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LOHS seniors earn Scouting's Eagle rank; Bake sale proceeds will put books in schools; Awards will honor 'Service Above Self'

PHOTO COURTESY OF DAN CLARK - Lake Oswego High seniors Jon Meinhardt (from left), Kyle Moring and Jadon Schmidt have all earned the rank of Eagle. They are members of Boy Scout Troop 230 in Lake Oswego.

LOHS seniors earn Scouting's Eagle rank

Three Lake Oswego High seniors received the Boy Scouts of America's highest rank last month during ceremonies at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center.

The rank of Eagle was awarded Nov. 12 to Jon Meinhardt, 18; Kyle Moring, 18; and Jadon Schmidt, 17, who are all members of Lake Oswego Boy Scout Troop 230.

Meinhardt, the son of Michael Meinhardt and Patricia Wang of Lake Oswego, has recorded more than 100 nights of camping with Troop 230 and completed three 50-mile backpacking trips with the troop. He has served as Patrol Leader, Den Chief and Senior Patrol Leader and was a member of the Order of the Arrow honor society. For his Eagle Scout service project, he built three picnic tables for Gales Creek Camp, a nonprofit summer camp for children with Type 1 diabetes.

Schmidt, the son of Stephen and Julianne Schmidt of Lake Oswego, has earned 27 merit badges in his Scouting career, including Aviation, Oceanography and Geocaching. He built more than 50 dog beds for a local animal shelter for his Eagle project.

Moring, the son of Keith and Susan Moring of Lake Oswego, says snowshoeing and winter camping at White River on Mount Hood are among his favorite Scouting moments. For his Eagle project, he designed and constructed four large planter boxes for Lake Oswego Junior High, filling each with cheerful evergreens when the project was completed.

Bake sale proceeds will put books in schools

An informal group of Lake Oswego moms and their young children will hold a bake sale on two consecutive Saturdays in December to raise funds for the purchase of multicultural books for local elementary school libraries.

The bake sale is being held from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Dec. 9 and Dec. 16 at the Arts Council of Lake Oswego's Holiday Marketplace, which is located at 520 First St. Organizers say they hope to raise $1,000 to purchase books for all six LOSD elementary schools, and to promote diversity and inclusion in the community.

The group also hopes to host a family reading event featuring one of the books at the Lake Oswego Public Library sometime close to Jan. 27, which is Multicultural Children's Book Day.

LOSD librarians and several community organizations are lending their support, including Respond to Racism, LO Stronger Together and LO for Love, which will have T-shirts for sale on both Saturdays. For more information about the event, go to www.facebook.com/events/ 2035492973364636/

Awards will honor 'Service Above Self'

Nominations are now being accepted for the Lake Oswego Rotary Club's second-annual "Service Above Self: Educational Excellence (SASEE)" awards, which honor the community's education heroes with cash prizes and scholarships.

Awards will be given in three categories: Citizens/Volunteers, who each will receive a $2,500 scholarship established in their name to support the college education of a current high school student; Teachers/Administrators/Support Staff, who each will receive $1,000 to apply toward their school or service activities; and Students, who each will receive $500 to apply toward their school or service activities.

Nominees, who can be associated with any public or private school in Lake Oswego, should serve as an inspiration to others and exemplify a stalwart commitment to education through projects, activities or other work that underscores a longstanding devotion to "service above self."

Nominations must be in the hands of the Rotary Club by Jan. 10, 2018; finalists will be honored during a tribute dinner at Marylhurst University on Feb. 28.

For more information or to nominate someone, visit www.rotarysasee.org.

— The Review

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