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What's the next step for 17 graduates in the class of '17?

2017 Graduation: HRVHS and Horizon Christian

Local high school students graduate next weekend, and they will be going in dozens of directions.

Elks honor Morgan Totten, Samantha Thompson

Morgan Totten and Samantha Thompson, both Hood River Valley High School seniors, have been selected as the May Students of the Month. Both were presented checks for $100 in recognition of their volunteer efforts

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Robotics team hosts STEM Fair on June 2

Hood River Valley High School’s Steelhead Robotics team — back from their Worlds robotics competition — will hold a community STEM Fair on Oak Street during First Friday events on June 2 from 5-7 p.m.

Mid-Columbia Unit 20 scholarship winner announced

Mid-Columbia Unit 20 of the Oregon Retired Educators Association, from Hood River, Wasco and Sherman counties, has selected Annika Dobo, The Dalles, as its scholarship recipient for 2017.

Underwood Community Gardens provides summer children’s programs

Underwood Community Gardens welcomes the community to celebrate children and wellness in the garden this summer with gardening programs at the Underwood Community Center.

‘Connect to Your Cause Fair’ June 4

Have fun, sing, dance, eat food and join a diversity of community groups, nonprofits and causes on Sunday, June 4 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the first ever "Connect to Your Cause Fair.”

‘Revolutionizing Education and Training’ June 8 at Hood River Library

Visit the Hood River Library on June 8 from 7-9 p.m. to learn about virtual reality and how to use it as a teaching tool with Chuck Evans, Radiant Perspectives.

HR Therapy offers pain ed classes

Hood River Therapy is offering Persistent Pain Education Thursdays through June 22 from noon to 1 p.m. Hood River Therapy is located at 2690 May St., Hood River.

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Acute story

Talk about the tree of knowledge: Jared Nagreen, third grade teacher at Horizon Christian School (and an alumni himself) holds a fallen cherry branch, gleaned from the school grounds, to help in his math instruction.

$92,000 in college scholarships awarded by Education Foundation

Hood River Valley High School seniors went home on Thursday night with over $69,000 in Hood River County Education Foundation (HRCEF) funds for their post-secondary educations.

William Decker accepted to U.S. Air Force Academy

William Decker, a senior at Horizon Christian School, has been appointed to the United States Air Force Academy. Decker joins a select group who have completed a rigorous application process including a letter of recommendation from U.S. Representative Greg Walden (R-Oregon).

Walker wins Mayflower Society scholarship

The Oregon Mayflower Society has chosen Abby Walker, a senior at Hood River Valley High School, to be the recipient of a $500 scholarship. She is a direct descendant of three Mayflower passengers: John Alden, Priscilla Mullins and Richard Warren. She is the daughter of Eric and Trisha Walker and the granddaughter of Joni Walker, all of Hood River.

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FFA teaches tractor driving; Chad Meunzer goes to State

Cody Durham and Chad Muenzer competed Tuesday for the right to compete at the Oregon State Fair in the Mt. Hood District FFA tractor driving competition in Canby. Muenzer took third, qualifying for state fair; Durham took seventh in the 40-contestant field.

Gorge Gymnastics seeks new home, director

Gorge Gymnastics is looking for a new home and new leadership.

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Campus Pride Work Day

Hood River Valley High School students spent second period on May 17 working to clean up campus — inside and out.