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• Strategies to improve mathematics instruction will be among the topics covered at the fourth annual conference of the Tennessee Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges in Knoxville later this month. Nearly two dozen speakers from two- and four-year colleges and universities in Tennessee and four other states will come to Pellissippi State Technical Community College for the conference April 22-23. The keynote speaker will be Danielle Donehew, director of basketball operations for the University of Tennessee Lady Vols. Donehew was a star basketball player at Georgia Tech who also was named an Academic All-America before graduating with honors in industrial engineering.

• Farragut High School Concert Bands — Symphonic Band under the direction of Ron Rogers, Blue Band under the directions of S. Taylor and the Gray Band under the directions of M. Lewis — will present their final 2005 spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 21, at the FHS auditorium. The public is invited. Admission is free. The FHS Symphonic Band received a superior rating at the East Tennessee School Band and Orchestra Association’s Concert Festival, which was held at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga in March. Farragut’s Blue Concert Band received a superior rating at the East Tennessee School Band and Orchestra Association’s Middle Area Concert Festival held at FHS April 5-6.

• Nathaniel Watson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Watson of Farragut, was named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2004 semester at Washington University in St. Louis. Watson is a graduate of Farragut High School in Knoxville, and is enrolled in the university’s College of Arts and Sciences.

• The student council members of the entire state of Tennessee, middle and high school, will converge onto the campus of West Valley Middle School to celebrate leadership Thursday through Saturday, April 14-16. Also involved is the Make-A-Wish Foundation and three participants. Each region of Tennessee adopted the wish of one individual; a wish usually costs about $6,000. Each region was able to raise enough money to grant one wish for each region. A presentation with Bob Kesling will occur at 9:35 a.m., Saturday during the closing session. The convention will kick-off Thursday with an address from Knox County Mayor Michael Ragsdale.

• Nearly 60 students will receive top honors at Pellissippi State Technical Community College’s annual Academic Awards Ceremony Monday, April 18. Jennifer Cline and Naike Moshi will be recognized as All-USA Community and Junior College Academic Team members. Cline, from Knoxville, will receive a general Associate of Science degree, while Moshi, formerly from Tanzania and now from Knoxville, will receive an Associate of Applied Science in Computer Accounting. Eight students have been named to Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges, and they include Knox Countians Jodie A. Ball, Susana B. Esrequis, Diana A. Lowrie and Naike Moshi.


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