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Oak Ridge Sports HOF nominations deadline July 15  Oak Ridger

Nominations for 2019 induction into the Oak Ridge Sports Hall of Fame (ORSHOF) are now being accepted.



Graduation at 7 p.m.; new requirements  Oak Ridger

Oak Ridge High School Graduation is scheduled for 7 p.m. today, May 30, on the recently renovated Blankenship Field.



Thats a Wrap!  Oak Ridger

After several weeks of spring practice, the coaches and players of the Oak Ridge High School football team enjoy one more day of after-school practice on ...



Blessing Box fills a need in Oak Ridge  WBIR.com

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. — Colton McMahan's Eagle Scout project is a blessing for Oak Ridge. The Oak Ridge High School student explained how the Blessing Box ...



Oak Ridge Sports Hall of Fame nominations deadline July 15  Oak Ridger

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. — Donato DiGregorio is spreading the news. “Nominations for 2019 induction into the Oak Ridge Sports Hall of Fame (ORSHOF) are now ...



Secret City Festival begins Friday; Loverboy, 38 Special to play concerts  Oak Ridger

The city of Oak Ridge is once again host to the Secret City Festival on Friday and Saturday.



Mark Malone Cox - News  Oak Ridger

Mark Malone Cox, of Oak Ridge, passed from life May 20, 2019.



Local Taxes Going Up  Columbia Daily Herald

In a 6-to-1 vote held Monday evening in the Municipal Building's Courtroom, members of the Oak Ridge City Council approved a two-cent tax rate hike per $100 ...



Siblings recall graduating from Oak Ridge High Schools first senior class  Oak Ridger

Benita Albert brings us an insightful story about early Oak Ridge High School gathered as she was collecting stories for the amazing book recently published by ...



ORHS Class of 1969 Plans 50th reunion  Oak Ridge Today

The Oak Ridge High School Class of 1969 is planning their 50th year reunion. A Reunion Committee is planning a celebration for September 27-28, 2019.



Oak Ridge High School wins Department of Energy Tennessee Science Bowl  Oak Ridge Today

Team heads to National Science Bowl after third straight state win. After months of training, studying, and improving their competition skills, 55 high school teams ...



ORHS Masquers present 'Annie' this weekend  Oak Ridge Today

Oak Ridge High School Masquers, the school's drama program, will present “Annie,” the classic musical, for four performances in March 2019—March 1, March ...



Support both Oak Ridge High School varsity basketball teams this season  Oak Ridger

Aaron Green is coach of the boys' varsity basketball team at Oak Ridge High School. Aaron played on the basketball team at Sweetwater High School. His father ...



ORHS basketball winds up regular season tonight at Fulton  Oak Ridger

WILDCAT ARENA — It was a good time to be a basketball senior this past Friday night — Senior Night! — on Oak Ridge High School's Jill Prudden Court.



Holiday Concert at ORHS on Thursday  Oak Ridge Today

The Oak Ridge High School Choral Department will present its Holiday Concert on Thursday. “Please come and celebrate the season with these very talented ...



Oak Ridge High School Band tries unusual mattress fundraiser  WVLT.TV

School band tries new fundraiser to support high school band activities.



New courses at ORHS next school year  Oak Ridger

Oak Ridge High School will have several new courses next school year.



2018 ORHS Homecoming Court  Oak Ridge Today

The Oak Ridge High School Homecoming Court for 2018 is pictured above. Top left, Kaitlin Valenzuela, Abigail Gerlock, Hailee Ladd, Makiya Garrett, and ...



Ex-teacher sues BOE, awarded $1.7M+  Oak Ridger

A longtime high school chemistry/AP chemistry teacher and track team coach — John Edward “Eddie” Anderson III — who retired from Oak Ridge Schools ...



ORHS takes to social media to cast the dog in Annie, which opens tonight  Oak Ridger

There's an old saying in the acting business: “Never work with children or animals.” But somehow people involved with the Masquers theater program at Oak ...



Oak Ridge High School wins district tournament over Lady Cougars 47-40  Oak Ridger

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Strong defense down the stretch was the key for the Oak Ridge High School Lady Wildcats Tuesday as they came from behind to defeat ...



