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Rebecca Miles

LOHS grad honored

Waiting for her father to come home from his overseas deployment deeply affected Rebecca Miles. Miles, a 2014 Lake Oswego High School graduate, said spending that time without him gave her “strength to persevere through the tough times and gratitude for the magnificent times.”

As a tutor, she strives to teach middle school students who struggle with class work and hardships of their own. Although the goal may be to improve the students’ grades, Miles says the relationship she has with each child is just as important. Miles also is a top scholar who recently was honored in The Review.

Now she has been rewarded for her commitment to help others as well as for her academic achievements. She recently received a $1,000 scholarship from the American Military Retirees Association as part of the Sergeant Major Douglas R. Drum Memorial Scholarship Program.

This fall, Miles will be studying biomedical engineering at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, and she plans to pursue a career in the medical field.

Morgan Kreager

Local student graduates from virtual high school

Lake Oswego resident Morgan Kreager has graduated from a virtual charter school.

Kreager and the other members of the Oregon Connections Academy’s class of 2014 and their families came from throughout the state to celebrate their nontraditional high school graduation in a commencement ceremony June 14 at the Oregon Convention Center.

Benefit dinner on tap

The Andisheh Center is hosting its first fundraising benefit dinner on July 19.

The 7 p.m. banquet will be held at a private residence in Lake Oswego. In addition to a traditional Persian feast complimented with local wines, the event will feature artists playing popular and classical music on Persian instruments. 

Tickets cost $100, and all proceeds benefit the Andisheh Center, a nonprofit organization that works to bring Iranian cuisine, music and art to the Portland metro area. The organization hosts many events, including the annual Iranian Festival in the South Park Blocks; the 15th-annual festival is slated for Aug. 2. 

For more information on the banquet or to buy tickets, contact Andisheh Center board member Ano Youssefian at 503-319-0030. For more information about the center, visit andisheh.org.

LOJ student honored

Lake Oswego Junior High School would like to recognize Nicholas May-Varas.

Nicholas met the academic criteria for a 2014 Presidential Award for Academic Excellence. His name was inadvertently omitted from the school’s original list of recipients.