Superintendent of South Lane honored
COTTAGE GROVE - South Lane School District Superintendent Krista Parent will receive the Bev Gladder Mentorship Award at the state's annual Confederation of Oregon School Administrators conference. The award is given annually in recognition of a COSA member who has distinguished herself within the profession as a mentor to aspiring or new school administrators. The award will be presented Thursday at COSA's annual conference in Seaside.
Parent is beginning her 12th year as South Lane superintendent and has served in the district for 27 years. In 2007, she was named the Oregon and National Superintendent of the Year. She is the only Oregon superintendent to receive the national award.
Credit union awards scholarships to seniors
SELCO Community Credit Union has awarded scholarships to Oregon high school seniors for their combination of scholastic achievement and community involvement. Fourteen recipients were chosen from a pool of applicants to receive a $1,500 scholarship. The recipients in Lane County are Taylor Dodrill, Sheldon High School; Taylor Jones, North Eugene High; Allison Wonn, Churchill High; Michael Lyford, Marist High; Joey Urness, Thurston High; Jennifer Dunphy, Thurston High; Riley Rankin, Siuslaw High; and Sarah Elain Allen, Harrisburg High.
Five awarded utility district scholarships
Each year five finalists are selected to receive $1,250 scholarships from Emerald People's Utility District to pursue education in a utility industry career. This year's recipients are Lauren Haga of Creswell; Colton Gruber of Eugene; Jonathan Lane of Junction City; and Kevin Tuerffs and Brant Campbell, both of Cottage Grove.
Donations to education program announced
Kendall Toyota has announced the first donations from its Drive For Education program. During school months, the dealership will contribute more than $20,000 each month to the Eugene and Bethel school districts. The Eugene district will use funds to update its mathematics curriculum. Bethel schools will invest in new technology solutions, and individual schools will be able to earn cash on a quarterly basis through a variety of activities at Kendall Toyota.