Education news for May 4-10
Local SPU students make dean's list
Jessie Abbie Comfort and Adam Edward Roethe of West Linn were recently named to the Seattle Pacific University 2017 winter quarter dean's list. Students on the dean's list have completed at least 12 credits and attained a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.
Founded in 1891, Seattle Pacific University is a leading Christian university that serves more than 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students.
West Linn's Yu to compete in international science fair
From May 14-19, 27 high school students from the Portland area will head to Los Angeles to compete for more than $4 million in awards from the Intel Foundation during the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2017, a program of Society for Science & the Public.
West Linn High School sophomore Jessica Yu Intel International Science and Engineering Fair finalists from the Los Angeles area are:
More than 1,700 finalists from 78 countries, regions, and territories will participate in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, the world's largest international pre-college science competition. We hope you'll join us in celebrating these finalists for embracing their interests in science, technology, engineering and math fields.
Reynolds named NSBAC treasurer
Betty Reynolds, President of Oregon School Boards Association and member of the West Linn Wilsonville School Board, was recently re-elected as Treasurer of the National School Boards Action Center.
The National School Boards Action Center (NSBAC) is a not-for-profit organization that advocates at the federal and national levels for the advancement of public education, local school board leadership and excellence and equity in our nation's public schools. Across the nation, 90,000 local school board members are responsible for governing nearly 14,000 school systems serving 50 million public school students.
"It's an honor to serve as an officer of NSBAC. The mission to support our public education system is more critical than ever, and I encourage everyone to join Friends of Public Education by visiting NSBAC.org," Reynolds said in a press release.
Reynolds was also re-elected Chair of the Clackamas Community College Budget Committee.