• RCHS sax player a rising star

    Saxophonist Michaela Grubb, a senior at Roane County High School, has risen to the top of her class and will be the featured soloist in this weekend’s Roane County High School spring band concert.

    Grubb will perform “Ballade for Solo Alto Saxophone” during the concert, which will begin at 2 p.m. April 29 in Roane County High School gymnasium, Kingston.

    Admission is free.

    Grubb began playing alto saxophone in 2006 with the Cherokee Middle School Band under the direction of Julie Stout.

  • McCallie at head of the class

    Tennessee Technology Center at Harriman Director Danice Turpin presents Klint McCallie, a student in the industrial maintenance program, with the Head of the Class award from Malco Products Inc.

    Once each school term, Malco Products recognizes outstanding students who are graduating from an accredited heating, ventilating and air conditioning course.

    The winner receives a metal-cutting TURBOSHEAR and a sheetmetal circular-hole cutting tool.

  • Roane State singers honored

    Roane State Community College music students Rebecca Staton of Harriman and Emilee Richardson of Kingston earned honors at a regional solo vocal competition that included performers from four-year universities.

    The National Association of Teachers of Singing hosted the recent competition at Murray State University in Kentucky.

    Staton placed third in the Underclass Musical Theater category, while Richardson placed second in Senior Women.

    Both Staton and Richardson are members of the college’s Celebration Singers.

  • Kindergarten, pre-K sign-ups planned three days next week

    Roane County Schools will have kindergarten and prekindergarten registration next week.

    Parents should register students for the 2012-13 school year at the school in their district.

    Registration will take place at the elementary schools from noon to 4 p.m. April 30, from 3 to 6 p.m. May 1, and from 7:30 to 11 a.m. May 2.

    Kindergarten students must be 5 on or before Sept. 30; Pre-K students must be 4 on or before Sept. 30.

  • Herwehe in Evansville honor society

    Logan Herwehe of Kingston has been inducted into Kappa Mu Epsilon, a national mathematics honor society, at University of Evansville.

    Herwehe, a mathematics major, is one of 27 new members inducted at the UE chapter of Kappa Mu Epsilon’s recent annual initiation and banquet.

    Kappa Mu Epsilon is a national mathematics honor society founded in 1931 to promote the interest of mathematics among undergraduate students.

  • Tennessee Technology Center at Crossville 'A' Honor Roll: fall 2011

    Seven Roane County students were among the 140 at Tennessee Technology Center at Crossville recognized for having an “A” average for the fall term.

    The Roane County students and their field of study are:

    Automotive — Joshua Sherrill.

    Electronics — Jon Hammett.

    Industrial Electricity Modified — Joey Conrad and Mason Poore.

    Surgical Technology — Edward Metheny, Heather Nellis and Stefanie Tweed.

  • Maryville College dean's list: fall 2011

    Three Maryville College students from Roane County have earned placement on the dean’s list for fall semester.

    They are Matthew Barger, Miranda Clower and J. Dalton Stewart.

    All three are graduates of Roane County High School.

    Qualifications for the dean’s list includes a grade-point average of at least 3.6 in all work undertaken with no grade below a C. Only full-time students are considered for dean’s list honors.


  • Emory University graduate: fall 2011

    Kellye Sliger of Rockwood was awarded a master’s degree in public health during fall commencement at Emory University.

    Emory is in Atlanta and boasts Georgia’s largest and most comprehensive health care system.


  • East Tennessee State University’s Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy dean's list: fall 2011

    William C. Carothers of Kingston and Julie A. Colbert and Rebekah L. Loden, both of Rockwood, are among students earning dean’s list achievement at East Tennessee State University’s Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy for fall session.

    Students who qualified for the dean’s list were enrolled in no fewer than 12 credit hours and achieved a semester grade-point average of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale, with no grade lower than a B-minus.

    ETSU is in Johnson City.

  • Carson-Newman College dean's list: fall 2011

    Jessica Laws of Harriman and Bethany Parker of Rockwood earned placement on the dean’s list at Carson-Newman College for fall semester.

    Students earning a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher while taking 12 or more credit hours are awarded the distinction of dean’s list honors and feted at a reception sponsored by the Academic Affairs Office and Alpha Chi Honor Society.

    Carson-Newman is in Jefferson City.