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• Trophies and cash awards were presented to the top three winners in the sixth- through eighth-grade Energy Bowl contests March 7–9 at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge. Teams in Knox County receiving awards were Farragut Middle School, first-place in sixth grade; Cedar Springs Homeschool Group, third-place in seventh grade; and Halls Middle School in second in eighth grade.• Six German-language students at Farragut High School -- Edward Buehler, Amanda Gertsen, Amanda Simpkins, Steven Skeirik, Timothy Wentz and Carlina Yu, achieved a score comparable to 700 or higher, with 800 being the highest possible, on the national German exam sponsored each year by the American Association of Teachers of German. Buehler, Skeirik and Wentz scored at the 95 percentile or higher. More than 9000 students nationwide took the test.

• Nine Farragut High School seniors qualified for the AP scholar with Honor Award by earning an average grade of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams. These students are Jacob Anderson, Brian Chia, Karl Herrmann, Michael Horning, Lina Yue Hu, Cliff McCold, Anna McRee, Caitlin Turski and Matthew Woerner.

• Four Farragut High School seniors have won the AP Scholar with Distinction award. Clifford Scott Brown, Bharath Ganesan, Kylie Pace and Peter Woerner qualified by earning an average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.

• Farragut High School students Gabrielle Deathridge and Candice M. Lott have been recognized as National Achievement Program participants. Minority students scoring in the top five percent of more than 130,000 African-Americans who requested consideration when they took the PSAT are chosen as participants.

• Jeffrey Edlund, Farragut High School senior, is the FHS nominee for the 2006 Principal’s Leadership Award. Each year, high school principals from across the country nominate one of their student leaders for the award. Nominations are based on leadership skills, participation in service organizations and clubs, achievements in arts and sciences, employment experience and academic record. Each school’s nominee will enter the nationwide competition in which 100 national winners will be chosen this spring to receive $1,000 college scholarships.

• James Felts, Farragut High School senior, is the recipient of a $1,500 award from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts for his excellence in the poken theater category. A total of 160 finalists were selected from more than 6,000 applicants to participate in the January competition in Miami. Competitions were held in dance, film and video, classical, pop and jazz music, photography, theater, visual arts, voice and writing.

• Michael Horning has been named the Farragut High School Volunteer of the Year in the 2006 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program. Horning, a senior, and another honoree from Tennessee, will each receive a $1,000 award, a silver medallion, and a trip to Washington, D.C., for recognition ceremonies in May. The award recognizes outstanding community service by young Americans.

• Michelle Elise Hurrell, daughter of Steve and Cathy Hurrell of Farragut, was recently inducted into the Mercer chapter of Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society. Phi Eta Sigma invites students of good character who have maintained a grade point average of at least 3.5 during one of the first two semesters of their first year to join.

• Cliff McCold, Farragut High School senior, has been selected as a “Scholar Laureate” by the American Council Teachers of Russian. Only 44 students nationwide were chosen for this honor. He will be recognized in a special section of the fall issue of the ACTR Letter, as well as on the ACTR Web site.

• Bonny Nichol of Farragut High School has been selected as the nominee for the Toyota community Scholars Program. The programs recognizes students who have an outstanding academic record, effective leadership skills and a record of community service. Each high school across the nation is invited to nominate one student, who will then advance to the national competition for a $10,000 scholarship.

• Seven eighth-graders and two teachers of The Episcopal School of Knoxville participated in the 13th Annual Brian Conley Young Writers’ Institute at U.T. Saturday, March 4. Begun in 1993, the Young Writers’ Institute offers creative writing workshops each summer primarily to high school students and their teachers, free of cost. Dr. Marilyn Kallet and Casie Fedukovich of the UT Creative Writing faculty were co-directors. Episcopal School students who attended were Blair Brandt, Holly Gary, Adam Greeley, Kerry Hennessy, P.J. Jones, Eliza Norrell and Claire Yoste. Faculty members attending were Judy Colocotronis and Stephanie McIntosh. Participants were able to attend workshops led by working writers. The leaders and their workshops were Hannah Cook and Jesse Graves, poetry; Laura Hoffer, fiction; Bill Larsen, screenwriting; Kali Meister, performance poetry; R.B. Morris, songwriting; Daniel Roop, performance poetry; Pamela Schoenewaldt, fiction; Brad Tice, fiction; Matt Urmy, songwriting; Jessica Weintraub, fiction; and Don Williams and Leslie Wylie, journalism.

• Students from the Farragut area have been honored at Lipscomb University for academic achievement during fall semester, said Dr. Craig Bledsoe, Provost. At the end of each semester, students who make perfect grades for the semester while taking at least 12 credit hours are named to the Provost’s List. Students who achieve a grade average of 3.5 to 3.99 are named to the Honor Roll. David Beaman, Knoxville, Engineering Science, Provost’s List; Erin Brosey, Knoxville, German, Provost’s List; Heather Davis, Knoxville, Interdisciplinary Teaching, Honor Roll; Kathryn Frame, Knoxville, Communication, Provost’s List; Jo Gee, Knoxville, Marketing, Honor Roll; Aaron Hall, Knoxville, Exercise Science, Honor Roll; Katie Hitzing, Knoxville, Nursing, Provost’s List; Amanda Jones, Knoxville, Nursing, Honor Roll; Shelby Kohring, Knoxville, Bible, Honor Roll; Baker Luck, Knoxville, Government and Public Administration, Honor Roll; Molly McKee, Knoxville, Interdisciplinary Teaching, Provost’s List; Kathryn Montgomery, Knoxville, Biology, Honor Roll; James Parnell, Knoxville, Biology, Provost’s List; Katie Phillips, Knoxville, Communication, Provost’s List; Anna Reeve, Knoxville, English, Provost’s List. Students at Lipscomb University earn bachelor’s degrees in nearly 80 major fields of study and several pre-professional programs. Master’s degrees in Bible, education, and business administration are also offered.


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