certificate in Job Skill Demonstration A during the recent SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference.

    She is a student at Tennessee Technology Center at Harriman.

    Ryans was among the contest’s high scorers who were awarded the certificates. The honor was awarded in 86 occupational and leadership areas to students who achieved a high score defined by industry.

    The skill point certificates were introduced in 2007 as a component of the SkillsUSA Work Force Ready System.

  • RSCC library’s first floor reopens July 12

    The first floor of the library at Roane State Community College’s Roane County campus will reopen on July 12 following a renovation project to replace the ceiling and lighting.

    Until then, all library guests are asked to continue to enter the library from a second-story entrance near the front of the building. Directional signs are posted.

    Community members do not have access to library computers during the renovation project because most computers are on the first floor.

  • Midway students have a blast during Field Day