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Hillcrest Elementary students work on their art project as part of the Arts Build Skills 10-week program.

Hillcrest students conclude Arts Build Skills program

Posted on November 16, 2014 at 12:50 am

Second grade students of Hillcrest Elementary School completed Arts Build Skills, a 10-week educational program, on Thursday, Nov. 13. Arts Build Skills is an initiative to introduce and merge art in elementary school curriculum led by lead partners HC*EXCELL and Rotary Club AM. This is the first year that Arts Build Skills was held at Hillcrest Elementary. The program was held at West Elementary for the past three years. Tish

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  • WSCC bluegrass band to perform Friday

    Posted on November 13, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    Walters State’s High Lonesome Senate bluegrass band will make its debut performance this Friday at Bellamy’s Bluegrass in Surgoinsville. From left are Chippy McLain, head of the college’s English department, and students Kinsley Graves, Spencer Graves, Brittany Smith and Gabe Love.

    Walters State’s High Lonesome Senate bluegrass band will make its debut performance this Friday, Nov. 14, at Bellamy’s Bluegrass in Surgoinsville. Dennis Cove will also be appearing that night. The show starts at 7 p.m. and the cost is $5. The band is part of the college’s Folklife Club, with Kinsley Graves on guitar, Spencer Graves on bass, Gabe Love on banjo, Brittany Smith on mandolin and advisor Chippy McLain

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  • Boys and Girls Club announces Youth of the Month

    Posted on November 8, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    Logan Loupe, Asyana Osborne, Ashley Martin, and Ayden Rossignol have been recognized as Youths of the Month at the Boys and Girls Club of Morristown. Sponsored annually by the Kiwanis Club of Morristown, the program recognizes members based on their attendance, participation, attitude, accomplishments, behavior, and sportsmanship. Logan Loupe, age 15, is the son of Laura Story and has been a club member for eight years. Logan has one sister,

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  • State releases Hamblen County School’s report card

    Posted on November 1, 2014 at 10:41 pm

        The annual state report on education for the 2013-2014 school year was recently released and shows Hamblen County students averaged a higher percentage of advanced proficiency than other systems across the state in Science (grades 3 – 8), Social Studies (grades 3 – 8), Algebra I and Algebra II, English II and U.S. History. A total of 60 percent of Hamblen County students scored with advanced proficiency in

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  • School News

    Posted on October 25, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    Trojan Talk Talent Show set for Tuesday College application deadlines are coming fast, but it is not too late to improve ACT scores. A free ACT prep course is being offered to all interested students. The class began Monday, Oct. 20, but students can still join. Meetings will be on Mondays and Wednesdays after school. See Ms. Verdino or Ms. Starnes for more details. One application deadline that is arriving

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  • WSCC student earns prestigious scholarship

    Posted on October 19, 2014 at 2:42 am

      Brandon Hayes, a business major at Walters State Community College, has received the Phi Theta Kappa International Geico Pathway to Completion Scholarship. He is one of only two recipients nationwide. Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society for community colleges. Phi Theta Kappa awards this competitive scholarship based on academic achievement, leadership and service. Hayes is the first Walters State student to receive the scholarship. “Brandon has many

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  • Morristown West High elects Homecoming court

    Posted on October 11, 2014 at 8:16 pm


    Morristown West High School will celebrate Homecoming on Friday, Oct. 10, when they will play against South Doyle High School. The Morristown West homecoming court was elected by popular vote. Representing the senior class are Macy Caylor, Isaac Woodard, Emma Easter, Chase Connelly, Kailey Hill, Kenny Shelton, Hannah Johnson, Taylor Dollar, Tyra Johnson, Elliot Sawyer, Hannah Beth Moorhouse, Shelby Pollock, Grant Young, Taylor Ratliff, Britt Haney, Kyndall Scott, Andrew Potter,

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