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2/13 School Notes / Academic Honors

*WOU gears up for Family Weekend*DHS Science Bowl team does well*Dallas cheerleaders 11th at state*Locals qualify for dean's list at UO*Dallas man earns EKU recognititon

February 12, 2013


WOU gears up for Family Weekend

MONMOUTH -- Family members of Western Oregon University students are welcome to attend WOU's annual Family Weekend Friday through Sunday.

Special events scheduled Friday include "Classes Without Quizzes," a demonstration of what students do in WOU classrooms, family dinner at local restaurants, poetry night and a performance by magician Brian Brushwood.

Families can enjoy breakfast with WOU administration, a presentation on the DeVolder Family Science Center, a talent show luncheon, movie theater matinees and a "The Price Is Right"-themed game night on Saturday.

On Sunday, attendees can enjoy a family brunch and discounted desserts to Frozation Nation Yogurt Shop.

Students or family members who haven't registered for the three-day event can do so Friday between 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Werner University Center.

For more information: or 503-838-8064.

DHS Science Bowl team does well

DALLAS -- Maybe next year.

Dallas High School managed to win three out of four matches during its participation in the Bonneville Power Administration Regional Science Bowl in Portland on Feb. 3.

Unfortunately, it wasn't enough to escape the first round, said coach and adviser Travis Godkin.

Out of 66 high school teams from Oregon and Southwest Washington that competed, only six advanced to the second round.

Mountain View High School of Vancouver, Wash., won the quiz bowl and will compete at the U.S. Department of Energy National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C. in April.

Dallas cheerleaders 11th at state

PORTLAND -- The Dallas High School cheerleading team placed 11th among 12 schools in the Class 5A Small Division at the OSAA State Cheerleading Championships held Saturday at Portland Memorial Coliseum.

Team members are senior Danielle Stewart, juniors Tabby Meston and Angie Torres, and freshman Sammy Mann. Head coach is Shelby Bindert.

Springfield won the 5A Small Division state title.


Locals qualify for dean's list at UO

EUGENE -- Ten Polk County residents were among the 1,538 students named to the University of Oregon's dean's list for fall term 2012.

Local honorees, by hometown, name, class and major, include:

From Dallas -- Joseph Daniel-McGuire Hill, fr., undecided major; and John Michael Hurley, jr., economics.

From Independence -- Margarita Carrillo, soph., environmental science.

From West Salem -- Amie J. Apodaca, soph., English; Michael Gardner Banks, sr., music composition; Josh S. Hettwer, soph., music (jazz studies); Nicole AdreAnn Hill, soph., communication disorders and science; Elizabeth Claire Kirkpatrick, fr., political science; Gabrielle Marie Robertson, fr., pre-journalism; and Jamie J. Yang, soph., music.

To qualify, a student must be an undergraduate, complete 15 credit hours for the term and have 12 credits graded with a GPA of 3.75 or better.

Dallas man earns EKU recognition

RICHMOND, Ky. -- Robert E. Snyder of Dallas is one of 2,901 Eastern Kentucky University students who earned dean's list honors for the fall 2012 semester. To achieve dean's list honors at EKU, students attempting 14 or more credit hours must earn a 3.5 grade-point average out of a possible 4.0. Students attempting 13 credit hours must earn a 3.65 GPA, and students attempting 12 credit hours must earn a 3.75 GPA. Snyder is a senior majoring in occupational safety.