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Education

  • Bowers scholars earn kudos
  • Harriman students cited for PLAN completion

    Harriman High School seniors who completed the PLAN program were recently honored at the school’s awards day presentation.

    PLAN stands for Prepare, Learn and Navigate, and the project’s goals include raising awareness about postsecondary education, helping students avoid roadblocks in the admissions and registration process, and providing students with tools to optimize success.

  • Midway students of month honored
  • Duncan recipient of Zumstein gift

    Amie Duncan, a Rockwood High School graduate of 2011, was recently awarded the Julia Zumstein Memorial Scholarship.

    The scholarship was presented by the Rockwood Band Boosters.  

    This is the second year of existence for the scholarship, whose inaugural winner was Nakora Beard.  

    The scholarship was endowed to celebrate the life and memory of Julia Zumstein, a longtime and well loved secretary at Rockwood High School who had requested that donations be made to the band program during her battle with cancer.

  • Tennessee Tech graduates

    A number of Tennessee Technological University students from Roane County received their degrees during spring commencement ceremonies.

    They include:

    Harriman — Elizabeth Albright Campbell, Cara Faye Hill, Sarah Nichole Jarnagin, Carol Stratman Jones, Travis Lynn Jones, Julie Beth Parham, Jennifer L. Pistole, Yvette Eileen Reeder, Steven Don-Robert Stewart and Rebekah Jean Taylor.

  • UT-Chattanooga dean's list, graduates

    The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga recently recognized a number of students from Roane County who earned dean’s list honors and were awarded their degrees during spring semester.

    Students who make a 3.2 or higher semester grade-point average are named to the dean’s list.

    They are Kayla Christopher, Samuel Collins, Lora Couch, Mathew Deal, Kaila Gunter, Kaitland Henley, Alexis Huddleston, Erin Lay, Karly Martin, Kimberly Murray, Matthew Vick, Jonathan Whicker and Jesse Wright.

  • Dental school for ETSU under study

    A committee charged by East Tennessee State University President Paul E. Stanton Jr. with investigating the need for and potential viability of a dental school at ETSU has recommended the university hire a professional consulting firm as it moves forward in the exploratory process.

  • Sherrod Outstanding at Maryville College; Finnell a finalist for honor

    Kingston’s Jordan Sherrod is the recipient of the Maryville College Alumni Association’s Outstanding Senior Award for 2011.

    “The intent of the award is to recognize a senior student who has been active in a broad range of activities, who most exemplifies the ‘ideal’ Maryville College graduate, and who has the potential to be an outstanding graduate,” said Jeffrey Fager, Maryville College vice president and dean.

  • The American Dream: Bowers students show off country’s Star-Spangled past

    Fourth- and fifth-grade students at Bowers Elementary School re-enacted a part of America's history with a fact-filled musical celebration of America's early heritage.

    “The American Dream” told history from the earliest explorers through the Reconstruction Era following the Civil War.

  • Reynolds first recipient of Hallcox Memorial Scholarship

    Sarah Brianne Reynolds, a 2011 graduate of Midway High School, is the first recipient of the Cody Hallcox Memorial Scholarship.

    Gerry and Patricia Hallcox have established the Midway High School award in memory of their son.

    Cody Hallcox, a 2006 Midway graduate, was attending Roane State Community College in pursuit of a teaching degree when he was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2007.

    He fought the cancer until his passing on Dec. 30, 2010.