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• 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 College 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 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.

• Farragut High School announces 134 of its students have earned Advanced Placement Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the AP exams. The College Board’s AP Program provides motivated and academically prepared students the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school and to earn college credit, advanced placement or both for successful performance on the AP exams.

• The following 107 Farragut High School juniors and seniors were inducted into the National Honor Society Tuesday, Oct. 7 at FHS: Senior students — Lauren Attanasio, Brittney Barnwell, Kelley Blankenship, William Bragg, Joanna Cannata, Daniel Cash, Kellen Catani, Christine Day, Danielle Defayette, Abby Ellis, Andre Espino, Taylor Foy, Russell Graves, Trevor Grieco, Cason Hewgley, Jim Hollingsworth, Lauren Hughes, Tom Jarvis, Natasha Jaszay, Anna King, Angus Maclellan, Anna Manne-schmidt, Emily Manneschmidt, Chris-tina Marcenkus, Trevor Marquand, Danielle Phillips, Britney Reveiz, Connor Stank, Morgan Stridde, Patrick Thomas, and Mary Wade. Junior students — Dana Agalarova, Allison Armstrong, Matthew Ber-man, Jesse Bostic, Emma Brand, Nathan Budge, Ariel Buehler, Jason Chan, Hunkyo Chung, Megan Corrier, Spencer Cross, Shreyas Dahotre, Thomas Dai, Erin Davenport, Joshua Delaney, Megan Dyer, Samuel Eddy, Corey Ehinger, Hao Feng, Iman Ferdjallah, Michelle Ferrer-Garcia, Holly Ann Gary, Agatha Gornisiewicz, Clayton Gotwals, Chrisopher Charles Griffin, Amie Guo, Sulman Haque, Katherine Herbst, Preston Hewgley, Alex Houck, Julia Hsu, Kathleen Huang, Melissa Icenhour, David Inso, Muntaser Islam, David Jordan, Christina Kihm, Lauren Krouse, Chris LaBorde, Meredith Manning, Stewart Martens, Zachary Mason, Elissa Massie, Amanda Medio, Katherine Dell Morrow, Sam Mowery, Sarah Murphy, Tyler Noland, Evan Noon, Trevor Ross Overman, Nithya Paranthaman, Nesha Patel, Cristen Peterson, Caitlin Powers, Jocelyn Reddy, Christopher Rubens, Zachary Saunders, Kendrick Schuettler, Hannah Simpkins, Mary Cathryn Suhocki, Travis Sullivan, Ross Tharp, Sammy Thomas, Minh Ngoc Tran, Amanda Tranum, Mollie Tranum, Zane Anthony Troyer, Joe Ulrich, Alex Patrick Vaz, Peri Winborne, Greg Woo, Ruoke Yang, Kevin Ye, Sueyeon Yoon, Bailee Young and Joshua Zimmer. National Honor Society is open to juniors and seniors who have met certain criteria for community service, school service and academic achievement. Students who have a overall 3.5 grade point average and have volunteered at the high school and community can apply each fall. FHS Teachers Jane Barnes and Angie Buckman are the academic advisors for National Honor Society.

• 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.

• Roane State Community College announces Dan Foltz-Gray, associate professor of English, has received Tennessee Association for Developmental Education’s 2008 award for “Outstanding Service to Developmental Education Students.” Honor recognizes long-term contributions to developmental education students by a TNADE member. Foltz-Gray has worked at RSTCC for 30 years and teaches at both the Scott County and Oak Ridge campuses.

• Maryville College announces the Rev. Otis Moss III, pastor of Chicago’s Trinity United Church of Christ, as the speaker for its 2009 “February Meetings,” scheduled for 1 and 7 p.m., Feb. 24, in the college’s Alumni Gymnasium. Topic will be “Revive Us Again: Coming Together to Move Forward.” For more information about “February Meetings,” call 865-981-8298 or e-mail

• Roane State Community College invites employers to participate in Job Fair from 1 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 25, for graduating students who plan to pursue a healthcare-related career. Employers are asked to register by Feb. 1. There is no registration fee. To register online, visit, and type “job fair” in the keyword search. For more information, contact Kim Harris at 865-882-4695 or at

• Students in grades 7 through 12 can now receive specifications and rules to build a model bridge to enter in the 2009 East Tennessee Regional Model Bridge Building Contest Feb. 28 at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge. Contest information can be found at AMSE or online at to get the contest rules and specifications including materials, construction, loading, testing, qualification and registration form. Prizes will be awarded in each division for the top three bridges with the highest structural efficiency.  The Senior High Division top three winners each receive a trophy and $150 for first, $100 for second, and $50 for third. Junior High Division top three winners each receive a trophy. The Most Aesthetic Bridge will receive a trophy.  Ninth-graders can compete in either division; however, cash prizes are awarded only in the senior high division.


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