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Student Showcase

LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL WINS STATE CONSTITUTION COMPETITION. WAY TO GO CON TEAM CARDS!! Lincoln High School's 35-student Constitution Team was elated to win first place at the state "We the People" competition Saturday at the federal courthouse in downtown Portland. (Andie Petkus / Classroom Law Project)  Read more in the Oregonian/Oregon Live

Kudos to our Con Team, Teacher George Ten Eyck, and their amazing volunteer coaches!

Thank you to Lincoln High School Senior Lara Evans for representing Lincoln so well at the Pearl Rotary this morning. Below is an excerpt that was shared by their Communications Director Don Smith.

January student of the month Lara Evans, a senior at Lincoln High School, was honored for her volunteerism, musical prowess and her willingness to bridge friendship circles (1/26/16, Pearl Rotary). A section leader in choir and a tutor at LHS, she also teaches voice in private lessons. Her emphasis during a five-minute speech was on her determination "to help bridge the gaps" between students with artistic talents (theater, music, etc.) and those who may be popular because of sports. "I couldn't be more happier now," the senior said. "I feel I've become more accepting of myself." She plans to study next fall at New York University in music with an eye to a career in the recording industry. She was introduced by Rotarian Karl Kolbeck; in the audience of Rotarians was her principal, Peyton Chapman. 

Way to Go Cards! 

Pacific University Hap Hingston Forensics Invitational Tournament - January 8-9, 2016

Individual events

Andria Tattersfield: 6th place, Program Oral Interp

Angela Chow: 3rd place, Junior Literary Interp for Beginning and Intermediate English earners (LIELL)

Daniel Cohen: 2nd place, Open Radio Commentary, earning one point toward automatic qualification to the State Championship,  Next Out After Finals, Open Impromptu

Jack Sanders: 5th place, Open Expository Speaking

Kate LeBlanc: 1st place, Open Extemporaneous Speaking (tournament champion), earning one point toward automatic qualification to the State Championship, 5th place, Open Oratory

Loy Msafiri: 2nd place, Junior Literary Interp for Beginning and Intermediate English earners (LIELL)

Maia Abbruzzese:  2nd place, Open After-Dinner speaking, earning one point toward automatic qualification to the State Championship, 4th Place Program Oral Interp, Semi-finalist, Open Radio Commentary

Natalie Shershow:  3rd place, Open Prose Reading, earning one point toward automatic qualification to the State Championship, 1st place (tournament champion), Open After-Dinner Speaking, earning one point toward automatic qualification to  the State Championship,

Wilson Walker:  Semifinalist, Junior Impromptu

Yikai Peng:  1st place (tournament champion) Junior Literary Interp for Beginning and Intermediate English Learners (LIELL)

Zachary Nash: 6th place, Open Extemporaneous Speaking

Kudos to Lincoln Culinary Arts Students who earned 3rd place at the Oregon Culinary Institute Ninja Skills Championship! 


Culinary Cards took first place in the in season produce and equipment identification round. 

The final round was a mystery basket round- they had to incorporate parsnip, pork loin, and rutabaga into a appetizer and entree. 

The team had 1 hr to shop from the pantry, prep, cook and plate 3 identical appetizers and 3 identical salads.

The final product consisted of :

Spiced Nut and Pomegranate Apple Salad with a Champagne Vinaigrette 

Seared Pork Loin, Roasted Broccoli, and a Rutabaga Parsnip Puree

Pirrie Wright - 10

Tyler Hohn - 11

Go Cards! 

Candace Anderson

LHS Culinary Arts


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Coltrane Liu, is a sophomore at Lincoln.  He began dancing with Northwest Dance Project at the age of 10. In middle school he became part of the dance programs at Da Vinci Arts Middle School and Dancescape .  In High School he joined JAG, the elite training program at the home of Portland’s world renowned dance company, BodyVox.  Coltrane spends approximately 20 hours each week studying many forms of dance including ballet, modern, contemporary, jazz, and break dancing.  He is also an apprentice with the Eowyn Emerald Dancers.


He was cast as this years Nutcracker Prince for both casts of the Columbia Dance production of the Nutcracker by Artistic Director Jan Hurst and Eowyn Emerald Barrett.  He will be performing four shows for area schools on Thursday, December 17 and Friday, December 18.  There will be 6 public performances at the Royal Durst Theater at the Vancouver School of Arts and Academics (3101 Main Street, Vancouver).

Performances will be: 

Friday, December 18 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, December 19 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Sunday, December 20 at 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm
Monday, December 21 at 1:00 pm 

Ticket information can be found at http://columbiadance.org

Arabic Class enjoying a field trip!



Art of Product Design class visited the Portland Art Museum yesterday with our docent Roger, he will be giving us regular tours of the museum's collections throughout the school year.  

