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• The Farragut High School performing arts company will present the comic play, "Noises Off," at 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, April 29 and 30, and May 6 and 7, and at 3 p.m., Sunday, May 1 and 8, at the high school. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for students. For more information call 865-671-7167.

• Members of the Bearden High School singers and show choir competed in the Disneyland "Music in the Parks" choral festival the first week in April in Los Angeles, Calif. The group won first place in the mixed chorus and women’s chorus division and were named grand champions of the competition.

• Bearden High School senior, Brooke Batchelor, was selected by WUOT and the Knoxville Choral Society to perform in concert. Batchelor also received scholarship money as the winner of this year’s competition.

• An a capella singing group from Bearden High School called the "Freaky Deakies" were awarded a trophy for best showmanship in competition at Duke University in Durham, N.C., Saturday, Feb. 26.

• The Bearden High School band will sponsor a big band jazz event, "Spring Swing Fest 2005," at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, April 23, at the school. The event will feature the West Valley Jazz Juniors, the West Valley Wolfpack Big Band, the Bearden High School Jazz Ensemble, and the Streamliners, Knoxville’s premier high-energy swing band. The Knoxville Swing Dance Association will give an exhibition and free dance lessons. Dinner catered by Buddy’s Barbecue will be served between 5 and 7 p.m. Entertainment only tickets or a combination entertainment and dinner ticket will be available. Combination tickets are available through advanced sales only. For tickets and more information, call the Bearden band office at 865-539-7816.

•Murphy Munday-Paul, Courtney Coffey and Meghan Kinder, all of Knoxville, were named to the dean’s list at the Savannah College of Art and Design for the winter quarter 2005. Munday-Paul is a photography major and the daughter of Cheryl Munday-Paul. Coffey is a fashion major and is the daughter of Laura Coffey. Kinder is a sequential art major and is the daughter of Marjorie Kinder.

• Christopher Michael Honeycutt has been named to the 2005 edition of "Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges." Honeycutt, a student at the University of the South at Sewanee, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Honeycutt of Knoxville.

• Area graduating seniors are invited to audition for scholarships for Roane State’s student music groups Friday, April 29, or Friday, May 6. The auditions, to be held at the college’s Roane County campus, are also open to current Roane State students. Scholarships are available for Roane State’s Jazz Band, Concert Choir and Celebration Singers. Auditions will include a prepared piece, sight reading and a short interview. April 29 auditions will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. and May 6 auditions from 1 to 4 p.m. To find out more or to schedule an appointment, call Brenda Luggie at 865-354-3000, Extension 4236 or 866-GO2-RSCC, Extension 4236.

• Student transfer applications for Knox County students will be available through April 22 for the 2005-06 school year. Parents or legal guardians must complete the form at their child’s base school (the school located in the zone where the parent/guardian legally resides). Transfers are good for one year only and must be renewed each year. All transfers will be considered on a first come first serve basis.

• Cedar Bluff Schools will be having May Fest 2005 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, May 7. May Fest is the largest fund-raiser for the Cedar Bluff campus and incorporates parent volunteers and community generosity in order to meet its fund-raising goals. For more information about May Fest, call Laurie Stone at 865-693-8115.

• The Farragut High School PTSO technology fund-raising dinner will be from 5 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, April 26, at Lakeside Tavern. Dinner is $15 and includes an entrée, appetizer or dessert and soft drinks. For information, call Michelle Stockdale at 865-966-4190 or Lisa Jones 865-966-4971.

• The Farragut High School Parent Connection Committee would like to invite all eighth-grade parents to attend the last luncheon, at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, May 5, at Fox Den Country Club. The cost for the buffet luncheon is $10 for soup, baked potato and salad. The topic of discussion will be "Take Time to Listen." This is a good opportunity to meet high school parents and become familiar with one of the high school programs. For reservations, call Lee Wickman at 865-777-0011 or by e-mail at


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