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Reynolds students host haunted benefit

Students in Reynolds High School leadership are hosting “A Haunted Hospital,” a benefit for Reynolds Outdoor School.

The ghoulish affair is scheduled for 5-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 and 5-9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, at Edgefield Property Building F, 2408 S.W. Halsey St., Troutdale.

Elementary students are invited to dress up and trick-or-treat from 5-6 each night. Admission is $6 per person and $5 with student identification.

All proceeds will benefit the Reynolds Outdoor School Program, a three-day experience that district sixth-graders take part in, involving environmental science, sustainable practices and natural resources.

Portland Lutheran student earns accolades

Portland Lutheran School senior Olivia Nyberg has been named a Commended Student in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program.

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for exceptional academic promise.

Commended Students placed among the top 5 percent of more than 1.5 million who entered the 2014 competition by taking the 2012 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

A fair for student veterans

Mt. Hood Community College will host a veterans fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, in Vista Dining Center, Room AC2000.

Sponsored by MHCC Veteran Services, WorkSource, Gresham United Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 180 and a number of employers, the fair will feature information and guidance for veterans about their careers and GI Bill benefits.

Employers seeking to hire veterans will include banks, healthcare organizations, manufacturers, retail grocers and transportation representatives.

‘A Christmas Carol’ meets ‘Noises Off’

Sam Barlow High School Theatre is presenting “Inspecting Carol” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8, 9 and 14-16 and 3 p.m. Nov. 10 and 17.

The comedy centers around a small theater company that performs Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” every winter.

Tickets are $8 for general admission and $6 for students and seniors. The box office opens one hour before each performance. For more information, call 503-258-4850.