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• Hardin Valley Academy Counseling Department will hold an informational session covering college admissions, financial aid, lottery scholarships, dual credit classes and career exploration beginning at 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 16. Parents and students are encouraged to attend.

• Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will perform for thousands of elementary school students at this Fall’s annual Young People’s Concerts October 28, 29 and 30, at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium. KSO Resident Conductor James Fellenbaum will conduct the concert entitled “Where Have I Heard That?  “Performances, sponsored by Covenant Health, will be held at 9:30 and 10:45 a.m., Oct. 28 and 29 and at 9:30 a.m. only Oct. 30. Performances are open to the public for $6 per person, tickets can be purchased at the door.  For more information, call 865-521-2317.

• Virginia Tech University an-nounces Margaret Morris, a junior majoring in psychology in the College of Science, has gained membership to the Marching Virginians at Virginia Tech. To qualify for the marching band students must audition one week before the beginning of classes each fall. Commonly known as The Spirit of Tech, Virginia Tech’s marching band is celebrating its 35th year of performances and musical entertainment this year. Under the direction of David McKee and Will Petersen, the band will present music by Jimi Hendrix, The Rascals, The Who, Lynyrd Skynyrd and other artists during the 2008 season.

• Greenway School invites interested families to tour and meet the faculty at a Visitors’ Open House from 3 to 5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 2. A fully-accredited independent middle school — grades six through eight — Greenway is now enrolling for fall 2009.  Partial scholarships, based on academic performance and financial need, are now available.   No reservation is necessary to attend. For additional information, call 865-777-0197

• 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

• For the third fall semester in a row, Pellissippi State Technical Community College’s enrollment numbers have hit a record high. Enrollment for the current semester is 8,742 students, an increase of 1.5 percent over fall 2007.

• A.L. Lotts Elementary invites the community, A.L. Lotts parents and faculty to attend the PTA Family Meeting beginning at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 16, in the gymnasium. Meeting topic is “Homework:  A Parent’s Survival Guide.”  Carol Loring from Huntington Learning Center will conduct a practical workshop about tackling common homework problems. Light refreshments will be provided by Food City. For questions or comments, contact Karen Honeycutt at 865-539-8611.

• Webb School of Knoxville invites all parents and students interested in applying to grades six through 12 for the 2009-2010 school year to attend an Admissions Open House beginning at 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 23, in Webb School’s Bishop Center auditorium. For additional information, call 865-291-3830.

• 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.


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