WHS band, orchestra takes first in NWOC
Wilsonville High School Band finished first place in the Northwest Oregon Conference for the first time since 2003, and finished sixth at State Band Competition May 20. They also received state-qualifying scores at the OSU Concert Band Festival, George Fox University Concert Band Festival, and the Clackamas Community College Concert Band Festival (along with getting first place in the Large School/Open division at CCC).
Wilsonville High School Orchestra also got first place in the Northwest Oregon Conference for the first time, finishing 14th at the State Orchestra competition.
The Wilsonville High School Jazz Band placed second in the Northwest Oregon Conference, second in the high school Intermediate division at the West Salem Jazz Festival, and third place at the Clackamas Community College Jazz Festival. The Jazz Two band also placed fourth in the Novice division at the West Salem Jazz Festival.
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.
Wilsonville resident graduates from Azusa Pacific
Wilsonville resident Sydney Eaton graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a bachelor of science in applied exercise science on Saturday, May 6, and joined approximately 1,700 graduates at the spring commencement ceremonies.
Azusa Pacific University is an evangelical Christian university with 77 bachelor's degrees, 45 master's degrees, 18 certificates, 16 credentials, 8 doctoral programs, and 2 associate's degrees.
WHS senior wins Comcast scholarship
Wilsonville High School senior Sophia Bynum received a $1,000 scholarship from Comcast NBC Universal May 12. Comcast NBC Universal handed out $79,000 in scholarships for the 2017-18 school year to 61 Oregon & SW Washington students as part of its annual Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program. The program, funded by the Comcast Foundation, is a $1,000 scholarship awarded to the best and brightest high school seniors for their community service, academic performance and leadership skills.