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John Daugherty

Mr. John Daughterty - Harriman High School: "Most of our students have no clue how things are manufactured. I'm going to have so much fun teaching them," he said.
His search for equipment led him to Zach Kaplan, whose company Inventables makes state-of-the-art 3D carving machines.

Read more at CNN Money


Academic Festival

Roane State will hold the 2016 Academic Festival on April 7th & 8th 2016, with music on Thursday and all other events on Friday. Click here for more information. Click here for the general guidelines.

CTSO Calendar


April 23rd-26th 2016 International Career Development Conference at the Nashville Music City Center, Nashville TN
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June 29–July 2 2016 FBLA National Leadership Conference, Atlanta GA
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FCCLA Week 2016 February 7- 14
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The 2016 Tennessee FFA Convention will be held on March 20-23, 2016 in Gatlinburg, TN.
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2016 SkillsUSA Conference April 18-20 2016
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2016 TSA Conference and Competition June 28th - July 2nd 2016
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Midway HS Agriculture Mechanics Students Learn Airbrushing

There are many students at Midway HS that have a strong interest in Agricultural Mechanics. Some of those students dream of having a career in diesel mechanics, auto-body, welding, etc. and some simply enjoy it as a hobby. As they think about what they want to do after HS, custom airbrushing is probably last on the list or never even thought about. Read more.

Fun with the Kindergarten Classes- Teaching Plant Science with Pumpkins

The Midway HS Agriscience class visited the kindergartners at Midway Elementary back in October to teach them about Plant Science. Since it was just before halloween, we used pumpkins to teach the unit. Read more.

Midway FFA Chapter Gives Back to the Veterans 2015-2016

Members of Midway High School FFA, partnered with their Agriscience class and high school football team for a community service project to help East Tennessee veterans during the holidays and the winter season. Read more.

Harriman High School: St. Jude Children's Hospital

by Tina Ruffner
Harriman High School FCCLA officers, Lindsey Seymour, Bridget Treadway, Sarah Cornett, and Megan Snow, read more.

Harriman High School: FCCLA & "The Chase"

by Tina Ruffner
On October 19th, several members of the Harriman High School FCCLA participated in "The Chase". Read more.

Harriman High School
Operation Christmas Child

by Tina Ruffner
Harriman High School FCCLA partnered with FCA and Interact to wrap, fill, and ship 27 shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child. Read more.

Roane County High School SkillsUSA Tennessee Valley Fair 2013

Congratulations to Christian Hawkins, Devan Tobey, and DJ Matthews on placing in Advertising Design. Read more.

Rockwood High School SkillsUSA Tennessee Valley Fair 2013

FCCLA and Skills USA students competed in local competitions at the TV& I fair in Knoxville on 9–9–13. FCCLA students in Family and Consumer Science finished with a 4th and 8th. Read more.

Harriman High School FCCLA Tennessee Valley Fair 2013

Congratulations to the winners of the Flour & Muffin Making Contest at the Tennessee Valley Fair.

Junior Division   Senior Division
3rd Place: Rose Byers   1st Place: Summer Webb
4th Place: Britni Barry   5th Place: Amber Frost
6th Place: Kayleigh   7th Place: Garrett Greene
7th Place: Kaitlin Cruz   8th Place: Madison Duncan

Roane County Outstanding CTE Student of the Year 2012-2013

by Teresa Woods-Owens
Taylor Miller, a senior at Oliver Springs High School, is the Roane County Outstanding CTE Student of the Year for 2013. She is the daughter of Mike and Patricia Miller of Oliver Springs. Students are nominated by their program instructors. They are judged on the following criteria: Essay, Resume’, Attendance in High School, Grades, Career Goals related to CTE, CTE Classes Taken, CTSO Competitions - Local/State, CTSO Competitions - National, CTSO Leadership - Officer, Attire - (Only for the final 5 interview process), Personality - (Only for the final 5 interview process).

Below is an excerpt of the essay she submitted for the award.

Horses at RCHS

Taylor Miller

My career goals consist of many things. I think it is a well–known factor today to say that people want to be successful in life and support a prosperous career, such as myself; however, I have also been given a passion to help and serve people. The career I would like to pursue during college is to become a Registered Nurse. Furthermore, throughout high school I have been given the opportunity to participate and in some cases lead in CTE programs. My junior year I was allowed to take a Health Science class and participate in HOSA. This is the Health Occupation Students of America. Taking this CTE class has given me a tremendous head start on my future career and allowed me to further carry on my dream of becoming a Registered Nurse.

My focus area was in Business Technology. With this focus, I have taken four CTE classes. My freshman year I took a course in Computer Applications. This year I have taken Desktop Publishing, Advanced Computer Applications, and Interactive Multimedia. Throughout all of these classes I have learned how to apply the concept of publishing, layout and design. I have also been given the opportunity to evaluate career opportunities and career paths while demonstrating skills required within any field that I choose to follow. The medical field today heavily relies on technology. The skills I have learned and continue to learn will greatly help me throughout my career. Not only will I be further knowledgeable about the constant changes to technology, but it will help me keep track of patients, charts, and other medical information that I may not have been able to do without the help of my CTE experience.

Throughout my high school career I have been blessed enough to have been taught and given the opportunity to excel in CTE programs. I have learned so much already; however, as a senior who is about to graduate and start a whole new chapter I still continue to learn and improve the skills I have gained already. Right now, I am currently being certified in Microsoft Word. I will be taking the Microsoft Office Specialist Test (MOS) in April, which will ultimately help me in the future with job opportunities. My certification will help me utilize all of my skills learned and will support me when jobs arise. I will then become more employable not only because of my CTE experience but because of my Microsoft Word certification.

Throughout all of high school I have been given opportunities to lead many of my fellow peers in many ways. My personality has always and will always prove me to be a leader. My heart is in leading. For example, in one of our school clubs, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) I am the president. Throughout my three years participating in FBLA I have learned so many aspects of leading that have guided me all the way. Not only leading in business aspects but in life. Leading as captain of the cheerleading team I have had to take characteristics of leadership that came with FBLA and apply that to how I lead my team. I am also an officer of my senior class. It takes patience and guidance to lead a hundred students successfully. I have to lead by example. This year I am participating in Management Decision Making with two of my other peers in FBLA. With help from each of us we placed third in Regionals and I plan to help lead our team to winning at state this year. I am also proved to be a leader in my church. I am a small group leader and am placed with the responsibility to lead a bible study, pray, and support my group. God is number one in my life and through his example I will lead in everything that I do. No matter if it is leading a group project at school, a cheerleading team, or a youth group at church, I know how to lead because of a sinless man who came to lead us all. That is the leader I strive to be.

Roane County High School - Agriscience

Horses at RCHSAgriscience Class at Roane County High School - April 16, 2013 Mrs. Skinner, the CTE Instructor, brought horses to school for the students to illustrate the skeletal system they had been studying in class regarding animal anatomy, involving the major joints that makeup the horse's body.

FCCLA Club Harriman High School Christmas wrap drive


HHS FCCLA, Mrs.Ruffner, FCCLA Chapter President-Greg Bunch and the other high school chapters in Roane County partnered with Operation R.E.A.C.H. to help families in need this Christmas Season. At the suggestion of Greg Bunch, the chapters chose to concentrate on collecting donated wrappings for gifts so that Operation R.E.A.C.H. could dedicate more resources for purchasing toys and helping families. A big thank you goes out to everyone who contributed to this worthwhile enterprise. The HHS FCCLA chapter collected over 400 rolls of wrapping paper for Operation R.E.A.C.H. for use in the gift program. A great job by all. Thanks again!