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Mardi Gras comes to Dilley, and a Gaston woman studies abroad

Mardi Gras comes to Dilley

Members of Dilley Elementary School's Parent-Teacher Organization are planning a Mardi Gras theme for their annual fund-raising auction, set for Saturday, May 10 in Washburne Hall at Pacific University in Forest Grove.

The auction, the Dilley PTO's major annual fund-raiser, is set for 6 to 9 p.m. and will include hors d'oeuvres and an evening buffet. Proceeds go toward books, field trips, art literacy activities, music, after-school functions and more.

Cost is $20 per person before April 15 and $25 per person after that date. Contact Elina Payton, auction coordinator, at 503-357-4276 for more information.

PCC holds GED prep classes

Portland Community College will hold several General Educational Development (GED) classes in April at Forest Grove High School, 1401 Nichols Lane.

Classes in writing, social studies, science, reading and math will be in Room 2119 at 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays April 1, 3, 22 and 24.

For details, call 503-244-6111.

Gaston grad night donations welcome

The parents of seniors at Gaston High School are seeking tax-deductible donations for the Class of 2008 alcohol- and drug-free all night party and trip.

The event will follow the GHS commencement ceremony on Sunday, June 8.

Donations may be sent to Gaston Grad Night Committee, P.O. Box 68, Gaston, Ore., 97119.

Cornelius Boosters offer scholarships

The Cornelius Boosters are offering $500 and $1,000 scholarships to Cornelius students graduating from local high schools.

Applications are due by April 21 and can be obtained by visiting Glencoe High School in Hillsboro or Forest Grove High School. For more information, call Edith Lavoie, 503-846-9586.

Local students on Linfield dean's list

Three local students have been named to the fall 2007 dean's list at Linfield College in McMinnville. They are:

Bethany Cook, a senior from Banks; Amanda M. Uppiano, a sophomore from Forest Grove; and Jennifer Wismer, a senior from Gaston.

Gaston woman studies in Great Britain

Madelynn Garner of Gaston spent January in Great Britain through a study abroad program at Linfield College in McMinnville.

Garner, a senior majoring in English and secondary education, traveled to Bath, Edinburgh, London and Keswick for site-based writing classes and literary workshops.

Banks woman named to president's list

Anna Marie Kay Isaacson of Banks has been named to the president's list at Pensacola Christian College in Florida.

Isaacson earned a straight-A average during fall term 2007.

Bean named to dean's list

Alyson Bean of Forest Grove has been named to the dean's list at Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho, for fall term 2007.