What's new in education? The school-level spelling bee winners have been announced, robo teams won honors, Lakeridge is holding a fundraiser for Make A Wish and Oswego BRAVE has another event coming up soon

School-level spelling bee winners announced

The Lake Oswego School District has announced the winners of school-level Spelling Bee competitions.

The school-level champs will move on to the Portland Tribune/Comcast Regional Spelling Bee to vie for a place in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The regional bee is on tap this Saturday, March 18, at the Hollywood Theatre in Portland. The Pamplin Media Group, which includes The Review, is the organization responsible for sponsoring the annual event. The Scripps National Spelling Bee is scheduled May 29-June 2 in Washington, D.C.

The following Lake Oswego elementary and middle school students are the school-level winners:

— Lake Oswego Junior High sixth-grader Megan Chiang;

— Lakeridge Junior High seventh-grader Jack Morgan;

— Forest Hills Elementary fifth-grader Amar Tripuraneni;

— Hallinan Elementary fifth-grader Jasmine Quast;

— Lake Grove Elementary fifth-grader Luka Cfarku;

— Oak Creek Elementary fifth-grader Leo Jackson;

— River Grove Elementary fourth-grader Kyle Farnsworth; and

— Westridge Elementary fifth-grader Tatum Brintnall.

Robo teams win honors

Oregon Robotics Tournament & Outreach Program has announced some honors for Lake Oswego teams.

At the FIRST Tech Challenge Oregon State Championship Robotics Tournament on Feb. 26 at Benson Polytechnic High School, four Lake Oswego High School students were recognized as Dean's List Semi-Finalists for the state of Oregon. They are Brendan Schaezler from DON'T PANIC and Always Carry a Towel, as well as Max Chu and Zhangxiang (Chuck) Lu from Team Axis and Carl Bergstrom from Tobor Tech.

During the state tournament, The Fellowship of the Robot received the PTC Design Award for having a clean and creative design, and Team Axis received the Connect Award for the team that connects the most with the science, technology, engineering and math community. The local teams also moved on to the super-regional event in Tacoma, Wash.

Lakeridge Walk-a-thon fundraiser coming up

A benefit for Make A Wish Foundation is on tap this Saturday.

The event is organized by the Lakeridge High School Key Club to support a group that fulfills wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at Lakeridge High School,1235 Overlook Drive. For more information or to register, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Oswego BRAVE screening movie about masculinity

Oswego BRAVE (Be Respectful and Value Everyone) will screen "The Mask You Live In" on April 4.

The show is about the inner turmoil boys and men feel regarding society's narrow definition of masculinity and their own desire to be who they really are.

Research shows that compared to girls, boys in the United States are more likely to be diagnosed with a behavior disorder, prescribed stimulant medications, fail in school, binge drink, commit a violent crime and/or take their own lives, according to an Oswego BRAVE press release.

Doors are scheduled to open at 6 p.m., and the movie is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Lakeridge High School, 1235 Overlook Drive. There's a suggested donation of $10 per family. The recommended age to view the movie is 15. For more ratings information, visit

The event is hosted by the Lakeridge High School Key Club and sponsored by Oswego BRAVE.

For more information about Oswego BRAVE, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., visit or find the group

— The Review

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