Wednesday, November 2, 2005
June 1, 2005
Students in Hood River County Chamber of Commerce’s Leaders for Tomorrow program have wrapped up a year of behind-the-scenes learning about businesses, public service agencies, and nonprofits, and tackling a large community service project.
This was the 10th year for the two-year program, which is sponsored by local businesses either financially or by their active participation.
During the first year, “Community Introduction,” the focus is on local businesses, public service agencies, and nonprofit agencies, and the students get hands-on experience with each one. Each month has a theme: Agriculture, Employment Resources and Nonprofit Organizations, Entrepreneurial Spirit, Health and Human Services, Local Leadership in Action, Forestry and Wood Products, and Manufacturing. The students got to do everything from breaking glass and drilling trees to watching the dialysis process, and sitting in on a planning commission meeting.
The second-year students in the “Service Learning” class spent their time on a major community service project, cleaning up and building trails at Indian Creek.
Students, volunteers, and participating businesses and agencies wrapped up the year at last week’s dessert banquet and recognition celebration at the Best Western Hood River Inn Gorge Room.
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I Can't Keep Quiet singers at "Citizen Town Hall"
‘I can’t keep quiet,’ sing members of an impromptu choir in front of Hood River Middle School Saturday prior to the citizen town hall for questions to Rep. Greg Walden. The song addresses female empowerment generally and sexual violence implicitly, and gained prominence during the International Women’s Day events in January. The singers braved a sudden squall to finish their song and about 220 people gathered in HRMS auditorium, which will be the scene of the April 12 town hall with Rep. Greg Walden, at 3 p.m. Enlarge