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Rotary seeking host family, LO students earn college honors and graduate from Gonzaga

Lake Oswego Rotary seeking host family

The Lake Oswego Rotary Club will soon welcome an exchange student from Guatemala.

He will arrive in August and begin the school year at one of the city's two high schools. The Rotary Club has secured a host family for the young man for the first semester of school, but are in need of a second host family beginning in January. The student must have their own bedroom, and the family would ideally have a student in high school.

Rotary is also seeking a mentor for the exchange student, according to Rotary Exchange Program Chair Ken Jensen. He is looking for "someone who will check in with the student at least every couple of weeks and with his host family at least once a month, to make sure that things are all going okay," Jensen said. "This is one of the most rewarding jobs one could undertake for our club."

If you're interested in either position, contact Jensen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide to provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build goodwill and peace in the world. For more information on Lake Oswego Rotary visit www.lakeoswegorotary.com.

Student named to dean's list of Grinnell College

Madeleine Bleynat Vessely has been named to the Grinnell College Dean's List for the 2019 spring semester.

Vessely is one of 361 students honored for outstanding academic achievement by Grinnell College. To make the Dean's List, students must have a grade point average of 3.75 or above.

Vessely is the child of Dr. Michael Vessely and Dr. Michelle Vessely of Lake Oswego.

Local students graduate from Gonzaga University

The following Gonzaga University students participated in graduation exercises during our Commencement Ceremony that was held on Sunday, May 12th in Spokane's Veterans' Memorial Arena.

These students from Lake Oswego have either completed their undergraduate degree or are expected to complete their degree requirements this year.

Jessica Gardner, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Cum Laude; Evan Goffena, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology; William Goodwin, Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry; Tobias Holstein, Bachelor of Business Administration, Magna Cum Laude; Darius Mianji, Bachelor of Science in Physics; Christopher Michaelson, Bachelor of Education in Sport Management.

Gonzaga University is a private Catholic, Jesuit, and humanistic university providing education to more than 7,800 students. Situated along the Spokane River near downtown Spokane, Washington, Gonzaga is routinely recognized among the West's best comprehensive regional universities. Gonzaga offers 75 fields of study, 26 master's degrees, doctorate degrees in leadership studies and nursing, and a juris doctor degree through the School of Law.


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