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The Gresham-Barlow School Board will recognize Gresham High School students who earned spots in the all-state band and choir in the Oregon Music Education Association's competitions.

Seniors Nathan Rednour, Jude Krecklow and Christian Turner will sing in the all-state choir. Juniors Camille Baptista, Caitlin Peetz, Kayle Berlinger and Laurel O'Brien were selected for the choir. Sophomore Caitlyn Carnahan and freshman Daniel Leon earned choir slots.

Eleventh-grader Ian McMurray, horn, made all-state symphony orchestra. Senior Victoria Myers, horn, earned a spot in the all-state wind ensemble. Junior Samuel Zhou played bass clarinet for a berth in all state wind ensemble.

MHCC reviews CEO applications

The Mt. Hood Community College presidential search committee was scheduled to close the application period on Jan. 28 for people looking to be the college's next president. The committee will now review the applications and meet on Friday, Feb. 16, to pick seven to 10 semi-finalists.

The names in that group will be kept confidential and finalists interviewed in early March. Following those interviews the search committee will recommend three to five finalists to the board of directors.

The finalists will visit campus the week of March 12, participate in open forums with students, faculty and community and be interviewed by the board.

Barlow musicians earn all-state berths

The Oregon Music Education Association named 13 Barlow High School students to all-state groups. Sophomore Zaki Kahl, saxophone; junior Isabel Crumpton, bassoon; sophomore Jordan Gibor, oboe; junior Elizabeth Hernandez, trombone, and freshman Kenna Quirk, trombone earned spots on all-state symphonic band.

The wind ensemble will include Barlow seniors Sydney Harms on clarinet; Ambrose Stringham on clarinet; Abigail Cohen, French horn, and freshman Emma Harms on French horn.

The orchestra will include seniors Karlee Wood and Gary Schmidt, both on trumpet.

Senior Isaac Chapelle, a tenor, and junior Jake Ritter, a bass, will sing in the all-state concert choir.

The Gresham-Barlow School Board is scheduled to recognize these students at its Feb. 1 meeting.

Teens can create jewelry at library

Kids in grades six and up can learn how to make amazing jewelry using tools and equipment at the Rockwood Library's makerspace.

The workshop will make 3D word art jewelry, metal rings, laser cut earrings and more from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3. The library is at 17917 S.E. Stark St. Call 503-988-5125 for more information.

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