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Mathnasium hosts math-inspired Halloween party

Mathnasium hosts math-inspired Halloween party

Halloween is a time for kids to dress up like ghosts, goblins or witches, but one Knoxville business put a new kind of spin on the holiday.

Mathnasium hosted a Halloweenie Party where students dressed in math-inspired costumes and grilled hot dogs. A math magician did math card tricks while other people played games.

The store owner said this is just a fun way to get kids excited about math.

Alcoa exacts revenge on CAK, 31-28

Last year, CAK ended Alcoa's season and its seven year reign as state champion.

The Warriors took down Alcoa for the first time ever in the final game of the regular season then repeated the performance in the quarterfinals of the playoffs.

On Thursday night, the Tornadoes took back their district title and home-field in the 3A playoffs. Knowing that CAK can put up points in a hurry, Alcoa came into the game planning on going for two on each of its touchdowns.

Grace teacher walks 50 miles to raise money for student with cancer

Grace teacher walks 50 miles to raise money for student with cancer

A Knoxville teacher is taking steps to help one of his students.

Brad Zockoll is a Bible teacher at Grace Christian Academy, who has been walking non-stop at the school's football field since midnight.

He's walking to help raise funds for a student who is being treated for Hodgkins lymphoma.

Before the evening is over, he will have finished walking fifty miles. He's hoping his walk will inspire people to donate money to help his student and her family while she goes through treatment.

Paideia Academy celebrates expansion

Paideia Academy celebrates expansion

A small private school in West Knoxville celebrated its expansion on Monday.
Paideia Academy cut the ribbon on a new building that houses two new classrooms.

The school offers a classically-based Christian education with a unique approach.  Students meet at the school on three days a week, and receive at-home instruction on the other two.

The new classrooms will allow the school to continue its track of adding one new grade each year and to have a graduating class in 2015.

Volunteers spruce up Knoxville College's chapel

Volunteers spruce up Knoxville College's chapel

Volunteers spent most of their Saturday helping Knoxville stay clean and beautiful by renovating the chapel at Knoxville College's campus.

Organizers said that chapel was in much need of a paint job. Volunteers like Gene Thomas, James Hudson and others donated their time by adding some new coats of paint to make the chapel look new again.

"It's the first building you see on the campus of Knoxville College," said Gene Thomas. "It's located here in the Mechanicsville community, and we thought it would be great to give it an extreme makeover."

2 Knoxville students earn award for high AP exam scores

2 Knoxville students earn award for high AP exam scores

Two Knoxville high school graduates earned the highest scores in the state on their advanced placement exams.

Kelli Reese of West High School and Peter Nagy of Farragut High School received the College Board State AP Scholar Award for their performance.

Just 108 students nationwide received the AP Scholar Award this year, out of the more than 2 million students who took the exams.

Reese now attends the University of Alabama. Nagy is studying at Duke University.

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.