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Wismer gets Legion’s teacher of year award

Forest Grove High School social studies teacher Bob Wismer has been named the American Legion’s 2014 Oregon Teacher of the Year.

The award was presented at the school’s annual Veterans Day assembly Monday morning by Billie Johnson, commander of the Forest Grove Legion Post #2. The award is given annually to recognize dedicated teachers who go above and beyond in their profession.

Joseph Gale Elementary receives school supplies

The Hillsboro Federated Women’s Club branch gifted $300 worth of school supplies to Joseph Gale Elementary School in Forest Grove last Monday, Nov. 3.

Grad party seeks support

The Forest Grove High School Grad Night Committee is seeking donations for its 2015 Drug and Alcohol Free Grad Night Party next June.

Held the evening of commencement, the celebration is financed by ticket sales and fundraising efforts. Next year the committee expects about 175 graduates (about 40 percent of the FGHS Class of 2015) to attend the party, which costs about $20,000.

Committee members are trying to raise half the total cost. They are receiving checks payable to “FGHS Grad Night Committee” as well as donations of gift cards, prize items or purchases of tickets for students.

Send donations to: FGHS Grad Night, c/o Gretchen Brown, 1401 Nichols Lane, Forest Grove, OR 97116. For more information, send an email to fghs2015gradnight@gmail.com.

Committee members include Vara Fellger, Lisa Downing and Gretchen Brown.

Oregon College Savings Plan awards $11,000

Eight winners from around the state now have a $529 Oregon College Savings Plan after a random drawing in the “Fizz Boom Save!” program, a statewide campaign designed to promote summer reading programs at public libraries around the state.

The Oregon College Savings Plan awarded eight children just over $11,000: each of the eight winners received a $529 Oregon College Savings Plan account, while 15 libraries — three from each Oregon congressional district — each received $500. 

Javon Hoffman of Beaverton, first grade, from Beaverton, was a local winner, along with the Hillsboro’s Shute Park Branch Library.

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