3/27 School Notes / Academic Honors

*KVCS seeks donations for fundraiser*Medical scholarships now available*Entries are sought for essay contest*Central grad listed in 'Who's Who'


KVCS seeks donations for fundraiser

KINGS VALLEY -- Donations are now being accepted for Kings Valley Charter School's biggest fundraiser of the year, its annual dinner and auction scheduled May 4 at Rogue Farms Micro Hopyard near Independence.

Among the items sought are merchandise and services of nearly every type, gift cards and gift certificates, and food products. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Donations are tax deductible.

The May 4 event begins at 4:30 p.m. with a live band, appetizers, a raffle and silent auction. A taco bar dinner will be served at 6 p.m., with an oral auction starting at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person.

For auction information or to make a donation: email to pto@kvschool.org. For tickets or general information: Suzanne, KVCS, 541-929-2134; email to sbrockie@kvschool.org.

Medical scholarships now available

SALEM -- Applications are now available for the 2013 Salem Hospital Foundation Scholarship for half-time or full-time students in medically related fields of study.

Applicants must be a resident of Polk, Marion or Yamhill counties, and have applied to a college in their field of health care study before applying for this scholarship, plus have completed all prerequisite classes.

Applications must be postmarked by May 10 to be considered. Final selections will be announced by June 28.

For more information: Salem Hospital Foundation office, 503-561-5576; www.salemhealth.org/scholarships and clicking on the Salem Hospital Foundation Scholarship link.

Entries are sought for essay contest

POLK COUNTY -- "Why is the United States Constitution still relevant today?"

That is the question Polk County Women for Agriculture is asking local high school students to answer for its third annual Constitutional Essay Contest.

The contest is open to any high school student, or home-school equivalent, who either lives in Polk County or attends a Polk County school. Essays should be no longer than 500 words and should be emailed to kovasha@gmail.com by July 4.

Winners will be announced in September to coincide with Constitution Day. Prizes are $300 for first place, $200 for second place and $100 for third place. Each entry will receive a pocket copy of the Constitution.

For complete entry information: Arlene Kovash, 503-838-3512; send an email to kovasha@gmail.com; http://www.owaonline.org/polkchapter.html.


Central grad listed in 'Who's Who'

NEWBERG -- Jenn Lippert of Monmouth is among the 15 students from George Fox University who will be included in the 2013 edition of "Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges."

Lippert is a music (vocal performance) major who was involved with several of the school's choir and theater groups. She won honors for her singing and theater performances, including earning recognition from the National Association of Teachers of Singing for both classical and musical theater. She plans to attend graduate school and earn a master's degree in vocal performance.

Students were chosen based on their academic achievements, service to the community, leadership in extracurricular activities, and continued potential success.


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