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Eleven Blount County students were were awarded bachelor’s degrees from Maryville College in December 2019. They are: Chris Boyd, of Alcoa; Michael Westerfield, of Friendsville; Caitlin Blair, Amanda Cable, Mason Denman, Makayla Parsley, Anna Scott, Stevie Sullivan, Larry Talbert and Megan W…

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Jacqueline Bentz, of Alcoa, was inducted to the Phi Kappa Phi at Nova Southeastern University, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10% of seniors and 7.5% of juniors are eligible for membership.

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Kera Kooch, of Townsend, was inducted to Kappa Beta Delta, a national honor society for business majors, at Walters State Community College. Kappa Beta Delta encourages and recognizes scholarship among students of business, management and administration pursuing associate degrees. Kappa Beta…

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Betty Ruth Rogers Cunningham Henry, of Alcoa, will turn 84 years old on March 1, 2020. She was born in Alcoa in 1935 to the late Travis and Reba Rogers. The celebration for Betty will be on Sunday, March 1 at 4 p.m. at her home, 1746 Ramsay St., Alcoa.

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Two Blount County residents were named to the fall 2019 dean’s list at Furman University, in Greenville, South Carolina. They are: McKenzie Munday, of Louisville; and Eva Kiser, of Maryville. Furman’s dean’s list is composed of full-time undergraduate students who earn a grade point average …

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Benjaimin Rasmussen, of Maryville, was named to the fall 2019 president’s list at Kennesaw State University, in Kennesaw, Georgia. To be named to the president’s list, each student must have satisfactorily completed at least 9 semester hours with a term grade point average of 4.0.

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Preston Brinkley, of Maryville, was named to the fall 2019 dean’s list at Kennesaw State University, in Kennesaw, Georgia. Students named to the dean’s list were enrolled in at least nine credit hours of courses and earned a grade point average of at least a 3.5.

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Jeremy Stache graduated from Mississippi State University on Dec. 13 with a PhD in Civil Engineering. He is a 2002 graduate of Alcoa High School and a 2006 graduate of West Point Military Academy. He is employed by the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) as a Research C…

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Many Blount County natives were named to the fall 2019 dean’s list at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City. They are: Aaron T. Barlow, Jordan A. Hoyos, Brittany E. Lorenzo, Lauren K. Moore, Taylor R. Moore and Lindsay E. Murray, all of Alcoa; Kasidy E. Dunn and Haley N. Summers, b…

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Jacob Powell, of Maryville, has been named a National Merit Scholarship finalist. Powell is a Senior at Heritage High School with a 4.4 GPA. He is a member of National Honor Society, President of Student Council and is captain of the basketball team. Powell will be attending the University o…

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Spencer White, of Louisville, was named to the fall 2019 president’s list at Columbus State University, in Columbus, Georgia. The president’s list represents the pinnacle of academic achievement at CSU, recognizing students who have achieved a semester grade point average of at least 3.80 GP…

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Abigail Starcher, of Maryville, was named to the fall 2019 dean’s list at the University of Findlay, in Findlay, Ohio. To earn this achievement, a student must attain a grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.

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Kenneth and Ruth Potter McGill, of Maryville, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Feb. 20. The couple was married at the bride’s parent’s house in 1960.

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Herb Bishop, of Rockford, will celebrate his 84th birthday on Feb. 10. He will share the birthday with his family at home. He was born to the late Greene and Lola Mae Bishop in Rockford in 1936.

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Norman H. Williams, of Maryville, celebrated his 96th birthday on Feb. 8. He was born in 1924 to the late Joseph and Marjorie Williams in Loudon County.

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Austin Peay State University, in Clarksville, celebrates the high-achieving freshmen who have been offered the dean’s scholarship for the fall 2020 semester. They are: Skylar Hewerdine, Jaden Toby and Arianna Brown, all of Maryville. The dean’s scholarships are for freshman students who have…

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Three Blount County residents earned their Bachelor of Science degrees from Austin Peay State University, in Clarksville. They are: James Dixon and Dylan Smith, both of Maryville; and Kevin Hanson, of Louisville.

