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• The next meeting of the Farragut High School Newcomers Club will be held beginning at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 8, at Pimento’s. Newcomers is for parents and students who are new to the area and would like information about FHS. Students from Farragut Leadership Initiative will be present to answer questions. For more information about FHS Newcomers, call Maureen Didgeon at 671-8404.

• Farragut High School’s Parent Connection will hold its next meeting beginning at 11:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 22, at Fox Den Country Club. Speaker will be Dr. Jerry Askew, former Dean of Admissions at The University of Tennessee. Topic of discussion will be “Cutting the Apron Strings.” Cost for luncheon meeting will be $12 and reservations are required. For more information, contact your grade level representative: freshman —, sophomore —, junior — and senior —

• Farragut High School spring semester open house is scheduled for 7:00 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 22, with a senior parent meeting at 6:00 in the Wells Auditorium. Parents with children in all grade levels may pick up their child’s schedule outside of the auditorium. After a brief PTSO meeting, parents may run through the schedule and meet the teachers. For more information about the FHS Open House, e-mail Ann Slagle at

• The Episcopal School of Knoxville will host an Open House for all grades from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 11. Parents may bring children or come alone. No reservations are required. Parents will tour classrooms and meet with faculty and staff to learn about the curriculum and programs of the school. ESK Headmaster Jay Secor and Assistant Headmaster Peter Klekamp will be on hand. Visitors also may meet with current students and their parents. ESK is located at 950 Episcopal School Way off Lovell Road in West Knoxville.

• Roane State Community College announces all its campuses will be closed through Sunday, Jan. 4, for the holidays. All campuses will re-open Monday, Jan. 5, and classes will begin Thursday, Jan. 15. Visit for more information about programs, class registration and more.

• U.S. Cellular announces it will award $100,000 each to 10 schools throughout the country through its “Calling all Communities” program. Through Jan. 15, school supporters can go to any U.S. Cellular store and vote for the school of their choice

• Lipscomb University announces Andrew Hall and Andrew Shankle, both Bearden High School graduates, have been inducted into the Tennessee Kappa Chapter of the Alpha Chi National Honor Scholarship Society. Alpha Chi is a national college scholarship honor society that promotes outstanding character and academic excellence in all disciplines. Undergraduate inductees into the Tennessee Kappa Chapter have completed at least 24 semester hours at Lipscomb, represent the top 10 percent of the junior class and the top 10 percent of the senior class and exemplify Alpha Chi’s core values.

• Southern Intercollegiate Athlete Conference announces former Farragut Admiral student/football player Michael Wright, class of 2005, was awarded 1st Team All- Conference honors. Wright is a senior at Kentucky State University and is graduating in December after only three-and-one-half years at KSU with a degree in business management. Wright is applying for law school in fall 2009 at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville and UK Lexington among other schools.

• Registration for Roane State Community College’s spring semester is underway. Students need to apply for admission and be accepted before they can register for classes. Students who have not applied for admission are encouraged to contact the admissions office at 865-882-4523. The phone numbers for individual campuses are: Roane County, 865-882-4523; Oak Ridge, 865-481-2002; Campbell County, 423-562-7021; Cumberland County, 931-456-9880; Fentress County, 931-752-8320; Knox County Center for Health Sciences865-539-6904; Loudon County, 865-986-1525; Morgan County, 423-346-8700 and Scott County, 423-663-3878. Classes begin Jan. 15.

• Maryville College will host “Einstein Revealed: Relatively Speaking” by Dr. Roger Miller, associate professor of physicist, beginning at 7:30 p.m., in the college’s Lawson Auditorium. Event is free and open to public. For more information, call Misty Gillespie at 865-981-8164 or e-mail

• King College in Bristol announces it has begun phase one of a project to add a new medical school to its campus, with hopes it will welcome its first students in 2012. For more information, visit

• Pellissippi State Technical Community College announces it has renamed its performing arts center to “Clayton Performing Arts Center” following a $1 million gift from the Clayton family.

• Webb School of Knoxville announces 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 an-nounces 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.


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