Superintendent hired by Colorado school district, Grad Night group forming, radio scholarship meted

LeBlanc-Esparza hired in Colorado school district

According to the Pueblo Chieftain newspaper, outgoing Newberg School Superintendent Kym LeBlanc-Esparza has been hired as executive director of secondary education and career and technical education by the Pueblo School District in Colorado. LeBlanc-Esparza begins the new position July 2.

Grad Night group forming

Parents of students in the Class of 2019 may participate in planning next year's drug-and-alcohol-free party for seniors immediately following graduation. The Grad Night Committee is beginning to form and already has its firework fundraiser organized. To volunteer at the Grad Night fireworks booth, visit To get involved with the committee, visit the group's Facebook page (NHS 2019 Grad Night Parents Group) or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To keep up on Grad Night events, visit the community Facebook page (NHS Grad Night - Newberg, OR).

Jackson gets scholarship

The National Association for Amateur Radio and the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) have awarded 89 scholarships throughout the United States, including one to Newberg's Deborah Jackson. Jackson will receive $1,000 for the Richard G. Kirkpatrick, K8WU, Memorial Scholarship.

Primrose earns degree

Erin Primrose of Newberg received a bachelor's degree in computer science and engineering technology degree recently from LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas.

Boulanger on dean's list

Newberg student Patrick Boulanger was named to the University of Saint Mary spring dean's list. A freshman, Boulanger posted a grade-point average of 3.5 or better to qualify for the honor.

Summer meals program kicks off next week

The Newberg School District's summer meal program will begin June 18 and run Monday through Friday until Aug. 24. The program will operate at five different sites around town, including for both breakfast and lunch at Edwards Elementary School. Breakfast will run from 8 to 8:30 a.m., with lunch to follow from 11 a.m. to noon. Four other sites around town will host lunch Monday through Friday, including Pool Park and Deskins Commons from 11 a.m. to 11:30. The Newberg Public Library will serve lunch from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., with a final session running from 12:30 to 12:45 p.m. near the skateboard and BMX tracks at the Ewing Young Park. There is no charge for any children ages 1 to 18 and no application to fill out. Meals will not be served July 4. For more information, call Nutrition Services at 503-554-5016.

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