Kiwanis Club offers scholarships for Corbett students

The Columbia River Gorge Kiwanis Club is offering scholarships for Corbett High School graduates.

Scholarship candidates must attend a college, university or trade school during the upcoming academic year, have a cumulative high school GPA of 2.5 or better, solicit two letters of recommendation and write a 400-word essay with an emphasis on their community service and leadership qualities.

For more information on the scholarship program or fundraiser breakfast, contact Michael Orelove at 503-703-4495 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Red and Black Dinner and Auction is March 15

The Corbett Boosters’ eighth annual Red and Black Auction and Dinner will be held Saturday, March 15, benefiting Corbett athletics.

Tickets are $40 each or $350 for an 8-person reserved table.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call Brenda Fundak at 503-516-3710 or Rochelle Herge at 503-667-6507 or 503-329-8868 after 6 p.m.

Tickets also may be purchased at a school office or at any varsity home basketball games.

Art show at Reynolds is March 6

An art show and auction will be held 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, in the Arts and Community Building.

The high school jazz bands will begin performing at 6:45 p.m.

For more information, visit or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

MHCC welcomes award-winning author March 3

The Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) Creative Writing Speaker Series is hosting Pam Houston, the award-winning author of two collections of linked short stories.

She will be on campus from noon-1:30 p.m. Monday, March 3, in the Visual Arts Theatre, 26000 S.E. Stark St. Students, MHCC employees and the general public are welcome to attend.

Houston’s stories have been selected for volumes of Best American Short Stories, The O. Henry Awards, The Pushcart Prize and Best American Short Stories of the Century.

She is a winner of the Western States Book Award, the WILLA award for contemporary fiction, The Evil Companions Literary Award and multiple teaching awards.

Houston is the director of Creative Writing at the University of California at Davis and teaches in the Pacific University low-residency masters of fine arts program and at writers’ conferences around the country and the world.

MHCC students receive firewall certification

Students in Mt. Hood Community College’s Cybersecurity and Networking program were awarded accreditation Feb. 18 for completing an intensive training program about firewalls — the first college students in the country to receive this industry recognition.

“Because of the success of this project, MHCC is now the model for colleges nationwide,” said Wayne Machuca, MHCC instructor.

The new accreditation is based on a training program from Palo Alto Networks, that provided the curriculum, online training and 10 physical firewall devices so students could train directly on the equipment.

“Think of it this way: You want to prevent Internet viruses from getting into your network. So, you set up your firewall to prevent Internet access. That would solve the problem, but what if some of your employees need Internet as part of their jobs? Then you need to allow Internet access to only those people. Now, what if you want some people to have Facebook access for reading only, and some to have access to Facebook so they can do messaging and status changes? That is when you need a more sophisticated firewall solution.”

For more information about MHCC Cybersecurity and Networking program, visit or

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