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Thirty Blount County natives were named to the fall 2019 dean’s list at Roane State Community College, in Harriman. They are: Lindsey Brown, Mckenzie Burnette, Bethany Cable, Amanda Cagle, Landon Clark, Luke Compton, Morgan Gardner, Destiny Hannah, Sebastian Hutter, Lauren Iles, Paige Lafon,…

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Seventeen Blount County natives were named to the fall 2019 president’s list at Roane State Community College, in Harriman. They are: Lindsey Brown, Bethany Cable, Amanda Cagle, Landon Clark, Morgan Gardner, Destiny Hannah, Sebastian Hutter, Lauren Iles, Jennifer Lane, Tanya McNamara, Kerri …

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Nathan Seery, of Maryville, was named to the fall 2019 president’s list at the University of the Cumberlands, in Williamsburg, Ky. To be eligible for the president’s list, students must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 4.0, receive an “A” grade in UC Engage, and be in goo…

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Samantha Slater, of Maryville, was named to the fall 2019 president’s list at the College of Charleston, in Charleston, S.C. Slater is a psychology major. To qualify for president’s list (highly distinguished), students must earn a GPA of 3.800 or higher and complete a minimum of 14 semester hours.

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Connor Jeffery Evans, of Maryville, was named to the fall 2019 dean’s list at Mars Hill University, in Mars Hill, N.C. To qualify for the dean’s list, students must earn a grade-point average of 3.5 on a minimum of 12 semester hours, and carry no grade below a C.

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Eighteen Blount County residents were named to the fall 2019 dean’s list at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate. They are: Matthew Mikels, Hannah White, Amanda Brandner, Mikayla Harris, James Thompson and Sydney Wolfenbarger, all of Seymour; Suzanna Moore, Sara Barrett, Sydni Coppinger,…

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Vance Davis, from Maryville, was named to the fall 2019 president’s list at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. Davis is majoring in environmental engineering. In order to be included on the list, a student must have a minimum 4.0 grade point average (4.0 is an A) in all academic subjects f…

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Samuel Taylor, of Louisville, was named to the dean’s list with distinction for the fall 2019 semester at Duke University, in Durham, North Carolina. To make the arts and sciences dean’s list with distinction, students must rank in the top 10% at the college. For the fall 2019 semester, this…

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Two Blount Countians were named to the fall 2019 dean’s list at Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C. They are: Matthew Thomas Copeland and Georgia Marie McDevitt, both of Maryville. To be named to the dean’s list, a student must be enrolled for at least 12 semester hours of graded courses an…

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Skyler A. Little of Greenback has been named to the fall 2019 president’s list at Clemson University, in Clemson, South Carolina. Little is majoring in accounting. To be named to the president’s list, a student must achieve a 4.0 (all As) grade-point average.

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Spc. Kaleb Russell, a native of Friendsville, is an air traffic control operator with Company F, 7th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment. Over the past nine months, his skills as an operator were tested in a real-world scenario when Russell served as a mobile tower shift leader in support of …

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Sydney Ritter has been named to the fall 2019 dean’s list at Bryan College, where she is an exercise science/physical education major and also a member of the softball team. Ritter is a 2019 graduate of William Blount High School and is the daughter of Jim and Tammy Ritter, of Louisville.

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Brett Boling has been named to the fall 2019 dean’s List at Bryan College, where he is an engineering major and member of the basketball team. Boling is a 2019 graduate of William Blount High School and is the son of Kevin and Jennifer Boling, of Friendsville.

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Five Blount Countians were named to the fall 2019 dean’s list at Austin Peay State University, in Clarksville, Tennessee. They are: Jessica Harling and Courtney Pharris, both of Maryville; Thomas Arnett, of Seymour; and Ivy MacDaniel and Scott Tidwell, both of Alcoa. To qualify for the dean’…

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