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• The next meeting of the Farragut High School Newcomers Club will be 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 865-671-8404.

• Farragut High School’s Parent Connection will hold its next meeting 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 is $12 and reservations are required. For more information, contact your grade level representative.

• Farragut High School spring semester open house is scheduled for 7p.m., Thursday, Jan. 22, with a senior parent meeting at 6 p.m. 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 as a senior at Kentucky State University. Wright graduated 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 The University of Kentucky, Lexington among other schools.


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