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Joshua Jones, an outstanding senior from Bearden High School will start college next fall having been selected as a scholarship finalist from a field of more than 2,600 semifinalists by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation based on his academic excellence, school and community extracurricular activities. Jones is one of 250 high school seniors selected nationwide to compete for a cash scholarship from the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. On April 14, Jones will join other finalists as they travel to Atlanta, the headquarters for The Coca-Cola Company, to compete for 50 four-year college scholarships of $20,000 and 200 four-year scholarships of $4,000. Over the four-day period, the finalists will interview with a National Selection Committee, tour the city, meet with former Coca-Cola Scholars and participate in a range of activities including a community service project.

Kindergarten Roundup programs for parents of children who will be 5 years old on or before Sept. 30, 2005, are scheduled for Tuesday, April 5, in Knox County elementary schools. Parents should register their children at the school where they are zoned to attend. Kindergarten is mandated for all students. The Tennessee Education Improvement Act of 1992 includes a provision that no child shall be eligible to enter first grade after July 1, 1993, without having attended an approved kindergarten program. The Mandatory Compulsory Age Attendance Law has been amended to require mandatory attendance at age six. At roundup parents will receive important information that will provide a smooth school entrance for Knox County children. School schedules are as follows: A.L. Lotts from 4 to 7 p.m.; Blue Grass 5 and 6:30 p.m.; Cedar Bluff Primary from 3 to 6 p.m.; Farragut Primary from 3:30 to 6 p.m.; Hardin Valley from 3 to 6 p.m.; Karns from 3 to 6 p.m.; Rocky Hill from 3 to 6 p.m. For more information: www.knoxcountyschools.knox.k12tn.net.

The Farragut Primary School PTA would like to invite community organizations to participate in its seventh annual Summer Activities Expo. The expo will run from 5 to 7 p.m. April 7, in the FPS cafeteria. The expo is a family-friendly event that is free of charge. Exhibitors include organizations such as arts, cultural groups, fitness and fitness-related organizations, nature and adventure camps, educational institutions and childcare facilities. Organizations that would like more information about exhibiting at the Summer Activities Expo should call Deborah Szwarc at 675-2824 before March 31 or email at dszwarc@tds.net.

 

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