• Bowers kids working hard at Biz Town

    Bowers Elementary School students, from left, Josh Gilmore, Dalton Sargent and Timmy Walker are part of a construction crew during a day students from the Harriman school spent at Biz Town.

    “The students said that the best thing about Biz Town was being able to be grown-up for a day,” Bowers Principal Brenda Arwood said.

    “We feel that this experience will instill in our students a desire to set goals for their future and develop in them a dream for a successful future.”

  • Roane State president’s list, dean’s list: spring 2014

    A number of Roane State Community College students from Roane County earned placement on the president’s and dean’s lists during spring semester.

    Students named to the president’s list attained a 4.0 grade-point average while attempting 12 or more semester hours of college-level courses.

    They include:

  • Cherokee, OS students win Careers in Energy contest

    Roane County students from Cherokee and Oliver Springs middle schools were the winners of a “Careers in Energy Week” essay contest.

    Cherokee’s Casey Gaines was awarded first place for her essay.

    Winning second place was an essay written by Oliver Springs’ Sarah Davenport.

    Dawson Seiber, also of Oliver Springs, won third place with his essay.

    Students were challenged to write an essay describing how “Energy Workers Make a World of Difference.”

  • Full Metal Jackets ninth in FIRST

    Roane County High School’s Full Metal Jackets robotics team recently had one day of practice and two days of competition in Knoxville Convention Center for the Smoky Mountain Regionals for FIRST Robotics.

    After 11 qualification rounds, the Kingston team — Team 4462 — placed ninth with an 8-3 record.

    The team was chosen for an alliance with teams from Collierville and Jonesboro and advanced to the elimination rounds.

  • Bernard-Greif Scholarship goes to Dara Cates

    Recent Rockwood High School graduate Dara Leigh Cates is the 2014 recipient of the Bernard-Greif Scholarship.

    This is the 41th anniversary of this scholarship being awarded to an outstanding student graduating from Rockwood High School.

    The $1,000 one-year scholarship to Roane State Community College is renewable for a second year if the recipient stays at Roane State to earn an associate’s degree.

    Cates accepted the scholarship from Maurice Greif during Rockwood High School’s awards ceremony last month.

  • King University dean's list: Spring 2014

    Twelve Roane County students are on the dean’s list for spring semester at King University.

    They include:

    Harriman — Sherri Melissa Kinney, Jay Jeanette Phillips, Eva Hester Rather, Rhonda R. Redwine and Rebecca Doreen Waggle.

    Kingston — Mary Christina Carter, Shannon Leann Crawley, Karen Kay Dash and Jonathan E. Roberts.

    Oliver Springs — Amanda Nicole Hill.

    Rockwood — Megan Renee Nichole Deheck and Marguerite Lucille Hines.

  • Middle Tennessee State University graduates: Fall 2013-Spring 2014

    A number of Middle Tennessee State University students from Roane County were awarded their degrees during fall and spring commencement ceremonies.

    Six graduates from Roane County received their degrees during fall commencement. They are:

    Harriman — Tavarres S. Jefferson.

    Kingston — James C. Heaton, Mark A. Patterson, Justin Pressley and Colby A. Roberts.

    Oak Ridge — Leah E. Wehrly.

  • TCAT Honor Society raises money for Roane United Way

    Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Harriman Honor Society members raised $500 during spring term for Roane County United Way.

    Amy Harmon of United Way, seated in center, accepts the donation on behalf of the organization from student representatives.

  • Oliver Springs students do well in annual science fair

    Twenty-two Oliver Springs Middle School students recently participated in the Southern Appalachian Science and Engineering Fair in Thompson-Boling Arena.

    Participating students advanced to the science fair after winning awards from their school fair.

  • OS, Rockwood FBLA students compete

    Rockwood High School and Oliver Springs High School Future Business Leaders of America students recently competed in state-level competition in Chattanooga.

    Winners included Shelley Edwards, Rockwood, second place in business finance; Chelsea Kile and Kristen Jolley, Rockwood, fifth-place desktop publishing team; Kelly Melvin, fifth place insurance and risk management; Melvin and Laura Bannon, Oliver Springs,

    first place online virtual business management; and Krystina Coward, Oliver Springs, third place, networking concepts.