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Education

  • Lots to see and do at museum in April

    Oak Ridge’s American Museum of Science and Energy has a number of exhibits and projects planned for this month, including:

    • April 1-24 — Take Flight traveling exhibition on the creative exploration of flight with hands-on activities on the principles and forces that make flight possible.

  • Harriman center’s top student now an East Tennessee finalist

    Mary Elaine Wilson, Outstanding Student at Tennessee Technology Center of Harriman, has been selected as one of the East Tennessee regional finalists for the Tennessee Technology Centers Outstanding Student of the Year award.  

    As a regional finalist, Wilson will receive a Dell lap top computer and will compete in Chattanooga in April against 12 other students for Tennessee Outstanding Student of the Year.  

  • RSI employees giving away 2 scholarships

    The employee outreach committee of Restoration Services Inc., Oak Ridge, is offering two $1,000 college scholarships for the 2011 fall semester.

    Those eligible for the scholarship are upcoming college freshmen in pursuit of a science or technical degree. Community service will be considered.

    Applicants should write an essay of 250 words or less about why they are deserving, how the scholarship will benefit them, and what charities and/or causes in which they are involved.

  • Re-enactment, dinner to help abroad studies

    A historical re-enactment and barbecue dinner to raise money for Roane State Community College students participating in a study-abroad trip to Europe is planned for April 2 at the college’s Oak Ridge campus.

    All proceeds will help students with the cost of the Grand European Tour, a journey that will allow Roane State students to visit 10 countries in 20 days, including five days in Normandy, France.

    The event will include several re-enactor groups who will demonstrate camp life and military tactics from the periods that they represent.

  • Museum sets dates for summer camps

    Parents of rising fifth-, sixth- and seventh-graders can get summer fun down to a science when they register their child for the American Museum of Science and Energy’s Science Explorer Camp.

    The camps will be June 6-10 and June 13-17 at the historic Freels Bend Cabin site in Oak Ridge. Campers must be at least 10 years old to participate.

  • McCroskey earns Mitchell honor

    Less than 15 percent of Civil Air Patrol cadets qualify for the Gen. Billy Mitchell Award.

    “It's a long process,” said Lisa McCroskey of Kingston.

    She knows from experience. McCroskey received the award last month during a ceremony in Oak Ridge.  

    “I felt very, very accomplished because it was a long road and a lot of work,” she said.

    McCroskey, 16, is a member of the Civil Air Patrol's Oak Ridge Squadron. She attends Roane County High School.

  • LPN entrance tests slated in Crossville

    Tennessee Technology Center at Crossville has scheduled dates for entrance tests required for 2011 practical nursing programs.

    Applicants should call the center at 931-484-7502, Ext. 128, to register for the Compass test.

    The entrance tests will be given at 9 a.m. March 23, April 4, April 11 and April 12.  

    Pre-registration is required with a $15 nontransferable and nonrefundable fee payable at the time of registration.  Cash, debit or credit cards  are accepted.

  • Scholarships available for business majors

    The East Tennessee Chapter of the National Contract Management Association offers scholarships to encourage students and institutions to promote interest and concentration in the procurement/contract management field.

    Three scholarships will be awarded for the upcoming fall semester. They include a $1,000 scholarship for an entering college freshmen, a $2,000 scholarship for a current college student and a third scholarship of $500 to be awarded in either category.

  • Carson-Newman College dean's list

    Jessica L. Laws of Harriman and Bethany D. Parker of Rockwood were named to the dean’s list at Carson-Newman College for fall semester.

    To be named to the dean’s list, a student must complete at least 12 credit hours of work and maintain a grade-point average of at least 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale.

    Carson-Newman is in Jefferson City.

  • ETSU Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy dean's list

    Five students from Roane County enrolled in East Tennessee State University’s Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy qualified for the dean’s list for fall session.

    Stephanie Hedgecoth of Harriman; William C. Carothers, Seth T. Green and Tara N. Seaman, all of Kingston; and Julie A. Kirkham of Rockwood attained a grade-point average qualifying them for the honor.