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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FFG Garden Cub seeking students for scholarships
Now is the time for high school seniors to start applying for scholarships to supplement the costs of higher education and the FFG Garden Club would like those students who plan to pursue fields of agriculture, horticulture, and other related fields to know that there are funds available through their club.
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Crab Orchard honors veterans
Crab Orchard Elementary recently hosted their annual Veterans Day program to honor local veterans and active service men and women. Activities included performances by pre-kindergarten students, Mrs. Young’s fourth-graders, Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Marsee, and Mr. Newberry’s strings club. Many veterans attended the events, showing a strong bond between school and community in Crab Orchard. Mrs. Burma Pugh and Mrs. Jetta Kindred and their Pre-K class sing “America.”
COCCO takes part in All-East Junior High Orchestra Clinic
On Nov. 14-15, ten students from the Children of Crossville Chamber Orchestra represented Cumbedand County in the All-East Junior Hlgh Orchestra Clinic held at the Chattanooga School of Arts and Sciences in Chattanooga. About 150 students auditioned to participate in the clinic.
Panther Queen pageant set March 8
Stone Memorial High School’s sophomore class will sponsor the seventh annual SMHS Panther Queen and Princess Pageants on Saturday, March 8. This contest will include a Junior Miss Pageant for Crab Orchard, Homestead, North Cumberland, Pine View and Stone Elementary ladies.
TCAT announces high school student of the term, perfect attendance
Daniell Henson, an Early Childhood Education student from Stone Memorial, has been honored as the fall 2013 high school Student of the Term at Tennessee College of Applied Technology Crossville.
Brown celebrates the holidays
Fourth-grade classes presented a sign language interpretation of "Let There Be Peace on Earth" at the Brown Elementary School Holiday Program on Dec. 20. Their performance concluded with a message of blessing for our servicemen and women.
4-Hers take part in county-wide speaking contest
Close to 40 Cumberland County fourth through sixth grade 4-H’ers competed in the countywide public speaking contest Saturday, Jan. 11, at the Palace Theatre.
Biztown brings real-life experiences to students
Volunteers with the Youth Achievement Foundation Inc. recently participated in BizTown, a whole-day, real-life business experience program of Junior Achievement of East Tennessee in Clinton, TN.
Lewis is TCAT Student of the Term
Brian Lewis, a Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning student from Crossville, has been honored as the 2013 fall Student of the Term at Tennessee College of Applied Technology Crossville.
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