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Prom fundraiser set today

Anyone who eats at Phil's 1500 Subs this afternoon, Feb. 20, between 4 and 7 p.m. will be contributing to the success of this year's Forest Grove High School prom. So says junior class president Makenna Sewell, who noted that 25 percent of all proceeds during that three-hour period will be donated to prom expenses. Teacher Laura Lewis and student Andrew Stanich have challenged each other to a "Subzilla contest," Sewell added, in each will attempt to consume a 2-foot-long, 8-pound sandwich — as well as a large drink and a bag of chips — in 40 minutes or less. The sub shop is at 2834 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove.

Cornelius Elementary collects books

To celebrate Read Across America Day on March 1, Cornelius Elementary School is collecting new or gently used children's books. The goal is to collect 500 books (in both English and Spanish) and give one or more books to every student. Donations can be dropped off at the school, 200 N. 14th Ave., Cornelius, or at the Forest Grove City Library. For more information, call teacher Marcia Andrew-Camacho, 503-359-2500 Ext. 5510.

Cornelius Boosters offer scholarships

The Cornelius Boosters Club is once again offering scholarships to students graduating from local high schools or completing course work as home-schooled students. This year the Boosters will award six scholarships of $500 each, available to any student with a Cornelius address.

Scholarships are awarded based on several criteria: a successful academic record, financial need, extenuating circumstances for the applicant or his/her family and involvement in school and community activities.

Applications are available from guidance counselors at Forest Grove High School and Glencoe High School and are due April 29. For more information, call Ralph Brown, 503-357-2075.

'Conversations' program seeks submissions

Students have the chance to submit essays, videos or work in other digital formats for a chance to be featured in this year’s Forest Grove Conversations program, The Future is Now: Citizens and Community in the Digital Age, co-sponsored by Pacific University’s Tom McCall Center for Policy Innovation and the Friends of the Forest Grove Library. First place winners will have the chance to present their submissions at the free program on March 19 at 7 p.m. Prizes include $100 for first place, $50 for second place and $25 for honorable mention. Winners will be selected in three divisions: elementary division, grades 5-6; middle division, grades 7-9; and senior division, grades 10-12. Submission guidelines and entry forms are available at the Forest Grove City Library and online at fglibrary.plinkit.org. For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Applications available for farm bureau scholarships

The application window is open for two scholarship programs offered by the Washington County Farm Bureau. The high school program awards four $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors planning careers in agriculture, horticulture, viticulture or veterinary, teaching/education and nursing. Two $500 scholarships will also be awarded to graduating seniors planning vocational studies at an accredited junior college in the fields of diesel mechanics, welding, nursing or teaching aides, viticulture, nursery or greenhouse. To qualify, applicants must be members of FFA or 4-H or members of a farm bureau family. Applications are available at high school counseling centers.

The college program offers awards in agriculture education for students who are juniors, seniors or fifth-year collegians earning degrees in horticulture crop and soil science, agri-business management, veterinary, ag-education, animal husbandry, viticulture or nursery. Applicants must be Washington County residents and graduates of a county high school. The award for this program is a $3,000 scholarship for the academic year 2013-14.

Application deadline for both programs is April 3. Contact Marie Finegan at 503-648-9442 for more information.




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