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Auction to help fund Rex Putnam drum line; Gladstone wins grant for Gettysburg tour

Rex Putnam High School's Kingsmen Thunder Drum Line has launched its third-annual auction fundraiser.

The Drum Line is growing in its 11th year of operation as the only official drum line in the North Clackamas School District.

It consists of between 12 and 20 marching percussionists who perform locally and regionally throughout Oregon and southern Washington at parades, fundraisers, sporting events, competitions, schools and public events.

Rex Putnam High School drum line."Your participation in this auction helps us to raise funds for uniforms, competition fees and instruments throughout the year," said René Ormae-Jarmer, drum-line director. "This program does not receive any funding from the school district, and in order to keep offering this musically sound and popular program, we rely on fundraising and donations."

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Gladstone wins grant for Gettysburg tour

Gladstone High School won a $450 travel grant from the American Battlefield Trust. The funding will allow a group of students to explore Gettysburg National Military Park.

Students will have the opportunity to tour the battlefield's key sites with a licensed guide, view artifacts and interactive exhibits at the Gettysburg Museum of the Civil War, experience the sights and sounds of Pickett's Charge in the Cyclorama, and view a film about the Battle of Gettysburg.

The experience will be part of the school's two-week East Coast trip, which gives 29 high school students the opportunity to visit historic sites from Virginia to Boston on a participant-funded trip from March 12-27.

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