Robotics teams set to scrimmage
DALLAS -- The Dallas High School robotics team and other area squads will host a scrimmage Saturday at the Masonic Lodge in Dallas.
The public is welcome to attend the event, which will feature as many as 15 teams from Dallas' competitive league.
This is the last informal scrimmage for the teams before the state-qualifying tournament on Feb. 9 and a good opportunity to learn about robotics programs, said team adviser and DHS science teacher Lee Jones.
Visitors are welcome to drop by between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The lodge is located at 140 SW Clay St., Dallas.
For more information: Lee Jones, 503-623-8336.
Items sought for CHS FFA benefit
INDEPENDENCE -- Donations are now being accepted for Central FFA Alumni's annual benefit auction and dinner, scheduled Feb. 23 at Central High School.
The event will include silent and oral auctions, as well as a dinner. Money raised will provide scholarships for FFA students and help sponsor other Central FFA activities and projects.
Tickets for the event are now available. Admission is $12 for adults, $6 for children ages 6 to 12, and kids under 6 are free.
For more information or to make a donation: Barbara Storey, 503-606-0755.
Polk residents make GFU dean's list
NEWBERG -- Several Polk County residents have qualified for inclusion on the 2012 fall semester dean's list at George Fox University in Newberg.
They include: Samantha Baldwin, jr., Independence (majoring in nursing); Jenn Lippert, sr., Monmouth (majoring in music); Christopher Parks, soph., Monmouth (majoring in history and politics); Martin Robison, soph., Monmouth (majoring in psychology); and Victoria Wilson, soph., Dallas (majoring in organizational communications).
To qualify for the George Fox dean's list, a student must earn a 3.5 or better grade-point average.
CHS grad tabbed at Mary Baldwin
STAUNTON, Va. -- Wendy Deptula of Monmouth was named to the fall 2012 honors list at Mary Baldwin College. Students named to the honors list earned grade-point averages of 3.75 to 4.0. To be eligible, a student must be a degree candidate and have earned at least 12 semester hours for the grading period. Deptula, who competed on the Mary Baldwin cross-country team, is a 2012 graduate of Central High School.