• Tennessee Scholars: Chamber cites 123 graduating Roane seniors

    Roane County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Roane County Schools, recognized 123 graduating seniors as Tennessee Scholars during a breakfast ceremony last month.

    The number of Tennessee Scholars for 2011 was nearly 50 percent more than last year.

    “This increase is a clear sign that the Tennessee Scholars program is having a very positive influence on the county’s students’ academic goals and accomplishments,” said Allen Lutz, education and workforce development specialist for The Roane Alliance.

  • Lottery scholarships now available in summer

    Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam signed a bill into law earlier this week to allow students to use the Hope Scholarship for summer courses.

    “The Hope scholarships retain the best and brightest students in the state, and working to ensure we have a highly-trained and educated workforce is the most important step we can take to attracting high quality jobs to Tennessee,” Haslam said.

  • Kingston student named valedictorian at Sewanee

    Blake Alexander Caldwell of Kingston was valedictorian of the University of the South’s graduating class of 2011.

    He presented the valedictory address during commencement exercises last month.  

    Caldwell graduated summa cum laude and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society.

    He is the son of Betty and Baxter D. Caldwell.

  • Johnson in scholars program

    Tad M. Johnson of Rockwood will be among the nation’s high-achiev-ing elementary school students taking part in the National Young Scholars Program.

    Son of Lori Johnson and Stephen Johnson of Rockwood, he is a rising Ridge View Elementary School fourth-grader who completed third-grade studies in Tara Boles’ class.

    Tad will take part in the medical strand of the program at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, N.C., in July.

  • Field Trips

    Out-of-state and overnight field trips approved by the Roane County Board of Education in May:

    June 5-7
    — Rockwood Middle School boys basketball team approved to attend basketball camp at Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville.

    June 19-25 — Two members of Roane County High School’s Skills-USA will compete at the National Leadership Conference in Kansas City,  Mo.

  • East Tennessee State University dean's list

    Katrina Y. Kaldenbach and Jeremy B. Woody, both of Kingston, are among the East Tennessee State University students who earned placement on the dean’s list for spring semester.

    To earn placement on the dean’s list, students must successfully complete a minimum of 12 hours of undergraduate course work with a grade-point average of at least 3.7 on a 4.0 scale.

    ETSU is in Johnson City.

  • St. Louis University dean's list

    Micah Miller of Harriman recently received a bachelor’s degree in theological studies and English from St. Louis University.

    Miller graduated summa cum laude and was awarded the James D. Collins Award for Excellence in Student Academic Achievement.

    The award is given annually to the outstanding senior in each department of the College of Arts and Sciences. Miller received the award in the field of theological studies.

    He was also a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Theta Alpha Kappa.

  • Tennessee Tech dean's list

    A number of Tennessee Technological University students from Roane County were named to the dean’s list for spring semester.

    They are:

    — Beverly Elizabeth Halburnt, Bo Christopher Murphy, Cara Faye Hill, Chloe Jade Morton, David Lee Hixson, Jacob Neil Jones, Jennifer L. Pistole, Kallie Marie Dagley, Kevin Frederick Ramsey, Myranda Gail Robinson, Rachael Leigh Knox, Rebekah Jean Taylor, Sarah Nichole Jarnagin, Shellee Jane Galyon, Steven Don-Robert Stewart, Suzanne Ashley Thomson and Travis Lynn Jones.

  • Wilson awarded new car as state’s top student for ’11

    Mary Elaine Wilson of Tennessee Technology Center of Harriman has been named Tennessee’s 2011 Outstanding Student of the Year.

    Wilson, who is the Harriman center’s Outstanding Student, was awarded a new Chevrolet Aveo as part of the honor.

  • Kingston Elementary cited as Roane’s fittest

    Kingston Elementary School was recently awarded the title of Roane County’s Fittest School through the Covenant Kids Run Fittest School Challenge.

    Schools registered teams for the Covenant Kids Run, a one-mile event that began at World’s Fair Park and ended on the 50-yard line at Neyland Stadium as part of the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon race events on April 2-3.

    Schools with the highest percentage of total student participation won prizes and the title of Fittest School.