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HRVHS presents student awards

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HRVHS faculty names top 2015-16 scholars

Hood River Valley High School faculty honored its Scholars of the Year, at last week’s Evening of Excellence Academic award banquet. Teachers provided these profiles of the students. Most received their diplomas Friday night at the HRVHS Commencement.

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Payton Rigert awarded P.E.O. STAR scholarship

Payton Rigert, a Hood River Valley High School senior, was awarded the P.E.O. STAR Scholarship for the 2016-1017 academic year by the local Chapter AE of P.E.O.

Gorge Gulp brings local ales; focus on opportunities for kids

Recent train derailments nor Gorge-wide gridlock did not stop the Gorge Gulp fundraising efforts of the Hood River County Education Foundation last Friday night at Venue 301.

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Attentive Parenting: The Next Door gains $50,000 Community Foundation grant

The Next Door has been awarded a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Oregon Community Foundation to support its work as the Parenting Education Hub for Wasco and Hood River Counties. This funding will enable The Next Door to continue providing parenting education class series.

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Rachel Harry wins a Tony

Current, former students nominate theater teacher

Sunday’s Tony Awards playbill will contain a familiar name and school, thanks to the efforts of students and community members.

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Blake Winner crowned Mr. HRV

Mr. HRV played to a full house June 2 at Hood River Valley High School.

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Retirees Honored

Friends and colleagues honored 17 Hood River County School District employees retiring with 400-plus years’ experience at a reception last week hosted by the History Museum of Hood River County.

Tales of huge floods in the Pacific Northwest June 11

Columbia Gorge Chapter Ice-Age Floods Institute and the Hood River Library present “Tales of Huge Floods in the Pacific Northwest: Missoula Floods, Bonneville Flood and Columbia River Basalts,” at the Hood River Library on Saturday, June 11, at 1 p.m.

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Locals help ‘reimagine’ education at forum

“Cradle to career” education and social support, starting at childbirth. “A measurably positive school culture.” “Focus on critical thinking skills instead of facts and data.”

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Hood River Valley High School 2015-16 scholarship list

Here is the full list of scholarships — totaling about $300,000 — presented last week at the Hood River Valley High School Scholarship Night:

Caregivers’ support group meets at HR Adult Center

Are you caring for a parent, spouse, or adult child? Who is caring for you?

Munoz, Marines win county Congressional art competition

Elizabeth Munoz, a senior at Hood River Valley High School, and Roger Marines, a sophomore at South Wasco High School, have been selected as Hood River and Wasco county winners for the 2016 Congressional Art Competition. U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) made the announcement recently.

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Elks announce 2016 ‘Student of the Year’

The annual Student of the Year award banquet was held May 22 at the Hood River Elks Lodge. Eighteen high school seniors were honored for their community service and volunteer work, along with their academic and extracurricular activities

Library Foundation issues a fundraising challenge now through June 30

The deadline for a $200,000 matching challenge through Gorge Community Foundation is approaching quickly, and members of the Hood River Library Foundation are hard at work doing their part, according to Dan Spatz, the community foundation’s director.

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