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• Cedar Bluff Middle School has won the Second Harvest Peanut Butter Challenge for the fourth year in a row with 0.9 pounds of peanut butter per student, reported the Knox County Council PTA. A total of 25 schools participated, collecting just over 11,000 pounds of peanut butter — about 3,000 pounds more than last year.

• Twenty-two seniors qualified this year for the AP scholar Award by completing three or more AP exams, with grades of 3 or higher on a 5-point scale. These students are: Suneeta Acharya, Andrei Anghelescu, Brian Bibb, Kiely Concannon, Matthew Crowson, Sreetham Das, Kevin Duong, Jerome Elmore, Lacey English, Scott Hansen, Jeannie McKinney, Lindsay Merriman, Bonny Nichol, Laura Roberson, Michael Roberts, Erin Rovito, Jason Sears, Emily Simmons, Amanda Simpkins, Christopher Sullivan, Gannon VanAllen and Matthew Wickman.

• Farragut Middle School Good Citizen recipients included Matthew Adkins, Dillon Allen, Harrison Amburn, Evan Amonett, Martin Ayala, Hayden Baker, Nick Bashore, Claire Berman, Anna Brinson, Heather Brown, Jenny Chan, Larry Chang, Caitlain Chidester, Spencer Cross, Shreyas Dahotre, Austin Dickey, Amelia Dmowska, Zach Drew, Amanda Fort, Spencer Gore, Andrew Hale, Morgan Hankins, Ree Haugh, Logan Heidinger, Morgan Hembree, Katie Henckel, April Hill, Leah Hoffman, Briskie Holman, Amber Ivey, Dakota Jenkins, Stephanie Johnsey, Kellie Keeton, Megan Kidder,Blake Lewelling, Catherine Lyle, Bailey Maynard, Chelsea McElveen, Roshan Merai, Maija Miettinen, Madison Montgomery, Paul Neuefeind, Brian Noce, Emily Odom, Anthony Osoria, Graham Palmer, Francie Pegram, Tyler Phillips, Christine Pickens, Jessica Porter, Maddie Rich, Joshua Richards, Amanda Rookstool, Laura Royse, Tess Saunders, Sumaira Shakir, Corey Stevens, Courtney Such, Eric Summitt, Lauren Wilhoite and Erin Williams.

• Matthew Jones and Lynsey Jones of Knoxville have been chosen the June Dairy Month chairman and co-chairman respectively for Knox County for 2006. They are the children of Dennis and Karen Jones. The June Dairy Month activities are designed to communicate the value of milk and dairy products to the community. Both Matthew and Lynsey are very active in 4-H. Matthew’s projects are engineering and safety, leadership and citizenship. He has been the Knox County Outstanding 4-H Member for five years, the State Level I Engineering and Safety Project winner, the State Level I Leadership Project finalist, a Tennessee State 4-H Congress delegate, June Dairy Month Chairman for three years, a 4-H Honor Club and All-Star member and was a former participant on the Dairy Products Judging Team. Matthew will be a Bearden High School junior next year. Lynsey’s projects involve personal development and leadership, photography, dogs and citizenship. She has received awards for the Knox County Poster Contest and the Knox County 4-H Cat Show. Lynsey will be in the sixth grade next year at Bearden Middle School. She is in the Rocky Hill chorus and a member of the Rocky Hill Soul Singers.

• Caroline Ashton Holland, an eighth-grade honor student at St. John Neumann Catholic School, won first place for individual performance at the Tennessee History Day State competition held at the University of Memphis on April 8. Caroline wrote and performed a 10-minute portrayal of Harriet Jacobs, a female slave who wrote the first female slave narrative. Caroline will represent Tennessee at the national competition to be held in College Park, Maryland, June 11-18. Caroline was also invited to have breakfast with Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander in Washington, D.C., on June 13. She will tour the White House and also meet with Congressman John Duncan to discuss funding for the National History Day Program. Caroline is the daughter of Dr. Douglas and Julie Holland of Farragut. Her grandparents are Ron and Mary Ellen Acuff of Knoxville and Leo and Florence Holland of Oak Ridge.

• Catherine Mary Holland, a fifth-grade student at St. John Neumann Catholic School, was the first place overall grand prize winner of the Sixth Annual Tate’s Regional Science Fair held April 30-May 2 at Knoxville Christian Center. Catherine was awarded a savings bond, a trophy, a bicycle and a cash prize for her science teacher, Kathy Coulson. Catherine also won first place in the Life Science Division and was awarded a savings bond, a gold medal, a CD player and a cash prize for her teacher. Catherine was also named a CH2MHill Future Scientist and awarded a savings bond and gift certificate to Smart Toys and Books. Catherine is the daughter of Dr. Douglas and Julie Holland of Farragut. Her grandparents are Ron and Mary Ellen Acuff of Knoxville and Leo and Florence Holland of Oak Ridge.

• William J. Waldrep Jr. of Farragut has been selected for membership in the National Society of High School Scholars. The Society recognizes the top scholars in the nation and invites only those students who have achieved superior academic excellence. Waldrep is home schooled and is the son of Bill and Kathy Waldrep.

• Umang J. Shukla, Farragut High School junior, has been selected by The Tennessee Honors Program Board of Directors to join the list of 2006 Tennessee Honors Program Class inductees. The high school juniors representing schools from across the state will be presented medallions and certificates of merit on behalf of the Tennessee Honors Program Board of Directors. The State Department of Education sponsors the Tennessee Honors Program.

• Tennessee PTA Summer Leadership Training will be held July 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Get to know your Tennessee PTA Executive Committee. Network with other PTA leaders from across Knox County. Pick up your membership cards and handbooks—important tools to be used year-round. The location is to be announced. For more information, contact Karen Davis at 688-7076 or

• Do you need to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language to enter college? If so, the Adult Education Program at Pellissippi State Technical Community College can help by offering free TOEFL preparation. Students will be given a practice test to evaluate their needs. The preparation includes all areas of the test: listening, grammar and sentence structure, reading and essay writing. TOEFL preparation is available Monday and Wednesday nights 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Pellissippi Campus on Hardin Valley Road in Room 330 of the Educational Resources Center. Pre-registration is not required.

but students can call 865-539-7109 for more information.


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