St. Gregory admissions test is April 16

Four full-tuition sponsorships have been established for qualifying students who are admitted to St. Gregory College Preparatory School, 3231 N. Craycroft Road, according to the Arizona Independent Schools Scholarship Foundation. St. Gregory is an independent school for grades 6-12 with no religious affiliation.

An admissions test will be offered to applicants Saturday, April 16.

The Ingersoll Scholarships are named after St. Gregory’s founding head of school, Russell Ingersoll, who led the school from 1980 to 1988.

Beginning this fall, scholarships will be provided to two sixth-graders and two ninth-graders with high academic achievement who display leadership potential and strong personal character. The scholarship program is sharply defined by the state of Arizona’s corporate tax donation policy.

Applicants must currently attend public or charter school and their families must meet income requirements. For example, the annual income for a family of four may not exceed $75,467 to qualify.

Scholarships are fully funded and will follow students all the years they attend St. Gregory as long as the family meets income requirements.

For more information on the scholarships, call 327-6395. Registration for the admissions test is available by phone or online at Click on the RSVP link on the home page.

Saturday’s Oaks Festival has car show, parade, more

The Oracle Community Center will present the 26th Annual Oaks Festival this Saturday from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the community center parking lot, 685 E. American Ave.

Events will include an apple bread continental breakfast from 6 to 11 a.m., a book sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., arts and crafts from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and an auto show to benefit the Oracle Museum starting at 10 a.m.

For more information, visit or call 896-9326.

Cowboy dinner, live auction to benefit Oracle state park, historical society

Bid or Hold, the gala benefit on April 30 at Oracle State Park’s Kannally Ranch house, will help Friends of Oracle State Park with ranch preservation projects and the Oracle Historical Society with costs involved in hosting the current Smithsonian exhibit, “Key Ingredients: America by Food.”

Tickets are $50 and may be purchased through April 22 by calling Mary Ann Pogany at 896-9269.

Dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. on the ranch house patio with a social hour. The white-tablecloth dinner will be served under the stars, featuring mesquite-smoked pork ribs, cowboy beans, baked potatoes, other fixings, including slices of the famous Oracle Inn pie. Robson Resort Communities has underwritten the dinner.

A live auction with long-time auctioneer Arthur Smith will follow. Of special interest, two archival photo reproductions of Lee Kannally paintings will be auctioned. One was released by collector Susan Woodruff on behalf of the Oracle Historical Society; the other is owned by the Friends of Oracle State Park.

Many other items and gift certificates have been donated by residents and businesses in Oracle, Oro Valley, SaddleBrooke, San Manuel, Mammoth and Tucson. 

A western line dance party will kick off the rest of the evening.

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