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John Sevier Elementary among SCORE finalists

John Sevier Elementary among SCORE finalists

SCORE is out with its 12 finalists for the second annual SCORE prize award.

Each year, one elementary, middle and high school, along with one school district in Tennessee receive the award for the most dramatically improved student achievement.

Some East Tennessee schools are among the finalists. They include John Sevier Elementary in Maryville and Pigeon Forge Primary in Sevier County.

Hamblen and Maryville are both finalists for best district. Maryville won that title last year.

Individual school winners will get $10,000. The winning district will get $25,000.

Maryville tops Alcoa in ESPN-televised game

ESPN brought one of East Tennessee's best rivalries to the national stage on Sunday afternoon.

Maryville and Alcoa moved their annual match-up to a noon kickoff on Sunday to accommodate ESPN.

About 9,000 fans were in attendance to witness two of the state's best programs playing in front of a national audience.

Maryville came out on top, defeating Alcoa 42-24.

Churches, community prep for Maryville/Alcoa ESPN game

One of East Tennessee's top high school football rivalries will be in the national spotlight Sunday.

Maryville will play Alcoa on ESPN 2 Sunday at 12 p.m.

The game is so big this year, area churches are even adjusting their schedules so people can watch the game. Both schools told 10News that when they learned ESPN would televise their competition, they quickly sought the support of community congregations.

"To our surprise, most of the churches have been extremely supportive," said George Quarles, head football coach at Maryville High School.

Maryville-Alcoa game will be featured on ESPN2

Maryville-Alcoa game will be featured on ESPN2

Week One of the high school season is rapidly approaching, and the headline game is a rivalry that has captured national attention. Maryville and Alcoa will play Sunday afternoon on EPSN2.

The rivalry between these two is unique because they have each had so much success over the years. They are the two winningest programs in terms of state titles in Tennessee.

Freshman move into Maryville College this week

Freshman move into Maryville College this week

University of Tennessee freshmen have settled into their new rooms on campus, and later this week, another East Tennessee college will welcome its first-year students.

Maryville College freshmen will move to campus on Thursday.

The first day of classes for all students is next Wednesday, August 29, and the school will officially start the new academic year with its "Convocation" on August 30.

William Blount student remembered

William Blount student remembered

Hundreds of people said 'good-bye' Thursday evening to 16-year-old William Blount High School student Amelia Keown.


Keown died in a car wreck Tuesday on Highway 411.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol says a trooper clocked the other driver speeding before the  head-on collision.

Keown was a leader on her high school's dance team and her teammates will honor her Friday before William Blount High's football game at 7:30 p.m.


The preacher at her service told the packed church it wasn't time for crying, but laughter.

Hundreds attend Blount Co. teen's funeral

Hundreds of people attended the funeral service Thursday evening for 16-year-old Blount High School student Amelia Keown.

Keown died in a car wreck Tuesday afternoon on Highway 411.

Her sister says she'll remember Amelia as her role model and leader. Friends say she was funny and loyal.

Amelia danced on her high school's team.

The team will also honor her Friday during the high school's football game.