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Fifth-grader's anti-tobacco poster wins him trip to D.C.

Michael Cunningham, who just finished the fifth grade at Prairie Mountain School, won an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., for his poster about the dangers of tobacco use. He and his mother, Shelli Cunningham, will attend the national Tar Wars conference and awards ceremony later this month. Sponsored by the American Academy of Family Physicians, Tar Wars focuses on attitudes about tobacco use, the effects of tobacco on the body and the influence of tobacco advertising.

The Oregon Academy of Family Physicians presents the Tar Wars program to fifth-graders throughout Oregon, and each year holds a poster contest. Michael's poster won first place for Oregon.

South Eugene student studying in Japan

Wren Patton, who just finished her junior year at South Eugene High School's International High School, was the recipient of a prestigious scholarship from Youth for Understanding USA allowing her to live and study in Japan this summer. She left June 15.

A student of Japanese since elementary school, Patton also recently completed the Reischauer Scholars Program, a distance learning course sponsored by the United States-Japan Foundation and the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education. She was selected as one of 20 exceptional high school students from across the U.S. to participate in the course, which provides a broad overview of Japanese history, literature, religion, art, politics and economics.

Sheldon student to attend world leadership summit

Steena Chandler, who just finished her junior year at Sheldon High School's International High School, was selected to attend the Presidential Classroom Future World Leaders Summit from July 10 through July 17. The program provides the best and brightest high school juniors and seniors unprecedented access to public policy leaders. Participants representing more than 30 countries will explore international relations, diplomacy and the changing world economy.

Thurston graduate gets

monthly Rotary award

Ashlee Girard, who just graduated from Thurston High School, was selected the Springfield-Twin Rivers Rotary Student of the Month for June. Girard will get her name added to a plaque on display at the school as well as a $100 award.

Community service awards come with cash for school

The Comcast Foundation has awarded $1,000 to four local graduates who demonstrated an outstanding commitment to community service.

They are Kayley Richmond of North Eugene High School, who will attend Western Washington University; Darcy Boles of Sheldon High, who will attend Pacific Lutheran University; Peter Degner of Thurston High, who will attend the University of Idaho; and Jennifer Johnson of Willamette High, who will attend Oregon State University.

Triangle Lake student

attends economics course

Wesley Ross, who just finished his junior year at Triangle Lake High School, was one of 30 students from around the country selected to participate in The Gillette Co.'s Economics for Leaders program, being held in Seattle this week.

The weeklong course combines leadership training and economics.

Ross was also awarded a youth tour to Washington, D.C., last month through the Foundation for Rural Service, sponsored by Pioneer Telephone Cooperative, and later this month will attend a youth seminar at the Nevada Rural Electric Association in California, a trip awarded through Blachly-Lane Electric.
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Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Jul 5, 2004
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