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• Several West Knox students were inducted to the Spring 2004 National Honor Roll. Farragut High School honors went to Meghan Gay, Stephanie Halbert, Christin A. Lyle and Alexandra Primer. Bearden High School inductees were Jasmine D. Kirkland, Lindsey Truitt, Michael Vekasi and Ryan Webb. The National Honor Roll program was developed to recognize high school and middle students who have attained academic success. To qualify for inclusion in the National Honor Roll program, students must be in high school or middle school with a GPA of B or better. Involvement in extra cirricular activities is a plus. Upon inclusion, the student’s biography is included in a commemorative publication. For more information visit:

• Farragut Primary School raised $732 for the Salvation Army recently when they conducted a bell-ringing day to collect money for the organization. Principal Julia Craze and assistant principal Janette Wyatt were among the bell-ringers. The children in each class lined up to drop in money on their way to the lunch room.

• Registration for Spring 2005 semester continues at Pellissippi State Technical Community College through Wednesday, Jan. 12. Returning students may register at any time on the college’s Web site: After applying for admission, new students should make an advising appointment by calling 865-694-6556. Final spring registration is Monday, Jan. 10, and Wednesday, Jan. 12, at the Pellissippi Campus on Hardin Valley Road; Tuesday, Jan. 11, at Blount County Center and the Magnolia Avenue Campus and Wednesday, Jan. 12, at the Division Street Campus. Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Classes begin Jan. 18. For more information, call admissions and records at 865-694-6568 or go to

•Farragut Primary School is looking for parents, grandparents and community volunteers to share different cultures with the students during Multicultural Week, Monday, Jan. 24, through Friday, Jan. 28. Have you lived in another country? Are your relatives from a different nation? Have you visited abroad and would like to share your experiences? If so, then FPS needs you. This is a one-time commitment of approximately 30 minutes. FPS is looking for those willing to share their heritage or experience with the classes. FPS is also looking for foreign postcards to put on the bulletin board and hopes to have a lot of countries represented during this educational week. If you are willing to share your heritage or multi-cultural experiences with some of the students, please contact Deborah Dickerson at 865-966-4666 or Deanna Heal at 865-671-7616.

• Students who are new to Pellissippi State Technical Community College this spring are invited to attend “Pellissippi State Welcome,” an orientation program that introduces them to fellow students in a small group setting and covers the basics of how to succeed in college. The orientation session is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon, Friday, Jan. 7, in the Cafeteria Annex in the Goins Administration Building on the PSTCC Hardin Valley campus. Students will explore college survival skills, get an introduction to campus services and resources, review major and degree options, learn about financial aid resources and register for spring semester. For more information and to reserve your space, call 539-7155.

• Diana Camp of Knoxville has accepted membership in Golden Key International Honour Society and was individually honored during a recent campus ceremony at Clemson University. The Honour Society, which has 335 chapters worldwide, was founded more than 25 years ago in Atlanta, Ga., and provides academic recognition to college juniors and seniors in the top 15 percent of their class. The mission of the global, non-profit society is to build global communities of academic achievers by providing opportunities for individual growth through leadership, career development, networking and service. The society’s values are integrity, inclusiveness and collaboration, innovation, teamwork and respect.


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