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• Kindergarten Round-Up is 3:30 - 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 6. Parents of upcoming kindergarteners are encouraged to come to the Farragut Primary School office and pick up their kindergarten packet of information. This will help administrators plan for the correct number of students for the 2010-11 school year.

• Catherine Lea Graham was named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2009 semester at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. Graham is a graduate of Farragut High School and is enrolled in the university’s College of Art in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts. To qualify for the Dean’s List in the College of Art, students must earn a semester grade point average of 3.5 or above and have full-time standing with the university.

• Webb School of Knoxville eighth-grader Tommy Owen, winner of this year’s Webb Middle School Geographic Bee, has been named a Tennessee Geographic Bee Semifinalist by the National Geographic Society; Owen is eligible to compete in the 2010 Tennessee Geographic Bee, sponsored by Google and Plum Creek. The 2010 Tennessee Geographic Bee will be held Friday, April 9.

• The Tennessee High School Press Association has awarded first place in the Best Theme Package division to Webb School of Knoxville’s 2009 “Greenerize” Princeps yearbook. The THSPA also awarded “Greenerize” second place in the state in the Best Overall Yearbook division. Webb’s 2009 “Greenerize” Princeps editors-in-chief were Sarah Cox and Kathy Parker (both are class of ’09). Webb’s Princeps has consistently won top awards over the years, including All-Tennessee evaluation – THSPA’s highest rating.

• “Publish Your Nonfiction Book Now!” offered at Pellissippi State Community College, 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 27, at Pellissippi State. The one-day seminar is available through Pellissippi State’s Business and Community Services and is taught by Ron Mikels, a successful book author and writer for national health, religious and business publications. Cost of the seminar is $55. To register, call business and community services at 865-539-7167.

• Jamie Marie Yeager of Knoxville has been named to Miami University’s (Ohio) Dean’s List. This student achieved a 3.5 or better grade point average for first semester 2009-10.

• Maryville College invites prospective students to take one more step toward making their college decision by attending a “Just for Juniors” event. The “March Junior Open House” will be 3:30 - 7 p.m., Friday, March 26, and “May Day” is set for 3:30 - 7 p.m., Friday, May 7. Current high school juniors are invited to campus to participate in events that will inform them about Maryville College’s academic programs, facilities, faculty, staff and current students.

• Drew Still will teach a new course: “Fly Fishing with Drew Still” to begin June 8 at The University of Tennessee To register early or for additional information, contact Still at DrewStill@gmail.com.









• The 18th annual Mathminded-ness Contest for East Tennessee area students (high school age and under) is sponsored by West Knoxville math tutor David Williams. The contest requires students to answer questions about math in government, recreation and comedy. Thought-provoking questions include Einstein’s remarks about God and the universe and making math-related gifts for Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam. The winner and finalists win prizes that showcase various math topics and get to present their gifts to the mayor. Two other contests are being held this year as well. The “I Love Math” contest has entrants writing a short essay explaining why they have a love for math. Prizes are math related. For those who “Hate Math” there is a contest for them to tell why math is hated and what could be done to make it more enjoyable. Prizes will show the fun side of math. To get official entry forms mail a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: David Williams, 505 Hollywood Dr., Knoxville, 37919. Call 865-256-1828 for more details.

• Introduction to Scuba Diving now is offered through Pellissippi State Community College’s Business and Community Services. Get firsthand experience diving and have the opportunity to continue on to become an expert scuba diver. For anyone who is a little hesitant, the center offers a $25 session to “get your feet wet.”

• Roane State Community College will provide scholarships and other assistance to those affected by recent layoffs in Scott County. Scott County has suffered from significant job losses and has an unemployment rate of 18.8 percent, among the highest in the state. Roane State, which has a campus in Huntsville, is committing up to $100,000 per year, for the next three years, to help laid-off workers go to college and learn new skills. The funds will come from the Earl McDonald Scholarship Endowment. The endowment was started with a $2 million bequest by the late Earl McDonald.

• Radiological Control Technology course to be offered at Oak Ridge campus. Roane State Community College’s Office of Community Outreach and Professional Training will offer a Radiological Control Technology course at the Oak Ridge campus, 701 Briarcliff Ave. The course will be on Fridays from 5:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. through March 27. There will be no classes on March 12 and 13. This course will prepare students to gain skills and knowledge to pass the U.S. Department of Energy Core Academy Exam and start a career as an entry-level health physicist in a DOE facility. The cost is $499 and includes a certification test. To register for the course, contact Sonya Parker at 865-481-2031 or parkers@roanestate.edu.

 

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