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• There’s still time to take advantage of Summer Camps for Kids at Pellissippi State Technical Community College. Upcoming camps include the following: Junior Archery Camp for ages 10-15, is from 8:30 to 11 a.m., July 9-13 or 16-20. Cost is $150. Camp is designed for students to learn safety rules and basic archery techniques. Equipment is provided. Little Aces Tennis Camp, for ages 6-12, is from 8:30 to 10 a.m., July 9-13. Cost is $85. Camp will focus on hand-eye coordination, serves, backhand, forehand and other fundamental aspects of tennis. Participants will need to supply their own racket. Intermediate Tennis Camp, for ages 10-16, is from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., July 16-20. Cost is $95. Camp is for students who can use the basic strokes. Participants will need to supply their own racket. Junior Golf Camp, for ages 7-17, is from 8:30 to 11 a.m., July 16-20. Cost is $105. Camp focuses on the basics of swing progression, posture, stance and other fundamentals, including golf etiquette. Participants will need to supply their own clubs and golf balls. Golf shoes are not necessary. Includes a day on the driving range and a day on the golf course. Scuba-PADI Seals, for ages 8-12, is from 9 a.m. to noon, July 16-20. Cost is $149, with an additional $49 materials fee payable to the instructor. Camp is designed to introduce children to the world of snorkeling and scuba in a controlled pool environment. Children must have basic swimming skills, and parents must sign a medical release form. Voyages of Discovery: The Pirates, for ages 8 and older, is from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 23-27. Cost is $350. Scuba camp has a pirate theme, with an educational focus based mainly on National Geographic materials but also on other sources and movies. Added feature (additional charge) is an overnight stay at Ripley’s Aquarium in Gatlinburg. Bowling Camp, for ages 10 and older, is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., July 9-13. Cost is $99. For avid bowlers as well as beginners. Art Camp, for ages 8-15, is from 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m., July 23-27. Cost is $109. This camp will focus on fine art skills for young artists. Claymation Camp, for ages 8-15, is from 9 a.m. to noon or from 1 to 4 p.m., July 16-20. Cost is $109. Learn the process that studios go through as they create claymation movies and cartoons such as “Wallace and Gromit” or “Chicken Run.” I Can Cook, for ages 8-15, is offered 9 a.m. to noon, July 18-22 or July 23-27 and from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., July 18-22 or July 23-27. Cost is $99. Participants will prepare a different course each day, using regional themes from around the country. Participants will need to supply some basic items. Introduction to Computer Programming Using Alice, for rising students grades 8-12 or prospective college students, is from 9 a.m. to noon, July 16 and 18. Cost is $150. Students will be introduced to 3D program design and development using a popular object-oriented programming environment named Alice. Introduction to Lego Mindstorm Programming, for ages 10 and older, is 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., July 9. Cost is $150. Class is designed to introduce students to the visual programming language used on the Lego Mindstorm robots. ImaginACTion, for ages 9-13, is from 1 to 4:30 p.m., July 23-27. Cost is $110. Camp will focus on using imagination and technique to create characters for the stage. Students will explore and expand their abilities in all areas of acting. Karate Camp, for ages 6-16, is from 9 to 11 a.m., July 9-13. Cost is $90. Students will learn the basic skills of karate, self-defense and physical fitness. Cambridge ACT Test Prep Plus for $250 will be offered at PSTCC. Pretest is from 8:30 a.m. to noon, July 21. Classes are from 5 to 8:30 p.m., July 30-31 and Aug. 6-7. Post-test is from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Aug. 11. For more information or to register, call 865-539-7167.

• Karen Carson was awarded the Tennessee PTA Outstanding School Board Member May 4. Carson currently serves as chairman of the Board of Education and is representative for the fifth district. She serves as treasurer on the Great Schools Parnership, and is the school board representative to the PTA Teacher Supply Depot.

