6/29 School Notes / Academic Honors

*Central seeks candidates for board*Theater students to attend seminar*Locals earn degrees at George Fox*Several Polk students honored at SC


Central seeks candidates for board

MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE -- Central School District 13J is seeking candidates interested in filling a vacancy representing Zone 4 on its Board of Directors.

Candidates must be registered to vote and a resident of the district for at least one year immediately preceding the appointment.

Candidates should also reside within the zone, which represents the city of Monmouth west of Pacific Highway (99W) and north of Jackson Street. But if the board does not receive qualified candidates from within the zone, an out-of-zone appointment may be made.

The term runs through June 30, 2013.

Those interested in applying for the seat should submit a letter of interest to the Central School District 13J Board, 1610 Monmouth St., Independence, OR 97351. Deadline for applications is Tuesday, July 5, at 4:30 p.m.

For more information: 503-606-2251.

Theater students to attend seminar

DALLAS -- Dallas High School seniors-to-be Charles Johnson and Andrew Thornton are two of 65 students from across the nation who will be attending the Oregon Shakespeare Festival Summer Seminar this August.

The seminar, scheduled Aug. 1-13, is a two-week program designed to give students an opportunity to explore all areas of professional theater during workshops and forums with members of the OSF company and attendance at nine OSF productions.

The seminar will include topics such as theater administration, stage management, costume construction, scenic painting, sound and theatrical lighting, and movement and voice for the stage.

One of the objectives of the event is to teach students about arts advocacy.


Locals earn degrees at George Fox

NEWBERG -- Five Polk County residents earned degrees from George Fox University upon completion of the 2011 spring term.

They are: Courtney Dee Banks, Monmouth, Bachelor of Arts, international studies; Kacey Noelle Parks, Monmouth, Bachelor of Arts, philosophy; Elizabeth Anne Kean, Dallas, Bachelor of Science, elementary education; Deborah Lamb, Dallas, Master of Arts, clinical mental health counseling; and Christina Marie Smith, Master of Arts, counseling.

Several Polk students honored at SC

ADAIR VILLAGE -- Polk County students listed on the fourth quarter 2010-11 honor roll at Santiam Christian Schools in Adair Village include:

Seniors -- 4.0 grade-point average:

Tyler Brumfield and Andrew Thiessen.

3.50 and above:

Wesley Barton, Ian Butcher, Jerome Connor, Chad Easterly, Dustin Edin, Ben Petersen and Bethany Reams.

Juniors -- 3.50 and above:

Janelle Land and Clemens Waldschmidt.

Sophomores -- 4.0:

Emma Boersma and Cody Manzi.

3.5 and above:

Erin Fettig, Emily Griner, Nate Kazemier and Alisha Perry.

Freshmen -- 4.0:

Emma Hill, Brenna Humelbaugh, Dennis Li, Edmund Stutzman and Zachary Warner.

Eighth Grade -- 4.0:

Heather Bellinger, Olivia Ledeboer and Jacob Manzi.

3.5 and above:

Justin Aldrich, Mitchell Byrkit, Caitlin Fettig, Isabella Fleener and Kathryn Paratore.

Seventh Grade -- 4.0:

Jack Fowler and Chance Ottinger.

3.5 and above:

Leahgrace Connor.


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