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• 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 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 dkoger@aol.com or sbedwards@aol.com for more information or reservations.

• Webb School of Knoxville an-nounces the following students have qualified for the national Advanced Placement Scholar Award by scoring at least four on a five-point scale on all AP exams taken: Erin Lauer, Greer Mackebee and Peyton Miller. The following students qualified for the AP Honor with Distinction Award for for earning an average of 3.5 on all AP exams taken: Matthew Adams, Anne Allen, Jonathan Anderson, Sam Bacon, Hunter Banister, Abhit Bhandari, Anjali Bisaria, Mary Emily Christiansen, Cassidy Duckett, Harris Googe, Kelsey Gross, Alex Hashemian, John Haydek, Zach Hethmon, Kathleen Horton, Adri Kopp, Ethan Lai, Erin Lauer, Paul Lee, Greer Mackebe, Neel Madhukar, Ryan Markman, Peyton Miller, Alex Moore, Henry Neilson, Geoff Spahr, Lauren Toppenberg, Carolyn Treasure, Sonia Trevino-Dopatka and Will Tullock. The following students qualified for the AP Scholar with Honors Award by earning at least a 3.25 on all AP exams taken: Aftyn Behn, Kayla Berry, Brandt Campbell, Brie Coyle, Reyner Crosby, Andrew Daley, Ann Ding, Lizzie Mamantov , Dillon Saas, Juhee Shah, H.J. Shannon, Emily Simonds, Sneha Thakur and Anna Yoder. The following students earned the designation of AP Scholar by receiving a grade of three or higher on three or more AP exams: Sarah Allan, Paige Ayres, Stephen Brandow, Craig Brott, Katherine Charles, Rachel Coffey, John Conrad, Margaux Cooper, Susanne Davis, Tori Gibbs, Chris Haydek, Katie Ivy , Caitlin Kennedy, Kelley Kidd, Jake Knanishu, Will McDonough, Austin Moore, Nick Morrow, Ann Newsom, Tommy Nguyen, Ram Patel, Preston Peeden, Eric Phillips, Brittany Preston, Zack Rescoe, Ali Riegel, Asher Robinson, Neal Robinson, Jordan Sharp, Katie Jane Stewart and Rob Tatgenhorst.

• 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 Knox-ville 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 announces 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.

• 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.

• Tennessee Wesleyan College will hold an open house on its Knoxville Campus from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 16. The campus is located off Pellissippi Parkway at 9821 Cogdill Road. Both the Tennessee Wesleyan College Fort Sanders Nursing Department and PACE Evening Program will have staff available to answer questions.

• A.L. Lotts Elementary invites the community, Lotts parents, and faculty to attend the PTA Family Meeting Tuesday, Nov. 18. A reception and viewing of student poster contest entries will begin at 6:30 p.m. The Reflections, Citizenship, and Safety Poster Awards Ceremony will begin promptly at 7 p.m. in the gymnasium. Light refreshments will be provided by Food City. For questions or comments, contact Karen Honeycutt at programs@lottspta.org or 865-539-8611.

• Tennessee Department of Education released its annual comprehensive report card on pre-k-12 education including state, district and school-level information on achievement, demographics, discipline and educator preparation. State-level results show Tennessee met federal achievement benchmarks in all but one category, improved achievement in reading/language arts at the elementary level and increased the state’s graduation rate to 82.2 percent.

 

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