• Furman University awarded 626 undergraduate and 21 master’s degrees during graduation exercises Saturday, June 2. Graduates from this area were: Jessica N. Lange, daughter of Christy and Dr. Randall Lange; Eric W. Prenshaw, son of Dr. and Mrs. Eric Prenshaw; Danielle S. Rapkowicz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Rapkowicz; Timothy J. Seneker, son of Judith and James Seneker; Erin E. and Lauren G. Senesac, daughters of Lisa and Dr. Larry Senesac and Jennifer M. Ward, daughter of Scotta and Michael Ward.

• EnergySolutions Foundation announced seven scholarship recipients, including two local students, at a luncheon Friday, June 8, at the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce. Cara Turski attends Farragut High School and has a 4.0 cumulative GPA. She is enrolled in honors classes including Honors Chemistry and Honors English. She is involved with Girl Scouts, Student Government, National Honor’s Society, Math Honor’s Society and is on the Farragut High Climbing Team. Lily Hoang attends Bearden High School and also has a 4.0 cumulative GPA. She is enrolled in honors classes including Honors Chemistry and Honors Algebra 2. She is involved with Mu Alpha Theta, National Honor Society, Key Club, 4-H and rock climbing.

• Farragut High School will have registration for new students at 9 a.m., July 11 and 25 and 1:30 p.m., Aug. 6 and 9. Arrive promptly. There will be a short introduction and students will also be able to complete their schedules. Bring the following items: two proofs of residence, social security card, birth certificate, Tennessee State Immunization Green Form and proof of guardianship if the child does not live with both natural parents. A parent/guardian must be present before the school can enroll a student.

• Summer Insanity at Farragut High School will be Wednesday, Aug. 1. Schedule is as follows: from 1 to 2 p.m., seniors; from 2 to 3 p.m., juniors; from 3 to 4 p.m., sophomores; and from 4 to 5 p.m., freshmen. Students will pick up their final schedules, have pictures and IDs made, get locker assignments, join clubs, join PTSO and purchase parking permits.

• Learn to plot a novel, take prize-winning photographs, get published, and sell your writing. Eleven regionally and nationally known writers will teach these and other skills to community members at the 7th Annual Summer Writing Workshops July 9-26. Evening classes will be at Pellissippi’s Hardin Valley campus. Classes may be taken in a series, but each is free-standing and lasts only one evening session. Cost ranges from $28 to $78 per class, depending on the number of sessions. Members of KWG receive a discount. For example, a one-session, two-hour class costs $20 for members and $28 for non-members. Anyone can join KWG for $25 or $20 for students. To sign up or see a detailed schedule of classes, visit the Knoxville Writers’ Guild Web site at For more information, contact John Reaves at 865-659-2651 or

• Cedar Bluff Middle School has received $2,000 from the Food Lion Charitable Foundation. CBMS will use the gift to help equip a READ 180 Reading Intervention lab, which provides students with a more specific skill base than the traditional classroom. By offering this type of program, CBMS will give students who struggle with reading a more intense reading instruction period. 

• Farragut Primary, Intermediate and Middle School new student registration times are from 8 to 11 a.m., Mondays and Fridays and from 1 to 3 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 19 through Aug. 7. There will be no registration Wednesdays. For additional information on registration, visit

• The following students from the Farragut area have been honored at Lipscomb University for academic achievement during the spring semester: David Beaman, Provost’s List; Elizabeth Brewer, Honor Roll; Erin Brosey, Provost’s List; Allison Cook, Provost’s List; Heather Davis, Provost’s List; Rachel Doty, Provost’s List; Kathryn Frame, Provost’s List; Andrew Hall, Provost’s List; Jessie Hitzing, Provost’s List; Michelle Holland, Provost’s List; Trina Hughes, Honor Roll; Shelby Kohring, Honor Roll; Laura McCallister, Honor Roll; Evan McKee, Honor Roll; Christine Perry, Provost’s List; Anna Reeve, Provost’s List; Andrew Shankles, Honor Roll; Mark Smith, Honor Roll; Bonni Standefer, Provost’s List; Sarah Wasserman, Honor Roll and Sage Woodroof, Provost’s List. At the end of each semester, students who make perfect grades for the semester while taking at least 12 credit hours are named to the Provost’s List. Students who achieve a grade average of 3.5 to 3.99 are named to the Honor Roll.


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