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• Dec 26, 2017 at 6:44 PM

BlueCross donates to local school clinic: Roan Creek Elementary School, in Mountain City, was one of five schools in the state to receive recent health and medical supplies from BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee. The deliveries were the result of a school clinic drive held by the company earlier this year to help school nurses meet the health care needs of students in economically challenged areas. Items ranged from bandages to cotton balls to toothbrushes and more. The company chipped in for the purchase of durable medical equipment, including wheelchairs and crutches. For more information, visit bcbst.com.

Python workshops conclude in December: The Tusculum Python TEAM2 project wrapped up in December, and Cosby High School mathematics teacher John Bell walked away with a new computer. Bell was eligible through his successful completion of the Python project workshops, designed to enhance the content knowledge, pedagogical skills and pedagogical content knowledge of high school mathematics and computer science teachers in the high-needs school districts in Greene County and its instructional sites in Hamblen and Knox counties. The workshops included five onsite days of professional development in Tusculum’s Meen Center for Science and Math along with a 10-month online credit-bearing course in the Python computer language. 

ROTC cadet receives U.S. Army commission: East Tennessee State University ROTC Cadet Colin James Rose was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army during a special ceremony held Friday, Dec. 15, featuring guest speaker retired Brig. Gen. Edward P. Donnelly. Rose served as the battalion commander at ETSU and held the rank of Cadet Lieutenant Colonel in the Buccaneer Battalion in 2016. Rose has been granted an educational delay to attend medical school and aspires to serve in the U.S. Army as a family medicine physician. He is a son of James and Tina Rose of Kingsport and a graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School. For information, call 423-439-4269.

Business apparel donations: Members of the Human Resource Association of Northeast TN donated almost 100 items of business apparel to Bucky’s Career Closet during their Dec. 14 meeting at the Johnson City Country Club. Items included suits, blouses, shirts, ties and jackets — all to provide professional interview attire for students. Bucky's Closet is a new program inspired by ETSU First Lady Donna Nolan to help students transition from school to work. Representatives from ETSU Career Services were on hand to receive the donations. For more information, call 423-571-6088 or email [email protected]

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