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Sullivan named 2011 educator of year, 'Girls Today' conference set, Design a carton and win free milk

Sullivan named 2011 educator of year

Howard Sullivan, a longtime teacher at Forest Grove High School, has been named Oregon's 2011 Outstanding High School Social Studies Educator of the Year. He will be honored at the Oregon Council for the Social Studies awards breakfast on Oct. 1. Sullivan joined the Forest Grove School District in 1979 and taught social studies at Neil Armstrong Middle School and Tom McCall Upper Elementary School before moving to FGHS in 1997. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Sullivan is FGHS activities director and has coached a variety of sports.

'Girls Today' conference set

Girls age 12 to 15 are invited to a workshop at Pacific University in Forest Grove Oct. 14 to 'discuss diverse issues that schools often cannot adequately address,' said Martha Rampton, director of the school's Center for Gender Equity, a sponsor of the event. The conference is set for 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. and costs $10 per participant. It's designed to give girls an opportunity to speak and be heard with the aid of trained facilitators from Pacific's School of Professional Psychology. Included are an opening session, a forum about college, small group sessions on specific issues, a self-defense workshop, a campus tour and a Girls Today T-shirt for all participants. For more information, e-mail Rampton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-352-2772. The American Association of University Women is co-sponsor of the workshop.

Design a carton and win free milk

Oregon students and parents are invited to create a milk carton design between now and Oct. 14 for a chance to win a year's supply of milk. The Oregon Dairy Council is holding the contest in celebration of World School Milk Day today, Sept. 28. Carissa Sauer, communications manager for the Oregon Dairy Products Commission, said people can visit the 'School Milk: All Kinds of Good' Facebook page to enter the carton design competition. The winner, to be announced Oct. 18, will receive two gallons of milk a week for a year, an estimated $350 value.