A leader on the Courts  Oak Ridger

Oak Ridge High School has an outstanding freshman in Andrew Lee, pictured above, playing at No. 1 singles and doubles.



Campbell County eager for Tuesday rematch with Oak Ridge High Schools Lady Wildcats  Oak Ridger

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The Campbell County High School Lady Cougars are eager for a rematch with Oak Ridge's Lady Wildcats when the two teams face each ...



Oak Ridge High School celebrates diversity with flags representing student body  WATE 6 On Your Side

More than two dozen flags are flying inside the lobby of Oak Ridge High School. It's the school's way of celebrating diversity within their community. Each flag ...



Masquers presents Our Town at Oak Ridge High  Oak Ridger

Oak Ridge High School Masquers, the school's drama program, will present Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize winning “Our Town” for three performances in ...



Smoke from HVAC triggers alarm at ORHS  Oak Ridger

The Oak Ridge Fire Department responded to an alarm at Oak Ridge High School on Thursday a little before 7:30 p.m..



Former Oak Ridge teacher wins $1.7 million in lawsuit that names Marczak  Columbia Daily Herald

A former teacher and coach with Oak Ridge Schools was awarded $1.7 million by a jury in U.S. District Court this week, ending a week-long trial that named ...



New ORHS club considered tonight  Oak Ridger

The Oak Ridge Board of Education is expected to vote tonight on whether to approve the new Oak Ridge High School Club — Wildcats4Change.



Graduation Celebration for high school graduates on May 30  Oak Ridge Today

The 22nd Annual Oak Ridge Graduation Celebration—a free, all-night party for high school graduates in the city—will be held Thursday, May 30, in the Oak ...



Former Oak Ridge track coach awarded close to $2 million in wrongful termination, age discrimination suit  WBIR.com

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. — An Oak Ridge man who sued the Oak Ridge School Board of Education was awarded nearly $2 million by a jury in federal court Monday.



Oak Ridge HS senior overcomes loss, culture change to graduate  WBIR.com

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. — An Oak Ridge senior has overcome a tragic loss and moving from Zimbabwe to the United States. Now, he's ready to graduate high ...



Oak Ridge High School retires Tee Higgins' football jersey  WBIR.com

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. — Oak Ridge High School is known for its cardinal red and gray colors, but the gym was filled with people in orange on Friday night to ...



Night of Champions and (much) more  Oak Ridger

The Oak Ridge High School football team's annual 'Night of Champions' was held on Thursday, May 2, 2019, in the ORHS weight room.



1958: The greatest season in ORHS Wildcat football history  Oak Ridger

This series of articles is brought to you by Jack Bailey, a 1962 Oak Ridge High School graduate. Jack is also a member of the Oak Ridge Sports Hall of Fame.



Come-Back Cats win Title vs. Beavers at Karns  Oak Ridger

On Wednesday night at Karns High School … just 24 hours after the Oak Ridge High School varsity girls' basketball team won their District Championship on ...



Leading AI expert, ORHS grad to be featured at reception, talk on Monday  Oak Ridge Today

Kai-Fu Lee—a world leading artificial intelligence expert, venture capitalist, author, and founder of Google China and Microsoft Research Asia—will discuss ...



Celebrating 75 years of Oak Ridge Schools  Oak Ridger

A new book “Celebrating 75 Years: Excellence in Education Oak Ridge Schools 1944-2018” features stories from students of Oak Ridge Schools, spanning ...



Oak Ridge High School celebrates diversity in a unique way  WVLT.TV

'It represents my heritage and my culture,' said Anhaar Ajaz, who is a student at Oak Ridge High School.



Oak Ridge High School Freshman Orientation, New Student Orientation Thursday  Oak Ridger

Oak Ridge High School Freshman Orientation is 8 to 11:45 a.m. Thursday, July 26, according to a school system news release.



Amazing season for ORHS Band  Oak Ridger

The Oak Ridge High School Band seniors and the entire WildBand have had an amazing marching season this year.



Boys basketball game rescheduled to Sunday  Oak Ridge Today

The Oak Ridge Wildcats had been scheduled to play West in a Region 2-AAA quarterfinal game today (Saturday, February 23), but the game has been ...



