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Hamblen County announces 2015 Teachers of the Year

Posted on January 31, 2015 at 6:29 pm

Congratulations to Hamblen County’s school-level Teachers of the Year. The three district winners – one chosen from each of the three categories – were announced Thursday. A committee of educators from Lincoln County Schools judged the competition. Category: PreK-4   Libby Housewright Alpha Elementary Catherine “Libby” Housewright, a nine-year educator, is Alpha Elementary’s Teacher of the Year. She has taught fourth grade at Alpha for two years. Her extensive instructional

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  • Hamblen County’s Teachers of the Year named

    Posted on January 30, 2015 at 11:53 am

    Hamblen school officials congratulate the elementary teacher of the year, Jonathan Richardson. From left to right: Director of Schools Dale Lynch, Technology Supervisor Harold Jones, Assistant Director Hugh Clement, federal programs supervisor Kim Fox, school board member Clyde Kinder, teacher of the year, Jonathan Richardson, principal, Debra Dickenson, school board members Roger Greene and Carolyn Holt Clawson, Assistant Director Brenda Dean, finance supervisor Traci Antrican and Career and Technology Education supervisor, Mike Watson.

    Johnathan Richardson, Nick Darnell and Olivia Breeding have been announced as the system wide Hamblen County teachers of the year. Each year, every school in Hamblen County nominates one hard-working teacher for the teachers of the year program. Once these individuals are selected, the “top teacher” from each category, elementary, middle and high school, is determined by an outside party. This year, members of the Lincoln County Department of Education

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  • ETSU to host College Goal Tenn. financial aid assistance program

    Posted on January 25, 2015 at 2:07 am

    JOHNSON CITY – East Tennessee State University will host College Goal Tennessee, a program that provides free information and assistance to Tennessee families applying for financial assistance for higher education, on Saturday, Feb. 14, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. in room 309 of the Sherrod Library. Through this non-profit program, financial aid professionals from Tennessee colleges, universities, career colleges and technology centers help families of college-bound students in completing the Free Application

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  • WSCC celebrates new Greeneville campus Workforce Training Facility

    Posted on January 20, 2015 at 12:15 pm

    Celebrating the new WSCC industrial welding training site in Greeneville on Jan. 15 are from left, Dr. Joe Combs, dean for workforce training; Gerald Austin, director of workforce training for welding education and training; Scott Niswonger, Walters State Foundation trustee; Dr. Wade B. McCamey, president of the college; Jerry Fortner of J & J Warehousing; Dr. Anita Ricker, assistant dean for workforce training; and Dr. Lori Campbell, vice president of academic affairs at Walters State.

    Walters State Community College administrators recently joined local industry representatives to celebrate the opening of the new Walters State Workforce Training Facility for welding and industrial skills training in Greeneville. “The ribbon cutting we are celebrating today is a tribute to what can be accomplished when the public and private sectors work together to meet the local training needs of current and future employers,” Dr. Wade McCamey, president of Walters

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  • Hamblen County Schools receives $25,900 mini grant

    Posted on January 17, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    Hamblen County Schools received a $25,900 mini grant from Utrust to purchase Analyze Ed, a program that will analyze and prescribe specific areas of study for each junior in Hamblen County Schools to improve ACT scores. Additionally, a copy of the ACT prep book by McGraw Hill will be purchased for each junior. Funds from the grant will also be used to reimburse students who are successful on industry certification

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  • Tusculum to host FAFSA Frenzy in Morristown

    Posted on January 17, 2015 at 5:55 pm

    Tusculum College will host a FAFSA Frenzy inside the Medical Arts Center in Morristown Feb. 5 from 4 to 7 p.m. This event is free financial aid assistance from the professional Financial Aid staff of Tusculum College, as well as enrollment advice from its admission’s team. All students planning to attend college following high school graduation are encouraged to attend. Families members are also welcome. Dependant students are asked to

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  • Matt Seals honored at John Hay Elementary

    Posted on January 11, 2015 at 12:00 am

    John Hay Elementary recognized the life of Matt Seals, retiring his jersey during its final home game of the season.

    In the final home game of the season, John Hay Elementary paused to honor the life of Matt Seals, a student there from 2001-2007. In front of a packed gymnasium, Matt’s family, friends, and former teammates were recognized as his framed jersey was retired. As a student at John Hay, Matt played basketball for three years and helped the team to a three year record of 37-10. As a player,

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