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Education

  • Roane students excel in university studies

    East Tennessee State University
    Ciera L. Smith of Kingston is among the East Tennessee State University students who earned placement on the dean’s list for summer session.

    To receive this honor, students must successfully complete a minimum of 12 hours of undergraduate coursework with a grade-point average of at least 3.7 on a 4.0 scale.

    ETSU is in Johnson City.

    Middle Tennessee State University

  • Midway students of the month honored
  • Surgical tech studies completed

     

  • 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.