State of Grace: Lady Wildcats finesse their way to Final Four  Oak Ridger

Oak Ridge High School's varsity girls basketball team (34-2) has advanced to the Division I Class AAA Girls State Tournament semifinals — featuring the state's ...



Update on Blankenship Field work  Oak Ridger

Oak Ridge City Manager Mark Watson recently gave an update on Blankenship Field to City Council.



Annie ... and School Vouchers  Oak Ridger

With new Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee now in office, the Oak Ridge Board of Education is considering how to respond to the issue of school vouchers.



1958: Greatest season in ORHS football history Part 3  Oak Ridger

Jack Bailey brings us the third in a series of four articles about the “Greatest Season” of Oak Ridge Football.



Eleven ORHS students named National Merit semifinalists  Oak Ridger

Eleven Oak Ridge High School students are National Merit semifinalists because of their high scores on a preliminary college exam.



Teachers of the Year picked for OR Schools  Oak Ridger

Officials with Oak Ridge Schools have named their Teachers of the Year for the 2018-2019 school year.



Oak Ridge Schools names nine teachers of the year  Oak Ridge Today

Oak Ridge Schools has named its teachers of the year at its nine schools. The teachers of the year are: Preschool—Melissa McMurry; Glenwood Elementary ...



Students place well at Southern Appalachian Science and Engineering Fair; David Joy to compete in Arizona  Oak Ridger

Oak Ridge High School students Bill Andress, Ethan Brady, Audrey Bufton, Ruthie Froning, Alexis Hammond, Kate Hausladen, David Joy, Steven Qu, Henry ...



New ORHS club Wildcats4Change gets approval from OR board  Oak Ridger

The Oak Ridge Board of Education on Monday night unanimously voted to approve a new Oak Ridge High School club — Wildcats4Change.



Is the block schedule for high-schoolers the best option? Knox considers ending it while Oak Ridge thinks about adopting it.  Knoxville News Sentinel

Knox County has bandied about the idea of eliminating the block schedule for its high schools, while Oak Ridge has considered converting to such a schedule of ...



Guinn a finalist for Miss Basketball  Oak Ridge Today

Oak Ridge senior Jada Guinn is a finalist for Miss Basketball in Class AAA in Tennessee. The three finalists were announced Thursday. Besides Guinn, the ...



Fulton football earns region title with first win over Oak Ridge since 1967  Knoxville News Sentinel

OAK RIDGE — Patience is finally paying dividends for JaShaun Fenderson. The 5-foot-10, 197-pound senior do-everything for the Fulton football team has ...



Now-familiar Bryan signs Oak Ridges golden Nugget  Oak Ridger

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. — Oak Ridge High School's senior basketball standout Javonte “Nugget” Thomas is headed to Dayton, Tenn., to further his studies and to ...



Lady Wildcats wrap up impressive Arizona effort  Oak Ridger

Oak Ridge High School's girls varsity basketball team had no need of “arising from the ashes” in Phoenix, Arizona, over the past several days. … They played ...



Blankenship Field renovation to begin after Oak Ridge High School football season ends  Oak Ridger

The city of Oak Ridge announced on July 12 a decision to wait until the Oak Ridge High School football season is complete to begin renovations on Blankenship ...



Clemson football: Tee Higgins is honored by Oak Ridge High  Rubbing The Rock

On Friday night, Oak Ridge High School basketball teams hosted Campbell County at Wildcat Arena in Oak Ridge, TN and a former Oak Ridge star was i...



New principal named at Glenwood Elementary  Oak Ridge Today

Ginny Rigell Boles has been named principal of Glenwood Elementary School in Oak Ridge. The appointment was announced Monday by Oak Ridge Schools ...



Artificial intelligence expert honored in Oak Ridge  WVLT.TV

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (WVLT) - A leading researcher and author on artificial intelligence took time to visit the school where he says a principal once gave up her ...



Former Oak Ridge track coach awarded nearly $2 million in lawsuit  WVLT.TV

A former track and field coach at Oak Ridge High School was awarded just under $2 million in federal court Monday after suing the Oak Ridge School Board of ...



Oak Ridge to retire Tee Higgins' number 5 football jersey  Oak Ridge Today

Note: This story was updated at 9:45 p.m. Jan. 26. Oak Ridge will retire the number 5 football jersey of Tee Higgins, a star football and basketball player who ...



