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• New students to Pellissippi State Technical Community College should make plans to attend one of the college’s New Student Orientation sessions. Attendance is required of all first-time freshmen. Parents are also welcome to attend. Orientation will take place at Pellissippi State’s Blount County Center from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Aug. 23; Division Street Campus from noon to 2 p.m., Aug. 23; and Magnolia Avenue Campus, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Aug. 21. Orientation is scheduled on different dates at the Hardin Valley Campus for different interest areas. Sessions are offered July 26 for undecided majors, July 12, Aug. 2, 9 and 23 for all majors and July 19 for adult students ages 25 and older entering any major. Daytime sessions are from 9:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Evening sessions run from 4 to 8:30 p.m. All meet in the Goins Auditorium. To register, visit, call 865-539-7155 or e-mail

• Farragut High School Band Camp will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., July 16-20 and 23-27.

• Denise Koessler, a graduate of Farragut High School, has been named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester at The College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio. Koessler, a junior mathematics major, achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or above.

• National Conference of CPA Practitioners has awarded a $1,000 merit-based scholarship to Jeffrey Pudelek, a recent graduate of Farragut High School. Jeffrey is one of 12 students selected for the award. To apply for the scholarship, students must be graduating high school seniors with a grade point average of at least 3.3 on a 4.0 scale, have applied to or been accepted at a two or four year college or be enrolled as a full time student. Jeffrey was asked to write a short essay. His non-academic interests include participating in his church youth group, pottery, running, orchestra and his lawn mowing business. He will attend The University of Tennessee in Knoxville next fall, where he has been accepted into the Chancellor’s Honors Program. He plans to major in accounting with a concentration in finance.

• Katie Ellis of Knoxville qualified for the spring 2007 Dean’s List at Belmont University, Nashville. Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a quality grade point average of 3.5 with no grade below a “C.” Katie, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Reed Ellis and the granddaughter of Retta Ellis, all of Knoxville, is majoring in music with a minor in business.

• Matthew G. Jacobssen, son of Guy and Christine Jacobssen of Dunwoody Boulevard, received the Bachelor of Arts degree at the one hundred seventy-ninth commencement of Kenyon College, Ohio, Saturday, May 20. Matthew graduated with a major in English.

• EnergySolutions Foundation announced seven scholarship recipients at a luncheon Friday, June 8, at the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce. Cara Turski of Farragut High School and Lily Hoang of Bearden High School were among the recipients. Turski has a 4.0 cumulative grade point average. 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 School Climbing Team. Hoang 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. Recipients will receive a scholarship award of $2,000 upon entering college. Additionally, EnergySolutions awarded each recipient a new laptop computer. Applications for next year’s scholarships will be available in October at For additional comments or questions, contact Sharon Templeton at 865-220-1263.

• Katie Phillips was awarded a Bachelor of Arts in communication with a public relations emphasis from Lipscomb University at the conclusion of the spring semester. Phillips, of 12128 North Fox Den Drive, was among 306 graduates receiving bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Lipscomb president Randy Lowry during the May 5 ceremony at Allen Arena. She was also one of only 10 graduates to earn a 4.0 grade point average. Phillips was placed on the Provost’s List for the spring semester. 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.

• Sam Haywood, son of Ellen Schnoll and Terry Haywood of Knoxville, received an undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., Friday, May 18. Haywood graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from the College of Arts and Sciences. Haywood was recognized as a member of Alpha Epsilon Delta, the premedical Honor Society, and Sigma Xi, the National Scientific Honorary. Haywood is a 2003 graduate of Farragut High School.

• 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.

• Farragut High School Class of 1977 will be holding its 30-year reunion Saturday, July 21, at Fox Den Country Club. Further information is available at, or call Rhonda Luebke at 865-693-7895, Reneau Cooper Howard at 865-384-4631 or Rena Camp Amerson at 865-705-3600.

• Knoxville West High School Class of 1987 is having its 20-year reunion at 7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 18, at Holiday Inn Cedar Bluff. Visit to register or contact Shannon at 865-748-2611.


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