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Byline: The Register-Guard

CORRECTION (ran 3/14/2006): Sheldon High School will hold its annual Mr. Irish Pageant at 7 p.m. Friday. A brief on Page C2 in Monday's newspaper had the wrong day.

Black students compete

at talent show Saturday

African-American high school students from Lane County will showcase their talents in the Hult Center's Soreng Theater on Saturday in the Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics competition. The free event begins at 7 p.m. Students will compete in the sciences, humanities, entrepreneurship and the performing and visual arts.

School preview set

for prospective students

Eugene Christian School will hold a Spring Preview Night at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday for prospective students and parents. Attendees will be able to talk with parents, students and teachers from preschool through eighth grade, and take tours given by alumni. The school, which is celebrating its 50th year, is at 4500 W. Amazon Drive. Call 686-9145 or visit www .eugenechristianschool.com.

Pageant raises funds

for kids at hospital

Sheldon High School will hold its annual Mr. Irish Pageant at 7 p.m. Thursday to benefit the Children's Miracle Network at Sacred Heart Medical Center. This year's contestants, who will be judged on their appearance in various apparel, an interview, congeniality and a dance routine, are Ian Bryson, Brian Luck, Jerome Hirsch, Jonathan Martz, Chris Blake, Chris Keady, Hunter Gray, Dane Olson, Brady Cragun and Robin Daugherty. The contestants also have competed by independently raising contributions. The pageant's goal is to raise nearly $15,000 to help sick or injured infants and children at Sacred Heart. Tickets are $8 for students and $10 for adults, and may be purchased at the Sheldon High office through Thursday. Call 687-3381.

Scholarships available

in certain areas of study

The Lane Workforce Partnership has scholarships of up to $1,000 available for young people accepted into training programs at community colleges, universities or private institutions. The course of study must be in one of the following high-growth areas: health occupations, computer technology or manufacturing, or a state-certified trade apprenticeship program. Applicants must be between the ages of 17 and 21; be close to graduation or have already graduated or earned an equivalency degree; currently attend a training program; and need financial assistance. The deadline is March 29. For an application and information, contact Paula Medaglia at 682-7225 or e-mail paula.medaglia@ co.lane.or.us.

Science museum holds

team sports exhibition

Saturday is Team Sports Day at the Science Factory Children's Museum & Planetarium, a special event featuring tests of athletic endurance at the Sportsology exhibit, team relays and local sports personalities. All teams, clubs, Scout troops or other groups that come together in uniform will save $1 of the $4 per person admission price. Members are free. The event is from noon to 4 p.m. The Science Factory is located near Alton Baker Park on Leo Harris Parkway. For information, call 682-7888.

Alternative school plans annual peace festival

Wellsprings Friends School will hold its sixth annual Peace Festival Saturday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., featuring information booths, student art, poetry readings, organic food, live music by Fortune Cookie, a student slide show about a recent trip to the Gulf Coast and a panel discussion on creating peace in the family. The festival is free, and coincides with a communitywide Peace Day. The school, a small alternative high school, is located at 3590 W. 18th Ave. For information, call 682-1223.

School invites public

to annual science fair

Pleasant Hill Middle School will host a public visitation for its annual Science Fair from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday. Projects will be judged Wednesday, and ribbons will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday. The school is located at 36386 Highway 58. For information, call 736-0400.

Agriculture foundation

offers scholarship

The Oregon Agricultural Education Foundation is offering its Memorial Scholarship to students attending college with plans to study an agriculture-related major. The scholarship is open to both new and continuing, full-time students. Awards are generally $750 to $1,300. Applications are due April 1, and are available online at www.oregonfb.org or by calling Betty Brose at (503) 399-1701, Ext. 327.

Humane Society sets

contest for young artists

The Oregon Humane Society's Education Department seeks young artists with a "humane" vision to enter its 57th annual `Be Kind to Animals' poster and photo/essay contest.

The contest is open to all Oregon youths in grades one through 12. Each grade has a specific theme illustrating a valuable humane lesson such as the importance of pet identification; safety and training issues; and becoming faithful stewards of all animals on Earth. Detailed entry information and registration forms are available at www.oregonhumane.org/kidsandteens/contest.htm. The deadline is April 3.

First-place winners for each grade will be featured on the OHS Web site and on 2006 promotional materials. Other winners will receive a specially designed T-shirt, certificate, ribbon and cash prizes. Some winning entries will be featured in the humane Society's quarterly magazine and Web site.

Puppet theater performs `Magic Camel' for kids

Norma Bengiat's Community Puppet Theatre will give a free performance of "The Magic Camel" at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Springfield Public Library, 225 Fifth St. The play, recommended for ages 3 and older, is an imaginary journey through time in the Middle East, featuring a friendship between young Jewish and Muslim characters.

Nominees sought

for teacher honors

The U.S. Department of Education seeks nominations for the 2006 "American Stars of Teaching" awards. The department's Teacher-to-Teacher Initiative wants nominations and information about teachers who are improving student achievement, using innovative strategies in the classroom and making a difference in the lives of their students. Teachers in all grade levels and disciplines will be honored this fall. Parents, students, colleagues, school administrators and others can nominate an exemplary teacher they believe has the qualities to be an American Star of Teaching. One teacher will be recognized from each state.

To learn more or to nominate a teacher, visit www.ed.gov/teachers/how/tools/initiative/index.html. Nominations are due April 15.
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