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• Sewanee, The University of the South, has named Sara Elise Hildebrand, daughter of Charles A. and Lisa Hildebrand, to its Dean’s List for Advent 2007 term.

• Belmont University has named Amanda Thompson, daughter of Emmette and Valarie Thompson, to its fall 2007 Dean’s List.

• Lipscomb University announces the following students have been names to its Provost List for 2007 fall semester: Derek Allison, Allyson Hall, Andrew Hall, Jessie Hitzing, Andrew Shankles, Lindsey Wilkerson and Sage Woodroof. The following students were named to Honor Roll: Erin Brosey, Jessica Buckley, Ashley Gatlin, Miranda Giles, Aaron Hall, Michelle Holland, Evan McKee, Christine Perry, Jenny Randolph and Anna Reeve.

• Farragut High School Science Academy will present its second in a series of scientific lectures beginning at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan.31, in the FHS Library. Dr. Igor Jouline, associate professor for The University of Tennessee Microbiology Department and senior research and development staff member for Computer Science & Mathematics Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, will present “Computational Genomics: A New Science for the 21st Century.” Reception will immediately follow presentation.

• Knox County 4-H Horse and Pony Club will offer a riding clinic from 9 a.m., to 4 p.m., Monday, Feb. 18, at Roane State Community College’s Indoor Riding Arena. Clinic will give all 4-H members the opportunity to learn, practice and ride in the indoor arena, and will offer a tremendous amount of instruction and hands-on training. Bring your horse, your parents, or just come by and enjoy the day. All youth grades 4-12 are encouraged to attend, as well as all surrounding 4-H clubs. Price of clinic is $15. All participants must have a parent or guardian sign a RSTCC release form prior to entering arena. For a copy of form in advance, call 865-215-2340. For additional information, call Mary Wigginton at 865-207-2247, or Melanie Prater at 865-660-2223.

• Farragut High School Parent Teacher Student Organization’s mid-year newsletter is now available at

• Five Star Admirals Service Club will hold its third annual Scholastic Book Fair Monday, Feb. 11, through Friday, Feb. 15, at Farragut Middle School’s Studio Theatre.

• American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge announces Third Thursdays, a program specifically designed for home schoolers in grades K-3 and grades 4-6, whereby AMSE educators lead the interactive science programs at the museum on the third Thursday of each month from January through May. Programs for grades K-3 are one hour and begin at 11 a.m., while programs for grades 4-6 are two hours and begin at 12:30 p.m., on the designated Thursday. Advance reservations are required one week prior to the third Thursday of each month and no registrations are confirmed until receipt of payment is received by AMSE. The programs of grades K-3 are $6 per session and grades 4-6 are $10 to $25 a session. Program fees include AMSE admission for one student and one adult. Any siblings accompanying the student and parent will have to pay regular admission into the museum. Registration is open at AMSE for Third Thursdays. Scheduled dates and programs are: Thursday, Feb. 14, Wheels and Motion; Thursday, Feb. 21, Flight and Hovercraft; Thursday, March 27, Robomania; Thursday, April 17, Chemistry; and Thursday, May 15, Butterflies. All programs are held at AMSE, except Thursday, May 15, program, which is scheduled for Freels Bend Cabin in Oak Ridge. During February the students in grades 4-6 will have a special two part program for “Wheels & Flight,” whereby students will assemble cars Thursday, Feb. 14, and follow up Thursday, Feb. 21, finishing the program using the cars assembled the week prior. There is a materials and time fee of $25 for “Wheels & Flight.” For more information on Third Thursdays schedules, costs and registration, visit or come by AMSE to pick-up a schedule registration form. Registration form and fee per class can be mailed to Third Thursdays, c/o AMSE, 300 South Tulane Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN  37830.

• Teachers can register their middle school teams in grades six through eight to compete in the 2008 Energy Bowl at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge. Registration deadline for middle school teams is Friday, Feb. 8. The 2008 Energy Bowl is a single-elimination, grade level competition for all public, private and home-school teams of four members plus alternates. Tournament, similar to the College Bowl concept, is slated for sixth-grade Tuesday, March 4, seventh-grade Wednesday, March 5 and eighth-grade Thursday, March 6. Registration fee for each team is $20, payable to AMSE. Registration forms and information are available at or at AMSE.

• American Cancer Society’s Mid-South Division will award $1,000 scholarships to eligible individuals who have fought cancer and are attending an accredited university, college or vocational/technical school. Awards for 2008-2009 academic year will be announced in March. To be eligible, applicants must be under 25 years old, have had a cancer diagnosis before age 21 and be a resident of Alabama, Arkansas, Lou-isiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Ten-nessee, or Floyd or Clark counties in Indiana and a United States citizen. Candidates also must have a GPA of at least 2.5 and been accepted to an accredited school. Applications are due by Friday, Feb. 1. For additional information on the scholarship program or to obtain an application, call 800-ACS-2345.


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