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Barlow grad gets scholarship, MHCC names new student government advisor, outdoor programs on tap

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: KAHVILOKKI, WIKIMEDIA COMMONS - Bees working on a flowerCelebrate Pollinator Week at Blue Lake

Celebrate bees, birds and other pollinators with a scavenger hunt, games and crafts at the Natural Discovery Garden in Blue Lake Regional Park, 21224 N.E. Blue Lake Road, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 23. The fun is free, but there is a $5 per car parking fee. Call 971-404-9184.

Barlow graduate earns scholarship

Olivia Normand, a 2017 graduate of Barlow High School, received a $1,000 schoarship from the Northwest Community Credit Union. Normand attends the University of Oregon.

The scholarship was awarded to 21 students throughout Oregon who have demonstrated dedication to creating a positive impact in their community.

The next application period for scholarships begins Feb. 1, 2019. Applications can be submitted on the Northwest Community Credit Union website.

MHCC names student government adviser

Mt. Hood Community College named Doctor Abio Ayeliya to be the new advisor for the Associated Student Government for the 2018-19 school year, according to The Advocate student newspaper.

Ayeliya is returning to Oregon from Salt Lake City Community College, where he has advised their student government.

He has an undergraduate degree in business administration and a master's degree in public administration Ayeliya is the executive director of Sabu Help International, a nonprofit organization that helps people in Africa start small businesses, get an education and help lift themselves out of poverty.

Learn how to build your own survival fire

You are lost and the storm clouds are gathering as night descends. Could you light a fire? In this family-friendly class, participants will learn how to light a one-match fire in the toughest conditions. Participants use knives, and fire safety will be emphasized.

The class runs from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 23, and costs $6 per person or $11 per family. The class is at Oxbow Regional Park, 3010 S.E. Oxbow Parkway, east of Gresham. There is a $5 per car parking fee. To register, visit: bit.ly/2JD5rRh.

Take a voyage to the center of the Earth

Journey to the center of the Earth and investigate the powerful process that shapes the planet Mad Science will lead this free workshop for kids from 2-3 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at the Gresham Library, 385 N.W. Miller Ave. Call 503-988-5123 for more information.

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