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• Webb students earned high honors in National Latin Exam, offered under the joint sponsorship of the American Classical League and the National Junior Classical League. The exam is designed to assess comprehension of Latin and students are tested against a standard of what they should know for each level. More than 134,000 middle and high school students from across the nation and worldwide took the test this year. In Webb’s Upper School, junior Chelsea Martin and sophomore Peyton Miller received a Gold Medal-Summa Cum Laude in Level I, awarded to top scorers in Latin I-VI. Also in Level I, sophomore Jaclyn Hayashi and junior Sara Mishu earned Silver Medal-Maxima Cum Laude, which is awarded to second-place winners in Latin I-VI. Freshman brothers, Hasten and Shaun Carter, and junior Laura Patteson took third-place and were awarded Magna Cum Laude in Level I, while freshman Bryce Bertoli and junior Lauren Burress earned Cum Laude for fourth- place. In Level II, freshmen Katie Ivy, Jake Knanishu, Betsy Peterson, Emily Simonds and Anna Yoder won Silver Medal-Maxima Cum Laude. Freshman Miles Cullom received Magna Cum Laude while classmates Larisa Beebe and Thomas Hoffman earned Cum Laude honors. In Latin Level III, sophomores Jonathan Anderson and Ryan Markman were awarded Gold Medal-Summa Cum Laude for their top scores while Silver Medal-Maxima Cum Laude honors went to sophomore Kathleen Horton and junior Joshua Dunn. Sophomores David Hecht and Zack Rescoe earned Cum Laude. Silver Medal-Maxima Cum Laude honors went to junior Mitchell Langman for Vergil while sophomore Erin Lauer and junior Nikki Nair received Magna Cum Laude. In Latin Literature, junior Katherine Roddy was awarded Silver Medal-Maxima Cum Laude. In Webb’s Middle School, eight seventh-grade students took the exam. Madalene Dawson and Colby Moore earned Cum Laude honors while Patrick Daley, Brian Glatt and Callon Schmid scored at the national average or just below.

• 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. LCUB supplies electricity generated by Tennessee Valley Authority to 54,319 customers throughout Farragut, Lenoir City, West Knoxville and unincorporated areas of Loudon, Roane and Knox counties. The Board also maintains and operates Lenoir City’s water, wastewater and natural gas services. In addition to sponsoring scholarships for graduates, LCUB sponsors school-based activities such as the Farragut Primary School Fall Festival and the Cedar Bluff PTSA Community Festival as well as many others. For information about LCUB services in your area, call 986-6591 or log onto the Board’s Web site at www.lcub.com.

• Cadet Michael Raymond Pierce of Knoxville was recently honored for outstanding academic achievement at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, during the spring semester of the 2005-2006 academic year. Pierce received a Gold Star for achieving a 3.7 grade point average or higher. Pierce achieved dean’s list recognition, which is given to those cadets and active duty military students registered for 12 or more semester hours with a grade point of 3.2 or higher.

•A newly-launched Web site is available as a one-stop, virtual resource for candidates wanting to work in any Tennessee public school. Licensed teachers may search openings statewide, post a profile for district officials to review and find resources on educator licensing and development at www.tnteachingjobs. com. Likewise, school district personnel can advertise career opportunities and conduct their own search for prospective teachers using the database of teacher profiles. The new Tennessee Teacher Employment Resource allows teachers to hone their search by preferred grade level, subject area and location within the state. Teachers may also opt to create a detailed personal profile to showcase their licensure qualifications, work history, resume and other relevant information. When creating a profile, teacher candidates can indicate which geographic region, school system(s) and community environment – urban, rural or suburban – they prefer. College/university teacher education programs are partnering with the state to ensure their graduates know to take advantage of the resource. School systems benefit from the ability to view the availability of teacher candidates from across the state. Access to the posted profiles can save time for district recruiters by allowing them to contact those whose career goals and credentials match the needs of the system.

 

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