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Roosevelt Middle math teacher honored
Marna Knoer, math teacher at Roosevelt Middle School, has received a 2005 Edyth May Sliffe Award The Edyth May Sliffe Award is given annually to (roughly) 20 teachers in the United States by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). The awards are funded by a bequest from a retired high school mathematics teacher named Edyth May Sliffe, of Emeryville, California. for distinguished math teaching, based on a nomination by current and former students Mitka Vaintrob, Wenqi Shao and Rebecca Freund.
Knoer has coached both the Roosevelt and state MathCounts teams, which have won many competitions. Her students described her as a gifted, inventive teacher with high expectations who has given an abundance of her own time and energy to help students excel.
"She made the competitions important and the math fun, and inspired us to use our own initiative to learn as much as we could," the students wrote. "A brilliant mathematician who has taught at the university level but chose to stay at a middle school, she showed us how fun, fascinating and beautiful math could be." Knoer is one of 21 national recipients.
Two local girls selected for scholarships
Two area high school juniors have received $2,500 scholarships from Discover Card. Kyla Chapman of Sheldon High School Sheldon High School may refer to:
Local students' work published in anthology
Poems, essays and artwork by area students appear in the newly published "Honoring Our River: A Student Anthology," a 53-page collection of student work devoted to the Willamette River Willamette River
River, northwestern Oregon, U.S. It flows north for 300 mi (485 km) into the Columbia River near Portland. Oregon's most populous cities are in its valley. The Fremont Bridge, a steel arch with a main span of 1,225 ft (373 m), crosses the river at Portland. and its tributaries. The students are Amrit Nam Khalsa, grade four, and Laney Clevenger, Emily Frisella, Elanor Grossman and Jordan McIntosh, grade five, of Edgewood Elementary Edgewood Elementary may refer to:
Marist teacher to attend seminar in France
Jon Nuxoll, a history teacher at Marist High School, is among 15 teachers in the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. selected for a summer seminar on resistance and collaboration in France during World War II. The five-week seminar, "Visions of the Dark Years In J. R. R. Tolkien's legendarium, the Dark Years is a term used in The Lord of the Rings for the time of Sauron's great and almost undisputed domination of Middle-earth, during which many peoples were enslaved or corrupted. : World War II and Its Legacy in Paris and France," will be held in Paris and Caen, France.
Two recognized for community ed work
Two local residents have received recognition for their work in community education from the Oregon Community Education Association. Judy Volta, coordinator of the grant-funded Coburg Community Connections, was named Community Educator of the Year in recognition for an innovative school enrichment program that includes a Wednesday music program and several school and business partnerships. Alice Brooks, the association's executive director, won the Award for Contributions to the Field of Community Education for her work in school enrichment programs for more than 20 years.
Rotary honors two high school achievers
The Eugene Rotary Club last month presented its annual Outstanding Youth Award to two local students: Ben Lunn, a junior at South Eugene High School South Eugene High School is a public high school located in Eugene, Oregon, United States. It was founded as Eugene High School around 1900, and was located at Willamette Street and West 11th Avenue in a brick building that later served as Eugene's city hall. ; and Rebecca Sharon, a senior at North Eugene High School North Eugene High School is a public high school of about 1,200 students in Eugene, Oregon, United States. It is located at 200 Silver Lane near the Santa Clara area of Eugene. North Eugene's mascot is the Highlander. . The award, given to youth who have overcome obstacles or given to their communities in a unique way, includes a $300 scholarship.
Yoncalla pair recognized for math prowess
Erica Sheets and Ashley Hinchman, both Yoncalla High School seniors, have been recognized for outstanding achievement in mathematics during high school and will receive certificates of merit from the Oregon Council of Mathematics and the Oregon Department of Education The Department of Education of the U.S. state of Oregon is responsible for implementation of state policies with respect to public education at the kindergarten through community college level, including academic standards and testing, credentials, and other matters not reserved to .
Fifth-grader tops at language arts language arts
The subjects, including reading, spelling, and composition, aimed at developing reading and writing skills, usually taught in elementary and secondary school. meet
Michael Busse, a fifth-grader at Eugene Christian School A Christian School is a school run on Christian principles or by a Christian organization.
The nature of Christian schools varies enormously from country to country according to the religious, educational, and political culture. , recently took top honors in the WordMasters Challenge, a national language arts competition entered by more than 225,000 students each year.
Competing in the difficult Blue Division of the challenge, Michael earned a perfect score in the year's third meet in April, an accomplishment shared by just 58 other fifth-graders. Other students who achieved outstanding results were third-grader Ben Parks; sixth-graders Seth Johnson, Amy Parks and Megan Duckworth; and seventh-graders Alex Pendell, Sean Lee and Amanda Fields. The coach was Connie Kempf.
South Eugene senior wins merit scholarship
Lerryn Schaefer, a senior at South Eugene High School, has been awarded a $10,000 Lawrence University Trustee Scholarship, the highest award given to incoming students.
The merit-based scholarship is renewable annually with demonstration of continued academic excellence.