Area teens compete for Rose Festival Court
Students from Gresham, Reynolds and Barlow high schools will join juniors and seniors from high schools all over the Portland area to vie for the 14 positions in the Rose Festival Court in a first round of judging Saturday, Feb. 10. More than 80 applicants will be judged on their public speaking presentations in front of a panel of volunteer judges. The Metro East princesses will be announced in March. Each member of the court gets a $3,500 scholarship and other prizes.
$20 SAT/ACT prep class offered
The Oregon School Activities Association, working with test prep firm eKnowledge, is offering an almost free online class for students to prepare for the college entrance examinations the SAT or the ACT. The class normally costs $350, but through the OSAA program that cost will be waived and only a $19.99 fee will be charged. This is a semester-length program and there are classes, sample questions and practice tests. For more information visit eKnowledge.com/OSAA.
Library hosts teen anti-Valentine fest
Kids in grades six and up who are not big fans of Valentine's Day can come to the Rockwood Library for some un-Valentine fun. Teens can make crafts and participate in activities that make fun of Valentine's Day from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at 17917 S.E. Stark St. Call 503-988-5123 for more information.