Saturday, August 3, 2013
The following Hood River area residents recently graduated from the University of Portland:
Philip Stenberg, bachelor’s, biology;
Elvia Santillan, bachelor’s, communication;
Omar Santillan, bachelor’s, political science.
University president Rev. E. William Beauchamp, C.S.C., conferred 744 bachelor’s and 160 master’s degrees during commencement exercises held Saturday and Sunday, May 4 and 5, in the Earle A. and Virginia H. Chiles Center on the University of Portland campus.
A total of 837 students earned straight-A (4.0) and another 3,562 earned a B-plus (3.5) or better to make the honor roll at Oregon State University this spring. To be on the honor roll, students must carry at least 12 graded hours of course work.
Students on the honor roll from Hood River are:
Straight-A average: Jackson M. Olson Dougan, senior, biology
3.5 or better: Jeremy K. Abbott, senior, graphic design;
Hunter H. Daly, sophomore, pre-elect and computer engineer;
Aleah A. DeHart, freshman, nutrition;
Emma M. Fish, senior, history;
Jonathan D. Goatcher, freshman, exercise and sport science;
Abraham J. Maletz, freshman, political science;
Jordan J. Mallon, sophomore, pre-public health;
Anna M. Marquez, senior, public health;
Jason W. Monahan, senior, digital communication arts;
Erin G. Starrett, freshman, human development and family science;
Brittani L. Tolentino, freshman, animal sciences;
Ohsana Valle, sophomore, pre-athletic training.
Mount Hood-Parkdale — 3.5 or better: Katelynn A. Blumenthal, senior, public health.
The Montana State University 2013 spring semester honor roll included students from Hood River: Alyson Hicks-Lynch and Kirra Paulus.
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Lawnmower torches Arbor Vitae on Portland Drive
The riding lawn mower driven by Norma Cannon overheated and made contact with dry arbor vitae owned by Lee and Norma Curtis, sending more than a dozen of the tightly-packed trees up in flames. The mower, visible at far right, was totaled. No one was injured; neighbors first kept the fire at bay with garden hoses and Westside and Hood River Fire Departments responded and doused the fire before it reached any structures. Westside Fire chief Jim Trammell, in blue shirt, directs firefighters. The video was taken by Capt. Dave Smith of Hood River Fire Department. Enlarge