Wilsonville Spokesman is also looking for local high schoolers for Pamplin Media Group's SWAG

ASEE looks for local host families

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE), in cooperation with Wilsonville High School, is looking for local families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 to 18 from a variety of countries including Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy and Japan.

ASSE students are enthusiastic and excited to experience American culture while they practice their English. They also love to share their own culture and language with their host families. Host families welcome these students into their family, not as a guest, but as a family member, giving everyone involved a rich cultural experience.

The exchange students have pocket money for personal expenses and full health, accident and liability insurance. ASSE students are selected based on academics and personality, and host families can choose their student from a wide variety of backgrounds, countries and personal interests.

To become an ASSE Host Family or to find out how to become involved with ASSE in your community, please call the ASSE Western Regional Office at 1-800-733-2773 or go to to begin your host family application.

Wilsonville's Herrera makes dean's list

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) recently released its dean's list for the 2017 spring semester, including Wilsonville resident Bianca Herrera. Herrera was named to the school of nursing's dean's list, joining other students who have a full-time course load and have achieved outstanding scholarship with a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher. Herrera is pursuing a bachelor of science degree in nursing and is on track to graduate in 2018.

Founded in 1823, MCPHS University is the oldest institution of higher education in the City of Boston. In addition to the original Boston campus, the University has branch campuses in Worcester, Massachusetts, Newton, Massachusetts and Manchester, New Hampshire.

Spokesman looking for student columnists

Wilsonville Spokesman is seeking high-school columnists from Wilsonville High School for the 2017-2018 school year.

Columnists will write columns on a rotating schedule — about once every three to four weeks. Columnists are expected to generate original column ideas and adhere to strict deadlines.

Columnists should use their writing to provide a window into their own lives, offering insight into what is going on in their high school as well as student perspective on local and national events. Columnists are not paid. They are expected to love writing and have a distinct point of view to express.

To apply for one of these positions, send your name, year in school, which school you are attending, address, telephone number and a short biography to the Spokesman. Please also submit a sample column (about 550 words) on a subject or issue of your choice as well as two other ideas you could foresee writing about in the future. Samples may be printed in the Spokesman as guest columns over the summer.

Interviews for finalists for student columnist positions will be held this summer. Send applications via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For more information call 503-636-1281, ext. 112. Applications are due by Aug. 10.

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