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• Bearden High School Virtual Enterprise will host a Pancake Breakfast from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., Saturday, May 8, at Texas Roadhouse off Morrell Road across from West Town Mall. Cost is $5. Can purchase tickets at the door. Breakfast will be biscuits and gravy – all you can eat.

• Karns High School PTSA will host a Pancake Breakfast to benefit "Celebrate the Grads" at Chili's Mabry Hood location from 8 to 10 a.m., Saturday, May 1. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased in advance or at the door.

• A.L. Lotts Elementary School PTA will host a Fun Run for students, beginning at 8:30 a.m., Thursday, May 6. The fun run encourages physical fitness and fun for the children. They will be raising money for PTA by completing laps around the track for donations. There will be prizes and fun for all.

• Greenway School invites interested families to tour and meet the faculty at an open house from 3 to 5 p.m., Sunday, May 2. For more information, visit or call 865-777-0197.

• Maryville College’s Summer Institute schedule has been announced, and registration now is open to area high school students and college students wishing to get ahead or catch up on coursework, and to other adults who want to explore new fields of study. For more information, contact Dr. Mardi Craig, at 865-981-8167 or mardi.craig, or Kathi Wilson at 865-981-8211 or

• Cedar Bluff PTSA will hold its annual May Fest at the school from 4 to 9 p.m., Friday, May 7. May Fest will again feature a silent auction, food, inflatables, games and prizes. For more information, contact Tracy Griffin at 865-693-6260.

• Cedar Bluff PTSA will also hold the second annual Almost 5K Run at 9 a.m., Saturday, May 8. Registration fee is $25. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. For more information, visit

• Lipscomb University announ-ces a doctorate of education degree beginning in fall 2010. The Doctorate of Education in Learning Organizations and Strategic Change is focused on preparing leaders for both academic settings and public and private organizations. This is the first doctorate offered by Lipscomb’s College of Education.

• Taryn Marashi received The S. Leonard Doerpinghaus Award for Summer Study in Biology for the 2009-2010 academic year. Taryn is the daughter of Melinda Marashi. The Doerpinghaus award is given to assist with summer study and established in memory of Professor Doerpinghaus who taught in the Agnes Scott College Department of Biology from 1958-1968.

• The News Sentinel’s Academic Achievers program honored 320 graduating seniors from 64 East Tennessee high schools Thursday, April 15, at the Knoxville Convention Center. Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen gave the keynote address. Area Academic Achievers from Farragut High School are Alex Vaz, Kevin Ye, Minh Tran, Thomas Dai and Daniel Xu; Bearden High School: Jordan Kirkland, Andrew Stove, Megan Weiss, James Reynolds and Paige Graham; Webb School of Knoxville: Eileen Robinson, Meredith Lee, Blair Brandt, Meg Smith and Hannah Johnson; Christian Academy of Knoxville Katie Ailey, Rachel Helton, Allie Holcomb, Claire Mayo and Lauren Swientoniewski; Grace Christian Academy: Rachel Hopper, Atticus Frank, Samantha Magee, Corey Burdette and Jordan Bell; and Knoxville Catholic High School: Kathleen Connelly, Kristen Botica, Luke Mishu, Lydia Prevost and Jacob Clary.

• Drew Still will be teaching a new evening course called “Everything you need to know about Fly Fishing” as part of The University of Tennessee’s Professional and Personal Development Department. The Course #No. 10SU359 will begin June 8. Additional information may be found For early registration, contact Drew at or call 865-696-9474.

• For the eighth year in a row, Greenway School students took top state honors and will be advancing to the nation-wide National History Day competition in June. All five of Greenway’s competing students were selected to move up to the national competition. Winning First Place in their categories were Kiyoko Reidy and Ruth Simberloff. Abbey Huber, Emma McLeod, and Miriam Ryburne all earned Second place. In addition, Abbey Huber won the prestigious Margaret Lindsley Warden prize for the best project in Women's history in the junior division. This year’s theme was Innovation in History: Impact and Change.


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