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• Farragut Middle School calendar events include: Obesity/ Nutrition Program at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 8, at Farragut Intermediate School cafeteria. Featured speaker is Juliann M. Chavez, MS, RD, LDN. FMS Five Star Admirals, FMS PTSA and Knox County Council PTA are sponsoring a Thanksgiving Care Package Drive through Friday, Nov. 16. Donate travel-sized personal care items: shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes, toothpaste, combs, deodorant, soap, etc., for area shelters and Head Start programs. Look for collection bins in the FMS lobby. FMS Service League and Regal Cinema are sponsoring a food drive for Second Harvest Food Bank, Nov. 12-16.  Pod that qualifies and has the most items and participation wins a field trip to Regal Cinema.

• Sixty-three Upper School students at Webb School of Knoxville earned AP Scholar Awards by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level 2007 Advanced Placement Program Exams. Jenny Chan and Katherine Roddy qualified for the National AP Scholar Award by earning an average grade of four or higher on a five-point scale on all AP Exams taken, and grades of four or higher on eight or more of these exams. Eighteen Webb students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award, granted to students who earn an average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and grades of three or higher on five or more of these exams. These students are: Lindsay Baird, Julie Bishop, Elizabeth Bonomo, Jenny Chan, Grace Ding, Ward Farmer, Claire Galdun, Kevin Glatt, Ashley Hunt, Kristin Jones, Mitchell Langman, Erin Lauer, Madeline McAdams, C.A. Merrill, Ben Prichett, Katherine Roddy, Yuri Sawa and Ben Shelor. Thirteen students qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning an average grade of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and grades of three or higher on four or more of these exams. These students are: Jonathan Anderson, Jimmy Denneny, Joshua Dunn, Tom Ergen, Erin Glisson, Chelsea Martin, Peyton Miller, Dawson Morton, Hannah Nelson, Jay Pannell, Claire Smith, Tom Wallen and Helen White. Thirty-two students earned the designation of AP Scholar, granted to students who receive grades of three or higher on three or more AP Exams. These students are: William Anderson, Patrick Baird, Anjali Bisaria, Katie Cleveland, Caroline Conley, Zack Dickson, Travis Donnell, Cassidy Duckett, Martie Fulk, Michelle Glover, Avi Hahn, Tadd Hatcher, John Haydek, Rachael Jacob, Lindsey Kirchoff, Juliana Langdon, Greer Mackebee, Ryan Markman, Malcolm Matthews, Lauren McCarty, Dominic McVay, Sara Mishu, Kari Ogrodowski, Don Plattner, Haseeb Rahman, Alexander Schmid, Lauren Shepherd, Doug Slater, Andrew Stein, Carolyn Treasure, Jeff Walls and Ernest Whitaker.

• Christian Academy of Knoxville’s Veterans Day Chapel will take place at 9 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 8, in the CAK Campus Center. Event is open to all CAK students, staff, family members, friends and, especially, active or retired veterans. Service men and women are invited to attend the Chapel dressed in full military uniform. Knox County Mayor Mike Ragsdale will serve as Master of Ceremonies and The University of Tennessee Color Guard will present colors. Guests will also enjoy the CAK band, ensemble, choir and other CAK students who will participate in the program. CAK will also have two military living history exhibitors who will be available all day to give our students an opportunity to learn in a hands-on fashion.

• The East Tennessee Historical Society invites middle and high school teachers to learn more about National History Day by attending a NHD workshop from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17, at Jefferson County Department of Health’s Community Room. The 2008 NHD theme is Conflict and Compromise in History. Free curriculum and contest materials will be provided. Registration is required. For more information or to register, contact Lisa Oakley at 865-215-8828 or e-mail oakley@east-tennessee-history.org.

• Webb School of Knoxville’s Lower School, kindergarten through fifth-grade, will host an Admissions Open House, at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 8, in the Lower School Commons on the Webb School campus. Interested parents are invited to learn about education and admissions at Webb from Webb School president, Scott Hutchinson, and Lower School director, Angie Crabtree. For more information or to RSVP, contact Deborah Gross at 865-291-3864. Webb also invites parents and their children to “Take a Look” at Webb’s Lower School from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 13. Take a self-guided tour of the Lower School, visit the classrooms and meet members of the Lower School faculty.

• Paideia Academy will host the first of its open houses for families interested in registering for grades K-9 in the 2008-09 school year from 9 to 11 a.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m., Monday, Nov. 12. Each open house will include a presentation about the vision and distinctives of Paideia Academy, student recitals, classroom tours and opportunities to talk with the teachers. To learn more about Paideia Academy, call the school office at 865-670-0440 or visit www.PaideiaKnoxville.org.

• Joseph True Steuer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph True Steuer of Knoxville, was inducted into the Order of Gownsmen at the University of the South’s Founders’ Day Convocation Tuesday, Oct. 9. Gownsmen have the privilege of ensuring that the ethos of the University, the dedication to honor and to academic diligence, is maintained, not only in themselves but also in their fellow students. The wearing of the gown is a sign of achievement, a responsibility to the traditions of the past and a promise to continuance of these ideals. It is both a privilege and a responsibility, and acceptance of the gown is a pledge to aid in the governing of the student body through continued academic leadership, community awareness and moral accountability.

