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• Matthew A. LeSage, a senior at Farragut High School, has accepted an appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. LeSage received both a Senatorial and Congressional nomination and was appointed by Congressman John J. Duncan Jr. LeSage will report to cadet basic training Monday, July 2. LeSage is the son of Carrie and Denny LeSage of Farragut.

• Bearden High School Choral Department presents their spring concert at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 3. The concert features the female chorus, Bearden Singers and Show Choir. Admission is $5 at the door.

• Webb School of Knoxville announces that one of their art teachers, Joe Letitia, has a solo exhibition entitled “Solid Ground” at the Cynthia Broan Gallery in New York City through May 26, 2007.

• The town of Farragut will sponsor the 2007 Farragut Primary Schools’ Art Show Thursday, May 3, through Friday, May 11, at Farragut Town Hall. A reception to honor the artists from FPS and Concord Christian will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, May 10. The art show and reception are free. For more information, call 865-966-7057.

• If you suspect your preschool child is delayed or having difficulty learning and playing with other children, Knox County Schools will provide free screening and assessment to determine any need for special services. Assessments may include developmental screening, cognitive assessment, speech and language assessment, behavioral assessment and assessment of social and adaptive skills. Evaluations occur year-round and referrals may be made at any time. Children can receive special education services starting on their third birthday and may begin a program at any time during the school year. Special education services are available to all children, including those in private schools and those who receive home schooling. To refer your child for a screening/assessment, contact the Child Find office at 865-594-1530.

• Pam Fansler, president of First Tennessee Bank, is the guest speaker at this year’s Pellissippi State Technical Community College’s commencement. For the first time in the college’s history, colorful academic banners and a mace and chain of office will be part of the ceremony. The mace and chain will be presented to Allen Edwards, Pellissippi State president, just before the ceremony. The ceremony begins at 7 p.m., Friday, May 4, at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum. More than 300 students are set to receive their associate’s degree.

• If you are a new student to Pellissippi State Technical Community College this fall, make plans to attend one of the college’s New Student Orientation sessions. Attendance is required of all first-time freshmen. Orientation sessions are in the Goins Auditorium at the Hardin Valley Road campus. Sessions are offered from 9:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., May 17, June 7 and 28, July 12 and 26 and Aug. 9 and 23. Evening sessions are from 4 to 8:30 p.m., June 14, July 19 and Aug. 2. To register, visit, call 865-539-7155 or e-mail

• Knoxville campus of National College of Business and Technology will hold its graduation ceremony at Fellowship Evangelical Free Church with special guest, Anne M. McKinney, at 7 p.m., Friday, June 1. More than 125 students are expected to receive their diplomas and degrees.

• Gibbs High School, Class of 1987 is looking for members of the '87 class. They need names, addresses, etc. For more information or to give information about class members, e-mail


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