BPA offering $20,000 in education grants

The Bonneville Power Administration is offering $20,000 in science and energy education grants to nonprofit organizations, schools and others in support of work to educate students in kindergarten through 12th grade about the energy systems of the Pacific Northwest.

The goal of the program is to advance student understanding, awareness and interest in the issues and science involved in energy generation and transmission in the region.

A total of $20,000 will be awarded. The BPA anticipates making five to 10 grants ranging from $500 to $5,000.

Applications for project funding are due May 1, and funding will be awarded in June for projects beginning in the 2013-14 school year.

For terms and instructions on completing a science and energy education grant proposal, visit

Skosh Children’s Festival and Fair May 11

Mt. Hood Community College’s (MHCC) Japanese Club and Ebetsu Gresham Sister City Association are presenting “Skosh” (a little) Japanese: Children’s Festival and Cultural Fair 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at 26000 S.E. Stark St. The event is free and open to the public, featuring demonstrations, displays and performances designed to bring a sample of Japanese culture to the community.

Displays will be staged around campus and will include three-dimensional origami, bonsai, pottery, handmade paper, hariko dolls (washi paper mache) and kokeshi dolls (cylinder sculpture).

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Gresham High theater sweeps state

The Gresham High School Theatre Arts Department won in several categories at the state competition.

The winning scenes were performed on the Historic Elsinore Stage in front of 1,000 theater students and more than 50 schools around the state. Tech entries were showcased with their entries on a slide show.

The winners are as follows:

First place at state in Group Musical with Jellicle Cats from the Musical Cats — Austin Joseph, Andrew De la Paz, Devin Bailey, Spencer Livermore, Brandon Bailey, Dahlton Mahar, Ryan Leveque, Lily Cichon, Angie Hahn, Lara Horine, Abbie Thompson, Amanda Brainard, Gabi Alfonso, Madison Ryder, Cajsa Strommer and Arianne Melton.

First place at state in Pantomime — Claire Corbett and Riley Olson.

First place at state in Lighting Design — Brooke Schlipf.

Second place and third place in Set Design — Trynity Alvarez and Lara Horine.

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