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CHS graduates taking over $400K in scholarships

During Scholarship Night on Tuesday, June 7, in Miller Memorial Gym in White Salmon, Columbia School’s Class of 2016 students received scholarships and other monetary awards totaling over $400,000.

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Columbia High electric car team competes at PIR

Imagine a car race where there are no engines roaring, no smell of exhaust and no clouds of smoke from squealing tires. Then imagine a race where many of the cars resemble pod-racers from Star Wars, and you’d begin to have an idea of what an Electrathon America event looks like.

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Whitson Towers: Building art with recycled materials

Branches, rolls of newspaper, CDs, fuzzy crafting bits, pipe cleaners, scrap paper, glitter, shells, beads, twine, corks, ribbon, a sprinkle of tinsel, and lots of glue and paint were a sample of some of the materials students used to finish the Whitson Towers last week.

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Whitson Towers: Building art with recycled materials

Branches, rolls of newspaper, CDs, fuzzy crafting bits, pipe cleaners, scrap paper, glitter, shells, beads, twine, corks, ribbon, a sprinkle of tinsel, and lots of glue and paint were a sample of some of the materials students used to finish the Whitson Towers last week.

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Whitson Towers: Building art with recycled materials

Branches, rolls of newspaper, CDs, fuzzy crafting bits, pipe cleaners, scrap paper, glitter, shells, beads, twine, corks, ribbon, a sprinkle of tinsel, and lots of glue and paint were a sample of some of the materials students used to finish the Whitson Towers last week.

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Arts program alive, well in WSVSD

White Salmon Valley School District is keeping art alive for all of its students, from Kindergarten to high school.

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Winners of the wind: local students take home prizes at Google challenge

On Saturday, a fierce competition blew into town as students from around the Gorge took part in the third annual Google Wind Challenge at the Civic Auditorium in The Dalles.

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Annual Silent Auction offering fun for the entire community

The White Salmon Valley K-8 PTO will be holding its 24th Annual Silent Auction on Friday, April 29, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Whitson Elementary School. Bidding will end promptly at 7 p.m. Hundreds of items donated by local businesses and individuals will be available for bidding.

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Lyle Schools seeking money for facilities maintenance, technology for students

School buildings once new deteriorate with age without ongoing maintenance. School programs can’t expand their offerings to students without continual upgrades in instructional materials and technology.

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Cascade Mountain School offering summer camps, first-ever fall semester school

Glissading down snowfields. Making fresh mozzarella cheese. Bicycling through alfalfa farms. Planting trees along a once-dammed river. Life at Cascade Mountain School is anything but ordinary.

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Due to low enrollment Clark closing Bingen campus

Clark College has announced it will close its campus at Bingen Point on June 16 due to low enrollment. Students currently enrolled in classes will have the opportunity to work with college advisors to develop a plan to complete their programs.

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New plasma cutter promises creative opportunities

Sparks fly when it cuts through metal, but students aren’t fazed by the sudden glints as they watch through their safety glasses. A new beast of machinery has been added to Columbia High School’s Metal-working Tech Department.

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GTA offering new college scholarships for students

The Gorge Technology Alliance (GTA) is pleased to announce the opening of a new scholarship to support Gorge students attending college for science, technology, engineering or math degrees.

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White Salmon schools feeling teacher shortage

In the next few years public schools in the state of Washington may find themselves in a bind.

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Fourteen Gorge teams advance to state robotics tournament

Over 300 kids aged 9 to 14 from schools all around the Gorge showed off their robotic talents the last two weekends as part of the international robotics competition known as FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL).

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