School news in brief
Bolton gets artist in residence
Bolton Primary is beginning an Artist in Residence Program in a series of workshops through March. Every K-5 grade student will have the opportunity to create an individual art piece with guidance from a professional artist. The completed art work will be on display on Bolton's STEM night.
This year's Artist in Residence Program is funded by donations raised by Bolton families during Jogathon, Bolton Auction 2018, and Art Gala 2019 and is made possible by Bolton teachers.
Debate team sends member to national tournaments
The West Linn High School debate team recently competed in the Jean Ward Invitational Speech and Debate tournament, hosted by the Lewis & Clark College Forensics team.
Teams from the Northwest and Hawaiii competed in the two-day tourney, which acts as a qualifier for the National Tournament of Champions.
West Linn senior Haydn Maust advanced to the final round in the varsity Lincoln-Douglas debate, taking second overall and a fifth-place speaker award. Maust earned a bid to the Tournament of Champions. Sophomore Summer Tan advanced to the semifinals, and freshman Jiana Collins advanced to the quarterfinals in the novice division of the Lincoln-Douglas debate.
"We made great strides at this tournament. I was really pleased to see the kids' hard work rewarded," said Amarou Yoder, team coach.
Awards and diplomas
West Linn resident Caleb Sorensen graduated with a bachelor's degree from Azusa Pacific University on Dec. 14, and was joined by approximately 1,492 graduates at the winter commencement ceremonies.
KT Seth of West Linn was named to the president's list at Culver-Stockton College for the fall semester. Seth is majoring in biology.
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