Explorers Homeschool Academy Takes 1st Place In Regional Middle School Science Competition

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Pictured from left to right front row:   Sarah Cooke, Emily Morse, Katie Morse, Molly McNamara, Miriam Poarch, Catherine Upchurch, Landon McKenna.  Second Row:  Kyle Freed, Corban Morse, Chase Faudi, Gus Corry, Daniel West, Hattie Hodge.  Third Row:  Julianna McKenna, Raine Ruffner, Grace Corry, Josiah West, Corey Freed, Chris Freed, AJ Rankin.  Back Row:  Zac Faudi, Allen Watson, Noah Huffman, Luke Plaisted, Joel Huffman, Isaac Morse.  Not Pictured:  Dillon Broome
Pictured from left to right front row: Sarah Cooke, Emily Morse, Katie Morse, Molly McNamara, Miriam Poarch, Catherine Upchurch, Landon McKenna. Second Row: Kyle Freed, Corban Morse, Chase Faudi, Gus Corry, Daniel West, Hattie Hodge. Third Row: Julianna McKenna, Raine Ruffner, Grace Corry, Josiah West, Corey Freed, Chris Freed, AJ Rankin. Back Row: Zac Faudi, Allen Watson, Noah Huffman, Luke Plaisted, Joel Huffman, Isaac Morse. Not Pictured: Dillon Broome

Explorers Homeschool Academy's Middle School Science Olympiad team won 1st Place in the Southeast Regional Competition February 22 at Chattanooga State.   There were 10 middle school teams and 11 high school teams from public, private and homeschool.  For four consecutive years, the Explorers Homeschool Science Olympiad Middle School Team has earned the right to advance to the Tennessee State Competition in April.   There they will be one of the top 18 Tennessee teams to compete for the opportunity to advance to the National Competition in Orlando, FL.

  This was the first year for the high school team and with only 5 members, they had a great season.  


Bea Lyons Honored At “Tea For Bea”

When Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Kimberly McCormick, established the Faculty Fellows Program during 2014, several well-known and respected educators were named as inaugural fellows. The Social and Behavioral Science Division honored Bea Lyons as its fellow. A special “Tea for Bea” was recently held to serve as a springboard for the first endowed fellowship ... (click for more)

Chattanooga State Kimball Announces Early College Open House

Chattanooga State Community College announces an Early College Open House on Wednesday from 4-6 p.m. CST at the Chattanooga State Kimball Site at 2100 Main St. in Kimball. College representatives will be on site to answer questions, assist with dual enrollment grant applications and process registrations on the spot.  Chattanooga State's Early College Program gives students ... (click for more)

Woman, 25, Dies From Wreck On Barton Avenue

A 25-year-old woman has died from injuries received in a head-on accident on Barton Avenue in North Chattanooga on Saturday. The victim was Stephanie Kilburn . At approximately 2:25 p.m. , the Chattanooga Police Department responded to 800 Barton Ave. on an accident with injuries. V ehicle 1 was traveling southbound on Barton Avenue and failed to stop at a stop ... (click for more)

City Seeking Grant To Improve Signals At 32 Intersections

The city is seeking a $2 million federal grant to go along with $500,000 in city funds for a project to improve signals at 32 intersections. There would also be bike and pedestrian improvements. The routes include Brainerd Road, Lee Highway, Shallowford Road, Gunbarrel Road and Hamilton Place Boulevard. The application is for a Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Grant. (click for more)

A Memorial Day Reflection

I wish I could find that combination of words that would capture an inclusive meaning of Memorial Day.  I have attended many Memorial Day programs at the Chattanooga National Cemetery, so many that now they have merged into one memory.  But what stands out is that each year there are more friends and veterans to visit.  Some gave their all many years ago.  And ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Keep Your ‘Dirty’ Feed

Mark Twain once observed the difference in a cat and a lie is that a cat only has nine lives. You might remember that when you hear that a group of Tennessee Walking Horse trainers just donated two tons of horse feed “to aid and assist in the rehabilitation” of 55 horses that were rescued from deplorable conditions at a West Tennessee farm. The truth is that the horses were taken ... (click for more)