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MHCC honors instructors, Kiwanis give scholarships to 4 Corbett grads, fun library programs slated

FILE PHOTO - Chris Gorsek was one of six outstanding instructors honored by Mt. Hood Community College this year. Outstanding instructors honored by MHCC

The Mt. Hood Community College Board of Education will honor the winners of the distinguished teaching awards for the 2017-18 school year at its Wednesday, June 20, board meeting.

Those to be recognized for excellent teaching include: Tambi Boyle, math; Joan DeYoung, natural resources; Chris Gorsek, criminal justice; Colin Gilmore, sociology; Valorie Gilbert, welding and Terri Makinson, funeral services.

Corbett High grads get Kiwanis scholarships

Columbia Gorge Kiwanis Club of Troutdale/Corbett awarded $3,000 in four scholarships to 2018 graduates of Corbett High School. Brook Mackaness, who plans to attend Oregon State University, received $1,000. Alexandra Foley, who will go to Washington State University, also got $1,000. Courtney Gibbs, who will head to University of Montana, received $500 and Rose Cassetty, who will attend Linfield College, also received $500.

Students must have a 2.5 or better GPA and write an essay to enter the scholarship competition.

Kiwanis raises the funds for these scholarships from its annual July 4 breakfast.

Teens make bug art from castoffs

Artist Suzanne Moulton will teach teens how to turn old magazines, bottle caps, twist-ties and other flotsam into cool looking insect art. This free workshop will be held from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at the Rockwood Library, 17917 S.E. Stark St. Call 503-988-5123 for more information.

Art bar comes to Rockwood

Art ala Carte, a Portland art nonprofit, turns restaurant salad bars into art bars for an "all you can make" art experience. The free art bar will come to the Rockwood Library, 17917 S.E. Stark St., from 2-4 p.m. Friday, June 22. Kids of all ages and skill levels fill up trays with a variety of supplies: everything from pom-poms, feathers and glitter, to bottle caps, CDs and army men. Kids create at their own pace and ideas are transformed into masterpieces. Call 503-988-5123 for more information.

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