Photo app founder will speak at GFU commencement Saturday, elementary school will host STEAM night

.PHOTO COURTESY OF NEWBERG SCHOOL DISTRICT - On April 23, students from Mountain View Middle School held mock congressional hearings where they demonstrated their grasp of the subject of American government in hearings much like the ones held in Congress. There were multiple classrooms dedicated for the event and each student answered questions from
volunteers who acted as congressional delegates. Among those volunteers was Superintendent Joe Morelock.



Greg Lutze to speak at GFU spring commencement

George Fox University alumnus Greg Lutze – cofounder of the mobile photography app VSCO – will be the undergraduate commencement speaker at GFU's ceremonies at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

The event will celebrate more than 900 total students receiving diplomas between the undergraduate, graduate and adult degree programs at the private, Christian institution. Nearly 500 undergraduate students will receive diplomas in total.

Lutze, who graduated from GFU in 2000, helped develop VSCO and has been recognized with various awards from the Grammys and other organizations. VSCO was Apple's "App of the Year" at one time, and it has more than 1 million paid users.

Lutze has provided mentorship to several GFU students and helped guide the redesign and rebranding of the school's yearbook.

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Ewing Young will host a Family STEAM night

Ewing Young Elementary is hosting a Family STEAM night for students interested in science, technology, engineering, art or mathematics.

The event, set for 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the school at 17600 N.E. North Valley Road, will feature drones, 3D printers, an augmented reality sandbox, tiny homes, rockets, kaleidoscopes and more.

The event is sponsored by a number of local entities, including the Newberg High School student-led Chehalem Valley Watershed Project.

Community Connect event slated for May 29

McMINNVILLE – Yamhill County Community Connect is inviting individuals and families to attend its Work Source Oregon/Job Fair event at the end of May. The event is slated for 2 to 6 p.m. May 29 in the Ted Wilson Gym at Linfield College.

Services provided include medical assistance, emergency shelter information, energy assistance, weatherization, food support, medical screening, youth and family resources, veterans assistance, mental health services, urgent dental care, hair cuts, pet care and more.

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