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School Announcements for Feb. 5 edition

Shoney’s giving out Golden Apples

Shoney’s, East Tennessee Children’s Hospital and WVLT Volunteer TV will present a Golden Apple Award each week from late January through May 2004 to an outstanding East Tennessee educator.

Anyone in the community can nominate a special teacher, but children and parents are particularly encouraged to tell about a teacher who has really made a difference in their lives.

Full Details are available at area Shoney’s restaurants. Nomination forms are available at, and Mail forms to: Golden Apple Teacher Nominations, WVLT-TV, 6450 Papermill Dr., Knoxville, TN, 37919.

Liberty University’s Dean’s List

The following students were named to the Dean’s List at Liberty University for the fall 2003 semester:

Sarah Smith of Knoxville. Smith was one of 1,482 undergraduates who earned Dean’s List recognition for the fall.

Matthew Wilcox of Louisville. Willcox was one of 1,482 undergraduates who earned Dean’s List recognition for the fall.

Undergraduates named to the Dean’s List earn a grade point average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale and carry an academic load of at least 12 credit hours.

Liberty University is a private, Christian liberal arts university in Lynchburg, Va.

Mars Hill Dean’s List for fall 2003 semester

The following Mars Hill College students were named on the Honor Roll of the Academic Dean at the end of the fall 2003 semester. To qualify for the Dean’s List, regular students must earn a grade point average of 3.50 on a minimum of 12 semester hours, and carry no grade below a C.

Kathryn Elizabeth Strickler of Knoxville; Catherine Lee Scholfield of Lenoir City; Christopher Lee Gowan of Maryville.

MTSU Dean’s List for fall 2003 semester

Middle Tennessee State University has announced the students appearing on the dean’s list for the fall 2003 semester. The list includes students from Knox County.

To make the dean’s list, a student must maintain a current semester grade point average of 3.5 or above and earn at least 12 semester hours of undergraduate course work.

Included from Knoxville are:

Brandon Allan, Nicole Anderson, Jamie Barrs, Bethany Bayless, Ryan Blazer, Rebeka Burchfield, Sarah Campbell, Eric Cardwell, Joshua Caudill, Angelin Clarke, Melanie Clifton, Eli Cockrum, Edith Crumb, Katherine Crytzer, Heather Davis, Holly Denman, Sarah Denny, Melody Foy, Charlsey French, Mary Gray, Jessica Greer, Crystal Griffey, Erin Hampton, Ashlie Hinman, Ginger Horner, David Hughes, Sarah Johnson, Gregory Jones, Lauren Kelly, Tia Lanauze, Lindsay Luchsinger, Steven Marshall, Adam Menhinick, Emily Nance, William Parker, Ashley Phillips, Casey Phillips, Kyle Picou, Andrew Reese, Emily Rockwell, Keela Romines, Rachel Sass, Mollie Shaw, Jassiman Simms, Troy Smith, James Thomas, Charlotte Tidrick, Joseph Tortorelli, Paul Vick, Kathryn Ward, Daniel Whaley, Alice Wisecarver and Amanda Yarnell.

Founded in 1911, MTSU has ranked as the No. 1 college choice in a survey of Middle Tennessee high school valedictorians and salutatorians for the past seven years, and a national study by Newsweek magazine surveyed 375 high school counselors who said that MTSU offers one of the country’s best education values.

MTSU, which had more undergraduate students enrolled than any other college or university in Tennessee in fall 2003, recently opened the $4 million Paul W. Martin Sr. Honors Building. It will serve as the home for the University Honors College program.

Worship series at Maryville College

In recognition of Black History Month, Maryville College will host a special community worship series entitled “African-American Traditions and Experiences in the Church.”

Guest speakers have been invited to lead worship services every Tuesday, Feb. 3, through March 9, at 12:25 p.m., in the Center for Campus Ministry on campus.

The series gets underway Feb. 3, with an introduction to the six-week series by Raven McMillian, the college’s intern for service and mission.

On Feb. 10, the Rev. Willa Estell, pastor of St. Paul AME Zion Church in Maryville, will speak on women in the church.

The Rev. Harold Middlebrook, minister of Canaan Missionary Baptist Church in Knoxville, will speak on the church’s influence on the civil rights movement, during the Feb. 17 worship service.

Nancy Smith Wright, the first African-American to graduate from Maryville College after reintegration in 1954, will speak on “Education and Desgregation” during worship on March 2. The series will conclude with a student-led March 9 worship and follow-up discussion on

March 11.

Four Knoxvillians named to Who’s Who

Four Knoxville area students have been chosen for inclusion in the 2004 edition of Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges:

Chris Howell, 9058 Fox Lake Dr., Knoxville, Political Science and History.

Megan Kiraly, 612 Summit Lake Ct., Knoxville, Biology and French.

Danny Norman, 3520 Peachwood Road, Knoxville, Engineering Mechanics.

Sam Parnell, 9020 Shallowford Road, Knoxville, Communication.

These students are among 50 Lipscomb University students chosen for the annual list of outstanding campus leaders.

BHS holding Talent Show Feb. 9

Bearden High School Talent Show will be held Monday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m., at BHS Theater. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased during lunch in the west mall the day of the show, or at the door.

Applications on-line for NFIB Scholarship

The Leadership Council of NFIB/Tennessee, in conjunction with the NFIB Education Foundation, announced today that the application process for the 2004 NFIB Free Enterprise Scholars Award has officially begun and will be open through March 31.

The NFIB/Tennessee Leadership Council Free Enterprise Scholars Award will be awarded to a Tennessee high school senior who displays entrepreneurial spirit and initiative.

Applications are available online at School officials, students and parents should contact Chantel Bartlett at 1-800-NFIB-NOW for more information.

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