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St. Mary’s students earn Schnitzer Spirit awards

Two St. Mary’s Academy groups are being honored with 2013 Harold Schnitzer Spirit of Unity Awards.

The private Portland-based school, which some Lake Oswego students attend, will receive a $500 grant along with the awards to split between its Poverty Awareness Day Committee and Human Rights Club.

St. Mary’s Academy senior Julia McCarthy of Lake Oswego is the co-chair of this year’s committee.

McCarthy said in a written statement that she didn’t realize just how important it is to learn about poverty in your own community until she began attending St. Mary’s.

“Being on the Poverty Awareness Day Committee is so amazing because it provides an opportunity not only to help educate the student body about an important, provocative issue, but to help the students on the committee practice leadership skills and working in a team,” McCarthy said.

Student representatives from the committee accepted the honor during the Concordia University Wholistic Peace Institute’s Student Peace Education & Leadership Summit. The summit was Oct. 9 at Athey Creek Middle School in West Linn.

Marylhurst offering business degree information sessions

Two business degree information sessions are scheduled at Marylhurst University within the next several weeks.

The university offers bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in business. Online programs are available at the school.

The sessions are 6:30 p.m. Nov. 7 and Dec. 5 in Marylhurst’s Old Library in the BP John Administration Building. The school is at 17600 Pacific Highway. The event and parking are free.

For more information, contact Megan Wellman at 503-675-3961 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

College fair coming soon

College-bound students are being afforded the chance to check out hundreds of colleges at once.

The Portland National College Fair on Nov. 1 and Nov. 2 will feature representatives from schools throughout the world and several in the state, including not only major state and private schools but also a few institutions of higher education in the Lake Oswego vicinity: Lewis & Clark College, Marylhurst University and Portland Community College. Officials from the Oregon Student Assistance Commission, the College Board, the ACT and the U.S. Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps also will be on hand.

The estimated attendance for the fair is about 14,000 people, according to the National Association for College Admission Counseling, which is sponsoring the event.

Pacific Northwest Association for College Admission Counseling is hosting the event, which is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 1 and 1 to 5 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Oregon Convention Center, Hall D, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Portland.

The event is free to attend. Organizers are seeking donations of nonperishable food for the Oregon Food Bank.

Students who register ahead will be furnished with an electronic identification code and will not need to fill out information cards. To register, go to gotomyncf.com.

For more information, visit nacacnet.org/college-fairs/FallNCF/Pages/Portland.aspx.

Education Reporter Jillian Daley, who compiles the School Notes, can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and 503-636-1281, ext. 109. Follow her on Twitter, @jilliandaley.