Four 2013 Willamette High School graduates have been awarded scholarships from the Ford Family Foundation, based in Roseburg.
Willamette recipients Katie Lloyd, Alex Hart and Anna Hickey will attend the University of Oregon this fall. Wil-Hi’s Hannah Nealy will attend Western Oregon University.
The renewable Ford Family Foundation scholarships cover 90 percent of each student’s unmet financial need for college ($1,000 minimum/$25,000 maximum) each academic year.
120 students from Oregon and Siskiyou County, California were chosen as new Ford Scholars from out of 4,085 applicants.
With schools closing for summer, Bethel’s Nutrition Services Department is helping to feed Bethel kids 18 and under with free meals.
The program begins Monday, June 24th. Combined with Food for Lane County’s Summer Lunch program, Bethel kids can receive free meals throughout the summer.
Click here to learn more about Bethel’s program and the Food for Lane County Program.
Featuring a sawtooth – or Wolverine claw – design, the new Willamette science building will provide a modern face for Bethel’s flagship school.
The preliminary design of the science addition could change before construction begins, but architects from Soderstrom have provided a starting point for the building that will go up where the current front office is located.
The Willamette science addition is being funded through the Bethel bond measure, passed overwhelmingly by voters last November.
The bond will also provide new textbooks and technology, repairs and upgrades throughout the District, enhance security measures at every school, and the complete replacement of Malabon and Fairfield elementary schools.
Close to 300 seniors picked up their diplomas during the 64th commencement ceremony at Willamette High School.
Graduation included student speeches and songs, and performances by the Topnotchers choir before the class of 2013 sent their mortarboards flying in celebration.
Commencement took place in ideal early evening conditions at Wolverine Stadium.
This was the last graduation for principal Peter Burrows, who is moving to the east coast. New principal Mindy LeRoux will preside over the ceremony for the class of 2014.