October 2011 Congrats!

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The New Century Players theater company cast 7th grader Anna Jane Bishop in the lead role of Rhoda in their upcoming production of Bad Seed. Performances run November 10 – 19. For tickets and performance times, visit http://newcenturyplayers.org/current-season/

Junior Rachel Savage and her volleyball partner, Brooke Schwabe of Beaverton High School, took 7th place in the Seaside Beach Volleyball tournament’s 16-year-old division. The very competitive contest set a Guinness record for the biggest beach volleyball tournament in the world.

Senior Devin Ellis won the boys 15 and over national championship in a bowling tournament in California with scores of 225, 250, and 215 in the finals.

Junior Perla Alvarez and freshman Violeta Alvarez were sworn in as members of the nationally recognized Multnomah County Youth Commission, which is the official youth policy body for both Multnomah County and the City of Portland. This is Perla’s fourth year on the council; she currently serves as co-chair. Violeta is a new member this year. Thank you, Perla and Violeta, for your commitment to serving our community!

One dozen seniors have been recognized as National Merit Commended Students. Congratulations to Jade Chen, Emrys Dennison, James Furnary, Andrew Hungate, Julianne Johnson, Grace McMurchie, Walker Michaels, Andrea Michalowsky, Taylor Smith, Megan Stater, Cole Williamson, and Kenny Yu.

Upper School math teacher Jim Wysocki’s presentation, "How Effective Is Your Homework?", has been accepted for the national meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics in Philadelphia in April 2012. This will be the third time Jim presents at the national meeting.

First grade teacher Rachel Brown completed a California triathlon fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. She swam a mile in the ocean, bicycled 24 miles, and ran 6 miles.

Preschool teaching assistant Lesley Darr and her husband Patrick Darr are the proud parents of Jack David, born on September 19.