6/16 School Notes / Academic Honors

*LVCS offers summer reading class*Youth art showcased at ICAN event*Reading program deadline nears*Locals earn degrees from Linfield*Pedee resident graduates from WU*Pride receives degree from SWOCC*L


LVCS offers summer reading program

DALLAS -- Luckiamute Valley Charter School is offering a summer reading class at its Bridgeport Campus beginning Monday, June 21.

The class, which is designed for students in first through third grade, will be offered Monday through Friday each week through July 16 from 9 to 11:30 a.m.

Tuition cost is $125.

For more information: Jackie Zeh, 503-623-6960.

Youth art showcased at ICAN event

DALLAS -- Dallas ICAN celebrated the year in art at the ICAN Art Showcase June 7 at the Oakdale Heights Elementary School library.

Featured works included collections from both of the ICAN Create after-school art programs, "Art Start" for youths aged 5-9, and "Art Adventures" for artists aged 9-11. From the hundreds of artworks on display, 24 were chosen as finalists for the 2011 Dallas ICAN Create after-school art calendar.

The top 12 pieces will be determined by a jury of leading local artists, and will be on display at "Art in the Park" on Sunday, Aug 1. The 2011 calendars featuring these works will also be available at the event.

For more information: Dallas ICAN, 503-623-5055; e-mail to michelec@dallasican.org.

Reading program deadline nears

POLK COUNTY -- The four-week Summer Reading Improvement Program, a project of the Benton Literacy Council, is being offered to Polk County students who completed kindergarten through fourth grade during the 2009-10 school year.

Program instruction is based on the phonetic approach of "The Writing Road to Reading."

Classes meet Monday through Friday beginning June 28 and continuing through July 23 at Ediger Hall, located on the campus of Dallas Alliance Church, 775 E. Ellendale Ave.

Class hours are from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. for grades 2-4 and 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. for grades K-1.

Deadline to register is Tuesday, June 22.

For more information: Linda J. Dalke, teacher and director, 503-623-5148 or joysong7@msn.com.


Locals earn degrees from Linfield

McMINNVILLE -- Six local residents were among the 525 students who received degrees during Linfield College's spring commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 30. Among the Polk County residents graduating from Linfield were: Jessica Carly Basinger, Dallas, Bachelor of Science, management; Matthew R. Davies, Dallas, Bachelor of Arts, religious studies; Kendra Lynn Fresh, Dallas, Bachelor of Science, nursing; Brittney Jean Hoskisson, Dallas, Bachelor of Arts, English; Alethea Nike Samerotte, Dallas, Bachelor of Arts, mass communication; and Tasha Tolzmann, Monmouth, Bachelor of Arts, health education.

Pedee resident graduates from WU

SALEM -- Cole Edward Cochrane of Pedee has earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Willamette University in Salem. Cochrane received his degree during Willamette's commencement ceremony on May 16.

Pride receives degree from SWOCC

COOS BAY -- Matthew Pride of Dallas is among the students who received their associates degrees or professional certificates June 11 during commencement exercises at Southwestern Oregon Community College in Coos Bay.

Local students earn honors at WSU

PULLMAN, Wash. -- Andrew K. Davis and Morgan Danielle Lonsford, both of Dallas, have qualified for inclusion on the president's honor roll for spring semester 2010 at Washington State University. Undergraduate students must earn a grade-point average of 3.75 or higher in at least nine graded hours in a single term at WSU or a GPA of 3.50 based on at least 15 cumulative hours of graded work to be eligible.

Dallas student makes dean's list

BOSTON -- Clara Richardson of Dallas has been named to Northeastern University's dean's list for spring semester 2010. Students must carry a full program of at least four courses, have a grade-point average of 3.25 or greater out of a possible 4.0, and carry no single grade lower than a C during their college career. Richardson is majoring in international affairs at the Boston school.

Cortez honored by Montana State

BOZEMAN, Mont. -- Jennifer Cortez of Dallas has been named to the 2010 spring semester dean's honor roll at Montana State University. To qualify, students must earn a grade-point average of 3.5 or above for the semester.

Frerichs is named a Ford Scholar

INDEPENDENCE -- Michael Frerichs of Independence is one of 100 students from Oregon selected as a Ford Scholar by the Ford Family Foundation Scholarship Program. The renewable scholarship covers up to 90 percent ($1,000 minimum, $25,000 maximum) of each student's unmet financial need for college.

Central grad among recipients

POLK COUNTY -- Alexander King of Central High School is one of 11 students from Polk and Marion counties to receive a scholarship from Salem-based MaPS Credit Union.

King received $1,000 in the Dan Penn and MaPS Technology Scholarship Program. He plans to study computer science at Linfield College.

Also receiving scholarships were West Salem's Emma Kraft ($1,500 through the MaPS Business Partner and Dan Penn Scholarship Program) and Sarah Nadarajan ($1,000 MaPS Business Partner Scholarship).


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