School robotics event set Saturday

DALLAS — Dallas High School and LaCreole Middle School are hosting the second-annual Dallas Robotics Tournament Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The high school event will host more than 30 teams from Oregon and Washington, including six from Dallas High.

New this year, and held in conjunction with the high school tournament, is LaCreole’s VEX IQ competition solely for middle school robotics teams.

Community members are welcome to attend both competitions, to be held in the DHS forum and cafeteria, 1250 SE Holman Ave.

For more information: 503-623-8336.

MVCA spelling bee placers named

MONMOUTH — Mid-Valley Christian Academy has announced its contest winners entered in the District Spelling Bee sponsored by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) on Jan. 16.

The winners are: Makenzie White, second grade, first place; Roman Robbins, second grade, fourth place; Isaac McIntyre, third grade, fourth place; Heidi Kershner, fourth grade, second place; and Levi Schrock, fifth grade, third place, and participant in the second round for those with first- through fourth-place awards in grades 5-8.

The district competition included six Christian schools, both small and large in enrollment.

The next ACSI district event for MVCA is the speech meet on Feb. 27 at Sonshine Christian School in Salem.

For more information: MVCA, 503-838-2818.

Medical scholarships are available

DALLAS — Applications for West Valley Hospital Foundation scholarships, for students in medically-related fields of study, are now available.

Applicants must live in Polk County or be a current employee or family member of a current employee at West Valley Hospital, and must have applied to a college in their field of study before applying for this scholarship.

Applications must be returned by March 27.

For more information: 503-831-3456;, and click the West Valley Hospital Foundation Scholarship link.

Dallas Lions offering scholarship

DALLAS — Dallas Lions Club is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating high school student who is a resident of Dallas.

The funds are to be used for tuition at an accredited university, college or vocational school. Students graduating from Dallas High School, Morrison Campus, an accredited home-school program or online school program are eligible to apply.

Applications are available at the Dallas High School guidance office or by going online and visiting For consideration, all information must be received by April 1. Completed applications can be submitted to the Dallas High School guidance office or Teresa Ozias at Shetterly Irick & Ozias, located at 189 SW Academy St., Dallas.

For more information: 503-623-6695.

Local student garners recognition

STAUNTON, Va. — Wendy Deptula of Monmouth has been named to the fall 2014 honors list at Mary Baldwin College. Students named to the honors list earned grade-point averages of 3.75 to 4.00. To be eligible, a student must be a degree candidate and must have earned at least 12 semester hours for the grading period. Deptula is a 2012 graduate of Central High School.

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