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• Farragut High School announces senior Rachel Natzke has received the President’s Volunteer Service Award. Award recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country and was presented by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program on behalf of the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation.

• Farragut High School will hold registration and general information meetings on the following dates: Beginning at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 24, in FHS Library, New Student General Information meeting; beginning at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 26, in FHS Main Auditorium, Rising 10th-Grade Registration Information Meeting for parents; beginning at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 26, in FHS Commons, Rising 11th-Grade Registration Information Meeting for parents and beginning at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 26, in FHS Library, Rising 12th-Grade Registra-tion Information Meeting for parents. For more information, call 865-966-9775.

• Hardin Valley Academy PTSA is in the process of planning “My Amazing Life,” a life-size version of the board game LIFE. Program is an interactive, real-life way for students to experience life on a budget and the financial constraints of life in the real world. For a nominal fee community business are invited to join. PTSA also is looking for parent volunteers. For more information, e-mail presidenthvaptsa@gmail.com

• The next Hardin Valley Academy Hawkeye Vision Luncheon is scheduled for 1 to 2 p.m., Monday, March 30, at Don Gallo’s Restaurant off Hardin Valley Road. Guest Speaker is to be announced.

• Lincoln Memorial University announces it has received its Tennessee Board of Law Examiners approval. Approval will allow all graduates of its law program to be eligible to sit for the Tennessee Bar Exam. LMU plans to open its School of Law in fall 2009.

• Pellissippi State Technical Community College’s Adult Education Program announces it will continue to offer GED and other test prep classes to the community. For more information about specific classes, call 865-539-7109.

• Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy at The University of Tennessee announces it is now accepting applications for its high school summer internship program. Applicants should be rising high school juniors or seniors and should be available June 15-26. The program runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Each intern receives a $250 stipend. Summer 2009 high school internship application forms and instructions are available online at http://bakercenter.-utk.edu/main/announcement.php?key=80. Completed applications should be submitted via e-mail or U.S. Mail, or hand delivered by 4 p.m., May 1, to the Baker Center, 1640 Cumberland Ave. Questions about the internship program should be addressed to Gavin Luter at dluter@utk.edu or 865-974-1462.

• Pellissippi State Technical Community College is now registering for summer classes. Deadline to apply and register for full-term and first-session is May 21; application/registration deadline for second-session is June 23.  For more information, call 865-694-6400.

• The following students from Farragut and Bearden High schools have been named as National Merit Scholar finalists: From Farragut High School — Erika Brandt, Emily Calvert, Adam Carr, Madelyn Craw-ford, Hari Ganesan, Taylor Helmboldt, Grace Kihm, Anna Manneschmidt and Dennis Meng. From Bearden High School — Sarah Adams, Daniel Blaze, Jenna Chaffee, Jennifer Dabbs, Michael Hodges, Megan Shutt and Alexandra Brunson. National Merit Scholar-ship program allows high school students to vie for academic recognition and undergraduate college scholarships. About 55,000 high school students nationwide compete each year for awards, including a minimum award of a college scholarship ranging from $2500 to full tuition. National Merit Scholar competitors are screened based on their academic achievements, the results of their Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test, National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test and Scholastic Assessment Test. Semifinalists are announced in the fall of a student’s senior year, and winners are announced the following spring.

• Belmont University announces Amanda Thompson, daughter of Emmette and Valarie Thompson of Farragut, has been named to its 2008 Dean’s List. Amanda is majoring in marketing and business and is an active member of Phi Mu Sorority. Amanda graduated from Farragut High School in 2007. Qualification for Belmont’s Dean’s List is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a quality grade-point average of 3.5.

• Belmont University announces Emily Moore, daughter of John and Susan Moore of Farragut, has been named to 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. In order to be named to list, students must have a minimum course load of 12 hours and a quality grade-point average of 3.5 with no grade below a C.

• Appalachian State University announces it has named Chris-topher T. Lucas, son of Steve and Ruth Lucas of Farragut, to its Fall 2008 Dean’s List. To be included on list a student must either be enrolled for 12 to 14 hours of course work for which quality points are computed and attain a grade-point average of 3.45 or better or be enrolled for a minimum of 15 hours of course work for which quality points are computed and attain a GPA of 3.25 or better.

• Knox County Schools will host a public forum beginning at 6 p.m., Thursday, March 12, at Central High School to gather public comment concerning development of the school system strategic plan and the budget for fiscal year 2010. For more information, call 865-594-1905.

• Sacred Heart Cathedral School currently is accepting applications for kindergarten through eighth-grade for the 2009-2010 school year.  For more information, visit  www.shcschool.org or schedule a school tour at 865-558-4136.

• Belmont University announces Kevin Warren, son of Maria Ely Warren and the late Brian K. Warren, has been named to its fall 2008 Dean’s List. Kevin is a 2007 graduate of Farragut High School and is pursuing a major in audio engineering.

• 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.

• Belmont University announces Lindsey Ricker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Ricker and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Monger, all of Farragut, has been named to its Fall 2008 Dean’s List. Eligibility is based on a minimum 12-hour course load and a quality grade-point average of 3.5 with no grade below a C. Lindsey is majoring in business marketing and also has been selected as a member of Belmont College of Business Student Advisory board.

• Pellissippi State Technical Community 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.

• Roane State Community College will host the following group advising session for students interested in nursing: 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, 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 local students have been named to its Fall 2008 Dean’s list: Michelle A. Glover, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Mike Glover; Jordan M. Greene, son of Suzanne and Robert Greene; Sophia M. Mire, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Anwar Mire; Mary K. Monday, daughter of William Monday; Lauren E. Oschman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kent Oschman; Yuri Sawa, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Masamori Sawa and Alexis Wong, daughter of Mr. Keen Wong. Furman’s Dean’s List is compiled of full-time undergraduate students who earn a grade-point average of 3.4 or higher on a four-point system.

• Miami University announces it has named the following local students to its Fall 2008 President’s List: Katie Allison, Fielden Norris, Maggie Rose Kubarewicz and Jessica Elizabeth Yeager. To qualify for President’s List students must achieve a perfect 4.0 grade-point average.

• The following students recently placed in the Farragut Middle School Art Show held at Town Hall: Will Brown — Best-in-Show; Ian Kiser — first-place; Hannah Drew — second-place and Joanda Parchman — third-place. Each winner received a gift certificate from Jerry’s Artorama and all participants received a certificate of appreciation from the town of Farragut for their participation.

 

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