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• Project Graduation has a few remaining T-shirts available for anyone interested. The cost is $10. For more information, call Betty Perry at 966-4776.

• The Adult Education program at Pellissippi State Technical Community College is offering free English and communication classes during the summer for non-native speakers of English. Classes will run June 5 through Aug. 25 at various area locations, including Pellissippi State campuses. New students can attend orientation from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, at the Heart of Knoxville Career and Resource Center on the Magnolia Avenue campus or on Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Pellissippi Campus on Hardin Valley Road, room 330 in the Educational Resource Center. For more information or to sign up for a class, call 865-539-7109 or 329-3176.

• The Michael David Greene Memorial Scholarship was awarded at the Farragut High School Band Banquet May 12 to seniors Erin Halcott, Steven Stewart II and Christopher Sullivan. It was presented by David and Janet Greene and by Crystal Chirico, program and scholarship associate from the East Tennessee Foundation. The scholarship was established in 1995 by David and Janet Greene in memory of their son, Michael, who died of brain cancer in 1994. This is the 12th year the scholarship has been awarded. Twenty-three students have received the scholarship, which is endowed at the East Tennessee Foundation. The scholarship of $1,250 is awarded to a college bound senior who was a member of the Farragut High School Band and exhibits Michael’s qualities of real and fervent effort, kindness, courage, determination and dignity. Erin is the daughter of Harvey and Carrie Halcott. She played the clarinet in the FHS Band. She will attend MTSU and plans to major in special ed with a minor in music. Steven is the son of Steven Stewart. He plays the trombone. He will attend the University of Tennessee and plans to major in medicine. Chris is the son of Kathy and Bret Sullivan. He plays the French horn. He will attend the University of Tennessee and plans to major in mathematics.

• The Tennessee Grocers Education Foundation presented Bharath Ganesan of Farragut with a $1,200 TGCSA Scholarship at its award ceremony during the Tennessee Grocers and Convenience Store Association’s annual convention in April. Ganesan, 2006 valedictorian of Farragut High School plans to major in chemistry at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. Ganesan’s accolades include AP Scholar with Distinction, president of Mu Alpha Theta and co-founder of Farragut Political Union. He is also the recipient of the Siemens Award for Advance Placement.

• Daniel Ellis, the son of Ruth Ellis of Knoxville, was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree from Earlham College during commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 6. Ellis majored in politics at Earlham.

• The first and only mini-MBA Certificate Program in the East Tennessee region will be offered by Tusculum College. Modern leaders must possess quantitative abilities with increasing emphasis on strong leadership and communication skills to compete in an increasingly global environment. Through interactive class sessions, case study analysis, lecture and problem solving exercises, participants will obtain the knowledge needed to meet challenges and seize opportunities.  Courses will include essential tools and techniques from our academic programs that will have immediate application to their business. For more information about the mini-MBA Certificate Program or to have a brochure and registration form mailed to you, call the Institute at 865-693-1177.

• Greenway School’s MathCounts team placed fourth out of 14 schools from all over East Tennessee in this spring’s annual competition. Granger Endsley of Oak Ridge, and Demetrius Green, Clancy Oliver and Forrest Wentzel, all of Knoxville, were the school’s team. A private, independent middle school in West Knoxville, Greenway has placed fourth two years in a row.

For 22 years, MATHCOUNTS has served as a national enrichment, coaching and competition program promoting middle school math achievement throughout the United States. Following several months of coaching, each school selects students to compete individually or as a team in one of more than 500 written and oral contests held nationwide and in U.S. schools overseas. In addition, a Greenway School team placed third in the annual Pellissippi Math Bowl, competing with more than 20 other schools from East Tennessee. Hannah Cunningham, Daniel Lawrence and Forrest Wentzel, all of Knoxville, and Granger Endsley of Oak Ridge were Greenway School’s eighth grade team for this event. Oak Ridge Associated Universities helped fund the Math Bowl, which was hosted by Pellissippi State Technical Community College.

• The Lenoir City Utilities Board annually recognizes the achievements of outstanding seniors from high schools in the utility company’s service area. Rebecca E. Messer of Farragut High School, Katherine A. Engstrom of Webb School of Knoxville, Daniel S. Teeters of Karns High School, William H. Merwin, III of Knoxville Catholic High School, Gregory A. Holton, Jr., of Christian Academy of Knoxville and Jesse L. Fritz of Lenoir City High School were recently honored.


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