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Education

  • Boozer, Wise among All-Tennessee Academic team members

    Roane State Community College’s Georgette Boozer and Marcus Wise were among of the state’s highest-achieving college students recently celebrated at a special ceremony in Nashville.

    Representing Tennessee’s 13 Community Colleges, the outstanding students were named to the 2014 All-Tennessee Academic Team.

    Each student, many accompanied by their state senators and representatives, were recognized and presented with a medallion during the luncheon starting at noon at the Doubletree Downtown Hotel in Nashville.

  • Bowers marks Read Across America Night

    Bowers Elementary School, Harriman, recently celebrated Read Across America Night.

    A number of students dressed in character for their chosen stories.

    The school’s hallways were lined with reading storyboards showcasing what students had learned about the elements of a story.

    Many students shared their love for reading with families as they viewed the displays.

    The celebration also included a PTO chili supper in the school cafeteria.

  • Juniors can explore professions, win prizes at Career Day

    An estimated 475 high school juniors are poised to attend the Roane County Chamber of Commerce’s sixth annual High School Career Day on April 3.

    The students will have opportunities to explore various career options. The event provides a critical link between the classroom and the workplace so students can make informed educational and career choices.

  • Altrusa offering scholarships to area women

    Altrusa International of Oak Ridge is offering scholarships of up to $1,000 to deserving women to support their pursuit of education and/or training.

    Two of the scholarships honor former Altrusa presidents and civic leaders, Sarah Ketron and Pat Rush.

    Altrusans seek to encourage and support women who are striving to complete their education, search for jobs and become financially independent.

  • Whaley serves as Senate page

    Harriman Middle School eighth-grader Jonathan Whaley, seated, recently served as a page in the state Senate for the 108th Tennessee General Assembly.

    He was the guest of state Sen. Ken Yager, right, a Kingston Republican.

    Whaley’s parents, Chris and Cindy Whaley, join their son in the Senate chamber.

    Yager said page duties consist of anything from making copies, running errands within the Tennessee Capitol building, to distributing legislative information to members of the General Assembly.

  • Long arm of the law

    Connor Slaven, left, and Kyler Teto chose the job of a sheriff during Ridge View Elementary School’s Career Dress-Up Day.

    The boys were treated to a visit with Roane County Sheriff Jack Stockton, who checked out their law-enforcement hardware and badges before rewarding each boy with a handcuff key.

    “Now don’t lose these,” Stockton said, “You are the only two boys in the whole school with real handcuff keys.”

  • Tractor Supply raises money for FFA scholarships

    Following a successful initial campaign in 2013, Tractor Supply Co. kicked off its second annual Growing Scholars program last month in partnership with the National FFA Foundation.

    Last year, Tractor Supply customers donated $362,324, resulting in 284 scholarships awarded to FFA members in their pursuit of a college degree.

    “The funding we received from our customers last year was incredible,” said Tractor Supply President and CEO Greg Sandfort.

  • Kingston students win big at science fair in Oak Ridge

    Two Kingston Elementary School students were grand-prize winners in the Innovation Valley Science Fair last weekend in Oak Ridge.

    Marisa Klein was awarded a one-week trip to NASA Space Camp in Huntsville, Ala., for her first-place grand-prize-winning project.

    Caleb Tejeda was second-place grand-prize winner. He received a new Windows Surface 2.

  • SailAway slating ‘lunch-n-learn’ to help parents in student endeavors

    Brenda K. Murphy, president and CEO of SailAway Learning & Academy, knows every child can thrive in school and in life.

    So does Sarah Littlefield, a licensed marriage and family therapist.

    They will combine their expertise and experience on March 6 to share five proven ways students can thrive in school and life.

    The free one-hour “lunch-n-learn” begins at noon at SailAway’s Kingston campus, 106 Armour Road.

    Doors open at 11:45 a.m. A healthy box lunch will be served.

  • Kingston, Rockwood part of Science Bowl

    Rockwood High School and Kingston’s Roane County High School had three teams among 55 from schools across Tennessee in this year’s regional competition for the 2014 National Science Bowl.

    The regional competition took place last weekend.