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Food drives for the needy, scholarships for single women and help to become an exchange student

Help primary school food drive

Bolton Primary School is conducting a food drive from Dec. 6-19, with all proceeds donated to West Linn Food Pantry.

The community is welcome to help students collect; barrels for donations will be just inside the doors at 5933 Holmes St. and doors are open 7 a.m.-3 p.m.

Single mom awarded scholarship

In support of the AAUW mission of advancing equity for women and girls, the American Association of University Women Lake Oswego announces Cortney Rubio as the winner of their annual scholarship.

An accomplished 27-year-old, second-year student at Clackamas Community College, Rubio is a single mother to two daughters, ages 3 and 7.

After experiencing a difficult childhood herself, Rubio is especially interested in the effects of trauma and neglect on children, and the development of resiliency.

Currently achieving a 3.5 GPA, Rubio plans to complete her associate degree this year, transfer to Portland State University to earn her bachelor's, and then her master's degree in psychology. Forensic interviewing is of special interest to her as she considers possible future employment with the department of Homeland Security or the CIA.

Exchange student program open to WL-WV students

Local high school students are offered a unique opportunity to spend an academic year, a semester or the summer holiday in Europe, Asia, North and South America, Australia or South Africa, as part of the ASSE International Student Exchange Program.

Exchange students live with a caring host family while attending high school and learning about the language and people of their chosen host country.

Students, 15 to 18½ years of age, qualify on the basis of academic performance, character references and a genuine desire to experience life abroad with a volunteer host family. Prior knowledge of the host country's language is not a requirement. Scholarships are available and are based on academic performance, leadership skills and financial need.

ASSE also encourages local families to host an international student from one of over 60 countries world-wide here in the United States.

To learn more about these outstanding young students, families are invited to contact or visit the hosting website at www.assehosts.com.

Students interested in becoming an exchange student abroad should call 800-733-2773 or visit ASSE's website at www.asse.com, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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