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• Bearden High School Spring Chorus Concert will be held at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 6, in the BHS theater. The event will feature the Female Chorus, Accapella and Bearden Singers. Admission is $5 at the door.

• Farragut High School senior recital: Nathan Budge and Josh Jeter will perform for the community at 6:30 p.m., Friday, May 14, at FHS auditorium. Admission is free. As members of the FHS Marching Admirals Band, the duo will perform music they feel represents them as musicians.


• Farragut High School Class of 1985 is celebrating the good ‘ole times during a weekend event Friday, June 18 and Saturday, June 19. Get ready to share in the memories since those fateful days and visit the place they called home (and some still do). Friday evening will offer a lakeside bar-b-que at the home of classmate Cliff Kirk. This will be a casual outside event under the East Tennessee sky to reconnect with old friends; with entertainment provided by David Landeo. Saturday evening, June 19, there will be a semi-formal event at Fox Den Country Club. For more information, visit http://www.classreport.org/usa/ tn/knoxville/fhs/1985/

• Farragut High School senior Ariel Buehler was named one of The University of Tennessee’s 15 Haslam Scholars. Although Ariel was accepted at Duke and Cornell, she will attend UT in the Haslam Scholars Program. Ariel also placed third for her oral presentation of her research at the state Junior Science and Humanities Symposium. She conducted her research as a member of FHS’s Science Academy at the Department of Food Science at UT under the direction of Dr. David Golden. Ariel plans to major in food science and pursue a viola minor at UT.

• 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. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Breakfast will be biscuits and gravy – all you can eat.

• 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 also will hold the second annual Almost 5K Run beginning at 9 a.m., Saturday, May 8. Registration fee is $25. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. For more information, visit mayfest5k@gmail.com

• Lipscomb University announces 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.

• Oliver “Buzz” Thomas, president of Great Schools Partnership in Knoxville, will be guest speaker at Pellissippi State Community College’s spring commencement at 7 p.m., Friday, May 7. Graduate Mary Denman, a member of the All-USA Community College Academic Team, will be the college’s student speaker. Pam Fansler, East Market president of First Tennessee Bank, will address the graduates on behalf of The Tennessee Board of Regents. Commencement starts at 7 p.m at the University of Tennessee’s Thompson Boling Arena in Knoxville. Pellissippi State will award 882 degrees this year.

• 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.







• 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@maryvillecollege.edu

• 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.

• 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: 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.

 

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