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Education

  • 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.

  • Field Trips

    Out-of-state and overnight field trips approved by the Roane County Board of Education in June:

    June 20-23 — Cherokee Middle School cheerleaders to Universal Cheerleaders Association cheer camp at University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

    Sept. 26-30 — Oliver Springs Elementary School sixth-graders at Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont, Townsend.

  • Rockwood students at Boys State

    Rockwood High School rising seniors who attended the 72nd American Legion Boys State are, front row from left, Parker McCullough, Trevor Templin, Jonathan Andrews; and back row, Brendon Kirkland and Aylor Evans.

    This year’s Boys State was May 22-28 at Tennessee Technological University.

  • Clover Bowl Eastern Division winners

    Students from Roane County are the 2011 Seventh-Grade Division Winners for Eastern Region 4-H Clover Bowl.

    Members of the winning team are, from left, Jacob Brown, sixth grade, Harriman Middle; Braden Botkin, sixth grade, Cherokee Middle; Emma Savage, sixth grade, Cherokee Middle; and Team Captain Conner Nelson, seventh grade, Cherokee Middle.

  • Gunter recipient of Rockwood 2000 gift

    Kiley Gunter is the 2011 recipient of the Rockwood 2000 scholarship.  

    Gunter was ranked third in her graduating class at Rockwood High School.

    “Kiley was selected as the winner based on her academic achievements, community involvement and her leadership abilities,” said Sandy McIntosh, a member of Rockwood 2000.

    “As she begins her college years, Rockwood 2000 is proud to assist her in furthering her academic goals,” McIntosh continued.

  • Roane State honors students’ successes

    Numerous Roane State Community College students from Roane County recently received recognition for their achievements in the 2010-11 school year.

    They include:

    Harrriman — Zach Basler, Roane County Retired Teachers Award; Phillip James, Academic Achievement Award; Bradley J. Reid, Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges; Gary Waldron, Outstanding Health Information Technology Student; and Breanna Nicole Wright, Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges.

  • 11 from Roane take part in ’11 Girls State

    Eleven Roane County rising high school seniors are among the 525 outstanding students who participated in the American Legion Auxiliary's 65th session of Volunteer Girls State.

    This year’s session was May 29-June 4 on the campus of Lipscomb University.

    Delegates to the program are selected from high schools across the state based on their academic and leadership potential.