The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Forensics Team continues to collect accolades, finishing second in the community college division at last weekend’s Pacific University Scheller Invitational speech competition. 28 colleges and universities were involved, coming from Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Holly Lemmons, Marty Kay, Ben Soliem, Ben Vasion, Sarah Paschen and Erin Mastoras all scored team points for the Fighting Smelt, who finished seventh overall in the competition.
Ian Thompson with the Lower Columbia School Gardens program is featured speaker at today’s Community Conversation lecture, talking about “School Gardens: Real Food, Real Life, Real Lessons.” Thompson will talk about the impacts of the gardens that have been developed at local schools, and how they’re getting kids connected with the food that they’re eating. Because of the popularity of this term’s lectures, they’re being moved back into the Wollenberg Auditorium at the Rose Center for the Arts. The free lecture starts at noon and is open to anyone interested.