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• The Episcopal School of Knoxville is hosting a sporting clay-shooting event called “Shooting for Scholarships” beginning at 2 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 26, at the Chilhowee Sportsman’s Club in Maryville. Entry fee is $145 per shooter and includes ammunition. To register or get more information, contact Harrison Stuart, assistant director of development, at 865-218-4497 or by e-mail at

• Dr. David Williams celebrates 28 years of math instruction with “The Most Unusual Math” contest. Tell Williams about your most unusual use of math or your most interesting or clever use of numbers this summer. Deadline is Sunday, Sept. 30. Contest is open to all area students, high school age and under. For more information, call 865-256-1828.

• It’s time to register for fall semester at Pellissippi State Technical Community College, which begins Monday, Aug. 27. New or second-semester students are required to meet with an advisor. To set up an appointment, call the Student Assistance Center at 865-694-6556. Final Registration is scheduled for these dates and locations: Thursday, Aug. 16, and Wednesday, Aug. 22, at the Hardin Valley campus, Monday, Aug. 20, at Blount County Center and Magnolia Avenue campus and Wednesday, Aug. 22, at Division Street campus. Hours of Final Registration are from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at all locations. Returning students who need assistance can meet with a general advisor during Final Registration. For additional information, call Admissions and Enrollment Services at 865-539-7155.

• Jennifer Muhlheim, a senior at Webb School of Knoxville, participated in the 2007 National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine at Emory University and nearby hospitals in Atlanta, Ga., this summer. To be accepted into this program, participants must “demonstrate strong academic abilities, leadership and a strong interest in the career field of medicine.” Jennifer is the daughter of Mike and Michele Muhlheim of Farragut.

• Michael “Drew” Rzezutko, a 2003 Farragut High School graduate, has graduated from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, with a Bachelor of Science degree this May. He was named to the Dean’s List this past semester. Drew will be attending The University of Tennessee this fall to pursue his Master of Business Administration degree. 

• Seventeen music, art and drama/theatre teachers from Knox County Schools were selected to attend the 2007 Tennessee Arts Academy July 8-13. The academy is a nationally recognized flagship program of intensive teacher training sponsored by the Arts Education Program of the Tennessee Department of Education. Included in this group were the following teachers: Terri King, Farragut Middle School; Marie Laken, FMS; Amy Logan, Farragut Intermediate School; Sherrie Rumbolt, Bearden Elementary School; Brenda Swinson, A.L. Lotts Elementary School; and Carol Villaverde, West Valley Middle School.

• Several Lipscomb University students, including Christine Perry of Knoxville, are workng in far away lands. Perry traveled to Peru this summer, joining approximately 100 Lipscomb-related servants headed to 13 nations around the globe to practice selfless service, such as coordinating medical clinics, holding vacation Bible schools and conducting construction projects. In Peru, Perry’s mission team provided free medical care to people in underprivileged areas. 

• Pellissippi State Technical Community College is inviting arts and crafts exhibitors to participate in the fourth annual Pellissippi State Hot Air Balloon Festival, scheduled from 4 to 9 p.m., Friday, Sept. 28, and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Pellissippi Campus off Hardin Valley Road. Fee for a single booth is $90, and a double booth is $175. Electricity is available for an additional $10. Arts and crafts exhibitor applications are being accepted through Saturday, Sept. 1. To request more information or an exhibitor application, contact the Pellissippi State Foundation at 865-694-6528 or visit Applications can also be downloaded from the Web site by clicking on “Vendors.”

• Nine faculty and staff members at Pellissippi State Technical Community College earned recognition recently at the college’s 2007 Employee Awards Ceremony, including Roger Crowe, Carol Brenner, Mary Nietling, Leigh Anne Touzeau,Teresa Fulcher, Dave Walton, Karen Ghezawi, Diane Benson and Scott Bell. All winners received a cash award, plaque and medallion provided by the Pellissippi State Foundation.

• Caroline Best, an associate mathematics professor at Pellissippi State Technical Community College, is the first graduate of a distance-learning program created to make earning a doctoral degree more convenient for Southern Appalachian teachers with some background in mathematics. Best received her doctorate in math education from The University of Tennessee in December after completing the Appalachian Collaborative Center for Learning, Assessment and Instruction in Mathematics program.

• Three East Tennessee students received honorable mention awards in the National AAA 63rd Annual Traffic Safety Poster Program for the 2006-2007 school year. AAA congratulates Hannah Heater of Cedar Bluff Primary School, Anali Castilln, a senior at Bradley Central High School, and Bearden High School’s junior, Tara Fentress. Last year as a first grader, Heater won second place. This year Heater’s poster illustrated the need for children to use booster seats. Anali Castilln, who received a second place award from AAA East Tennessee, showed the dangers of alcohol in her poster which read “Don’t Mix Alcohol and Driving.” Tara Fentress’s poster shows a cell phone and MP3 player in front of a wrecked car to warn drivers of the dangers of being distracted while behind the wheel.


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