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Education

  • Duke, Vandy honors
  • Smith, Rather receive ETSU scholarships

    East Tennessee State University’s Tennessee Gamma Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity recently presented Balanced Man Scholarships to two Roane County students at an annual luncheon.
    Hunter Smith of Kingston received a $1,000 award.
    Son of Rick and Debbie Smith, he is a recent graduate and valedictorian of Roane County High School.
    Named among his school’s Who’s Who Top Ten, he served as band lieutenant, men’s tennis team captain, Student Council secretary and trumpet section leader in the band.

  • Eason awarded Tech scholarship

    Zachary Hunter Eason, a Tennessee Technological University student from Kingston, has been awarded the G. Joseph Fleming Scholarship.
    Eason, a freshman electrical engineering major at the Cookeville-based university, was awarded for his outstanding academic performance.  
    A 2010 graduate of Roane County High School, Eason is the son of Robert and Angie Eason.
    His grandparents are Bob and Carol Nall of Kingston and Peggy Eason of Sarasota, Fla.

  • Teacher workshop scheduled

    Elementary and middle-school teachers have until Sept. 21 to register to attend a free teacher workshop featuring hands-on activities for teaching space and geology.
    The workshop, limited to 25 participants, will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 25 in American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge.
    Call the museum at 865-574-3267 to register.
    The workshop includes instruction, materials for the classroom, and lunch.

  • Donations down for Teachers Supply Closet; still time to give items, money

     

  • 'Good ol' Rocky Top': Kingston students go orange and white

    Kingston Elementary School music teacher Linda Lloyd doesn’t know what she’s going to teach her students next.
    Leading up to Sept. 3, everyone was focused on singing “Rocky Top.”
    A bunch of students, most wearing orange and white, gathered in the school gym and sang the University of Tennessee anthem.
    “This is the first year we’ve done it,” Principal Shelia Sitzlar said. “The first of many, hopefully.”

  • Concert benefits RSCC music dept.

    Singer-songwriter Travis Singleton will perform at 8 p.m. Sept. 9 in the theatre on Roane State Community College’s Roane County campus.
    Admission is $8, and a portion of ticket sales will benefit the college’s music department.
    Tickets can be purchased at the door.
    Singleton is an acoustic pop artist who, according to his website, features a “crystalline croon that smoothes out the rough edges of his spiky, unplugged riffs.”
    For more information about Singleton, visit www.travissingleton.com.

  • Horse club organizing

    A Roane County 4-H Horse Club is organizing.
    An informational meeting will start at 7 p.m. Sept. 7 on the third floor of Roane County Courthouse, Kingston.
    The club is open to horse enthusiasts in grades 4-12; meetings are twice a month on Tuesdays.
    Call 376-5558 for details.

  • Give Ridge View a hand on Sept. 11 community day

    Ridge View Elementary School, Rockwood, is making plans for a “Come Help Refresh Ridge View!” community workday.
    The event will begin at 9 a.m. Sept. 11 at the school at 625 Pumphouse Road.
    Lunch will be provided. Call 354-2111 for details.
     

  • Fifth-graders to participate in BizTown

    B&W Y-12 has partnered with Junior Achievement of East Tennessee to prepare the future workforce of East Tennessee.
    Fifth-grade students have their share of limitations — voting, driving and working, among others.
    That doesn’t stop them from running a city at Junior Achievement’s JA BizTown in Clinton.
    There, students are taught to connect the dots between what they learn in school and what happens in the real world.
    At JA BizTown, students operate banks, manage restaurants and write checks all in a day’s time.