• Dr. Carol Berz, chair of the Women’s Economic Council Foundation, Inc. and the Tennessee Economic Council for Women, announced Anjali Bisaria of Webb School of Knoxville was a recipient of one of six scholarships given by the Foundation. Scholarships were presented at the fourth Annual Economic Summit for Women Monday, Oct. 22, at the Airport Marriott in Nashville.

• This fall, several Knoxville area students enrolled at Lipscomb University, making fall 2007 a record-setting year with 698 new students and transfers. Students attending Lipscomb are: Ashley Bragg, Allyson Hall, Jay Pannell, Jenny Randolph, Lindsey Wilkerson and Jonathan Williams.

• Amanda Kaschak, daughter of Dan and Diane Kaschak of Farragut, was placed on the Dean’s List at the University of Southern California. She was recently inducted into the USC chapter of Sigma Alpha Lambda National Leadership and Honors Organization as well as The National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Kaschak is a student in the School of Theatre and in screenwriting in the School of Cinema and most recently appeared in Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible,” directed by Andrew Robinson.

• Lisa Gillis was named to the Mercyhurst College Dean’s List for outstanding academic achievement during the 2006-07 school year. Gillis is a 2004 graduate of Farragut High School.

• Almost 600 students from 46 Tennessee high schools converged on The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, campus Wednesday, Oct. 31, to compete in The University of Tennessee-Pro2Serve Math Contest. Top 10 individual contest winners received four-year, $4,000 scholarships to UT Knoxville, and included Dennis Meng of Farragut High School. Contest also featured a Math Bowl, double-elimination team competition.

• The American Planning Association invites high school juniors and seniors to enter APA’s second annual high school essay contest. Theme is “Creating a Green Neighborhood Plan.” Students are challenged to create a green and environmentally friendly plan for their neighborhood. Students will need to address the following in their essay: identify potential solutions for environmental issues in their neighborhood, address how the plan will benefit the community, coordinate the new plan with existing plans and build support for the plan. Essay submissions are due Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008. First-place winner will receive a $5,000 scholarship to the college or university he or she attends after graduation and complimentary registration and a travel stipend to attend an APA National Planning Conference. Ten additional essays will receive honorable mentions and students will receive a $100 gift certificate to www.APA’s PlanningBooks.com. Essays will be judged by a panel of planning and education professionals on research and analysis, creativity and quality of the plan and writing quality and organization. Students will be notified of the panel’s selections by March 15, 2008. For eligibility requirements and full entry details, visit www.planning.org/institutions/hsessay.htm.

• While your friends and family freeze through another gray Tennessee winter, you can be soaking up the sun in Morelia, Mexico, and getting college credit for it. Pellissippi State Technical Community College and the Tennessee Consortium for International Studies are offering a brand-new semester-long study abroad program, and registration is now under way. Enrollment deadline is Friday, Nov. 30, and the number of students is limited. Participants leave Knoxville Friday, Feb. 1, 2008, for Morelia, a city of more than one million situated in central Mexico between Guadalajara and Mexico City. Students return April 29 with 12 hours of college credit (six hours of Spanish and six hours of general education courses) and a lifetime of memories that include the irreplaceable experience of living with a local family. Other online classes also are available. Cost of the semester is $4,800, which includes full room and board, a round-trip airline ticket and all excursions. Students may be eligible for federal and state financial aid, as well as for international education grants from the college. Applications are available at www.tncis.org and at the TnCIS office, Room 103, Alexander Building, on the Pellissippi Campus off Hardin Valley Road. For further details, contact Theresa Castillo at 865-539-7279 or tcastillo@pstcc.edu, or Milton Grimes at 865-539-7268 or jmgrimes@pstcc.edu.

• Sacred Heart Cathedral School will hold Information Night at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 15, in the SHCS library. Teachers will be on hand to answer questions, and applications for grades K-8 will be available. Childcare will be provided in the school cafeteria. For more information, call admissions director, Jere Doherty, at 865-558-4136 or visit www.shcschool.org.

• Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy is now accepting applications for Middle Tennessee’s first Doctor of Pharmacy program through the online application available at www.pharmacy.lipscomb.edu. Program will enroll the first class of 75 students in August 2008, pending receipt of pre-candidate status from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. Applications from individuals will be accepted through Feb. 4. Information on pharmacy prerequisites and specifics of the program can be found at www.pharmacy.lipscomb.edu or by calling 615-966-7160.

• For the third semester in a row, Pellissippi State Technical Community College has experienced its highest enrollment ever. Officials recently announced an increase in student enrollment for the 2007 fall semester—exceeding last year’s record fall enrollment by 5.2 percent. Head count is 8,608 students taking classes for hourly credit, up by 422 over this time in 2006. PSTCC offers 13 career/technical programs for students who plan to earn a two-year associate’s degree and pursue a career. Numerous college transfer options also are available to students who want to earn an associate’s degree and continue on to a four-year school.

• Lipscomb University announced the debut of the Center for Law, Justice & Society, a new program designed to not only engender civic pride among its students, but to craft them into strong civic leaders, armed with the skills to implement social change. The center will promote dialogue on legal and societal issues in the community, as well as offering Lipscomb’s new major in law, justice & society, which debuted this fall, joining a growing trend in undergraduate law programs in the nation.

 

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