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• Farragut Middle School’s 5 Star Admiral Club will hold its monthly meetings from 7:45 to 8:15 a.m., the first Tuesday of each month in the FMS Studio Theater. Club is open to all students.

• Hardin Valley Academy will hold an open house from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 26. Faculty and staff will be on hand to meet parents and neighbors.


• Prestige Cleaners will donate a percentage of designated receipts to Farragut Middle School. Customers much ask that receipts be designated for FMS at the time of payment. For additional information call, 865-671-7701.

• Bearden high School will hold its fall Open House from 5:30 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 4.

• Farragut Intermediate School’s Parent Teacher Association will hold Fifth Grade Parent Night beginning at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 21, in FIS cafeteria. For additional information, e-mail Maria Nilles at VP1@fispta.org.

• Farragut Intermediate School’s Parent Teacher Association is accepting entries for National PTA’s Reflections Contest and Tennessee PTA’s Citizenship Literature and Safety Poster Contests. Deadline for Safety Poster and Citizenship Literature contests is 8 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 11. Deadline for Reflections Contest is 8 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 11. For additional information, rules and entry forms see the FIS PTA Web site at www.fispta.org.

• Knox County Schools Office of Student Assistance Services is developing an application for funds under No Child Left Behind: Title IVA: The Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities Act. The goal of this Act is to ensure all students and staff exist in school environments that are safe, drug free and conducive to learning. KCS invites students, families and community members to submit suggestions or comments related to the development of this applications to: Marty Iroff Knox County Schools Office of Student Assistance Services 801 Tipton Ave. Knoxville, TN 37920 or by e-mail to iroffml@k12tn. Net. For additional information, call 865-573-5144 Ext. 1070.

• Knox County Schools Adult Education will hold registration for free Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced English classes for adults whose native language is not English each Monday at 9 a.m., at Cokesbury Center, located at 9908 Kingston Pike. For additional information, call 865-594-3622.

• Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University announces Alyssa Bishop was among its Spring 2008 graduates. Bishop received a Doctor of Medicine degree.

• Farragut Intermediate School’s Parent Teacher Association will hold Family Fun Night Friday, Feb. 27. Anyone interested in helping may e-mail Tina Keener at familyfun@fispta.org.

• Maryville College announces the following students were among its 2008 graduates: Jason Bowman, son of Michael and Carolyn Bowman; Karen Buckham, daughter of Edwin and Wendy Buckham; Zachary Craig, son of Jeffrey and Mardi Craig; Evan Giordano (magna cum laude), son of Larry and Kristie Giordano; Kala Handagama, daughter of Naresh and Charmi Handagama; Jeremy Holliday, son of Cynthia Holliday; Amy Hoover (magna cum laude), daughter of Wayne and Maureen Hoover; Erin Mentzer (magna cum laude), daughter of John and Brenda Mentzer; Kevin Newton, son of John and Pamela Newton; Rebecca Saults, daughter of Robert and Linda Saults; Stephen Shankles, son of Roland and Karen Shankles; Emily Allen, daughter of Christopher and Lynnette Allen; Kari Berdal, daughter of Alan and Darla Berdal and Summer Dalton (cum laude), daughter of Paul and Diane Dalton.

• Samford University announces Jessica Abby Dunn has been selected a member of the inaugural class of University Fellows at Samford University. Dunn, a recent graduate of Farragut High School, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rick Dunn. The highly competitive University Fellows program, Samford’s premiere academic offering for undergraduates, engages students in small seminar-style classes and unique in-depth learning opportunities. Fellows receive funding for undergraduate research and a two-week study trip to Rome, Italy. Less than seven percent of this year’s Samford freshmen were selected to be University Fellows.

• Christian Academy of Knoxville has named Frank Merry as its new development director.

• Oxford College announces Rikita Merai, daughter of Anil J Merai and Nancy A Merai, was named to the Merit List of Oxford College for its Spring 2008 semester.

• Columbia College announces Katherine L. Wolfson of Farragut graduated with a bachelor’s degree in film and video during its Saturday, May 17, Commencement Ceremony.

• Marietta College announces Kimberly N. Page, daughter of Karen and Alan Page, has been named to its Dean’s List for the spring 2008 semester. Any full-time Marietta College student completing at least 15 credit hours with a grade point average of 3.00 to 3.49 in a given semester is recognized as a Dean’s List student for that semester. Page is a graduate of Farragut High School and has completed work on a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in psychology during the spring semester at Marietta.

• Samford College announces Robert R. Baird, son of Dr. and Mrs. Mike Baird, was honored during spring awards ceremonies for undergraduate and graduate students in Samford University’s Brock School of Business. Baird received the $1,150 John C. Pittman Scholarship in honor of academic achievement and future promise.

• The University of Wyoming lists Kathryn E. Fambrough as a member of the 2008 Spring semester academic Dean’s List and Freshman Honor Roll.

• Furman University announces the graduation of James F. Hawkins, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Hawkins; Christopher M. Swift, son of Leslie and Michael Swift; and Matthew R. West, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary West.

• Furman University announces the addition of Stephanie A Dale, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kick Dale, and Jordan M. Greene, son of Suzanne and Robert Greene, to their Dean’s List for the Spring Term 2008.

• Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy announces it has beeen granted precandidate status by Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

• Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology announces Kendra Albers has been named to its Dean’s List for Winter 2008 quarter. Kendra is the daughter of Larry and Cydne Albers.

• Roane State Community College announces early childhood education professionals can receive discounts on RSTCC tuition. Discounts are being offered through Tennessee Early Childhood Raining Alliance. All state residents employed in a registered family or group home or in a licensed childcare facility regulated by the state Department of Human Services or Department of Education, are eligible to participate in TECTA. TECTA students can use this benefit for any academic class. For more information, call Traci Miller at 865-481-2000, ext. 2254 or e-mail millertb@roanestate.edu. Fall classes begin Aug. 23.

• Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville announces it will subsidize student ticket prices again this year. Schools may begin requesting funds beginning at 7 a.m., Monday, Sept. 15. No requests will be accepted before that time. Listings of approved events and performances as well as an application are available on Arts & Culture Alliance’s Web site at www.knoxalliance.com. Funds are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Each teacher should submit only one subsidy request per year, unless they have more than one class. Applications can be faxed (recommended) to 865-523-7312 or mailed to Arts & Culture Alliance, PO Box 2506, Knoxville, TN 37901.

• The University of Tennessee announces for the fifth consecutive year incoming freshmen at UTK have set the academic record for grade-point averages and ACT scores. The class of 2012 have an average core GPA of 3.76 and a 26.6 average ACT score.

• Maryville College announces Diana Canacaris, former planned giving coordinator at Maryville College, was recently promoted to the position of assistant director of stewardship. As assistant director of stewardship, Canacaris will lead the newly formed stewardship program, which was designed to assist the College in the cultivation of new relationships and the strengthening of existing relationships.

 

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