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LOSF luncheon features speaker from The Princeton Review

Rob Franek, senior vice president-publisher at The Princeton Review, will be the featured speaker at the Lake Oswego Schools Foundation's annual luncheon.

The event is scheduled from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 17, at the Oregon Golf Club, 25700 S.W. Petes Mountain Road, West Linn. Cost is $40 per seat. To buy tickets, call LOSF bookkeeper Kim Wagner at 503-534-2118 or LOSF Executive Director Jennifer Zagacki at 503-534-2106.

Franek, whose company produces college entrance exam prep books, also will be speaking at a free seminar for parents that includes tips for college-bound students. That event is set for 7-8:30 p.m. on Feb. 17 at Lake Oswego High School, 2501 County Club Road. To register, visit http://bit.ly/1OXT4hm.

The Foundation uses donations to hire and retain additional teachers, and Foundation teachers can be found at all schools in the district. To donate to the Foundation, call 503-534-2118 or 503-534-2106.

Kindergarten Roundup returns next week

Parents who plan to enroll their children in kindergarten in the Lake Oswego School District in September are invited to the annual Kindergarten Roundup at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 28.

Parents can learn about programs, registration, curriculum and extended care options at the district's six local elementary schools — Forest Hills, Hallinan, Lake Grove, Oak Creek, River Grove and Westridge. Students must be 5 years old by Sept. 1, although parents may request consideration for early admission for a child with a birthday between Sept. 1 and Sept. 15.

For more information, call 503-534-2000 or visit http://bit.ly/1xUKq67.

Riverdale student wins singing award

Yonah Barany, a 2014 Riverdale High School graduate, was awarded first place and $150 in the sophomore men's division at the recent Wisconsin chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) competition at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

Barany, son of Micah and Dr. Deborah Barany of Portland, attends Lawrence University, a college of liberal arts and sciences in Wisconsin with a nationally recognized conservatory of music. The November 2015 auditions attracted almost 400 singers from around Wisconsin, including 19 Lawrence students. The competition included 22 divisions organized by gender and level. Depending upon the category, NATS competitors were required to sing two, three or four classical pieces from different eras, with at least one selection in a foreign language.

— The Review