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Education

  • Writing winners to be honored

    An awards ceremony honoring winners of the Roane County Student Writing Contest will be begin at 2 p.m. Nov. 13 at Roane State Community College’s theater.

    It will be recorded for the new TV station located at the Princess Theater.

    Student writers from grades 4-12 will be honored. The ceremony will be one of the first events broadcast by the new community TV channel, HRS15, when it is online and producing shows next year.

    The Roane County Writers Group and the Kingston Public Library Foundation sponsor the annual writing contest.

  • Midway students of the month honored
  • Anderson distinguished Birmingham alum

    Harriman native Dan Anderson was recently bestowed with Birmingham-Southern College’s 2010 Distinguished Alumni Award.

    Anderson, a 1979 graduate, is the son of Curtis Anderson and Barbara Johnson.

    He is owner and chief operating officer of Diversified Supply Inc.

    Since purchasing Diversified in 1989, Anderson has helped the company become an international electrical supplier with 15 locations.

    He received the Minority Business Development Entrepreneur Award from International Paper in 1997.

  • RSCC open house Nov. 6

    Roane State Community College will host an open house for high school seniors, juniors and their parents on Saturday, Nov. 6, from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on the Roane County campus in Harriman.

    Families of students are also welcome. Attendees will register in the theater lobby in the O’Brien Humanities Building.

    A brunch will be offered at no cost.

    Participants will have a chance to learn more about Roane State, including the opportunity to speak with faculty.

  • SailAway scholars explore hands-on science at AMSE

    Scholars at SailAway Learning and Academy recently spent a day discovering science hands-on at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge.

    The scholars and teachers started their morning with a video explaining the history of Oak Ridge.

    The video was followed by free time to discover Exploration Station, which has several hands-on activities for experimentation  with light, color, sound and problem solving.

    A scholar-favorite was the atom smasher program.

  • Contest gives kids a chance to boost their school lunches

    A nationwide recipe contest aims to give America’s students the opportunity to contribute foods to their school lunch menus.

    The goal of the Recipes for Healthy Kids Challenge is to improve school meals and the health of children across the nation through the creation of exciting new recipes for inclusion on school lunch menus.

  • OS ‘Make a Wish’ campaign part of Children’s Health Week activities

    Children’s Health Week is a yearly event in Tennessee, and Roane County students joined in the Oct. 4-10 celebration with special events at many of the schools.

    Each of the 18 schools has a Healthy School Team responsible for planning and implementing such initiatives and other healthy-focus  campaigns throughout the year for both students and staff.  

  • Funds from 5K to help with health initiatives

    Roane County Schools Coordinated School Health Program will have its second annual 5K race/walk  on Nov. 6 at Fort Southwest Point, Kingston.

    Proceeds from the race will supplement students’ health and wellness initiatives.

  • OS sophomore’s ewe a 4-H Grand Champion
  • RSCC receives grant

    Roane State Community College has received a $194,505 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that will help the college upgrade equipment for its dental hygiene program.

    Roane State’s dental hygiene program is based at the college’s Oak Ridge campus.

    It prepares students to become registered dental hygienists.

    The campus also offers continuing education for registered dental assistants and registered dental hygienists.