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Photo Credit: REVIEW FILE PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE  - Company members performed all-male and all-female numbers during a variety show in April 2013, and many members danced and sang, including: from left, Lilly Kritler, Bethany Neuman and Emma Bartel.

Lakeridge students singing wintertime tunes

The multi-ensemble Lakeridge High School Winter Choir Concert is returning in the chilly season as sure as blustery days and hot chocolate.

At the Dec. 17 event, Choral Director Bill Campbell will conduct six Pacer vocal groups, including the school’s state-ranked A Cappella choir and the show choir, Company.

Doors open at 7 p.m. and the curtain rises at 7:30 p.m. in the Lakeridge auditorium, 1235 Overlook Drive. The concert is so popular that attendees must buy tickets to reserve a seat, said Lauren Hughes, a Lakeridge Parent Choir Board member. Tickets cost $5 apiece and are available at lrhs.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=2244.

BBB offering $10,000 scholarship

The Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington has launched the 2015 Students of Integrity Scholarship, offering high school seniors in the Northwest a chance to win a $10,000 scholarship.

Applicants create a 90-second video demonstrating how BBB helps people become smarter consumers. The prize package also will include travel expenses for one person to go to Portland to receive the check, as well as hotel accommodations for two nights and two tickets to the March 28 Portland Trail Blazers game at the Moda Center. If a group entry wins, the scholarship will be divided evenly among the group members, but only one person will have travel expenses paid and only one hotel room will be offered.

Judges from Alaska, Oregon and Washington will choose the winner in March; 15 finalists will be announced on Feb. 16. The deadline for applications is Jan. 30.

For eligibility details and an application, visit bbb.org/alaskaoregonwesternwashington/charities-donors/about-us/bbb-foundation/bbb-students-of-integrity-scholarship. The top 15 videos will be posted on BBB’s YouTube channel: youtube.com/user/BBBNews4You.


Marylhurst bestows award on Clackamas CC dean

Marylhurst University officials have honored Shelly Parini, Clackamas Community College’s dean of College Advancement and Public Affairs, with a Marylhurst 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award.

Parini in October was presented with the award for achievements including creating the Imagine Clackamas community engagement initiative, which helped lead to the passage of a $90 million bond measure for CCC.

A resident of Happy Valley, Parini earned a bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University and a master’s degree in Organizational Communication from Marylhurst University. Parini has served in her current role at CCC since July 2006.

For more information about CCC and other higher education choices and funding sources, attend College Night on Dec. 9. The event kicks off with pizza and beverages at the college’s Gregory Forum on the Oregon City campus, 19600 Molalla Ave. Participants can enter to win one of three $500 scholarships good for any accredited college in the nation, provided by the event sponsor, Educational Credit Management Corporation. For more information, contact Financial Aid director Chippi Bello at chippi@clackamas.edu or 503-594-3099 or Student Support and Enrollment coordinator Tawnya Stauffer-Dexter at tawnyas@clackamas.edu or 503-594-6136.

Lake Oswego school closures due

Students in secondary and primary grades in the Lake Oswego School District will not have class for several days this month, mainly because of winter break.

Winter break begins Dec. 22, and students will return to class on Jan. 5. Grades six through eight will have an early release day today (Dec. 4), and on Friday, Dec. 5, there will be no school for students in kindergarten through eighth grade for a teacher grade prep day.

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