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Donations from Alcoa-CAK game help Butterfly Fund, KARM

Donations from Alcoa-CAK game help Butterfly Fund, KARM

Alcoa is the winner of this year's Ultimate Pillow Fight between the two schools.

Each year, students from both Alcoa and CAK collect bed pillows for Knox Area Rescue Ministries. The school with the most donations wins bragging rights, and both receive scholarships from Back Yard Burgers.

High school football officials also donated their own paychecks to help fight childhood cancer.

The Blount County Football Officials Association presented the Butterfly Fund with a $2,500 check during halftime at the Alcoa/CAK game.

Game of the Week: Catholic at West

The USA Today High School Sports Game of the Week features a District 4-AAA match-up between West and Catholic.

The Rebels (5-2, 2-2) were the favorite to grab the district runner-up spot until they were knocked off last week by Lenoir City. After the loss, West dropped from No. 2 in the AP 5A rankings down to the No. 5 spot. They sit in fourth place in the district behind Lenoir City, Bearden and Maryville.

Myers leads Maryville over Farragut, 61-40

Farragut's offense kept the Admirals in the game for most of the first half but the defense couldn't stop Nick Myers and the Rebels.

Myers finished with 331 passing yards and six touchdowns. The senior also rushed for 99 yards.

The Rebels scored on the first drive of the game when Myers connected with Cody Carroll.

Farragut answered on their first drive of the game with a Jackson Fain 59-yard touchdown run to tie it.

Homeless Student Report shows startling numbers

Homeless Student Report shows startling numbers

School systems across the state are seeing more students come through their doors without basic necessities, according to new report from the Tennessee Comptroller's Office of Research and Education Accountability.

The Homeless Students in Tennessee Public Schools report shows startling numbers of students classified as homeless.

In our viewing area, two school systems stood out as having especially high numbers of homeless students.

Cumberland County reported 696 homeless students in the 2010- 2011 school year. Hamblen County reported 649.

John Sevier, Hamblen schools win SCORE awards

John Sevier, Hamblen schools win SCORE awards

Some East Tennessee schools are taking home this year's SCORE prizes.

John Sevier Elementary School in Maryville City Schools is the 2012 SCORE elementary school winner, and Hamblen County schools is this year's district winner.

The middle and high school awards went to schools in middle and west Tennessee.

The winners were recognized in Nashville on Monday for dramatically improving student achievement.

John Sevier Elementary, as well as the winning middle and high schools will get $10,000.

Hamblen County Schools will get $25,000.

Blount Co. schools recognized for success in classroom

Blount Co. schools recognized for success in classroom

Celebration was in the air Friday night in Blount County as football fans cheered on their teams and their success in the classroom.

Before Heritage took the field against William Blount, the school district that is home to both of them thanked students and teachers for some new statewide recognition.

Blount County is one of just 21 districts in Tennessee that achieved exemplary status. That means student performance has gone up significantly under the state's new system of accountability.