Wednesday, February 4, 2009
team gets award
Four students affiliated with the Dallas-based Polk County 4-H Homeschool Club recently earned an award at the Intel Oregon First LEGO League 2008 Championship Tournament.
"Three Dudes and a Chick," consisting of Ocean Hedlund, Joe Collinsworth, Kendall Brittan and Luke Miller, received second prize in the Day 2 "Project Award," based on their work on their climate-related research and a presentation to judges.
The two-day competition is a pre-engineering program to help young students ages 9-14 begin exploring technical careers at an early age. Teams earn awards for robot design, performance, research and teamwork.
Lori Hedlund is the coach of the team that competed Jan. 17-18 at Liberty High School in Hillsboro.
Applications are being accepted by the Perrydale School District for a position on the district's budget committee.
Position No. 3 is a three-year term starting in April 2009 and running through July 2012.
Applications, which are available at the school, 7445 Perrydale Road, Amity, are due by Monday, March 2.
For more information: 503-623-2040.
Applications are being accepted for a scholarship program offered by the West Valley Hospital Foundation for Polk County residents pursuing careers in health care professions.
Applicants must live in Polk County, or be a West Valley Hospital employee or family member of a West Valley Hospital employee. Candidates must have applied to a college in their field of health care study before applying for the scholarship.
Deadline to apply is March 31. Winners will be announced in May.
For applications or more information: Greta Mauze, 503-831-3456; or visit www.westvalleyhospital.org, click on "Support West Valley," then link to "Scholarship Application."