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• Farragut Middle School drama students will present Roald Dahl’s “Willy Wonka Junior,” beginning at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 7; at 7:30 p.m., Friday, May 8, and at 11 a.m. and 3 and 7:30 p.m., Saturday, May 9. All performances will be held in FMS’ studio theater. Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for students and seniors.

• Roane State Community College will hold commencement exercises beginning at 7 p.m., Friday, May 8, for recipients of certificates and Associate of Applied Science degrees, and at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 9, for recipients of Associate of Arts degrees and Associate of Science degrees, including the Associate of Science in Teaching. Both events will be held in the gymnasium on the Roane County campus.

• The following students enrolled at Virginia Tech were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2008 semester: Jeffrey D. Walls, Calvin R. Lear, Caroline P. Conley and Margaret D. Morris. To qualify for the dean’s list, students must attempt at least 12 credit hours graded on the A-F option and earn a 3.4 grade point average on a 4.0 scale during the semester.

• The College of Nursing at The University of Tennessee announces it will offer upper division nursing courses in its RN to BSN program online. Interested persons need to contact the College of Nursing Student Services Office at 865-974-7606 for additional information and advising appointments.

• Pellissippi State Technical Com-munity College’s Support Staff Council will host a fund-raising sale from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, April 30, and Friday, May 1, in the Goins Building on its Hardin Valley campus, to raise money for its Support Staff Dollars for Scholars program. Faculty, staff, students and the community are invited to donate items. For more information, call 865-539-7037.

• Pellissippi State Technical Com-munity College announces graphic design student Cordelia Norris was awarded the prestigious American Advertising Federation award during Knoxville’s annual ADDY Awards ceremony in February. Norris won the award for her work on a Neiman Marcus brochure.

• 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 president-hvaptsa@gmail.com

• Roane State Community College announces, according to data recently released by the Tennessee Board of Regents, it has the highest retention rate of all community colleges in Tennessee.

• The 12th Annual Old Farragut Schools Reunion will be held beginning at 8 a.m., Saturday, May 2, in Farragut High School cafeteria. No reservations are required and all Farragut High School graduating classes are welcome. For more information, call 865-966-5265.

• Bearden High School’s Class of 2009 invites the community to attend its Baccalaureate from 3 to 4 p.m., Sunday, May 10, at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church. Baccalaureate is an optional, non-denominational service in which many seniors participate and all are recognized. For more information, call 865-250-2176.

• Hardin Valley Academy an-nounces its PTSA recently was awarded first-place for Scrapbooking, first-place for Volunteer Service and a Rookie Award for being a first-year school and PTSA at the Tennessee PTSA Convention.

 

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