GHS actors take first in state, Centennial administrator honored, make Mother's Day craft, more


Gresham actors take first place in state competition

Tess Wix and Adam Carsner from Gresham High School won first place with a duo musical at the Oregon State Thespian Festival in Salem in April.

Seniors Wix and Carsner won with the song "Tear Jerk" from the musical "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" by Joe DiPietro and Jimmy Roberts.

MHCC Japanese students soar in competition

Two Mt. Hood Community College Japanese language students spoke their way to honors at the 23rd annual Toyama Cup, held April 21. Organized by the Japan-America Society of Oregon, the Toyama Cup is a speech contest for university and college students studying #Japaneselanguage in Oregon and Washington.

Arthuro Cardenas won second place and LaDaiyce Loyan, a student at Reynolds High School who took Japanese at MHCC last term, placed third. Students had to write a four to six minute speech in Japanese and memorize it.

Local students make college honor roll

Manisha Khatewoda, Joel Simmons and Rebekah Traver, all from Gresham, earned a place on Central Oregon Community College's Dean's List.

Students must earn a grade point average of 3.6 or better in the winter term at the Bend college to earn a place on the list.

Centennial High School administrator honored

Zach Ramberg, Centennial High School assistant principal, was named the Oregon FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) administrator of the year for his work with Centennial's FBLA chapter and the school's Career Tech department.

Centennial High has a robust FBLA chapter which, among other activities, spearheads the nonprofit Food for Families food pantry.

"Mr. Ramberg has a genuine connection with each of Centennial's extracurricular organizations and has been especially formative in the continued development of the Centennial FBLA chapter," said FBLA advisor Adriann Hardin in her nominating letter.

Make a Mother's Day craft at the library

Join the city of Gresham's recycling and solid waste staff for a free, fun and creative event for the whole family from 3-5 p.m. Monday, May 6, at the Gresham Library, 385 N.W. Miller Ave.

Reuse paper and other materials to make sweet cards and crafts for mom. Supplies are provided. For more information, contact Shaunna Sutcliffe, 503-618-2694 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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