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The HRVHS Speech and Debate team took 17 competitors to the 84th Singletary Tournament at Linfield College on Feb. 1-2. Students from 18 schools in two states competed at the long-running tournament. HRV sent seven speakers into the final rounds of competition. Earning top awards in their ev…

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It’s that time of year! Students are submitting college applications and considering their options. It’s an exciting and hopeful time, but there is a dark cloud of uncertainty looming on the near horizon. Students and their families are wondering, “Can we afford it?”

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It’s that time of year! Students are submitting college applications and considering their options. It’s an exciting and hopeful time, but there is a dark cloud of uncertainty looming on the near horizon. Students and their families are wondering, “Can we afford it?”

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Hood River Valley High School art students recently learned their placement in the Oregon Scholastic Art Awards, and gold key winners are being featured in the lobby of the Columbia Center for the Arts in February. An opening reception will be held Friday, Feb. 1 at 6 p.m.

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The Guardians of the LEGO Galaxy, a Hood River Middle School FLL robotics team, took home three awards at the Oregon State FLL Championship: Third place for Robot Performance, second place overall and the Global Innovations Award for their project “Making Space Accessible for the Visually Impaired.”

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Six teams from Hood River County School District advanced in FTC Robotics last weekend, including five teams from Hood River Valley High School and one team from Wy’east Middle School after Saturday’s First Tech Challenge (FTC) League Play Championships in Bend.

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The Columbia Gorge STEM Hub recently announced the recipients of the Winter 2018 STEM Educator Microgrants. These ideas for innovation in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) were selected by a committee from a competitive pool, said a press release.

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On Dec. 20, Mid Valley second grader Nico Ochoa sat grinning in the dental chair, thinking hard when asked what he wants for Christmas by staff at One Community Health (OCH). He’s just had brand-new sealants applied to his back teeth. But as he’s clearly missing his two front teeth, laughter erupts when it’s suggested he might want to ask Santa for those.

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While looking out the window at a dreary grey day, a wet, rainy day or a cold, snowy day, one might not consider it the best time to think about gardening.

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Eighteen teams of students ages 9-14 competed at the First Lego League (FLL) robotics tournament last Saturday, Dec. 8 at the Hood River Middle School.

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Join Gorge Owned for “Crisis on the Columbia: How two women made a difference on the Cold War River,” a lesson on the importance of cross-cultural alliances led by Katy Barber on Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. at Columbia Center for the Arts. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

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At Hood River Valley High School, Amy Foley and Kathryn Davis each teach a new elective class called Exploring Computer Science (ECS). It’s designed to help increase equity and create opportunities for students who may have had no prior exposure to computers.

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Prospects for a student housing facility and regional skill center at Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC) moved forward Monday as The Dalles council voted unanimously to develop an intergovernmental agreement with the college and Wasco County to use enterprise zone funds for the student housing facility.

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Oregon State University Extension Service holds its “Canning Homemade Soups and Stocks” a la carte Food Preservation course on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at the FISH Food Bank in Hood River from 6-9 p.m.

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The goals of the International Summit were to expose students to new STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) career opportunities, help develop their skills in STEM advocacy, and empower them to have more effective action plans.

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APSIRE info night for teens Oct. 2 at HRVHS, Halloween event scheduled, ‘Paddling America’ book talk Oct. 1 and Library hosts ‘Mail a Postcard Day’

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A free event, Streets Alive! HR/Fiesta en la Calle on Sept. 30 will restrict vehicle use on 1.5 miles of streets on the Heights and open them to non-motorized use. There will be a wide array of activities to promote health and community.

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“Sunday was a tremendous day for the Gorge Kids Triathlon and the kids of our community,” said to organizer Nicole Sibert-Faaborg.

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Hood River County School District is down 11 students compared to last year’s enrollment numbers, said Catherine Dalbey, Human Resources Department director. This year, HRCSD has an enrollment of 4,087 district-wide.

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