Oak Ridge names new Wildcats baseball coach  Oak Ridge Today

A new baseball coach, Travis Free, has been named for the Oak Ridge Wildcats. Oak Ridge High School announced the new coach this week. Besides ...



Booker a Mr. Football finalist  Oak Ridge Today

Oak Ridge High School senior Herbert Booker, who plays quarterback and cornerback, is a finalist for the Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Award. Booker is one of ...



Oak Ridge School District ranked best in state; Knox County is No. 28  Knoxville News Sentinel

Oak Ridge School District, Williamson County Schools and Maryville City Schools are ranked the top 3 best school districts in TN by Niche. Knox County was ...



Advanced Management sold to company led by former Oak Ridge High principal, coach  Oak Ridger

Stacy Myers announced this week that Advanced Management has been sold to Chuck Carringer Executive Coaching.



Tough running of Kyle Carter leads Farragut past Oak Ridge  Knoxville News Sentinel

Farragut fullback Kyle Carter had a big 53-yard run to help the Admirals beat Oak Ridge.



Oak Ridge Schools book now for sale  Oak Ridger

A customer, purchases a copy of the book 'Celebrating 75 Years: Excellence in Education Oak Ridge Schools 1944 – 2018' from Jessica Steed, Oak Ridge ...



Graduation ceremonies in jeopardy for some Oak Ridge High School seniors  WATE 6 On Your Side

Graduation ceremonies are in jeopardy for a number of students in Oak Ridge after a water balloon fight.



Ellen Reid, who grew up in Oak Ridge, wins Pulitzer Prize in music  Oak Ridge Today

Ellen Reid, who grew up in Oak Ridge, has won the Pulitzer Prize in music. Reid, 36, won the prize for her debut opera, titled “p r i s m,” which features a libretto ...



A teen boys life in early Oak Ridge  Oak Ridger

Upon moving back to Oak Ridge with his parents right after the atomic bombs were detonated in August 1945, 12-year-old Dave Hobson settled into what ...



Visiting author supports local literacy efforts  Oak Ridger

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. — Former Knoxville resident and best-selling author Alan Gratz is working to change the world — one book at a time.



Oak Ridge High School students use school-sanctioned club to condemn gun violence  WBIR.com

Knoxville — Gun violence and its impact on schools is driving a new effort by high school students in Oak Ridge. Earlier this year a shooting in Parkland, Florida ...



The early life of a Pulitzer Prize winner who grew up in Oak Ridge  Oak Ridger

Benita Albert brings us another of her stories from Oak Ridge Schools alumni. She continues to seek those individuals who have achieved tremendously in their ...



Educators ask for 3% pay hike  Oak Ridger

Oak Ridge Education Association presented its requests for increased pay and benefits for school staff Monday to the Oak Ridge Board of Education.



Artificial intelligence expert, Oak Ridge High grad, will appear on '60 Minutes' on Sunday  Knoxville News Sentinel

Kai-Fu Lee, a Chinese venture capitalist and artificial intelligence expert who attended Oak Ridge High School after moving to the United States in 1973, will ...



When the Going Gets Tough …  Oak Ridger

WILDCAT ARENA — Oak Ridge High School's varsity boys stole, blocked and shot their way to a coveted spot in Thursday night's (tonight”s) Region 2 Final, ...



App creates two-way conversation between Oak Ridge students, staff to combat suicide  WBIR.com

Oak Ridge Schools partnered with a non-profit and the police department to open an anonymous conversation about students' physical or mental concerns.



Coach Paige Redman inducted into BCHS Bearette Hall of Fame  Oak Ridger

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — This past weekend's second annual East/West Classic hosted once again by East Hamilton and Bradley Central high schools featured ...



Photos: Work begins on Blankenship Field  Oak Ridge Today

The high school football season is over, and renovation work started at Blankenship Field in November 2018. (Photo courtesy Oak Ridge Schools). The high ...



You cant spell Victory without Tee  Oak Ridger

If you drove by the Oak Ridge High School's electronic sign on the Turnpike Tuesday, you may have seen this: “Hometown Hero Tee Higgins National ...



