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SCHOOL ACHIEVEMENTS.

Byline: The Register-Guard

Kinkel, SEA scholarship

recipients announced

The recipients of this year's Bill and Faith Kinkel Memorial Scholarships were Rachel Metzger of Thurston High School and Sangeeta Sharma and Jia Qui Chen of Springfield High School, the Springfield Education Association announced last week. The $500 scholarships honor the late Kinkels, both of whom were high school teachers in the district, and are supported by donations from district staff and community members. They go to students who have demonstrated a commitment to study a second language in college. The SEA also announced the recipients of regular SEA scholarships, funded through union dues: Leanne Leighton, Neal Schnapper, Molly Keen, Cassandra Harper and Stephanie Mitchell of Springfield High and Paul Griffith of Thurston High.

South Eugene artist

in congressional show

The artwork of Lily Robertson, who just finished her junior year at South Eugene High School, was chosen to represent Oregon's Fourth Congressional District in the United States Capitol's Annual Congressional Art Competition, Rep. Peter DeFazio's office announced last week. Robertson traveled to Washington, D.C., last week to participate in an unveiling ceremony. Her piece, titled "A Certain Look: Self Portrait," is acrylic on canvas. Robertson is gallery director for South Eugene's student-run arts program.

Springfield High student second in math contest

Chuck Poe, who just finished his junior year at Springfield High School, took second place in the state in the recent Trig*Star Competition, an annual high school mathematics contest based on the practical application of trigonometry. He took first place at the local level. At the state level, students are given a timed exam.

Elmira High valedictorian, salutatorian have 4.0 GPAs

The valedictorian at Elmira High School this year is Jessica George, and the salutatorian is Amy Sunshine Owen. Both girls achieved a weighted GPA of 4.0 or higher.

George, who plans to major in interior design at Oregon State University this fall, was president of National Honor Society, co-editor-in-chief of the yearbook for two years, Outstanding Math Student for all four years and recipient of the Everett Phelps Memorial Award for Outstanding Art Performance. She was involved in Key Club, Junior State of America, Fern Ridge Peer Court, Fern Ridge Park Board, Campus Life and Girl Scouts. Other honors and awards include Quill and Scroll Award of Honor, Outstanding Senior in Honor Society, January 2005 Student of the Month and Girl Scout Silver Award.

Owen also plans to attend OSU to study "something artsy," and is working at Taco Time over the summer. She was the Debate Club secretary and Key Club historian and bulletin editor, and was involved in Honor Society and Youth in Action. She won several school awards for her drawings and paintings.

Malabon's art museum wins 2005 Pioneer Award

Malabon Elementary School's Museum of Modern Malabon Art (MOMMA) is the recipient of the 2005 Pioneer Award from the Oregon Elementary School Principals Association, which recognizes schools that are developing unique programs and activities to more effectively meet the needs of students. MOMMA, run by music teacher Michael "Mule" Green, is a cafeteria gallery of student artwork, which is rotated monthly. The school will receive a plaque of recognition, and will be featured in the Oregon Elementary Principal's Journal next year.

Cesar Chavez student

will head to Washington

Dylan Noble, who just finished his fifth-grade year at Cesar Chavez Elementary School, has been accepted into the People to People World Leadership Forum. He will join a select group of students in Washington, D.C., next February to earn high school credit while studying leadership and exploring some of the United States' most prominent monuments and institutions. Noble was nominated based on his outstanding scholastic merit, civic involvement and leadership potential.

Eugene alumni fund awards first scholarship

The Eugene High School/South Eugene High School Scholarship Fund awarded its first, $500 scholarship to 2005 graduate Rachel Hanson, who plans to attend Yale University. The scholarship is given for merit, need and extracurricular involvement and school/community involvement. The amount of the alumni-funded scholarship is expected to grow as donations increase.

Dawn Jordan MADD

scholarships announced

The recipients of the Dawn Jordan Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by Lane County Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), were Alexandra McQueen, a 2005 graduate of Churchill High School, and Cassandra Harper, a 2005 graduate of Springfield High School. Both girls earned the award based on scholarship, character, volunteer activities, life goals and financial need. The award is named for Dawn Jordan, who was killed by a drunken driver near Oakridge in 1982 at the age of 17.

Thurston High sophomore will attend Space Camp

Sarah Garrelts, who just finished her freshman year at Thurston High School, has been selected to attend the U.S. Air Force Services Space Camp. She will fill one of just 64 slots at the camp, and will receive a full scholarship to attend. The program is open to family members of active duty military assigned to or living on an Air Force base, retired Air Force, Air Force civilian employees, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve members.

North Eugene grads win Rotary Foundation awards

Britney Hale and Rena Calhoun, both 2005 North Eugene High School graduates, were the recipients of this year's Eugene Rotary Scholarship Foundation awards.
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