Greater Auburn College and Career Fair set for Feb. 6 | BRIEFLY

  • Tuesday, January 29, 2019 2:02pm
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Chris Telford and Ashley Coss Padilla. COURTESY PHOTOS

Chris Telford and Ashley Coss Padilla. COURTESY PHOTOS

The Auburn School District hosts the Greater Auburn College and Career Fair on Wednesday, Feb. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Auburn High School Commons, 711 E.Main St.

The event is for middle and high school students and their parents and guardians as they prepare for their next steps in education.

More than 80 representatives from two- and four-year colleges, apprenticeship programs and the military will be on hand. The fair will provide job/career resources,and a FAFSA/WASFA/scholarship application lab will be available for seniors and their parents.

For more information, contact your high school’s college and career center.

Teacher honored

The Auburn School District Board of Directors recently recognized Chris Telford, jewelry teacher at Auburn High School, as the outstanding staff member of the month for January.

An Auburn High graduate, Telford began his work with jewelry as a high school student. He attended Highline College’s goldsmith program and was close to completing it when the program was discontinued. He worked in jewelry repair and was a para-educator for the Auburn High jewelry class.

When the teaching position opened, he received his Career and Technical Education (CTE) teaching certificate and has been teaching the program at Auburn High for the last 15 years.

Telford is a huge believer in CTE programs.

“I don’t expect most of my students will become jewelry makers,” he said. “But in my class they learn how to use tools, use real-world problem solving skills and learn to trust in their own abilities.”

The school board also recognized Ashley Coss Padilla, a fifth-grader at Hazelwood Elementary, as the outstanding student of the month.

Coss Padilla has attended Hazelwood since kindergarten and is a diligent learner. She also is a positive role model for her peers.

Teacher Holly Donnelly has known her for four years and said, “Ashley is a sweet, kind and helpful young lady. “


Mikayla Chicquette of Auburn graduated from Eastern New Mexico University on Dec. 15. She was named to the university dean’s list for fall semester. … Auburn’s Matthew Barnes (straight-A average, senior, computer science) and Autumn Kolzow (junior, Human devel and family science; and Adrianna Parent (senior, biochemistry and biophysics) made the scholastic honor roll for fall term at Oregon State University. … Auburn’s Derek Dzingle and Ava Welch made Gonzaga University president’s list for fall semester. Students must earn a 3.85 to 4.0 grade-point average to be listed. Auburn’s Christian Knutson, Jessica Vazquez and Celine Woo were named to Gonzaga’s dean’s list (3.5 to 3.84 grade-point average). … Jessica Spaid of Auburn was one of more than 1,900 students on the fall honor roll list at Spokane Falls Community College. …

Auburn’s John Coon was named to the dean’s list at Pacific University (Ore.) for the fall semester. … Terri Lundberg of Auburn, who is majoring in psychology, made the dean’s list at the University of Massachusetts Lowell or the fall semester. … Auburn’s Joshua Avila, Grace Finstrom, Elliott Scheumann and Cierra Wallin earned a spot on the dean’s list at Montana State University for fall semester. … Levi Redlin (College of Letters and Science) was named to the dean’s list for fall semester at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. …

The BECU Foundation is accepting applications for its annual scholarships. This year, the foundation is recognizing and awarding $2,500 scholarships to full-time high school seniors and undergraduates currently enrolled in an accredited two-year, four-year, or technical college or university, who play an active role in giving back to their community. For more information on eligibility and to access the online application form, please visit Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28.

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