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• Farragut Middle School is holding its annual Membership Drive. Parents should have received a PTSA envelope sent home via their child’s teacher. If not, e-mail Polly Barnett at

• West Knoxville Sertoma Club recently chose East Knox County Elementary School as the recipient of its $25,000 grant to enhance and improve the education program at the school.

• American University announces the following students recently accepted admittance and began classes Monday, Aug. 25: Yoojean Kong, Nicholas Morrow and Alexandra Wessel. American University is located in Washington, D.C.

• Miami University announces Kevin Reza Golshani, Magna Cum Laude, received a Bachelor of Arts degree during its May 2008 Commencement ceremony.

• Lipscomb University announces Aaron Hall, a Bearden High School graduate, graduated magna cum laude with Bachelor of Science degree at the conclusion of its Summer 2008 semester.

• Miami University announces it has named Jamie Marie Yeager to its Fall 2008 President’s List and Jessica Elizabeth Yeager to its Fall 2008 Dean’s List. Students named to President’s List must have achieved a perfect 4.0 grade-point average and students named to Dean’s List must achieve a GPA of 3.5 or better.

• Lipscomb University announces it will hold “LU Friday’s” designed for potential students and their families to get a taste of college life on the following dates: Sept. 19; Oct. 10 and 24; Nov. 7 and 14 and Dec. 5. Each LU Friday will offer special activities to give future students and their parents a well-rounded look at the campus including class visits, a session on admissions and financial aid, a chance to meet faculty in the department of their choice and campus tours featuring the brand new dining facilities and new apartment-style housing. In addition to these special days, campus visits for any weekday can be coordinated through the Lipscomb University Admissions Office. To register for any LU Friday or daily campus visit, log on to and click on the Admissions tab, or call Lipscomb University Admissions at 615-269-1000.

• Admissions applications to Webb School of Knoxville are now available for the 2009-2010 school year. Parents of students interested in applying to Webb School should call Lower School administrative assistant Deborah Gross for grades kindergarten through fifth at 865-291-3864 or admissions assistant Sarah Lowe for grades six-12 at 865-291-3830. Students who are applying to grades six through 12 also are invited to spend a day shadowing a host student. Call admission director, Terrie Balak, at 865-291-3838 to make arrangements.

• High school students, adult learners and community college students who are planning to transfer to a four-year institution are all invited to “Meet Maryville” beginning at 8:30 a.m., Sat., Sept. 20. Event is designed to help people become more familiar with the liberal arts college. For more information, call 865.981.8092 or visit

• Washington University an-nounces Catherine Graham and Gregory Holton have been named to its Spring 2008 Dean’s List. Graham is a graduate of Farragut High School and is enrolled in the university’s College of Art in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts. To qualify for the Dean’s List in the College of Art, students must earn a semester grade point average of 3.5 or above and have full-time standing with the university. Holton is a graduate of Christian Academy Knoxville and is enrolled in the university’s School of Engineering & Applied Science. To qualify for the Dean’s List in the School of Engineering, students must earn a semester grade point average of 3.60 or above and be enrolled in at least 12 graded units.

• Pellissippi State technical Community College announces the following students were named to its Summer 2008 Dean’s List: Sarah Lee Alliman, Kimberly Allred, Bradley Stephen Armstrong, Meghan Randall Favi, Elizabeth Dugan Harding, Melissa Michelle Hurst, Holly Lurry, Whitney J. Murray, Joshua Ryan Puett, Terri Elaine Rogers, Ana Elena Sava, Josh Michael Sluder, Rachel Marie Stewart, Anna Beaton Wilkes and Bianca Brigitte Worsham. To make the list a student must take a full course load and earn a minimum 3.5 grade-point average.

• Farragut Intermediate School’s Parent Teacher Associa-tion 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

• 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 Associa-tion will hold Family Fun Night Friday, Feb. 27. Anyone interested in helping may e-mail Tina Keener at

• 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.


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