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• Catherine Lea Graham of Farragut was named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2010 semester at Washington University in St. Louis. 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.

• Cadet Matthew “Joe” LeSage, United States Military Academy at West Point Class of 2011, was awarded the Air Assault Badge upon graduation from the Air Assault School at Fort Smith, N.Y., Thursday, July 15. The purpose of Air Assault School is to make soldiers qualified to conduct airborne helicopter operations. It includes aircraft orientation, slingload operations, proper rappelling techniques and fast-rope techniques. The 10-day course of instruction is one of the most physically challenging ten days in the Army concluding with a 12-mile march in full battle gear in less than three hours. Matthew now is qualified to wear both Parachutist wings and Air Assault wings. He will be on assignment for three weeks with the 25th Infantry Division in Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, until classes resume in the fall at West Point. Matthew is the son of Carrie and Denny LeSage and a 2007 graduate of Farragut High School.

• Episcopal School of Knoxville fifth-grade student Damon Rodefer and friends will host his second annual LemonAid Stand to raise money to feed hungry Knoxville families. Damon said he hopes to raise money to feed even more people. From 9 a.m. till noon, Tuesday, Aug. 3, Damon’s LemonAid Stand will be in the lobby of accounting firm Rodefer Moss & Co. LLC, 608 Mabry Hood Road, where his father, Jimmy Rodefer, is chief executive officer. From noon until 4 p.m., he will shift his stand to the lobby of Clayton Bank and Trust, 620 Market St. The freshly squeezed lemonade costs $2 per cup. Damon also invites area children to help him with his stand with their donations, manpower, or lemonade purchases, or to hold their own stand the same day.

• Registration for Roane State’s fall semester is under way; first fee deadline is Aug. 6. Registration for Roane State Community College’s fall semester is under way. For students who register on or before Aug. 6, fees are due on or before Aug. 6 to avoid deletion of class schedules. Students can pay fees at

• Nine scholarships will be available to high school students in Tennessee this fall. The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans is partnering with the American Electric Power Foundation to support 79 scholarships total in six states. For more information, contact 202-683-3164 or


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