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• Brian Edward Fuller, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Fuller, and Julie Ann Fenstermaker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Fenstermaker, were named to the Dean’s List at Vanderbilt University’s College of Arts and Sciences. In order to qualify, students must receive grades equivalent to a grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.

• Rissa Ivens, graduate of Webb School of Knoxville, was named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2007 semester at Washington University, St. Louis, Mo. To qualify, Ivens had to earn a semester grade point average of 3.5 or above and be enrolled in at least 14 graded units.

• Bradley Hunter Welch, son of Ronald and Gail Welch of Knoxville, has received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Yale University. Bradley also holds a Master of Musical Arts, Artist Diploma and a Master of Music in organ performance from Yale. His Bachelor of Music degree was earned at Baylor University. Bradley currently resides in Dallas, Texas, where he is the organist/artist-in-residence at Highland Park United Methodist Church.

• Parents and guardians of students new to Knox County, students who have had a change in family circumstances such as custody or guardianship or students who have moved their residence since April may apply for a transfer from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., through July 27. To apply for a transfer, parents must be prepared to present their child’s social security number and the child’s last report card if the child is new to Knox County Schools. If the family’s residence has changed since April, proof of current residence such as a rental, lease or purchase agreement will also be required. If there has been a change in family circumstances such as a divorce, custody or guardianship arrangement, a court document to prove the change must be presented. Transfer applications may be made at the Andrew Johnson Building, Room 103, 912 South Gay St.

• Adult Education program at Pellissippi State Technical Community College is offering the GED test free of charge to adults who earn a minimum score of 430 on each of the official practice test subtests and have an overall test average of 480. Additionally, adults ages 18 and older no longer need an official age waiver or withdrawal form from high school to be eligible to take the exam. Those interested should come to the Pellissippi Campus off Hardin Valley Road or the Magnolia Avenue Campus for free instruction and a free official practice test. Participants can earn a GED diploma in as little as a couple of weeks. To schedule an appointment or to find out more, call 865-539-7109.

• Knox County Retired Teachers’ Association will meet Thursday, July 26, at Ramsey’s Cafeteria, located at the Days Inn Conference Center, 5335 Central Avenue Pike. Executive Board will meet at 10:15 a.m., and the general meeting will begin at 11:15 a.m. 

• More than 40 students from Knox County were among the more than 225 undergraduates completing graduating requirements from Maryville College. Degrees were conferred in a Saturday, May 20, commencement exercise. Graduates from Bearden High School were: Travis Hodges, son of Don and Cindy Crisp; Stephanie McLain, daughter of Bill and Debbie McLain; Ashleigh Oatts, daughter of Thomas and Kari Oatts and Staci Sweeney, daughter of Curtis and Carla Sweeney. Graduates from Farragut High School were: Bradley and Brian Atchley, sons of Bob and Joyce Atchley; Saleah Kirkham, daughter of Ron and Mary Jane Kirkham; Caitlin Martin, daughter of Karen and Bill Eggers and Franz Martin; Emily Nybo, and daughter of Linda Nybo; Samantha Thompson, daughter of Ken and Rene Thompson and Mary Beth Caldwell Unthank, daughter of Joe and Karen Caldwell. Graduates from Knoxville Catholic High School were: Daniel Dunn, son of Bill and Stacy Dunn and Sarah Fogle, daughter of Wayne and Linda Fogle. Graduates from Webb School of Knoxville were: Thiago Buchert, son of Paul and Fatima Buchert; Elizabeth LaDage, daughter of Robert and Teresa LaDage granddaughter of Allen McMichael, Andrew Lawler, son of James Lawler and Kathleen Row. Graduate from West High School was Kara Dillener, daughter of Yvonne Bartlett and Jeff Dillener. For more information, visit

• The following local students qualified for induction into the 2006-2007 National Honor Roll, which recognizes high-achieving high school and middle school students. Students include: Sarah Adams, Bearden High School; Katherine P. Bailey, Farragut High School; Courtney Baine, BHS; Phillip Barnwell, Farragut Middle School; Nichole Besola, FHS; Conni R. Boykins, FHS; J. Chris Buckley, FHS; Laurel Chaney, FHS; Hunkyo A. Chung, FHS; Cameron Clark, FHS; Ashley Coke, FHS; Whitley Cole, BHS; Renee Comeaux, FHS; Megan M. Corrier, FHS; Tyler Cox, FMS; Brandon Falls, FHS; Alexandra N. Fity, FHS; Claudia Garza, FHS; Patrick S. Graham, FHS; Christopher Griffin, FHS; Haley Hagood, BHS; Samantha R. Henning-field, BHS; Jessica Hill, FHS; Jordan Hogan, FHS; Riley Hunley, FHS; Mitchell Ishmael, FHS; Zackary Jackson, BHS; Julia Jennings, FMS; James M. Jeter, FHS; Kathleen L. Jones, FHS; Chase Keen, BHS; Brandon Klarner, FHS; Victoria Kosier, FHS; Mark Lail, BHS; Jordan M. Lockler, FHS; Andrew J. McCrackin, FHS; Kira Miles, FHS; Christopher Odeh, FHS; Jessica L. Owens, FHS; Brandon Palmer, FHS; Nicholas A. Pannell, FHS; Nithya Paranthaman, FHS; Chelsea Passmore, FMS; Mira Patel, FHS; April Patton, BHS; Kylie Pearse, FHS; Logan F. Scates, FHS; Robert W. Schmidt, BHS; Travis Sullivan, FHS; Amanda L. Thompson, FHS; Jeremy G. Turner, FHS; Anthony Upchurch, FHS; Ryan L. Upchurch, FHS; Alex Vaz, FHS; Laura Vela, BHS; Faith Wagner, FHS; Lauren Ward, FHS; Sally White, BHS; Kevin Ye, FHS; Bailee Young, FHS; Lanzi A. Young, Knoxville Catholic High School; Shivam Zaveri, BHS and Jennifer B. Zurakowski, BHS.

• The new Tennessee Governor’s Academy for Mathematics and Science, managed by The University of Tennessee, has named its inaugural teaching staff. Lead teacher will be Theresa Hopkins. Bennett Adkinson will teach physics and Shannon Suddath will be the academy’s humanities teacher. Debra Dandaneau will help develop the academy’s physics curriculum, as well as serving as an instructor and overseeing students’ laboratory experiences on the UT campus. A staff of graduate assistants, including Thomas Hodges, Yan Wang and Whitney Locke, will join teaching staff. Class will begin in August. Located on the campus of the Tennessee School for the Deaf in Knoxville, TGA is designed to give Tennessee's top students in mathematics and the sciences a unique learning experience.

• Farragut High School will have registration for new students at 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.

• Farragut Primary, Intermed-iate 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, through Aug. 7. There will be no registration Wednesdays. For more information, visit

• 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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