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• One-hundred-and-six students at Farragut High School have earned the designation of AP Scholar by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement of the college-level Advanced Placement Exams. The College Board’s Advanced Placement offers students the opportunity to take challenging college-level courses while still in high school, and they can receive college credit, advanced placement or both for successful performance on the AP Exams.

• The medic bloodmobile will be at the Blount County Center of Pellissippi State Technical Community College Friday Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The campus is located at 1010 Middlesettlements Road in Alcoa. The Medic Regional Blood Center supplies blood to 28 hospitals in a 21-county region and must collect blood from 350 donors five days a week to adequately supply the hospitals. For details visit www.medicblood.org.

• Greenway School, a private, independent middle school will hold Visitor’s Open Houses Sunday, Oct. 29 and Sunday, Nov. 12 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Interested families are invited to tour, meet the teachers and learn about Greenway’s enhanced curriculum for grades 6, 7 and 8. Located in West Knoxville, Greenway is a day school drawing students from Knox and surrounding counties. Greenway School provides hands-on learning in all subjects, a laptop computer for every student, creative problem-solving classes and free after-school care until 6 p.m. For more information, call 865-777-0197 or visit the school’s Web site at www.greenwayschool.edu.

• Stefan Shurina graduated from ITT Technical Institute in Knoxville from the BAS of Applied Science program in Information Technology – Information Systems Securities. Shurina is a native of Knoxville and graduated from Knoxville Catholic High School in 2002.

• ITT Technical Institute in Knoxville announced the graduation of Aaron Grafton, who graduated from Farragut High School in 2003. Grafton graduated from the AAS of Applied Science program in Information Technology - Computer Network Systems. The program is designed to help graduates begin to prepare for a variety of entry-level positions in various fields involving Information Technology – Computer Networks Systems.

• Knox County students marked the beginning of National School Lunch Week with a kick-off celebration Oct. 9, 9 a.m. at Carter Elementary School, 9304 College Lane. The School Nutrition Association set aside the week of Oct. 9-13 to participate in National School Lunch Week. The menu is distributed nationwide. For the past 60 years this program has served the nutritional needs of students. The Knox County Food Service Department serves more than 6.5 million nutritious meals every year to more than 53,000 students enrolled in Knox County public schools.

• Knoxville Catholic High School, Carter High School and Halls High School recently started taking part in the Dual Enrollment partnership offered through Pellissippi State Technical Community College. Through the dual Enrollment program, high school students have an opportunity to complete some of their general education college courses prior to enrolling at a college or university. For more information, visit Pellissippi State’s Dual Enrollment Web page at www.pstcc.edu/departments/admissions/dual.html or contact Leigh Anne Touzeau at 865-539-7013.

• The Episcopal School of Knoxville will hold its fourth annual Boarding School Fair Thursday Oct. 26, giving East Tennesseans the chance to visit with representatives from 20 different boarding schools. The fair will take place at the Bishop Center on the school’s campus from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call

865-806-0132.

 

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