Centennial school receives wellness award

Lynch View Elementary is one of three schools statewide to win the 2014 “Oregon School Wellness Awards.”

This award “recognizes outstanding school wellness programs around the state that creatively and effectively promote healthy student behavior.”

A celebration of the award will be held the morning of May 21 at the school with guest speakers, student-led tours of the school and a farm-to-school lunch.

Lynch View, with the support of Centennial School District and Dining Service, has been working to offer local healthy foods, energizer breaks and to teach students about the importance of healthy eating and active living.

East County’s first school-based health center is open

Centennial High School’s school-based health center, the first of its kind in East County, has opened its doors.

Multnomah County Chairwoman Marissa Madrigal and Centennial School District Superintendent Sam Breyer will host an opening celebration Thursday, May 22.

Principal Kevin Ricker will join Commissioners Diane McKeel, Loretta Smith and Liesl Wendt at the event, which will include student speakers and a choral performance.

There are 216 public schools in Multnomah County. Centennial is one of 13 to house a county health clinic that provides comprehensive preventive, primary and mental health care for children ages 5 to 18 from throughout the county. The goal is to keep children healthy and ready to learn.

The clinic replaces Multnomah County’s school-linked health center in the East County Building, which closed April 21 in preparation for the move. Staff began seeing students at Centennial on May 5.

Open Door offers basketball camps

Open Door Christian Academy is holding basketball camps in June for all students from third through eighth grade.

Anyone in this age group from the community is eligible, beginner through advanced players, and does not have to be a student at Open Door.

The camp will be from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, June 16-20, for current third, fourth, and fifth graders; and June 23- 27 camp will be for current sixth, seventh, and eighth graders. Email Travis Declet at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 971-266-7159 for more information or to register.

MHCC’s student newspaper wins awards

Mt. Hood Community College’s newspaper, The Advocate, brought home 15 awards from the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association’s 2014 Collegiate Day recently, racking up three more awards than last year.

Honors include second place General Excellence honors, based on judges’ cover-to-cover assessment of three complete issues; first place Best Section and Best Website; and second place Best Design.

The newspaper competed against two-year schools across the state, as well as non-daily newspapers at Oregon universities in some categories.

The awards include:

• First place Best Section — Katelyn Hilsenbeck, Greg Leonov, Rebecca Gaulke

• First and third place Best Review — Danny Perez-Crouse

• First place Best Sports Story — Aaron Marshall

• First place Best Columnist — Danny Perez-Crouse

• First place Best Website

• Second place General Excellence

• Second place Best Sports Story — Cameron Miller

• Second place Best Sports Photo — Carole Riggs

• Second place Best Design

• Second place Best Graphic — Heather Golan

• Second place Best Columnist — Rebecca Gaulke

• Second place Best Cartooning — Heather Golan

• Third place Best News Story — Katelyn Hilsenbeck

• Third place Best Editorial — Danny Perez Crouse

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