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The Northern Wasco County School District #21 Scholarship Foundation named Jaeden Biehn as Outstanding Senior Girl of the Year scholarship recipient, and Nathan Nanez as Outstanding Senior Boy of the Year.

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Fifth grader Xavier Rose hands off a leaky can of water during a water relay at Colonel Wriight Elementary Wednesday, June 11. About 73 fifth grade students participated. Firemen with Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue helped with the event, providing fire hoses and keeping the three large garbage…

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The Dalles High School Senior Anthony Zapien never envisioned himself taking Advanced Placement courses in high school. But thanks to his participation in a skill-building program, he told the school board recently he feels he passed his recent AB biology test.

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About 60 teachers and supporters marched through downtown Wednesday after school as part of a statewide action in support of increased school funding. They back proposed state legislation that would help reduce class size and restore cut programs like career classes, music, and PE. It would …

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The Thunderbolts, a group of six 4H girls attending Maupin Grade School, recently placed first in the Destination Imagination state academic tournament for Oregon and earned the opportunity to participate in global finals in Kansas City, Missouri, May 22 through 25.

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Sophie Miller, a Dufur High School senior, received her state Future Farmers of America (FFA) degree at the Oregon State FFA convention in Redmond over spring break.

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A detailed assessment of 15 buildings in School District 21 found many are in poor shape and warrant replacement, and most of the rest will move into that category in a few years. The high school had the worst ratings, with all three buildings on campus rated too poor to warrant repair.

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Grace Stoddard likes to recount that on her first date with her future husband, he brought along a butterfly net and caught two white butterflies. “In those days, it was not so cool to chase butterflies on your first date,” she quipped.

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Editor’s note: The three candidates for Zone 1 on the D21 school board, Mary Morehouse, Rebecca Thistlethwaite and Erica Flores, bring a variety of motivations to their decision to run. Following is a summary of their statements, made either to the Chronicle or at a recent candidates forum hosted by the Wasco County Republican Central Committee. Each was asked why they ran, what skill set they bring, and what their vision

is for the school district.

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Editor’s note: The Chronicle is profiling the 13 candidates for the six open positions on the D21 school board. This installment features unopposed candidate Dawn Rasmussen in Zone 2.

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The Chronicle is profiling the 13 candidates for the six open positions on the D21 school board. This installment features unopposed candidate Dawn Rasmussen in Zone 2.

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The Chronicle is profiling the 13 candidates for the six open positions on the D21 school board. This installment features Maggie Rocha and David Jones, who are seeking the Zone 3 position.

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The Wasco County Republican Central Committee held a D21 school board informational candidate forum at its monthly meeting in April. Eight of the 13 candidates for the non-partisan positions attended. The Chronicle is presenting their responses in a series of articles. Following are the statements of the three candidates for Zone 5, Sherry Perry, Bethani Frantz-Studebaker and Josh Farris.

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The Wasco County Republican Central Committee held a D21 school board informational candidate forum at its monthly meeting in April. Eight of the 13 candidates for the non-partisan positions attended. The Chronicle is presenting their responses in a series of articles. Following are the statements of the three candidates for Zone 6, Trudy Lupkes, Cassie Ware and Jose Aparicio.

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Nathan Nañez, a senior at The Dalles High School, attended a lobby day in Salem with three other students — two from Coquille School District and one from Redmond High School — to meet with legislators and discuss state funding in education.

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Students from The Dalles robotics teams achieved multiple awards and top-five finishes at the VEX Robotics state championship in Salem this month, and The Dalles Middle School’s team, System Overload, beat 57 high school and 12 middle school teams to finish 3rd overall, won the Middle School Excellence Award and qualified for the VEX Robotics World Championship.