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• The Knox County Council Parent Teacher Association will open its Teacher Supply Depot from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 22, to provide any interested Knox County teachers with free classroom supplies. You do not have to belong to a PTA school to participate. Items range from paper supplies, arts and crafts, equipment, books and basic supplies to more unusual items. The depot is open four times a year and is located at 232 Churchwell Ave. in Knoxville. For more information, call Lucy Sturgeon at 384-8857 or the Teacher Supply Depot at 594-1221.

• Bearden High School will host a spring open house at 5:45 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 27, in the school auditorium. Sophomores and their parents are encouraged to attend the meeting for the distribution and interpretation of PLAN test results. The PTSO will be collecting flu kits (one box of tissues, one 12-ounce bottle of hand sanitizer and one container of antibacterial wipes) for each classroom. Parents may bring their donations to the open house. Club and PTSO information will be available at 6 p.m. in the West Mall. Parents may meet teachers and receive information packets beginning at 6:30 p.m.

• Amelia DeHart has been named to the Dean’s List for the Advent 2004 term at The University of the South, popularly known as Sewanee University located in Tenn. between Nashville and Chattanoga.

• Maryville College is beginning its spring 2005 Community Conversation series “Authors, Activists and the Environment” at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 25, in the Fine Arts Center Music Hall. Jeanie Wall, world-class endurance athlete and Patagonia, Inc., consultant will speak on The Passionate Life: Balancing Identity, Vocation, Integrity and Ethics. Hall lectures next at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 26, in Wilson Chapel. The topic is Patagonia, Inc., A Model of Environmental Consciousness for Corporate America.

• Top high school musicians around the country have the opportunity to apply for an Emerson Scholarship Award to the world-famous Interlochen Arts Camp in northern Michigan. The award is a $5,582 scholarship that provides full tuition, private lessons and room and board for the six-week program running from June 25 through Aug. 8. Applicants must be in grades 9 through 12 and demonstrate exceptional proficiency on the harp, string, wind or percussion instruments. An audition tape or CD is required with the application. Applications must be postmarked by Tuesday, Feb. 15 and winners will be announced by Friday, April 15. For more information, call 231-276-7472 or visit www.interlochen.org.

• The University of Tennessee has begun registration for its winter non-credit courses. UT Professional and Personal Development offers a variety of programs and courses for professional certification, business management and leisure and life enhancement. Students can choose from classes this term such as beginning and intermediate golf, horseback riding, tracing your family history, all about Ebay, art and life along the silk Road, photography courses, starting your own business, paralegal certification, and business management courses. For more course information or to request a free catalog, call 974-0150 or visit www.outreach.utk.edu/ppd.

The Knox County Parent Teacher Association gives several college scholarships from the Alice B. Deeds Memorial Scholarship Fund to high school seniors in Knox County. The $500 scholarships are based on academic excellence and financial need. Seniors from all Knox County schools are eligible to apply, regardless of whether a PTA exists at the school. Last year, seven applicants out of 50 received a scholarship. Applications are available from the high school guidance counselors, and the application deadline is Saturday, Feb. 12. For more information on the scholarship program, please contact Pat Davenport at 933-2498.

 

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