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National Head Start honors local woman
Carol Snead, the child development and disabilities coordinator for Head Start Lane County, has won the 2005 National Head Start Margaret Coughlin Memorial Award. Snead is described as a deeply committed employee who has collaborated with a number of agencies to bring outstanding disability services to children in Lane County. Snead first had to win at the state and regional level before being considered for the national honor.
Springfield, Reedsport graduates land scholarships
Recent graduates from Springfield and Reedsport high schools were among eight in the state to receive $2,000 DRIVE YOUR FUTURE scholarships from Mercedes-Benz USA. Katyna Omidfar-Tran of Springfield, who will attend Oregon State University Oregon State University, at Corvallis; land-grant and state supported; coeducational; chartered 1858 as Corvallis College, opened 1865. In 1868 it was designated Oregon's land-grant agricultural college and was taken over completely by the state in 1885. , and Daniel Mast of Reedsport, bound for Linfield College Linfield College is a private, four-year liberal arts college located in McMinnville, Oregon, United States, with a campus in Portland, Oregon, and an adult degree program located in eight communities throughout the state. , were selected on the basis of financial need and exceptional achievement, as well as for being the first in their families to attend college. They were among 500 recipients nationwide.
Pleasant Hill boy wins national essay contest
Derek Ball, who just finished the seventh grade at Pleasant Hill Middle School, won the national first-place award in the Daughters of the American Revolution Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), a Colonial patriotic society in the United States, open to women having one or more ancestors who aided the cause of the Revolution. The society was organized (1890) at Washington, D.C. American History Essay contest.
Four local teens receive technology scholarships
Four recent Eugene-Springfield area high school graduates are among 28 in the state who have received prestigious AeA Technology AEA Technology plc was formed in 1996 as the privatised offshoot of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority. Originally it consisted of divisions with expertise in a wide variety of areas, mostly the products of nuclear-related research. Scholarships, as well as professional training opportunities that accompany that prize, the Oregon University System The Oregon University System (OUS) consists of seven public, four-year universities in the State of Oregon administered by the Chancellor of the OUS, who serves at the will and pleasure of the Oregon State Board of Higher Education. announced this week. They are Ellen Ballantine of 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. , Kevin Lewis of Marist High School, Mary Vanlue of Sheldon High School Sheldon High School may refer to:
On May 20, 1998, student Kipland "Kip" Kinkel killed his parents, William and Faith, both Spanish teachers at local high schools. . All four plan to attend Oregon State University to major in engineering. Award winners are eligible for renewable scholarships of up to $10,000 over four years. The program aims to help Oregon "grow its own" highly qualified engineers and computer scientists.
Eugene Christian student honored for his service
Matthew Busse, a student at Eugene Christian School, has received a President's Volunteer Service Award The President's Volunteer Service Award program was established to honor volunteers that give hundreds of thousands of hours per year helping others. These volunteers can be individuals, families and organizations located throughout the United States. for exemplary volunteer service. The award was presented by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program on behalf of the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation The President's Council on Service and Civic Participation was created by President George W. Bush in January 2003 by executive order. Its mission is to encourage volunteerism and to recognize the contributions Americans make through service and civic participation. .
Sheldon junior selected for honor society
Kellan Davis, who will be a junior at Sheldon High School next year, has been selected for membership in the National Society of High School Scholars The National Society of High School Scholars, or NSHSS, is a for-profit corporation in the United States, founded in 2002 by Claes Nobel to recognize high school students. , which recognizes the top scholars in the nation. Davis also has been selected to participate in this week's National Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C., a leadership development program for students who have demonstrated leadership potential and scholastic merit. He'll be one of about 400 scholars attending.
College Board rewards Oakridge High's gains
Oakridge High School was one of four Oregon high schools to receive a $1,000 professional development award for significantly boosting the number of students taking advanced placement courses and PSAT PSAT Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test
PSAT Puget Sound Action Team
PSAT Particulate Source Apportionment Technology
PSAT Predicted Site Acquisition Table
PSAT Princeton South Asian Theatrics
PSAT Pacific Situation Assessment Team (DoD) tests. Provided by The College Board, the award recognizes schools that are part of GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs), a statewide program serving 39 middle and high schools. Between 2003 and 2004, Oakridge High saw a 91 percent increase in a single year in the number of sophomores and juniors taking the PSAT exam.
Marshfield teen takes second in essay contest
Hank Fields, who just finished his sophomore year at Coos Bay's Marshfield High School Mashfield High School may refer to one of these high schools in the United States:
Three graduates receive monthly Rotary honors
Three recent graduates received Student of the Month awards for June from Springfield-Twin Rivers Rotary Club: Stephanie LeAnn Mitchell and Stacie Ann Bronson of Springfield High School Springfield High School may refer to:
Marist student chosen for leaders' conference
Caroline Phillips, who just finished her freshman year at Marist High School, will join a select group of students representing their schools, communities and states at the People to People Future Leaders Summit on Law in Los Angeles, Calif., later this month. She had to meet rigorous academic and leadership requirements to be accepted. The conference will bring together outstanding students from around the world to focus on leadership, team building, community service, college admissions and professional aspirations.
Briggs students named All-American Scholars
Cody Helfrich and Larissa Mueller of Briggs Middle School have been named All-American Scholars by the United States Achievement Academy.
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