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Local youth becomes an Eagle Scout

by:  SUBMITTED PHOTO - Garrett Biernat A 2013 graduate of Lake Oswego High School has earned his Eagle Scout ranking.

Garrett Biernat of Troop 221 obtained his new status last month after completing a project to renovate a concession storage shed at LOHS, adding paving stones as a walkway and foundation, replacing the building’s shell and installing shelving.

Biernat is majoring in computer science at Oregon State University.

For more information, visit bsatroop221.us.

Westside holding open house

Westside Christian High School officials are holding an open house Nov. 5 at the private school’s developing campus in Tigard.

Westside is moving from its Lake Oswego site on Carman Drive to a location along Highway 99-W near its intersection with Highway 217. School officials aim to open the school in its new home early next year. The plan is to renovate a church building currently at the site and add a library, a gym and fitness and technology centers for phase one of the project, a $12.2 million endeavor.

The open house kicks off at 7 p.m. at the new property at 8200 SW Pfaffle St.

To RSVP, contact Westside Director of Admissions and School Programs Brett Meyers at brett.meyers@wchsonline.org. Drop-ins also are welcome.

Lakeridge concert on tap soon

Lakeridge High School’s Wind Ensemble chamber music concert is on tap today.

The concert “is exclusively small ensembles — quartets, quintets, one duet, so it’s something unique,” and the community is welcome, said Corey Alston, band director at both Lakeridge High and Junior High schools.

The free concert will be 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Senior Commons at Lakeridge, 1235 Overlook Drive.

Marylhurst offers degree info sessions

Two bachelor’s degree information sessions are scheduled at Marylhurst University in November.

The university offers 34 bachelor’s and certificate programs. There’s an overarching info session at 9 a.m. Nov. 16 and one that’s more focused on the arts programs at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 11.

The sessions will be in the BP John Administration Building at the school, 17600 Pacific Highway.

The event and parking are free.

For more information, contact Chris Sweet at 503-699-6268 or csweet@marylhurst.edu.

Students can support school through a contest

An author has donated thousands of dollars for national teen literacy programs, libraries and schools.

Donna Labermeier, who writes fiction for young adults, is holding a contest through Dec. 15 through which students can win cash and prizes for themselves and their school. Participants read Labermeier’s book, “The Healers,” and express how they feel about it via a billboard, video, speech, essay, poem, song or commercial based on the book. There are two categories, sixth- to eighth-graders and ninth- to 12th-graders. Prizes in each category are $1,000 for third, $3,000 for second and $5,000 for first, which will be split 50-50 between the student and school, library or literacy program. Labermeier also will visit winning schools, and students will receive a complimentary copy of her book if they participate.

The contest commenced on day one of Teen Read Week, Oct. 13.

To enter, visit healerstrilogy.com.

Portland Community College honoring new president

The investiture for Portland Community College’s new president is on tap this coming Wednesday.by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Jeremy Brown

PCC, which has several branches including the nearby Sylvania campus, will be honoring its sixth president, Jeremy Brown, with a ceremony in the Kridel Grand Ballroom of the Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave. Gov. John Kitzhaber will be speaking at the event.

All are welcome, but a reservation is required. To RSVP, visit www.pcc.edu/invest.

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