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• The West Knox County winners of the 2005-2006 Elizabeth Brashears Celebrate Literacy Award Program are: Ethan Bennett and Stephanie Evans, West Valley Middle School; Camille Phillips, Justin Smits and Walker Wilkinson, Farragut Primary School; Alisa Harvey, Blue Grass Elementary School, and Harrison Mitchell, Webb School. The students’ books will be sent to the statewide Tennessee Reading Association contest. These books were chosen from 128 entries received by the Smoky Mountain Reading Coun cil. Tennessee Reading Association awards will be given in three categories: gold, silver, and bronze.

• Julia Bowman, daughter of Stephen and Joanna Bowman of Knoxville, has been named to the dean’s list for Fall 2005 at Lee University in Cleveland. This honor requires a semester grade point average of 3.4 or higher.

• Jeff Goodner has been named to the dean’s list for Fall 2005 at Lee University. Goodner is the son of Mike and Theresa Goodner of Farragut. He is the grandson of Gene and Mary Goodner, Mary Lou Goss and the late James E. Goss, all of Chattanooga.

• Shaddi Hasan, a senior from Bearden High School in Knoxville, will start college next fall with the help of the Tennessee/Alabama Coca-Cola Bottling Company/Knoxville and The Coca-Cola Company. Hasan was selected as a scholarship finalist from a field of more than 2,100 semifinalists by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation based on academic excellence, school and community extra-curricular activities. Hasan is one of 250 high school seniors selected nationwide to compete for a cash scholarship from the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. On April 6, Hasan will join other finalists as they travel to Atlanta to compete for 50 four-year college scholarships of $20,000 and 200 four-year scholarships of $4,000.

• Denise Koessler, daughter of Joe and Sue Koessler, has been named to the dean’s list for the 2005 Fall semester at The College of Wooster. Koessler, a sophomore mathematics major from Knoxville, achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

• Amy E. Perlack, daughter of Bob and B. J. Perlack, Farragut, has been named to the dean’s list at Boston University for Fall 2005.

• The next Improv Show at Farragut High School will be at 7:30 p.m., March 16, in the Ferguson Theater. Tickets cost $3, and can be purchased at the door.

• The Heart of Knoxville Career and Resource Center invites local businesses and organizations seeking summer job candidates to participate in its Summer Employment Festival March 30. The festival is geared toward high school students age 17 and older, college students and adults seeking full- or part-time seasonal positions. The event will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Career and Resource Center, located at the 1601 E. Magnolia Ave. Campus of Pellissippi State Technical Community College. It is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Bryan May at 865-329-3166, or btmay @pstcc.edu.

• The Knox County Schools Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Consultation Committee will meet at 4 p.m., Monday, March 6, in the Great Room of the Sarah Simpson Professional Development and Technology Center at 801 Tipton Ave. KCS Board of Education members Diane Dozier and Cindy Buttry are scheduled to attend.

 

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