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Education

  • Roane students bridge GAP toward diploma

    Some Roane County Schools students are getting a second chance to earn a high school diploma.

    Graduation Assistance Path at Midtown Education Center is available for students who are either not on track to graduate with their class or simply did not “fit” in with the traditional school program.

    “This program is for the really motivated students who want to complete their high school education,” said Joe Parker, Roane County Schools secondary supervisor and program administrator.

  • Students practice ‘Go, Slow, Whoa’ during lunchtime

    School lunches are more nutritious than most think.

    “In Roane County, our offerings are among the best around,” said Patti Wells, school health coordinator for Roane County Schools. “Our food service supervisor, Linda Wilson, has brought about many healthy changes over the last three years and is constantly striving to continue that trend.”

    New guidelines that will be coming in the near future are not a problem, because Roane County Schools already has many of them in place, Wells said.

  • Midway gets to the art of the matter

     

    Midway High School students Patricia Howe, Isabella Hammonds, Alex James, Jennifer West and Carolyn Howe are among those who are taking advantage of an opportunity provided by Ben Ridings, who volunteers his time and supplies to instruct students who are interested in the field of art.

    He has taught the students about several mediums, including pencil, pastel, acrylic paint and watercolors.

    A new project is introduced weekly with a new model or picture.

  • Wilson tops at tech center

    Tennessee Technology Center at Harriman has selected Mary Elaine Wilson as its 2010 Outstanding Student of the Year.

    Wilson competed against nine other students at the technology center for the title. She will compete this month against students from the seven other technology centers in East Tennessee in hopes of becoming one of three Eastern Regional finalists.  

  • Black history forum slated

    Black military veterans will share their World War II experiences during a Black History Month forum presented by Roane State Community College’s Social Science, Business and Education Division.

    The forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 25 in the City Room at the college’s Oak Ridge campus.

    Speakers will include Leon Holley, who served in the Pacific Theater in the Marine Corps.

    Holley worked in a supply company and was stationed on various islands such as Hawaii and Saipan.

  • Book sale to benefit OR campus library

    Roane State Community College’s Oak Ridge campus will have its 11th annual Love Your Library used book sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 23.

    Paperback books will be on sale for $1, and hardback books will cost $2.

    Other items include audio tapes ($1), video tapes ($1), CDs ($5), magazines (50 cents) and pamphlets (10 cents).

    Checks should be written to the Roane State Foundation.

    Proceeds support the campus’s Coffey Library. Items will be on sale in the atrium in front of the library.

  • Motlow State Community College dean's list

    Kimberly Carrington Hall of Roane County was cited by Motlow State Community College for academic excellence during fall semester.

    Hall qualified for the school’s honor roll.

    Students on the honor roll are enrolled full time and have a semester grade-point average of 3.49-3.0 on their collegiate-level work.

    Motlow State is in Lynchburg.
     

  • Coastal Carolina University dean's list

    John T. McCormick of Kingston was named to the dean’s list at Coastal Carolina University for fall semester.

    Full-time freshmen with at least a 3.25 grade-point average and upperclassmen earning a GPA of 3.5 are named to the dean’s list.

    Coastal Carolina University is a liberal arts university in Conway, S.C.
     

  • Harriman Lions perform student vision screenings

    Roane County Schools has a partnership with the Harriman Lions Club for the benefit of young students.

    More than 200 public school pre-K and kindergarten students who returned permission slips received free vision photoscreening as a service from Lions Club members.  

    The screening process is done with a special camera that enables specialists from the Eye Center at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital to see possible future eye problems.

    The screening process has an 85- to 90-percent accuracy rate.

  • Austin Peay State University graduates

    Courtney Harris recently graduated from Austin Peay State University.

    She graduated during fall commencement exercises with a bachelor’s degree in marketing.

    She is the daughter of Jeff and Sylvia Harris. Her father, a Harriman native, is a former Harriman High School student and basketball player.

    Harris’ grandmother is Julia Harris of Harriman.

    Austin Peay is in Clarksville.