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Lake Oswego High School's Empty Bowls event on Wednesday helps hungry people and brings the community together.

Empty Bowls benefits the Oregon Food Bank and offers students a chance to give back.

Lake Oswego High's political action seminar class organizes the event; the ceramics students creates the bowls; and the foods and nutrition classes prepares the soup.

The 5:30 p.m. fundraiser will be in the LOHS cafeteria, 2501 Country Club Road.

Admission is $10 per person, and attendees get to keep their bowls.

Enjoy spelling? Oregon Spellers needs you

Oregon Spellers, which runs the Statewide Spelling Championship, is looking for volunteers in Clackamas County to organize written spelling contests at the school, school district and county levels.

The top speller in each division — elementary, middle and high school — of the county level contest will proceed to the Oregon Statewide Spelling Championship, which is held at the Oregon State Fair in Salem.

Local contest organizers can be school administrators, teachers, parent volunteers or even community service organizations.

More information about how to organize a spelling contest can be found at or contact Oregon Spellers at 541-401-9780 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

School candidate forum set April 24

Lake Oswego High School students and members of the Lake Oswego Education Association are holding a school district board candidate forum. The 5:30 to 8 p.m. April 24 event at the LOHS library, 2501 Country Club Road. will allow the five school board candidates on the May ballot to address current issues.

All five candidates for the three positions, two of which are contested, plan to attend.

Board candidate forum coming to

elementary school

Westridge Elementary School is hosting a town hall meeting with the Lake Oswego School District candidates on April 4.

The 9:30 a.m. event at the school, 3400 Royce Way, will offer the community a chance to ask the candidates questions.

Ag scholarship deadline looming

The Clackamas County Soil and Water Conservation District is offering two $2,000 scholarships to local students studying agriculture, natural resource science and related fields. 

The deadline is Monday, and students can apply at

Award offered

to free thinkers

Northwest Free-thought Alliance is offering a scholarship to upper division or graduate students looking to pursue environmental studies or environmental science.

Students must be active in a local free-thought organization to qualify for the $500 Dustin Finney Memorial Award. The winner will be announced at the NFA regional conference on April 6 at Portland State University.

The scholarship honors a Portland Community College student killed in 2011 by a drunken driver. Finney was majoring in environmental studies and was active in the free-thought movement.

The application deadline is Saturday and applications can be submitted online to

Lake Oswego woman honored

A young woman from Lake Oswego has made the 2013 edition of “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.”Abdulmajid

Stephanie Abdulmajid, a graduate of Westside Christian High School, received an Act Six full-ride scholarship to attend George Fox University. Abdulmajid is a social work major on track to graduate this May. She plans to practice social work in Portland.

Abdulmajid was director at her university’s Associated Student Community organization for two years. She served as a peer adviser and junior class representative of the Social Work Club, and she was a member of the Voices of Praise choir.

She led Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service events for four years. She also volunteered for several local schools and civic agencies.

George Fox faculty and staff selected 15 Who’s Who honorees by ballot, and the editors of the directory endorsed the choices. Students were judged on criteria including academic achievement, community service and leadership in extracurricular activities. Schools throughout the country choose top students for the list.

Lewis & Clark offers new

master’s degree

Lewis & Clark Law School has launched a new degree targeted at those who are passionate about the environment — a master of studies in environmental and natural resources law. This is the first program of its kind at an Oregon law school and one of only a few similar programs in the nation.

The new master’s degree was created for those interested in learning about environmental law, but not interested in practicing law or obtaining a law degree. Potential students include federal agency employees, teachers, elected officials, journalists, and people pursuing careers in lobbying or nonprofit organizations, as well as those in business who want a better understanding of environmental regulations.

The first class of students will enter in fall 2013. The degree can be completed in two semesters, but students will have up to three years to complete coursework. For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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