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• Farragut Primary School PTA will hold its 16th Annual Fall Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 8, at FPS. Event will include games, cakewalks, crafts, lunch, a bake sale and a silent auction. Auction will be held from 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

• Farragut High School will host “Alive at 25,” a defensive driving course developed by National Safety Council to address the growing problems of accident-related fatalities for people under age 25, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday. Nov. 15, in room T406 of the Technical and Career building. Class is free to students but is limited to the first 25 students to respond. Class is only open to students with a valid driver’s license. Students interested in signing up should see Guy DeMarco.

• Farragut High School will hold its annual Newcomers Dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 12, at Aubrey’s in Farragut. Dinner is intended to provide information and answer questions for parents and students who have recently moved to the area and are new to FHS. For more information about Newcomers, call Maureen Digeon at 865-671-8404.

• Farragut High School Parent Connection will hold its next meeting Thursday, Nov. 13, at Fox Den Country Club. Discussion topic will be stress and will encompass lessening stress factors for both parents and children. The 90-minute luncheon focuses on relevant parenting issues and provides parents with a forum for mutual interaction. Cost of meal is $12 and reservations are required. Contact or for more information or reservations.

• Webb School of Knoxville’s Lower School, kindergarten through fifth-grade, will host an Admissions Open House from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 6, in Lower School Commons. Interested parents are invited to learn about education and admissions at Webb from school president Scott Hutchinson and Lower School director Angie Crabtree. To RSVP or for more information, call Deborah Gross at 865-291-3864.

• Sacred Heart Cathedral School will hold “Information Night” beginning at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 11, in SHCS Library. “Information Night” features classroom tours, time with SHCS teachers and a multimedia presentation on curriculum, athletics, fine arts and experiential learning. SHCS is a kindergarten-through-eighth-grade school. For additional information, call 865-558-4136.

• Lipscomb University announces Michelle Holland, a Farragut High School graduate, has been elected president of Pi Delta, one of Lipscomb’s 13 social clubs. Because Lipscomb is a distinctively Christian university, it does not offer a traditional Greek system of fraternities and sororities. About 20 percent of the undergraduate student body participate in social clubs. Activities include a variety of service projects, intramural athletics, the annual “Singarama” musical and more.

• Christian Academy of Knoxville announces it has named sophomore Mackenzie Snider as its Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Seminar representative. Mackenzie was nominated by CAK faculty and staff. HOBY Leadership Seminars are designed for high school sophomores to recognize their leadership talents and apply them in becoming effective, ethical leaders in their home, schools, workplace and community.

• The Episcopal School of Knoxville will host Open House for all grades from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 12, and from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 16. Parents may bring children or come alone. No reservations are required. ESK is located at 950 Episcopal School Way off Lovell Road in West Knoxville. At the Nov. 12 Open House, parents will have the opportunity to watch classes in progress. On Nov. 16, they will receive full campus tours. At both events they will meet with faculty and staff to learn about the curriculum and programs of the school. Episcopal School Headmaster Jay Secor and Assistant Headmaster and Admissions Director Peter Klekamp will be on hand. Visitors also may meet with current students and their parents.

• 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.

• Christian Academy of Knoxville announces the following students have earned Advanced Placement Scholar Awards in recognition of their outstanding achievement on the AP exams. Luke Benowitz, Nancy Childers, Melissa Saird, Joseph Sills, Tyler Whitney and Molly Zaczyk were awarded the AP Scholar with Distinction Award; Jonathan Beckner, Hailey Carlson, Valen Emmert, Aaron Holmes, Lauren Loy and George Stanford were awarded the AP Scholar with Honors Award and Joshua Bergenback, Paige Berry, Kathryn Cunningham, Richard Cunningham, Jordan Duncan, Jennifer Gibson, Chelsea Gray, William High, Molly Hoy, Callie Jernigan, Kendall Payne, David Pearson, Stephanie Pearson, Andrew Pharaoh, Elisa Platillero, James Scott, Casey Smith and Elizabeth Stewart were awarded the AP Scholar Award.

• Farragut High School Science Academy Lecture Series will host Dr. Michael Smith, a nuclear astrophysicist from Oak Ridge National Laboratories, beginning at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 11, in the school’s Media Center. Topic will be "Exploding Stars and Our Cosmic Origins." Community members are encouraged to attend.

• Christian Academy of Knoxville announces senior Lucas Wilson was named “Savvi Young Man of the Year” by Knoxville Teen Board. Lucas was selected for having the largest amount of service hours, more than 200, in Teen Board projects and for being involved in the largest variety of projects.

• Knox County Public Library will host author John Green beginning at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 6, at East Tennessee history Center.


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