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Local students earn academic honors, exchange program seeks volunteers, credit union scholarships available

Academic honors

n Taylor Bosson, who is majoring in biology and sustainability at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, was named to the dean's list for the fall 2019 semester.

n Abby Fillion has been named to the fall 2019 dean's list at the University of Rhode Island.

n Anna Klose has been named to the fall 2019 dean's list at the University of Hartford in Connecticut.

n Sophia Ann Harnew-Spradley was named to the fall 2019 dean's list at the University of the South in Tennessee.

Student exchange seeks volunteers

ASSE International, a nonprofit student exchange program, is seeking volunteers to serve as area representatives in the local community.

ASSE offers qualified students, between the age of 15 and 18, from around the world, the opportunity to spend a high school year or semester in the United States with a host family.

The opportunity to study abroad and live with a host family also is offered to American high school students between the ages of 15 and 18.

ASSE's area representatives recruit and screen potential host families, supervise the exchange students in their community, organize activities with the students throughout the year, and provide support to host families, students and schools.

Area representatives receive compensation covering their expenses incurred for each student placed and supervised.

For more information, call 800-733-2773 or visit or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Local agencies announce scholarships

The Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District (CSWCD) is committed to supporting local students who care about natural resources and wish to promote conservation, impacting future natural resource decisions.

The district has announced its scholarship offering for the 2020-21 school year. Two $3,000 scholarships are offered to college students majoring in the field of agriculture, natural resource science, or a related discipline.

To apply for this scholarship, download the information sheet, checklist, and application form from the Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District website at A paper copy may be obtained by contacting the district office at 503-210-6000.

SELCO Community Credit Union is again inviting qualified high school seniors to apply for a share of $50,000 as part of SELCO's annual scholarship program.

SELCO will award $2,500 scholarships to 20 high school seniors planning to attend an accredited two- or four-year college or university.

The application process will remain open through March 31.

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