Hey, ‘Canes!

Congratulations to our quiz bowl team. Team A qualified to go to nationals in Washington, DC.

Congratulations to Joey Johnson for signing to Carson-Newman to continue his education and baseball career.

Congratulations to the following students for qualifying for All-State Choir. These students, pending a screening audition and GPA requirements, will graduate with distinction as a result of this honor: Carter Dickerson, Taylor Elkins, Dawson Henry, Cody Ridley, and Ryan Wilson. Alternates include: Sarah Jones, Kelsey Mills, and Emily Morrow. This is a very rigorous process, and these students are among the top 300 high school singers in the state of Tennessee. What a tremendous honor; we are so proud.

Congratulations to the following forensics students for placing in the Showstopper invitational on Saturday. 4th place, Humorous Interpretation-Nick McClanahan; 4th place, Informative Speaking-Charm Good; 3rd place, Original Oratory-Marah Chance; 3rd place, Public Forum Debate-Brayton Moloney and Aidan Siddiqi.

The official percentages from the State of Tennessee are in. Morristown East increased our TN Promise rate from last year. Congratulations, seniors on your first step toward post-secondary success.

Basketball season passes will go on sale Monday, Dec. 2. Cost is $50 each and will admit you to home basketball games, excluding tournament games. These may be purchased in the bookkeeping office.

At 3:45 p.m., Monday Dec. 16, Hamblen County Superintendent Dr. Jeff Perry has scheduled a community forum inviting all students and parents. At this meeting, Dr. Perry will ask for feedback from students on how to strengthen the way in which schools communicate information to students about pathways towards their future. All students are encouraged to attend. Be prepared to discuss your topic and voice your opinion if you attend. This event will be held in the auditorium.

Scholarship Search by Sallie Mae

Sallie Mae is promoting National Scholarship Awareness through the end of November. Sallie Mae is increasing our monthly scholarship sweepstakes for those who sign up for the scholarship search from $1,000 to $5,000 for the month of November. Scholarship Search by Sallie Mae is the free, easy way for students to find scholarship opportunities that match their skills and interests, with access to 5 million scholarships worth up to $24 billion. Registering is fast, easy, and free – and there’s no essay required.

Work Ethic Diploma

The Work Ethic Diploma was first offered in the 2015-16 school year as part of a LEAP (Labor Education Alignment Program) grant. The standards that students are required to meet to earn the Work Ethic Diploma reflect the skills and characteristics that are needed for students to be college and career ready. More than 30 Lakeway Area businesses and industries guarantee an interview to students who have earned the Work Ethic Diploma and who meet other job-related qualifications.

Seniors will apply and learn more about the Work Ethic Diploma during STORM classes. Students who successfully complete the application process will earn cords to wear during the graduation ceremony. The deadline for meeting requirements and submitting completed applications is April 15, 2020.

Raise.Me

Raise.Me is a microscholarship opportunity for students looking to attend a 4-year college. Students begin by discovering colleges. Students should learn more about which colleges could be a great fit, see the micro-scholarships they’re offering, and share that you’re interested by hitting the “Follow” button (for each school). Students should then add their achievements by completing their Raise.Me Portfolio. With this portfolio, he or she can add each of course grade, club involvement, sports, volunteer activities, and more. Then students can earn scholarships for achievements. For each achievement, students may earn a micro-scholarships from colleges they're following, the sum of which will be awarded when he or she attends that college.

Finish the semester strong!