Tennis: Wildcats win district doubles, singles championships  Oak Ridge Today

The Oak Ridge Wildcats brother duo of Ethan, right, and Andrew Brady, left, earned a District 3 doubles tennis championship with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over ...



Youth theme for April 7 Community Band concert  Oak Ridger

The Oak Ridge Wind Ensemble/Community Band will present its next concert on Sunday afternoon, April 7, at the Oak Ridge High School Performing Arts ...



Gaddis inducted into Coaches Hall of Fame  Oak Ridger

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — Oak Ridge High School head football coach Joe Gaddis was inducted into the Tennessee Football Coaches Hall of Fame on Saturday, ...



Ed Westcott, a Singular Eye at the Dawn of the Atomic Age, Dies at 97  New York Times

Ed Westcott, a photographer who documented life in Oak Ridge, Tenn., the secret city where uranium was enriched as part of the Manhattan Project to develop ...



Dalton Morgan of Oak Ridge running in state cross country championship  Oak Ridge Today

Senior Dalton Morgan of Oak Ridge High School will race in the state cross country championship in Nashville today (Saturday, November 3). Morgan, who will ...



ORHS grad talks about her online clothing business, coaching, and teaching  Oak Ridger

Oak Ridge High School Class of '94 alumna Carol Lenoir Little, back in Oak Ridge, recently addressed a crowd of about 50 people on her life as an online ...



What a difference a good education makes  Oak Ridger

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. — Choir performances, a prayer in Chinese, a proclamation from city of Oak Ridge Mayor Warren Gooch and a presentation from Knoxville ...



Barbara Walker White  Oak Ridger

Barbara Walker White, age 81, of Oak Ridge, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. She was born Dec. 15, 1937 in Raleigh, N.C., to HD and ...



Thesis students win 2nd, 3rd place at state Junior Science, Humanities Symposium  Oak Ridger

Ethan Brady, from left, Steven Qu and Henry Shen placed well at the Tennessee Junior Science and Humanities Symposium.



New member joins Oak Ridge School Board  Oak Ridger

The Oak Ridge Board of Education gained a new member on Monday night — Oak Ridge native Erin Webb.



Senior Lady Wildcat Jada Guinn inks with Tennessee Tech Womens Basketball  Oak Ridger

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — There's no question how much tradition means to the Tennessee Tech women's basketball program. It also only makes sense to bring in ...



Shining star at MMC dies in crash  Oak Ridger

An Oak Ridge High School graduate who worked as a nurse at Parkway Cardiology Associates and Methodist Medical Center was killed in a two-vehicle crash ...



Water balloons almost get Oak Ridge High seniors barred from graduation  Knoxville News Sentinel

Oak Ridge High students who participated in a water balloon fight were almost banned from taking part in graduation.



Home construction underway in Groves Park at Oak Ridge  Oak Ridger

Goodall Homes is currently accepting homesite reservations and building new homes in Groves Park at Oak Ridge.



Oak Ridge first in state for STEM certification — second in the world  Oak Ridger

Oak Ridge High School officials have announced its official Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Certification from AdvancED.



More than 100 entries to participate in Oak Ridge Chamber's Christmas Parade  Oak Ridge Today

More than 100 organizations and individuals have already registered to be a part of the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce's annual Christmas Parade to be ...



After bye, Wildcats return to field with 7:30 p.m. Friday kickoff at Clinton High  Oak Ridger

CLINTON, Tenn. — After enjoying a mid-season 'bye' last week where the Wildcats didn't take the field on Friday night, Oct. 5, Oak Ridge High School's varsity ...



Wildcats, Lady Cats prevail at Knox Central  Oak Ridger

Overall, this was a very, very good win for us,” said Oak Ridge High School varsity boys' coach Aaron Green after Tuesday night's 84-77 District 3-AAA win at ...



70 years since the gates opened: Events Saturday at AMSE, museum  Oak Ridger

The American Museum of Science and Energy (AMSE) is celebrating 70 years on Saturday.



Retiring Principal Pearl Goins honored  Oak Ridger

A crowd – about 80 people according to the guestbook — showed up for a reception, wishing Glenwood Elementary School Principal Pearl Goins well in her ...



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