Yesterday, South Albany High School celebrated college acceptances. Students were recognized and received t-shirts if they had acceptance letters or signed letters of intent for college sports.
All students with college acceptance letters could trade in their letters for t-shirts.
During lunch, the following students signed athletic team letters of intent during a National Letter of Intent ceremony.
Congratulations to the following students:
Annie Taylor – Cross Country, Lane CC Armondo Arreola – Soccer, Oregon Institute of Technology Austin Mendoza – Soccer, Lane CC Bishop Burns – Cross Country, Lane CC Elileigh Wuerst – Track, Lane CC Gunner Teem – Football, College of the Siskiyous Bradley Johnson – Track, Oregon Institute of Technology Chandler Villarreal – Wrestling, Southwestern Oregon CC Gustavo Salas – Soccer, Walla Walla CC Jake Costello – Basketball, Walla Walla CC Jasmine Alejandre – Soccer, Multnomah University Joey Barrientos – Soccer, Chemeketa CC Jose Torres– Soccer, Lane CC Keyanie Guyette – Track, Southern Oregon University Logan Whittaker – Track, Montana State University Madeline Trippett – Volleyball, Southwestern Oregon CC Marco Reyes – Soccer, Corbin University Preston Mayer – Football, Willamette University Taylor Marshall – Soccer, Rogue CC Tyler Miller – Cross Country, Southern Oregon University Wyatt Marsh – Soccer, Corbin University
Note: Katie Mayhue signed her National Letter of Intent earlier this winter.
The annual Peacekeepers awards ceremony honored students and staff from Albany Options, South Albany and West Albany high schools. The award recognizes schools that promote harmony, peace and justice in the community.
The following students and staff were recognized at a lunch event on May 7.
Christopher Vega DeLeon
Faculty/Staff: Brandon Neal, Chelsea Palmer, Kaylee Roderick, Chris Van Cauteren, Rose Zoellner
West Albany High School
Memorial Middle School sixth graders are at outdoor school this week. The new program is funded by the Oregon Lottery as part of Measure 99, passed by voters in 2016.
Outdoor school runs from May 14-18. It is at Camp Harlowe in Eugene and was developed in cooperation with the Calapooia Watershed Council. Students are chaperoned by Memorial parents and staff and assisted by 40 high school camp counselors from South Albany and West Albany High School.
It is a busy week for these students. Activities include crafts, team activities, skis and educational programs.
The all-girls Lego Robotics team from Oak Grove Elementary School won international recognition for “improving the lives of women in third world countries one LEGO® brick at a time.”
The Fin-tastic Fish team was chosen as the Avengers of the Week by the Gender Avengers organization for promoting girls in STEM and CORE Values.
This all-girl robotics team did extensive research on “how girls in developing countries might use micro-hydroelectric water power to improve their quality of life.”
Specifically, this award is based on the team’s solution to a lack of light for studying in developing countries:
“The team figured out how to program a robot that, when placed in a small stream, uses the water current to recharge batteries and small LED lights enabling them to have better light sources than candles/open flames.”