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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Taylor starts master's study this summer with James Madison Foundation fellowship
Cumberland County High School history and government teacher Craig Taylor is heading back to the classroom this summer, beginning a master's program of Ashland University.
"History and government are full of stories and decision making," Taylor said. "It's neat stuff, and it never ends."
Stone FFA member elected to state office
Colton McClanahan was elected state FFA treasurer for 2013-2014 at the conclusion of the 85th Tennessee State Convention in Gatlinburg. McClanahan is a member of the Stone FFA Chapter. His agricultural education instructors and FFA advisors are Keith Cole and Courtney Halfacre.
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Summer Food Service Program announces locations
The Cumberland County School Nutrition Program announces its sponsorship of the 2013 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), which is administered in Tennessee by the Department of Human Services under an agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture USDA). Meals will be provided to all children without charge.
Envirothon teams compete
The Hull-York Lakeland Resource Conservation & Development Council (RC&D) recently held its 21st Annual Regional Envirothon at the Hyder-Burks Agricultural Pavilion in Cookeville. A total of 22 teams from the council’s 14 Upper Cumberland counties participated in this year’s contest. The Envirothon is an Environmental Education contest for high school students where the students work together as a team.
Fuel Up to Play at Crab Orchard
Crab Orchard Elementary's Fuel Up To Play 60 jump rope team recently hosted a healthy breakfast for the staff and teachers at the school.
Making a Prom Promise
Students at both CCHS and SMHS were provided with an opportunity to sign a pledge not to drink and drive on their prom night.
Registration is under way for Wilderness First Responder course
Roane State Community College’s Continuing Healthcare Education Department is accepting sign-ups for its Wilderness First Responder course May 13-20.
Students honored by Kids on the Rise
Kids on the Rise (KOTR) held their first student recognition luncheon recently to honor all of the students in the KOTR program. In addition, two scholarship awards were passed out to students who have completed high school and been a part of the KOTR program for at least four years. The luncheon was held at the Art Circle Public Library through a grant from Volunteer Energy Cooperative’s VECustomers Share program. KOTR gratefully acknowledges VEC’s warm support.
Students take aim in archery tourney
Crab Orchard Elementary recently hosted the 2013 National Archery in the Schools Program County Archery Tournament with over 80 participants competing for individual honors.
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