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HRVHS Class of 2014 up for whatever comes next

The Hood River Valley High School Class of 2014’s motto is an oft-quoted lyric from John Lennon’s 1971 hit “Imagine,” that states: “You may think that I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.”

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Horizon grad sums it up: ‘We made it through together’

Roller-skating incidents, teachers’ waistlines, and misplaced homework assignments lined up as humor fodder in Saturday’s Class of 2014 commencement at Horizon Christian School.

Elks Lodge Student of the Year banquet honors volunteer efforts and academics

The 17th annual Student of the Year Banquet was held in the Hood River Elks Lodge ballroom on June 1. The 18 monthly award winners were honored for their volunteer efforts in the community as well as their academic and activities work at school.

CGCC foundation receives major endowment for nursing grants

Columbia Gorge Community College Foundation received a donation of stock valued at more than $400,000 from Robert and Annabelle Vogel of The Dalles.

Art of honor: Klahre students create works celebrating local heroes

Students of the Klahre House Alternative School are unveiling their recently completed group art project on June 11. The students want to share their art with the community at an opening ceremony.

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Gus Hedberg to serve as principal at Parkdale

With the retirement of Kim Vogel, principal at both Parkdale Elementary and Cascade Locks Elementary, Supt. Dan Goldman has developed a plan to provide needed, continuous leadership at both schools.

Horizon Christian School receives school improvement grant

Horizon Christian School has applied for, and received a school improvement grant which provides for three additional staff positions beginning in September 2014.

Students plan First Friday Engineering Fair

Payton Rigert and Victoria Kohner-Flanahan have a mission. These two students from Hood River Valley High School want to help the community learn about all the amazing engineering opportunities in our classrooms and businesses.

Local students earn Ford Foundation scholarships

The Ford Family Foundation has selected 104 students from Oregon and 16 students from Siskiyou County, Calif., as new Ford Scholars. This year’s Ford Scholars were chosen from 5,282 applicants.

Mata and Merten are Elks Students of the Month

Tabitha Merten and Frida Mata, both Hood River Valley High School students, were chosen as Students of the Month for May by the Hood River Elks Club.

Klickitat Democrats host panel discussion on coal

WHITE SALMON — A public information panel to address issues of concern to Klickitat County and the Columbia River Gorge over coal and oil transport will be June 2 at 6:30 p.m. at White Salmon Library.

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HRV seniors Spezia-Schwiff, Schlosser surprised by top citizen honors

Humility may be the dominant trait of the two stand-out students honored with the 2013-14 Citizenship Award at Hood River Valley High School.

CenturyLink grant upgrades May Street tech ed team

CenturyLink recently awarded a $5,000 Mobile Technology grant to the May Street Elementary technology integration team. The team, led by Lenny Bunting, fifth-grade teacher at May Street, includes Kate Getchis, second-grade teacher and Heather Clark, first-grade teacher. The team will be implementing the grant over the next school year.

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La Banda fills musical gap in community

Community Education’s new Hispanic music program is picking up tempo.