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Education

  • Roane County students eligible for scholarships

    East Tennessee Foundation has four scholarships available for Roane County students for the 2011-12 school year.

    Roane County students are eligible for the B&W Y-12 Scholarship, the Ruby A. Brown Memorial Scholarship, the Harold W. Canfield Memorial Scholarship and the Gail Clay Scholarship.

    Applications and guidelines are available at www.easttennesseefoundation.org.   

    B&W Y-12 Scholarship

  • All-State Band includes Grubb, RCHS junior

    Michaela Grubb, a junior at Roane County High School in Kingston, was chosen last weekend to participate in this year’s Tennessee All-State Band.

    Grubb was selected from several hundred applicants at auditions on Jan. 8 and will perform with the Tennessee All-State Band on April 6-9 at Opryland in Nashville.

    Students from across Tennessee will rehearse for three days and then present a concert at the Tennessee Music Educators Convention.

  • Midway Middle construction under way

    Midway Middle School recently broke ground to complete a 94-foot competition-ready gymnasium with a lobby and concessions.

     

    Other work includes adding a kitchen to the cafeteria, allowing school food workers to prepare meals onsite.

     

    At present, food is prepared at nearby Midway Elementary School and taken to the middle school to be served.

     

    The new construction and additions are funded through reparation money TVA is paying the county for the 2008 fly ash catastrophe at the Kingston Fossil Plant.

  • 116 students take part in 4-H public speaking contest

    One hundred sixteen students in grades 4-12 competed earlier this month in the Roane County 4-H public-speaking contest.

    Fourth-graders vied for the county title for their grade level on Dec. 7 in Kingston Church of Christ’s family life center.

    Students in grades 5-12 took part in a Dec. 9 contest in Roane County Courthouse, Kingston.

  • Schatzer snags $2,500 scholarship with video

    Roane State Community College sophomore Alli Schatzer of Kingston was one of the weekly winners in Dr Pepper’s Million Dollar Tuition Giveaway contest.

    Schatzer received a $2,500 scholarship for her video explaining why she deserved to win money for tuition.

    Dr Pepper solicited submissions from students across the country.

    In Schatzer’s creative video, she gives Dr Pepper reasons to pick her through messages written on her hands.

  • RSCC softball team up to bat for reading
  • Contract management courses at RSCC

    Roane State Community College will begin offering courses in contracts management, a field with strong earning potential.
    The first course, Introduction to Government Contracts, will begin Jan. 13. The class will meet on Thursdays from 5:30-9:30 p.m. at the college’s Oak Ridge campus.
    Roane State is also planning to offer two additional courses: Mission Directed Contracting and Mission-Performance Assessment.
    The three courses will prepare students for entry-level jobs in contracts management.

  • OFF THE CUFF: Say what?!? High school source of quotes passion

    I’m a sucker for a good quote.

    I often call them “quotable quotes.” And I’m not picky. I bounce from the profound to the ironic to the offbeat to the humorous to the colorful ... and then back again.

    My passion for words probably plays a big part in it. Combine that with a journalistic mind, and you have someone who is constantly milling through life looking for someone to utter memorable phrases and/or sentences.

  • Midway students of the month honored
  • Scoliosis screenings recently completed on sixth-graders

    In addition to the mandated health screenings each year, Roane County Schools was able to offer scoliosis screenings this year for sixth-grade students.

    The screenings are recommended by the state and were offered to the sixth-graders compliments of Dr. Linda G. Hunter at Kingston Chiropractic.

    “Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine that affects up to 10 of every 100 young people at a time when the bones are growing the fastest — ages 9-14,” Hunter said.