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Park Academy student lands scholarship

Park Academy student Israel David earned a four-year Davidscholarship to Pacific Northwest College of Art.

For David, the $48,000 award affords him a chance to achieve his dream of becoming an artist. He intends to pursue art and music.

Tucked behind Marylhurst University, Park Academy is a nonprofit prep school serving students with dyslexia and other language-based learning differences.

Park Academy, founded in 2005, is moving to a bigger site in the vacant Lake Oswego Armory on Southshore Boulevard. The building is being remodeled, and classes are on schedule to begin in the new site in fall 2014.

School closures scheduled

Schools in the Lake Oswego School District will be closed for a few days in April and May.

For grades ninth to 12th, there will be no school April 4 for grade preparations. April 14 is an early dismissal inservice day. May 23 is an unpaid furlough day. For grades kindergarten to fifth grade, there will be no school for a teacher workday on May 30, and May 26 is Labor Day.

Lewis & Clark offering new program

Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling is kicking off a new program of study this fall.

The program will lead to a Master of Arts in Student Affairs Administration and is designed to prepare graduates for professional positions in higher education. It also emphasizes issues of diversity, equity and social justice and focuses on the ways that learning and development can happen outside of the classroom, in all aspects of life on a college campus. Applications for the program now are being accepted, with a priority deadline of May 1. The program takes about two years to finish with a part-time, three-year option available. Classes are held in the evenings and on weekends to accommodate working professionals. For more information, visit go.lclark.edu/graduate/student/affairs.

Exchange program seeking host families

The EF High School Exchange Year, an exchange program, is looking for host families to house a 15- to 18-year-old.

Students come from countries around the world, visiting the United States to attend one or two semesters of high school. The U.S. Department of State supports the program, aimed at encouraging citizen diplomacy and an interest in new cultures.

EF Foundation for Foreign Study is headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., and since 1979, the organization has matched more than 100,000 international students with host families across the United States.

For more information about hosting an international exchange student, contact Laura Kosloff at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 503-913-0133, or visit the EF High School Exchange Year website at efexchangeyear.org.

Clackamas County Farm Bureau offers scholarships

The Clackamas County Farm Bureau is offering a scholarship program to a high school graduate who is a current Clackamas County resident planning to pursue a career in agriculture or a related field at a two- to four-year higher educational institute.

Scholarships range from $500 to $2,000 per recipient, and $12,000 of scholarships are being awarded.

The deadline is April 15.

To apply, visit oregonfb.org/scholarships, and for more information, contact Tom Winterrowd at 503-263-2696.