Explorers Homeschool Science Olympiad Team Places 6th In State Tournament

Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Shown, from left to right, are (front row) Luke Ford, Gus Corry, Grace Corry, Catherine Upchurch, Molly McNamara, Joel Huffman, August Anderson,  Christian Cyrul, (back row) Sandra Corry-coach, Will Thomas, Bailey White, Josiah West, Josh Kyle, Zac Faudi, Adelaide Huffman, Crystal Faudi-coach, not pictured-AJ Rankin, Abigail Germ.
Shown, from left to right, are (front row) Luke Ford, Gus Corry, Grace Corry, Catherine Upchurch, Molly McNamara, Joel Huffman, August Anderson, Christian Cyrul, (back row) Sandra Corry-coach, Will Thomas, Bailey White, Josiah West, Josh Kyle, Zac Faudi, Adelaide Huffman, Crystal Faudi-coach, not pictured-AJ Rankin, Abigail Germ.

The Elements, the middle school Science Olympiad team sponsored by Explorers Homeschool Academy, won sixth place at the State Science Olympiad competition on April 6, at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.  

The Elements competed with 18 public, private, and home schools. There are 52 middle school teams in Tennessee. 

Officials said, "To place sixth is a true testimony of these student’s skill and determination.  We are so very proud of each of them! If your homeschooled child has a love of science, the ability to study hard, and a desire to work with a dynamic team, consider joining The Elements."  

Beginning in August, meetings will be Tuesdays from 4-5 p.m. at Bethel Temple Church in Hixson. For more information, go to http://ehamiddleso.weebly.com/join-the-team.html and http://elementaryscioly.weebly.com/sign-up.html.


UT Professor Develops App For Patients Who Can't Speak

Patients who are unable to communicate with their health care providers are now able to better verbalize their needs, thanks to a new app developed by Rebecca Koszalinski, an assistant professor of nursing at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Speak for Myself allows intubated and voiceless patients to communicate pain, fear, anxiety, loneliness and toileting requests ... (click for more)

AT&T Donates $5,000 To CSCC

AT&T announced a $5,000 contribution to the Cleveland State Community College to support non-traditional, underserved students preparing for high-skill jobs requiring technology-based skills in Tennessee community colleges.  The donation will fund scholarships to help students begin a path toward completing their college degrees. The contribution was presented on Tuesday ... (click for more)

Boyd Questions Effectiveness Of Read 20 Program; Coppinger Defends It

County Commissioner Tim Boyd said he questions the effectiveness of the Read 20 pre-K literacy program and wants the director to come before the County Commission to answer questions.   County Mayor Jim Coppinger defended the program, noting that it was the creation of former County Mayor Claude Ramsey.   Commissioner Boyd said the low literacy level hearing ... (click for more)

Corker Says Without Budget Reform, Washington Is “Laying A Huge Burden On Future Generations”

In remarks on the Senate floor  on Wednesday , Senator Bob Corker joined a number of colleagues to discuss the broken federal budget process.   “The processes that we have in place make it impossible for us to really deal with our country’s fiscal issues,” said Senator Corker. “Today is the perfect example of that: we pass a continuing resolution ... (click for more)

Jimmy Templeton Will Be Missed At The City Yards

If only we had known about the Chattanooga City Council's planned retirement send off for Jimmy Templeton of Public Works, the room would have been filled to overflowing with his friends and admirers - including me.   I have had the honor of knowing and working with Jimmy since the 1970's (and also knew his father "Big Jim").  Jimmy was a strong right hand for whoever ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Knobfather & Me

I’ve seen some beautiful things in my life. I’ve eaten dinner inside the Eiffel Tower with the city of Paris all aglitter below. I’ve been sprayed by champagne in the Dallas Cowboys’ dressing room after they won the Super Bowl. I’ve stood both at the top and at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. I’ve snorkeled in the Great Exuma islands, learned to snow ski in the Austrian Alps, and ... (click for more)