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• Bearden High School principal Dr. John Bartlett received The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Educators of Distinction award for the 2009-2010 school year. He is one of two Tennessee educators receiving the award. The award recognizes outstanding teachers dedicated to providing education with an enhanced purpose.

• Kelly L. Harrison of Knoxville earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Washington and Lee University. Harrison majored in Psychology and graduated cum laude.

• Navy Seaman Patrick A. Werner, son of Julie A. and Richard A. Werner of Knoxville, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Werner completed a variety of training, which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety.

• Heather Battenberg of Knoxville graduated from Centre College during the 187th commencement ceremony held at the College’s Norton Center for the Arts on Sunday, May 23. Battenberg earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and psychology, and won the Barbour Memorial Prize for biblical literature. She is a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.

• William Greer Mackebee was named to the dean’s list with distinction at Duke University for the Spring 2010 semester. This student was among 588 students who achieved that honor.

• Alex Houck won The Actuarial Foundation’s National Scholarship for $5,000. Alex was working on both the Math and Business Academies at Farragut High School and both academies required a work-based learning/out of school experience. He did this project for both of the academies. He received an A in the class.

• Lydiah Merritt, a graduate of Farragut High School, served as President of National Arts Honor Society, was voted “most artistic” and has interned with two professional photographers during her senior year. She collaborated with Farragut Interior Designer, Tiffany Ogier, to create sculptures and collages for a studio room design. She plans to attend Watkins College of Art and Design with a scholarship for graphic design and photography. She plans to go to Columbia, South America with a mission’s team in July and use photography to tell the story of a village.

• In the fourth year of the EnergySolutions Foundation Scholarship Program in Tennessee awarded three area students. A scholarship is offered to the top sophomore student from the eligible high schools in Tennessee. Area schools with a recipient of the scholarship are Bearden High School’s Nicholas Davies; Farragut High School’s Derek Xu and Hardin Valley Academy’s Nathan Spallone.

• Farragut High School’s Leadership class received a $5,000 grant from Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation to help fund Farragut Feeds the County project for the upcoming school year. Leadership teacher Guy DeMarco said his students will be renovating the FHS greenhouse, partnering with the science classes and growing vegetables. After harvest, the students will be conducting a free farmer’s market for the community. Students will learn and apply such concepts as planning, implementation, leadership and collaboration. Andrew Pulte, from The University of Tennessee, has provided information on greenhouses and plants.

• Christian Academy of Knoxville is offering a 50-percent tuition discount to all Christian ministers enrolling their children at CAK in grades Pre-K through 12th. If at least one parent is employed in a full-time pastoral role in a Christian church in Knox or surrounding counties, your family qualifies. Contact the admissions office at 865-690-4721, ext. 190 or visit www.CAKpastordiscount.-com

• Brandy Hemmer, a graduate of Farragut High School, has received the Outstanding Graduate Student award in Research Psychology at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

• Barry Alexander Evans of Knoxville was named to Union University’s Dean’s List for the spring 2010 semester. Dean’s List includes full-time students who achieve a 3.5 grade point average on a four-point scale.

• Farragut High School Class of 1985 is celebrating the good ‘ol times during a weekend event Friday, June 18 and Saturday, June 19. Get ready to share in the memories. 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. Saturday evening, June 19, there will be a semi-formal event at Fox Den Country Club. For more info, visit tn/knoxville/fhs/1985/

• Samuel A. Magone of Farragut has been named to the Dean’s list at Tusculum College last fall and spring. He also was recognized on the Charles Oliver Gray Scholars List.

• East Tennessee Foundation announced the winners of the 2010 Gordon W. & Agnes P. Cobb Scholarship Fund. Three recipients have been awarded a $10,000 yearly scholarship, renewable for up to four years. Locally, Katie Gowder of Hardin Valley Academy received the scholarship.

• Tennessee workers seeking free online technology training and certification through Microsoft’s Elevate America program can take certification exams at Pellissippi State Community College. Certification in such Microsoft Office products as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access is available at no cost to those who go to and register for vouchers. The certification exams must be taken at a Certiport testing location. Tennessee will receive 11,500 vouchers for Microsoft business certification training, 11,500 vouchers for Microsoft business certification exams and 2,875 vouchers for advanced Microsoft IT professional online learning. Auxiliary aids and services are available to individuals with disabilities upon request from an area Tennessee Career Center. A list of Career Center locations is available at


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