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PSTCC Foundation sets Artique fund-raiser

Knox County Mayor Mike Ragsdale and his wife, Claudia, will host this year’s annual Artique, a fine art auction and antique sale to benefit the Pellissippi State Technical Community College Foundation.

Individual tickets and tables are available now for the black-tie-optional event, which begins at 7 p.m. on May 15 at the Knoxville Marriott Hotel. Tickets are $75 and are available from the foundation through May 7. Corporate tables of 10 are also available. For tickets or information, call the foundation at 865-694-6528. For more information on Pellissippi State and its programs, visit the Web site at

PSTCC students awarded for creative writing

Three budding student writers from Pellissippi State Technical Community College have been named winners in this year’s creative writing competition sponsored by the Pellissippi State Foundation, writer-in-residence Edward Francisco and the English department.

Elizabeth Gallenberg won the George Scarborough Award for Structured Verse; Holly Ragland, a graduate of Bearden High School in Knoxville, received the Jeff Daniel Marion Award for Free Verse; and Tiffany Ham, a graduate of Heritage High School in Blount County, received the James Agee Award for Short Fiction.

Each of the students will receive $100 from the foundation, and their works will be published in the upcoming issue of the college’s annual student publication, “Pellissippi Footnotes: A Collection of Creative Expressions.”

For more information on Pellissippi State and its programs, visit the Web site at

Register for summer classes at PSTCC

Registration for summer classes at Pellissippi State Technical Community College is going on now. New students should complete the admissions process and contact the Student Assistance Center at 865-694-6556 for an advising appointment. Returning students should see their assigned advisor and register.

Final registration for summer classes is May 26 and 27. Classes begin June 1. For more information on Pellissippi State and its programs, visit the Web site at

Spring choral concert set at Pellissippi State

The Music program at Pellissippi State Technical Community College will hold its annual Spring Choral Concert on May 6 at 8 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at the Pellissippi Campus on Hardin Valley Road.

The Concert Chorale and Variations are the featured choral groups. They will perform traditional choral literature from various stylistic periods and will conclude with favorite pieces from the Broadway musical “West Side Story.” The concert is free and open to the public. However, donations toward the Music Scholarship Fund will be accepted at the door.

For more information on Pellissippi State and its programs, visit the Web site at

A.L. Lotts to hold material drive

A.L. Lotts students will be kicking off the 17th Annual Sack Pack Material Drive at 9 a.m., Thursday, April 22. The U.S. Marine Corps, Knox County Schools officials, Star 102.1, WBIR-Channel 10 and Goodwill representatives will meet at A.L.Lotts Elementary, 9320 Westland Dr., for this morning of fun. Students of A.L. Lotts Elementary will assist the Marines in loading the truck with their donations for Goodwill.

Sutton makes Dean’s List at American

Ellen Sutton, a junior in the School of Communication at American University majoring in journalism, was named to the fall 2003 Dean’s List. Sutton is a resident of Knoxville.

History Day winners advancing to state

Winners of the East Tennessee History Day competition will advance to the state competition to be held April 17 in Memphis. The local competition was held March 8 at the Carolyn P. Brown University Center on the UT campus.

Winners from St. John Neumann were Melissa McKenzie, Elizabeth Floyd, Kelly McElligott, Michell Pritchard, Grant Geist, Eric Karlstad, Allison Dubrule, Zachary Dickinson, Rachele DiFebbo, Emily Paulus, Leah Petr, Daniel Jordan and Tyler Sexton.

Winners from Greenway School were Olivia Burns, Jordan Smoak, Avery Brakebill, Daniel Lawrence, Kate Franklin, Cecilia Miller, Kelly Cox, Zach Anderson, Sarah Matlock, Chris Prince, Alex Khaddouma and Allen Carpenter.

For additional information about the National History Day program or other ETHS activities, call 215-8824, or visit the Historical Society Web site at

Sachs getting free trip to Germany

Aaron Sachs, son of Mike and Connie Sachs of Knoxville, has recently been awarded an all-expense-paid summer study trip to the Federal Republic of Germany. Sachs was one of almost 26,000 students who competed for the study trip by participating in a nationwide German testing program administered by the American Association of Teachers of German. Sachs is a student at Karns High School.

Bearden High School presenting “Macbeth”

Bearden High School’s Advanced Acting Class presents Shakespeare’s tragedy “Macbeth” at 8 p.m. on April 28, 29, 30, and May 1, and at 2 p.m. on May 2 at the Bearden High School Auditorium. Tickets are $5 for students and $7 for adults. Seating is limited. To reserve tickets, e-mail

Five receive Lipscomb scholarships

Knoxville area students attending Lipscomb University have been awarded memorial scholarships by the university for the current academic year, according to Karita Waters, director of financial aid at Lipscomb. Knoxville area students awarded scholarships are Marc Brosey, Michael Cook, Charmen Harris, Chris Howell and Troy Jenkins. Memorial scholarships are need-based awards funded by the university or by contributors. Lipscomb offers more than 250 memorial scholarship funds.


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