Gresham grad wins ANDEO scholarship

Hannah VanBrunt, a 2013 Gresham High School graduate, has won the ANDEO International Homestays Scholarship, which will go toward her college tuition at the Honors College of Southern Oregon University.

A freshman, VanBrunt is working toward a degree in psychology in the first honors college class at Southern Oregon.

The ANDEO Scholarship is designed to help students living in Oregon and Washington afford college.

ANDEO awards this scholarship to a student who has hosted an international student with the organization and who has completed three or more years of a foreign language. Students also must hold a GPA of 3.50 or higher.

VanBrunt hosted two Japanese students through ANDEO and traveled to Japan last summer with the Gresham High School program also coordinated by ANDEO.

For more information about hosting and traveling a broad with ANDEO, visit or call 503-274-1776.

Connections Community holds book sale Nov. 2-3

The Make A Difference Book Sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at the Gresham Library, 385 N.W. Miller Ave., Gresham.

All proceeds from the sale go toward donations for scholarships through the Women in Transitions program at Mt. Hood Community College, as well as donations to other local nonprofit organizations.

Participants may buy a bag of books for $10 and fill it with as many books as will fit into the bag. Books are available for individual purchase from $1 to $2, and children’s books are 50 cents.

No registration is required. For more information, call Shelley Oleachea-Caufield at 503-318-1205 or visit

Peer Court seeks volunteers

The Four Cities Peer Court is seeking youth volunteers for its peer attorney and jury training from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Gresham Police and Rockwood Community Office, 8709 S.E. Stark St., Portland.

Lunch is included.

Four Cities Peer Court acts as a diversion program for youths age 12-17 with first-time, low-level violations. Under the direction of attorneys, youth volunteers work as defense attorney, prosecuting attorney and jury.

To qualify, students must commit to one year of volunteering once a month and be between ages 14-18.

Additionally, the Peer Court will hold an open house from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, to celebrate its five-year anniversary.

The celebration will be held in the Fairview Council Chambers, Fairview City Hall, 1300 N.E. Village St., Fairview.

To learn more, register or RSVP, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-891-9065.

Black Swan presents ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Black Swan Youth Theater will stage William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 18-19, and Oct. 24-26 at Mt. Hood Community College’s Studio Theatre, 26000 S.E. Stark St., Gresham.

The Oct. 24 performance is a fundraiser night for Black Swan’s United Kingdom theater trip next year.

Tickets are $7 for students and $8 for adults. Reservations are recommended at 503-501-6079 or

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