• High school graduations 2014
  • The Tams headlining Education Foundation fundraiser on May 9

    The Roane County school system has asked the newly formed Education Foundation to help fund three important projects for students.

    The school system is looking to expand its successful robotics programs to all county high schools.

    It also is seeking to assist with supporting ACT prep classes at all county high schools and to improve and expand existing security systems in all our county schools.

  • Avery Trace DAR honors ’14 Good Citizens

    Avery Trace Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, recently presented its 2013-14 DAR Good Citizen honor to four high school students in Roane County.

    This year’s recipients are:

    • Harriman High — Chloé Elizabeth Hill, daughter of Haskell Hill and Alice Monroe.

    • Midway High — Michaela Joy Langley, daughter of Jeff and Tonya Langley.

    • Roane County High — Tim Benson, son of Donnie and Tammy Manis.

  • Roane State student art show slated for April 7

    Roane State Community College’s 2014 annual student art exhibition will be April 7-14 on the main campus in the O’Brien Art Gallery in Roane County.

    An artists’ reception and award ceremony is planned for noon April 14.

    This annual juried event is open to all Roane State student artists and provides an opportunity for students to hone their skills and gain critical exhibition experience.

    Each student may submit up to 10 works, free of charge. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

  • Hashmi pages on House floor

    Midway High School junior Cameron Hashmi spent a day of his spring break paging for state Rep. Kent Calfee on the floor of the Tennessee House of Representatives.

  • Tenn. Tech tubists toot their horns at RCHS

    The Tennessee Technological University Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble recently performed in the Roane County High School band room.

    The ensemble from the Cookeville-based university performed works by Berlioz, Vivaldi, and other composers for the RCHS band and sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade low brass students from Cherokee Middle School.

    The ensemble is under the direction of R. Winston Morris.

    The ensemble performed in Kingston and Oak Ridge en route to its eighth Carnegie Hall appearance.

  • 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.