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Education

  • 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.

  • 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.