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• Farragut High School Parent Connection will hold its next meeting beginning at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 19, at Fox Den Country Club. Guest speaker will be licensed professional counselor and Farragut parent Nancy Truett. Topic will be “Growing Girls, Building Boys.” Cost of the lunch is $12. There will be no meeting in March. In April Parent Connection will meet at the same time, same location Thursday, April 23, and the speaker will be Knox County School’s Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre. For reservations, contact your grade level representative.

• Ashland University announces Candace Reid, daughter of William and Veronica Reid, has been included as a member of its National Society of Minorities in Hospitality. Society is a non-profit organization that strives to promote diversity in the workplace.  Members work to educate and aid in the recruitment, retention, support and advancement of minority students in the hospitality industry. 

• Pellissippi State Technical Community College will sponsor “College Goal Sunday” from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 24, in the Educational Resources Center on its Hardin Valley Road campus. Financial Aid Office will be available to help families of college-bound students complete Free Application for Federal Student Aid, the form required for students seeking grants, scholarships and loans. Staff also will have information on the college’s financial aid resources. For more information, call 865-694-6566

• Pellissippi State Technical Com-munity College currently is accepting books, CDs, DVDs, videos, vinyl records, computer games and puzzles for its annual book sale in March. Drop-off points are set up on the Pellissippi Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road, at the following locations: Faculty Lounge, third floor, McWherter Building; Business and Computer Technology workroom, Room 252, McWherter Building and Room 219, Alexander Building. Blount County residents may leave donated items at the main office of the Blount County Center. For more information, call 865-539-7316.

• 4-H Horse and Pony Club announces its following new officers: Jillian Bower, president; Melissa Wallis, vice president; Victoria Howard, secretary; Morgan Sabom and Moriah Brothers, reporters and Laura Shannon and Patti Mitchell, refreshment committee.

• Belmont University announces Emily Moore, daughter of John and Susan Moore of Farragut, has qualified for its fall 2008 Dean’s List. Emily is majoring in exercise science and minoring in music. A member of Belmont University Orchestra, Emily plays cello and is involved in campus outreach. Eligibility for list is based on a course load of 12 hours and a quality grade-point average of 3.5 with no grade below C.

• Roane State Community Col-lege will host the following group advising session for students interested in nursing: City Room at Oak Ridge campus — from 1 to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 24; Tuesday, March 24 and Tuesday, April 21. Room O-106 in the O’Brien Humanities Building on Roane County Campus — from 2 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 25; Wednesday, March 25 and Wednesday, April 22. Each session will cover the same information. Prospective students do not need to attend more than one session. For more information, e-mail Nancy Hamilton at hamiltonNL@roanestate.edu or call 865- 481-2000, ext. 2273.

• Furman University announces the following area students have been named to its fall 2008 Dean’s List: Jordan M. Greene, son of Suzanne and Robert Greene; Jenna M. MacNair, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver MacNair; Lauren E. Oschman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kurt Oschman and Alexis Wong, daughter of Mr. Keen Wong. Furman’s Dean’s List is composed of full-time undergraduate students who earn a grade-point average of 3.4 or higher on a four-point system.

• The Citadel Military College of South Carolina announces Cadet Michael Raymond Pierce, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Pierce, was recently honored for outstanding academic achievement. In addition to being named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2008 semester, Michael earned a Gold Star for achieving a 3.7 grade point average or higher. Michael is seeking a Bachelor of Science degree in biology.

• Hardin Valley Academy is asking parents and community members to drop off old cell phones at its main office. HVA will recycle the phones and use the funds to pay for its first prom, which will be held in April. For more information, contact HVA at 865-690-9690.

 

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