Dragons volunteer at food pantry

Members of Clinton High School’s baseball team volunteered at the Second Baptist Church Food Pantry last Wednesday — from putting boxes together, filling them and loading filled boxes into cars. Taking part were Spencer Byrd, McKinley Lowe, Logan Bowling, Harrison Martin, Chase Lockard, Jacob Brock, Nick Graham, and Colby Moody. — Photos by Ken Leinart

LCES Walkathon

Fourth graders at Walkathon
On September Lake City Elementary School held its Annual Walkathon to raise funds for PTO and the related arts programs at the school. This year the students raised almost $6,000. The students, parents, and staff want to thank the following businesses for donations toward prizes for this event: Express; Coal Creek Smokehouse; Anderson County Co-op; Sevierville Air Trampoline Park; Main Event; All Bounce; Chick-fil-A; Nascar Speedpark; Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center; Chunky Monkey; Max Air; Cinemark Theater; Wonderworks; Titanic Museum Attraction; Sonic; McDonalds; La Fiesta; Glen’s Pizza. Pictured are fourth graders enjoying the day.

Top coupon book seller

Raylee Streetman
For the second year in a row, Raylee Streetman was the top seller in the School Coupon Book Sale at Lake City Elementary School.

RSCC Oak Ridge campus hosts ‘Health Sciences Boot Camp’

Courtney Stephens displays the model of a cell with mitochondrial disease that she created during the three-week Health Sciences Boot Camp.
It was dubbed a “Health Sciences Boot Camp,” and for 24 incoming freshmen at Roane State Community College’s Oak Ridge and Roane County campuses, it was a way to “dust off their brains” and get ready for the fall semester at Roane State.

“This has been two years in the making,” Roane State biology professor Saeed Rahmanian said of the first-ever program, which he initiated. It was funded by a Tennessee Board of Regents’ Revitalization Grant.

The students – most of them planning to become nurses, physical therapist assistants or radiologic technicians – learned of the free program through Roane State success coaches or the college’s website

For three weeks, three hours every morning, they received tips on studying as well as refresher courses in math and science, said Rahmanian. He called the boot camp, officially titled the Health Sciences Preparatory Course, “a little help to get them (students) back on track and dust off their brains” after a summer away from studies.

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