Congrats! November 2010

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Third and fourth graders gleaned 768 pounds of corn, squash, and beans at Kruger’s Farm. The bounty was donated to the Oregon Food Bank.

Eighth grade student Ashley Tam placed 3rd in both the 50m and 100m breaststroke at the Oregon Swimming long course championship in late July. She qualified for the sectional cut in the 100m breaststroke, which she will swim at the Northwest section age group championship meet in March. Ashley was also named to the Oregon swimming Top 5 list in the 11-12 age group for the 2009-10 year.

Sophomore Casey Currey-Wilson is one of ten finalists in the teen category of the nationwide Canon Photography in the Parks Photo Contest. His photo, “River’s End,” was taken in Ecola State Park on the Oregon coast. To view Casey's photo, please visit the Canon photography in the parks website.

Seniors Rebecca Garner, Josh Langfus, Sarah Macdonald, Ko Ricker, Leah Thompson, and Michael Zhu are National Merit commended students.

Senior Samme Sheikh is a National Achievement Program outstanding participant. The National Achievement Scholarship Program is an academic competition established in 1964 to provide recognition for outstanding African American high school students.

Senior McKensie Mickler has twice been recognized as the American Volleyball Coaches Association/MaxPreps Oregon Athlete of the Week. In addition, The Oregonian spotlighted her in their athlete of the week profile.

In more volleyball news McKensie, senior Sabin Ray, and sophomore Rachel Savage received All Tournament awards at the Mt. Angel Oktoberfest Invitational, with McKensie also being named All Tournament MVP. Sophomore Naomi Iverson was awarded All Tournament at the Columbia Christian Invitational.

Upper School science teacher Bob Sauer was recently was named an Outstanding Classroom Teacher in his region by the Oregon Science Teachers Association. The citation for his award took particular notice of his ability to engender enthusiasm about science in his students, as well as his international efforts for science education and experiential travel.

The Oregon Athletic Coaches Association (OACA) named John Hamilton the Oregon nominee for the National Federation of High Schools “Coach of the Year” award for boys golf. Each year the OACA selects one coach from each of the 10 boys and nine girls sports offered in our state. Each state award winner then becomes eligible for Section 8 awards competing against coaches in their respective sports from Washington, Montana, Idaho, Alaska, and Wyoming.

Alumni and community relations director Lauren Dully Hubbard ’91 completed the Run Like Hell Half Marathon on October 24.