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School fundraiser on tap soon

Wishbone Home & Design is putting on a fundraiser next week in Lake Oswego to support academic achievement at Lakeridge High School.

Anyone who visits Wishbone Home & Design 3-7 p.m. on Nov. 5 can enjoy light refreshments and appetizers, knowing that a portion of sales will benefit Lakeridge. Remember to mention that you’re there in support of the Pacers to ensure funds are donated to the school. Designer holiday wreaths will be available for ordering. In addition, Durant Vineyards will be offering wine and olive oil sampling, and taking holiday orders.

Wishbone Home & Design, located at 41 B Ave., features furniture, lighting, accessories, art, gifts, found objects and more. The business also offers services such as design consultation, custom finishings and upholstery. For those who can’t make the Nov. 5 event, there are still opportunities to donate by shopping 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Nov. 6 and 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Nov. 7.

For more information, call Wishbone Home & Design, 503-636-1229.

A chance to fulfill academic promise

The State of Oregon’s new Oregon Promise grant program is providing qualifying students who wish to attend community college a chance to have most or all of their tuition covered — or to at least receive a grant for $1,000 for use toward room and board, transportation or books.

To qualify, students must have a high school diploma or GED in hand by spring/summer 2016 and a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average. Applicants also must have been an Oregon resident for at least 12 months before enrolling in community college, according to a press release from the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission.

An applicant must complete the online application form at www.OregonPromise.com between Nov. 1 and Jan. 1. An application should include high school transcripts or GED scores.

Students also must finish the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or its approved alternative; more information on the alternative is slated to be posted to the Oregon Promise website.

Once approved, a student has to enroll in an Oregon community college within six months of graduating or completing the GED. The student also must accept all state and federal grants for which they qualify.

The Oregon Legislature created Oregon Promise through Senate Bill 81, and Gov. Kate Brown signed it into law this year. The Office of Student Access and Completion was charged with administering the new Oregon Promise program, along with other duties.

For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the OSAC at 800-452-8807.