SCHOOL NOTES/ACADEMIC HONORS

Search consultant for post selected

DALLAS — The Dallas School District has hired a consultant to help conduct the search for its next superintendent.

Interim Superintendent Dennis Engle said the district has hired Greg McKenzie of Windows to Leadership LLC of West Linn to guide the search at a cost of approximately $8,900.

Engle said district officials plan to meet with McKenzie before proceeding further with the search to find a superintendent to replace Christy Perry by July 2015.

“He said we have a great situation with an interim (superintendent) who is not a candidate,” Engle said. “He thinks our timeline is appropriate and we don’t have to rush any of this.”

The district selected McKenzie after requesting quotes from three Oregon search firms.

The Dallas School Board has decided to form an advisory committee, including board members, district staff and citizens to assist in the search. The committee will be tasked with developing a hiring process and advertising materials for the search.

DSD food service workers needed

DALLAS — Dallas School District is looking for people to work part time for its food service program.

Beginning with the 2014-15 school year, the district is operating its own program, in partnership with Central School District, instead of contracting out the service.

Anyone interested in working for the program or wanting more information on the job positions should call the district office at 503-623-5594.

Locals earn recognition at Western

MONMOUTH — A number of students from Polk County are among those who have qualified for inclusion on Western Oregon University’s honor roll for the recently completed 2014 spring term.

To earn honor roll recognition, WOU students must post a term grade-point average of between 3.50 and 3.99.

Among those receiving honors are:

From Dallas — Vanessa Angulo, Melanie Ann Annear, Annalissa Joy Bittner, Bethany Blancher, Grant Michael Bollman, Eryka Whitney Brill, Tyler Theodore Brumfield, Azusena Carrillo Garcia, Emily DuMond, Jill K. Gentry, Amanda Kathleen King, Elizabeth Ann Kowash, Joanne Mayberry, Mariah Marcee McKechnie, Krysta Renee Miller, Jessica Lynn Patterson, Julie Ann Postma, Megan Raschel Reynolds, Amy Dawn Ringering, Kylie Mae Roth, Shelby Kathleen Sayer, Angela Susan Schlappie-Carrasco, Benjamin Piatt Smith, David J. Solvedt, Steven Ray Springer, Lindsey Scott Stolz, Shawn Michael Thornhill and Brandon Michael Updike.

From Independence — Anusha Brittany Hoda, Leobardo Ayala, Jeffery Wayne Clinton, Isaac Cory Golden, Hannah Rose Hart, Samuel Jacob Henshaw, Allan Gerald Miller, Karli Breann Mitchell, Selena Orozco, Stephanie Joanna Otis, Regina M. Smith, Jordan Lee Sterling and Ariel Dario Vega.

From Monmouth — Thomas Leif Anderson, Kathleen Marie Biggs, Natasha Marie Blair, Maynard Leo DeWitt, Adam Dutton, Elaina Joy Glasscock, Heather M. Hamsher, Colton Seth Johnson, Marguerite Yvonne Mannheimer, Jesse Benjamin Pratt, Mykel Jeffree Presler, Brianna Chrystina Smith, Kent Kalani Tolzmann, Delia Trujillo and Kara Janelle Tyler.

Duo qualify for Oregon dean’s list

EUGENE — Two local students are among the 1,307 students named to the University of Oregon’s dean’s list for the 2014 spring term. Margarita Carrillo, a senior biology major from Independence, and Annie Lin, a sophomore psychology major from Dallas, earned the recognition. To qualify, a student must be an admitted undergraduate, complete at least 15 credit hours for the term and have 12 credits graded with a GPA of 3.75 or better.

Perrydale grad earns scholarship

CORVALLIS — Mychal Westendorf of Dallas is the recipient of a $1,500 scholarship from the Pacific Forest Foundation, the educational arm of the Pacific Logging Congress. Westendorf, 19, is entering his junior year at Oregon State University in Corvallis, where he is majoring in forest engineering. Westendorf, a 2012 graduate of Perrydale High School, received a $2,000 scholarship last year from the Pacific Forest Foundation. The group awarded 10 scholarships this year.

Deptula named to MBC honors list

STAUNTON, Va. — Wendy Deptula of Monmouth was named to the spring 2014 honors list at Mary Baldwin College in Virginia. Students named to the honors list earned grade-point averages of 3.75 to 4.00. To be eligible, a student must be a degree candidate and have earned at least 12 semester hours for the grading period. Deptula is a 2012 graduate of Central High School in Independence.

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