• Bailey Riley , of Bend, has been named to the fall dean’s list at Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Montana.
High school notes
• Sarah Kilroy , a sophomore at Redmond Proficiency Academy, finished first in both the classic and skate disciplines in the girls U16 division of the first of four Pacific Northwest Ski Association Junior Olympic qualifiers hosted by Mt. Bachelor Nordic Center. Her next Junior Olympics qualifier is set for mid-January at Mount Spokane in Washington.
• Six RPA students have been appointed by the mayor to youth ex-officio positions on various Redmond commissions and committees:
• Loryn Trail — Redmond Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory committee
• Jenna Hall — Downtown Urban Renewal Advisory Committee
• Carly Hall — Parks Commission
• Karla Mora — Historic Landmarks Commission
• Brandon Roberts — Redmond Urban Area Planning Commission
• Alexandra Kemry — Budget Committee
• Levi Schwarz , of Troop 21 in Bend, earned his Eagle Scout rank Dec. 14. He is the son of Janet Schwarz. His Eagle Scout project was building a meditation area at the Memorial to the Unborn statue outside St. Francis Church and took him 140.5 hours to complete. His project included a bench dedicated to his father, Doug Schwarz, who died in 2014. Levi is a senior at Bend High school and is active on the cross-country ski team and lacrosse team and had a lead part in the school’s play last fall.
Six Central Oregon educators have been awarded mini-grants from Northwest Community Credit Union as part of its annual Project Community program:
• Jeannie Fraley , of Bend High School, received a $750 grant to invest in safe cookware to teach life-skills students how to prepare fresh food.
• Vidal Cid , of Bend International School, received a $850 grant to buy three-dimensional printers for students to design, develop and see their projects come to life.
• Dan Kernion, of Redmond High School, received a $1,500 grant to purchase materials students can use on Tech Program projects to earn college credit while still in high school.
• Dawn Lillis, of Redmond High School, received a $1,450 grant to invest in kits to help teach students about the business philosophy of lean manufacturing.
• Nathan Gosselin-Sebens, of Ridgeview High School, received a $950 grant to purchase equipment to allow him to move about his choir class and engage with students while he teaches.
• Jodie Husband, of Vern Patrick Elementary School, received a $450 grant to purchase new computer headphones for her classroom for students to have access to online lessons without distraction.