CROSSVILLE — Matt Blaylock, a Tennessee Tech University student from Crossville, has been selected for a one-year cooperative education, or a co-op assignment with DENSO Manufacturing. On an assignment that began in May, Blaylock will be assigned projects to design machinery that will be incorporated into the production line as well as developing cost estimation, and leading design reviews. “The co-op program is an excellent way for students to gain the type of experience that will give them an edge in the job market,” says Don Foster, associate director of the Office of Career Services. “In addition to helping students grow and improve their capabilities, so-op also provides income that can be used to help pay for college studies.” Tennessee Tech co-op students currently earn between $10.50 and $24 per hour and major in business, engineering, arts/sciences, and education. The university’s co-op program began in 1959 and has experienced record student participation during recent semesters. Tennessee Tech’s co-op office works with more than a hundred employers across the southeast—from business to industry and government agencies—to match students’ interests with co-op openings. Blaylock, son of Greg and Angie Blaylock, is a 2009 graduate of Cumberland County High School, and is a senior mechanical engineering major at Tennessee Tech.
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Junior Achievement brings real-world skills to the classroom
Students in Ms. Pugh’s third-grade class at Crab Orchard Elementary learned how to run their own business through hands-on activities that demonstrate real life experience. A recent class taught students how to run a restaurant by learning how to budget, staff, promote and operate their business.
Bradley welcomed home by CAC
It was a special day at the Christian Academy of the Cumberlands on Nov. 12. One of their second-grade students, Richard Bradley, had a mother, Renee, come home from Afghanistan on Nov. 11. She had been on assignment for 21 long months and, after an unbelievably trying trip of 36 hours, she finally made it home.
Local students wish ‘Merry Christmas’ to troops
The American Red Cross of Tennessee Mountain Valley is teaming up with the Cumberland County Schools to help bring Christmas cheer to thousands of servicemembers at home and abroad.
Six earn FFA American Degree
The Cumberland County FFA Chapter is proud to recognize six outstanding individuals who received their American Degree on Nov. 2 at the 2013 86th National FFA Convention.
Brown Elementary celebrates Veterans Day
Frank P. Brown Elementary School hosted the 8th Annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Nov. 8. Many veterans, city and county officials, and special guests were in attendance.
Trout Adventure applications open
Applications are open for the fourth annual Great Smoky Mountains Trout Adventure Camp for middle school girls and boys, sponsored by the Tennessee Council of Trout Unlimited. Trout Adventure 2014 will be June 16–21 at Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont (GSMIT) in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Jet Theatrix to present Humpty Dumpty mystery Nov. 21-23
CCHS Jet Theatrix Drama Club is pleased to present their fall 2013 mainstage production of Humpty Dumpty Is Missing! or... The Mysterious Case of the Fallen Egg, a whodunit for sleuths off all ages by Joseph Robinette.
SMHS students explore new arts at craft center
It’s a typical Friday at the Appalachian Center for Craft with over 60 excited high school students arriving, ready for a new experience.
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CFRA to sponsor Americanism essay contest
Crossville Fleet Reserve Association Branch 294 is sponsoring an Americanism-Patriotism Essay Contest for students in grade 7 through 12, as well as home study Kids on the Rise students program.
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