Students sought for garden project

DALLAS — Applications are being accepted from Dallas-area students who are interested in participating in the Dallas Youth Garden project.

The program has eight openings for Dallas High or home-school students just completing ninth, 10th or 11th grade. You must live within the Dallas School District boundaries. A stipend of $550 is available to learn and apply skills to build and maintain a market garden using sustainable garden practices to provide fresh produce for the Willamette Valley Food Assistance Program.

Applications are available at or at the Polk County Extension Office at 289 E. Ellendale Ave., Suite 301, Dallas. Applications can be turned in to the Dallas High School Guidance Office or the Extension office. Applications are due by April 10 at 1 p.m. First day of work is May 2.

For more information: 503-623-8395; online at

Medical scholarships are available

POLK COUNTY — Applications are now available for the 2015 Salem Hospital Foundation Scholarship for half-time or full-time students enrolled in medically related fields of study.

Applicants must live in Polk or Marion counties or be an employee or immediate family member of an employee at Salem Hospital, applied to a college in their field of health care study, and completed all prerequisite classes before applying for this scholarship.

Last year, a total of $191,000 was awarded to 103 students.

More information is available online by visiting and clicking on the Salem Hospital Foundation Scholarship link. Applications must be postmarked by May 1 to be considered. Final selections will be announced by June 29.

For more information: Greta Mauze, Salem Hospital Foundation office, 503-561-5576; email to

Dallas woman among ‘Who’s Who’

NEWBERG — Victoria Wilson of Dallas is among 18 students from George Fox University who will be included in the 2015 edition of “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.”

George Fox faculty and staff chose the honorees by ballot, and the editors of the directory have endorsed the selections. The students were chosen based on their academic achievements, service to the community, leadership in extracurricular activities, and continued potential success.

Wilson is a business management major who participated in concert choir, served as a resident assistant and as president of the university’s Lambda Pi Eta chapter, a national communications association. She is a four-time dean’s list recipient and volunteered with the school’s Little Bruins and Fox and Friends programs.

Rickreall resident receives degree

FOREST GROVE — Kimberly Knaupp of Rickreall recently graduated from Pacific University in Forest Grove with a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene.

Monmouth youth qualifies for NHS

FRONT ROYAL, Va. — Lucas Costa of Monmouth was recently inducted into Randolph-Macon Academy’s chapter of the National Honor Society. A student must maintain a cumulative grade-point average above 3.7, perform community service and display evidence of achievement in knowledge, leadership, character and service to be inducted into the honor society. Costa is a sophomore at Randolph-Macon Academy.

Commenting has been disabled for this item.