Sunday, December 08, 2013
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October 01, 2013
Central duo earns recognition
INDEPENDENCE -- Johnathan Archer and Alexander Mack, seniors at Central High School, have been recognized as Commended Students in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program.
Archer and Mack placed in the top 5 percent of the roughly 1.5 million students who entered NMSP.
Commended Students make up more than two-thirds, approximately 34,000, of the 50,000 students who scored highly on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test -- the initial screening test for students competing for the award program.
Though Archer and Mack will not continue through the NMSP, being recognized as Commended Students is a highly regarded achievement in itself and opens the two up to become candidates for more scholarship programs.
Grant awarded to Western Oregon
MONMOUTH -- The U.S. Department of Justice office on Violence Against Women has granted $300,000 to the Teaching Research Institute at Western Oregon University.
The grant will continue WOU'S Campus Against Sexual Assault program, which partners with Abby's House to prevent and respond to sexual violence on campus.
The continuation grant allows for sexual misconduct education curriculum to be incorporated into courses across campus and for faculty to develop interdisciplinary sexual violence courses.
MES schedules jog-a-thon fundraiser
MONMOUTH -- Monmouth Elementary School will host its annual jog-a-thon Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m.
The event is a fundraiser for school field trips, assemblies and PE equipment.
Volunteers who have a completed volunteer form on file are able to help during the event.
For more information or to sponsor a student during the event: MES Principal Dorie Vickery, 503-838-1433; email to firstname.lastname@example.org.