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Education

  • Kindergartners, seventh-graders may need shots

    By Dr. Kelly Moore • Tennessee Department of Health

  • The heat is on for Rockwood band
  • Lipscomb University provost's list

    Anna Uselton of Kingston has been honored at Lipscomb University, Nashville, for academic achievement during spring semester.

    Uselton, a Roane County High School graduate and English major, earned placement on the university’s provost’s list.

    Only students who earn a 4.0 grade-point average while attempting at least 12 credit hours are named to the provost’s list.

  • Savannah College of Art and Design dean's list

    Meagan Linley of Kingston was named to the dean’s list at Savannah College of Art and Design for spring quarter.

    Full-time undergraduate students who earn a grade-point average of 3.5 and higher for the quarter earn the recognition.

    Linley is seeking a bachelor’s degree in accessory design at the school, based in Savannah, Ga.

  • Donations sought to stock Teachers Supply Closet

    The Roane County Chamber of Commerce has kicked off the 2011 Teachers Supply Closet, an annual drive to collect supplies and monetary donations to help teachers and students in Roane County.

    The Supply Closet is a highly popular and highly successful effort sponsored by the Chamber, Roane State Community College, Tennessee Technology Center at Harriman and Roane County United Way.

  • Summer school: Lunch & Learn gives teachers career training in the workplace

    The Roane Alliance and Innovation Valley recently provided an Educators in the Workplace Lunch & Learn program to give area educators the opportunity to receive a little schooling themselves this summer.

    “The Roane Alliance, and the other economic development organizations who are partners in the Innovation Valley offer this program to benefit educators, students, businesses and the community overall,” said Allen Lutz, The Alliance’s education and workforce development specialist.

  • 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.