EDUCATION ACHIEVEMENTS.Byline: The Register-Guard
Student earns scholarship
The Eugene High School/South Eugene High School Alumni Scholarship for 2006 was awarded to Daniel Gusset gus·set
1. A triangular insert, as in the seam of a garment, for added strength or expansion.
2. A triangular metal bracket used to strengthen a joist.
3. , a 2006 graduate of South Eugene. The $1000 scholarship is based on academics, extra-curricular activities and need, and is funded by contributions from alums from Eugene High School and its successor, South Eugene. Gusset will be attending MacAlister College.
Culinary scholarship given
Sarah Hecker, a 2006 graduate of Willamette High School Willamette High School is a school in Eugene, Oregon.
Willamette, or "Wil-Hi," is located in the Bethel-Danebo area of west Eugene, and is the only high school in the Bethel School District. , is the recipient of the 2006 Mentored Scholarship, sponsored by Western Culinary Institute
A total of nine scholarships were given to students around the state.
Student to attend program
Dmitry Vaintrob, who will be a senior 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. this fall, has been selected to attend the Research Science Institute, a prestigious internship program for academically talented high school students. He was one of 52 students selected from a pool of more than 1,200 applicants. He'll take part in six weeks of rigorous research training at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Massachusetts Institute of Technology, at Cambridge; coeducational; chartered 1861, opened 1865 in Boston, moved 1916. It has long been recognized as an outstanding technological institute and its Sloan School of Management has notable programs in business, . Selection criteria include grades, national exam scores, teacher recommendations and participation in science competition and activities that indicate leadership abilities. The program blends classroom instruction and research mentorships with top scientists. Students attend at no cost, and continue to participate in alumni activities throughout their undergraduate and graduate careers.
Former teacher wins award
Former teacher Ruth Greiner of Coos Bay has been named recipient of the Muscular Dystrophy Association's 2006 Personal Achievement Award for Oregon. Greiner, 55, was selected because of her dedication and commitment to education.
Greiner taught in Coos Bay for 32 years. Unable to continue, she is still involved in education, serving on the Oregon Education Association The Oregon Education Association (OEA) is the largest public education employees' union in the U.S. state of Oregon, representing more than 46,000 teachers and classified personnel. board of directors and the board for the National Education Association. This year the OEA created a new award in Greiner's honor called "The Ruth E. Greiner Membership Award" as a result of her efforts in getting new, younger members involved in the organization.
In 2003, Greiner received a diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) (ā'mīətrōf`ik, sklĭrō`sĭs) or motor neuron disease, - ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease Lou Geh·rig's disease
See amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. , a progressive disease characterized by generalized weakness and muscle wasting, usually leading to virtually complete paralysis. Greiner uses a walker, a manual wheelchair and occasionally a power wheelchair for mobility.
Greiner was chosen for the achievement award by MDA's South Central Oregon Chapter and was then named Oregon's state recipient. The national honoree will be announced on the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon The Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon is hosted by Jerry Lewis to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. It has been held annually since 1966. The telethon has raised $1.46 billion by 2007. on Labor Day weekend.