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Gresham-Barlow singers and actors are honored, you can make corn husk dolls at the library

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - The Gresham High School Choir sang at New York City's landmark St. Patrick's Cathedral. Gresham-Barlow singers celebrated

Members of the choirs of Barlow and Gresham high schools were honored by the district's school board for earning spots in the all state and all northwest choirs.

Singing their way to a spot in the all state choir were: Barlow's Brooke Collins (Soprano), Logan Latourette (Baritone), Shyloh Peckham (Alto) and Toby Neighorn (Tenor). Going to state from Gresham were Naomi Thompson (Alto 1), Caitlyn Carnahan (Alto 2), Andrew Walton (Tenor 2), Savannah Springer  (Soprano 1), Skyler Bolster (Baritone), Keegan Cereghino (Baritone), Brodie Joseph (Bass 2) Laurel Bice (Alto), David Collins (Bass 1) and Caitlin Peetz (Alto 1).

Earning spots in the all northwest choir are Barlow's Audrey Thies (Alto) and Gresham's Josh Barcroft (Tenor 1), Tess Wix (Soprano 1), Kayle Berlinger (Soprano 2), Chloe Hallberg (Soprano 2), Ashley Harris (Soprano 2), Abbie Soulagnet (Alto 1), Laurel O'Brien (Alto 2), Adam Carsner (Baritone) and Connor Henkle (Baritone). 

Barlow actors excel

The Northeast Regional Acting Festival on Friday, Feb. 1, honored 65 Barlow High School performing art students by inviting them to perform their hit fall musical, "MAMMA MIA!," at the Oregon Thespian State Festival at the Elsinore Theatre in Salem on Friday, April 5.

Twelve Barlow thespians are moving forward from regional competition to the state contest. The festivals are held by Oregon Thespians, a professional organization for theater teachers.

Make corn husk dolls

Artists Gerardo Calderon and Nelda Reyes will teach kids and families how to make lovely little dolls from colored corn husks in a free workshop from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Fairview-Columbia Library, 1520 N.E. Village St.

Participants will learn how ancient cultures are inspired by nature to make their arts and crafts, as well as learning about the importance of corn in native Mexican culture.

Call 503-988-5123 for more information.

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