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Education

  • 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.

  • Hiwassee College honors list

    Angel Chantel Edgemon of Kingston earned placement on Hiwassee College’s academic honor’s list for fall semester.

    To be eligible for the the honor, a student must achieve a semester grade-point average between 3.50-3.99 on a full course load of 12 hours or more.

    Hiwassee College is in Madisonville.
     

  • Newberry College dean's list

    Renard Flowers of Rockwood was named to Newberry College’s dean’s list for fall semester.

    Flowers is a junior at Newberry, which is in Newberry, S.C.

    Students receiving recognition on the dean’s list achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale during the semester.

  • The eyes have it, and here's how they work

    Dr. Silvia Mende discusses functions of the eye during a recent visit to two of Vivian Harris’ after-school science classes at Midway Elementary School.

    She explained the parts of the eye, showed replicas of eyes and talked about the most common objects that injure eyes.

    Afterward, the students dissected the eyes of cows and looked at the different parts.

  • Ten from Roane get ready to spell in regional bee

    Roane County will be well represented at the Southern Appalachia Regional Spelling Bee on Saturday.

    The bee starts at 9:30 a.m. at the University of Tennessee’s Alumni Memorial Building.

    The Roane students participating are Carly Brown, Harriman Middle; Nathan Byers, Ridge View Elementary; Henry B. Coen, Kingston Elementary; Matthew Charles, Dyllis Elementary.

  • Roane State Community College dean's list

    A number of Roane State Community College students from Roane County made the fall dean’s list at Roane State Community College.

    They include:

  • Sweet career path: Marshmallow creations help Midway students explore engineering

    Midway High School was among the 13 area schools Y-12 National Security Complex engineers visited to mark last week’s  National Engineers Week.

    The engineers discussed engineering fields and provided a fun but challenging engineering project to students.

    The students in Jared Phy’s agriculture class also used the opportunity to observe National FFA Week.

  • Who's that cat in the hat?

    Wednesday was Read Across America Day commemorating Dr. Seuss’ birthday.

    Guest readers visited Roane County schools and read to children.

    Director of Schools Toni McGriff reads to this group of attentive youngsters at Kingston Elementary School.

  • Teachers asked to TELL

    Gov. Bill Haslam and the Tennessee Department of Education encourages educators to participate in the TELL Tennessee Survey.

    The TELL — or Teaching, Empowering, Leading, and Learning — survey is the first statewide opportunity for teachers and licensed staff in Tennessee to provide input on their learning environment.

    The survey continues through March 11.

    School-based licensed educators may anonymously and voluntarily share their perceptions of the teaching and learning environment in their school.