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• Zach Herron, an Episcopal School of Knoxville student, is one of four students in the country to be named a Distinguished Scholar recipient at the Baylor School in Chattanooga. Based solely on merit, the program provides a four-year academic and boarding scholarship. There are currently 17 Distinguished Scholars from 11 states attending Baylor.

• U.S Rep. John J. Duncan Jr. (R-Tenn.) announced Katherine S. Roddy and Umang J. Shukla have been named to the 43rd Class of Presidential Scholars. Roddy, a senior at Webb School of Knoxville, and Shukla, a senior at Farragut High School, were asked to recognize a teacher from their respective school to receive the program's Teacher Recognition Award. Janet Colbert of Webb School and Candace Lynch of FHS were chosen to receive this award.

• A.L. Lotts students will be kicking-off the 20th Annual Sack Pack Material Drive at 8:30 a.m., Thursday, May 10. All Knox County elementary and middle school students who bring in one or more grocery or shopping bags of donations during the week of May 7-11 will receive gifts. Students should bring their donations to school with them and Goodwill Industries, with assistance from the Marine Corps Reserve, will collect the donations the morning of Friday, May 11. For more information, call Liz Lukacs at 865-588-8567.

• A team from Farragut High School has advanced to the Destination ImagiNation’s Global Finals Tournament May 23-27, at The University of Tennessee. Cost for the team’s entry is more than $3000 and fund-raising has begun. Send contributions to FHS at 11237 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37934, to the attention of Cindy Lindsey, with the check marked “DI team.” For additional information, contact Nancy Dunning at 865-966-7277.

• An Episcopal School of Knoxville middle school team also earned a spot at the Destination Imagination Global Competition. All DI teams at the school are working to help raise money. Fund-raising projects include a Hat Day in which students pay $2 to wear a funny hat all day, a carpool carwash and a T-shirt sale.

• Thirty-six fourth-grade students from The Episcopal School of Knoxville will serve as docents at James White’s Fort from noon to 2 p.m., Thursday, May 10. The event is open to the public. No admission is charged but donations are accepted. James White Fort is located at 205 East Hill Ave. in downtown Knoxville. For more information and directions, call 865-525-6514.

• Farragut High School Class of 1997 will have its 10-year reunion May 18-19. Tickets and additional information regarding the reunion are available at www.fhs97, or contact Mina Kim at or 312-882-4799.


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