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Hillsboro School Notes: July 1, 2016

Hilhi student wins young entrepreneur scholarship

Hillsboro High School student Alexander Aguilar Navarro is one of three students to win a 2016 Young Entrepreneurs Business Week (YEBW) scholarship provided by AKT Manufacturing Group.

YEBW is a week-long program for high school students taking place at the University of Portland, University of Oregon and Oregon State University campuses. The aim of the program is to provide students with the financial literacy, business fundamentals, and the confidence they need to be self-sufficient and successful.

As students run through business simulations in teams and hear talks from real entrepreneurs and executives, they explore various job fields and industries. Applicants wrote a 500-word essay discussing solutions needed in the marketplace and the importance of continuous improvement.


School district hires several more principals

More administrators will move to different schools for the 2016-17 school year.

OJ Gulley, current assistant principal at Liberty High School, will be the principal at Evergreen Middle School, subsequent to Rian Petrick’s selection for the new position of director of extracurricular programs and community outreach.

John Matsuo, current principal at Lenox Elementary School, will become an assistant principal at Hillsboro High School.

Alison Paulus, principal of W.L. Henry Elementary School, has resigned her position and will go to work for the North Clackamas School District.

Current North Eugene High assistant principal Courtney Leonard has been hired as an assistant principal at Hillsboro High School. Leonard has worked in the Eugene School District her entire career and has extensive background in the International Baccalaureate program offered at Hilhi.

Kelly Cox, current dean of students at Roosevelt High School in Portland, will become an assistant principal at Glencoe High School. She has worked in various positions at Portland Public Schools her entire career.