Photo taken in Kenny Scharf's Cosmic Cavern, a Pop Surrealism installation piece on the third floor of the modern art side of the museum.


Forty-three Lincoln students, three coaches and many parent volunteers survived the largest Oregon tournament of the year yesterday at Clackamas High School and managed to take second in sweepstakes (five places higher than last year)!   Our students competed in 12 of the 13 individual events offered as well as Policy, Parliamentary, Lincoln-Douglas and Public Forum Policy Debate. While we had no one in Congress this time, suffice it to say that our student congress competitors have been busy. Thanks to the following generous volunteers for all their hard work yesterday:  Coach Dylan Amo, Coach Jake Weigler, Cathy Cleaver, Lisa Reynolds, Sharron Gargosky, Anne Badgley, Tom Bikales, Sharon Douthit, Praveen Sharabu, Chris McGreal, Donald Wong, Richelle Weeks, Anand Panyam, Melaura Wittemyer and Amanda Cagle.

The complete set of speech & debate results can be found at:

This year’s team results for all tournaments can be seen on our website at: 

 from yesterday are posted at:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/wanderingkayaks/albums/72157662087921735 


Lincoln’s fabulous Dance Team will be competing this Saturday at Rex Putnam High School - 4950 SE Roethe Rd, Milwaukie, OR 97267. Wish them well when you see them and thank them for representing their school with such high levels of grace and energy!

Jazz dances in the 1st round starting at 11:30 
Contemporary dances in the 3rd round starting at 6:00 pm
Adults All Day: $10
Students/Seniors All Day: $8
Kids 5 & Under: Free


 1/9/2016 Laker Rumble Cheer Competition  Lake Oswego HS 
 1/19/2016 Pacer Invitational  Lakeridge HS
 1/23/2016 Scotsmen Rumble   David Douglas
 1/30/2016 Cavalier Cheer Invitational  Clackamas HS
 2/6/2016  Last Chance Cheer Competition  Tualatin HS
 2/13/2016 OSAA State Championships  Memorial Coliseum 
 3/18-20/2016  Nationals Anaheim, CA 

Kudos to Lincoln Senior Ruhika Prasad who spoke at the Pearl Rotary today sharing highlights from her internship at OHSU where she was able to create an original research project to study the effects of two cancer treatments on non-small cell lung carcinoma together and separately at different time points. To say that the Pearl Rotarians were "wowed" is an understatement. Ruhika ended by advocating for added STE(A)M opportunities across all public schools and at Lincoln. Inspiring for all. Check out the youtube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VE6IU7DGh-k

Way to go Cards!

Celebrating our students this holiday season

As we head into the winter holiday season, I want to recognize honors that some of our students have received.

Four of Lincoln’s 93 Arabic-language students were selected to attend the 3rd International Schools Arabic Debating Championship after rigorous Skype and phone interviews in early October. Lincoln teacher Belal Joundeya will travel with the team to Doha Qatar in April for the competition.

Carole Smith




Congratulations to the Math Club members who competed at the HMMT in Boston. Anders Olsen was our best mathlete, placing 41st out of more than 800 top math students! The team placed 31st out of 160 teams!

Lincoln High School competed with a team of 6 Math Club members at the HMMT competition on Saturday November 14 at MIT.  HMMT, arguably one of the most difficult math competitions in the United States, is geared toward students who can comfortably and confidently solve 6 to 8 problems correctly on the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME). The team members who competed were Lang Ming, Anders Olsen, Elaine Yang, Lux Preciado Solis, Alec Leng and Cedric Wong.  The team chose the name The Crownless Kings.

The tournament features individual tests, a team round and the Guts Round.  Each individual test is 10 problems and 50 minutes long, where all answers are single values (i.e. short answers). The Team Round is a 60-minute, 10-problem test where all members of a team work together.  This tournament’s team round is short-answer based.  The problems are often organized into “themes.”  The Guts Round is an 80-minute team event with 36 short-answer questions on an assortment of subjects, of varying difficulty and point values. The problems are divided into sets of 3.

The difficulty of the competition is compared to that of ARML, the AIME, or the Mandelbrot Competition, though it is considered to be a bit harder than these contests. The contest organizers state that, "HMMT, arguably one of the most difficult math competitions in the United States, is geared toward students who can comfortably and confidently solve 6 to 8 problems correctly on the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME)." As with most high school competitions, knowledge of calculus is not required; however, calculus may be necessary to solve a select few of the more difficult problems on the Individual Rounds.


Arabic Class takes a field trip...


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Check out our KOIN Athlete of the Week
Syndey Kobak

Aside from playing soccer, Kobak has been on the varsity track team since her freshman year, where she specializes in the 400 and 800-meters.

“I think everyone on the team looks up to her. I’ve seen her step into more leadership roles this year at school. Senior class representative, she’s part of the anti-bullying program, and I think people just gravitate towards her, ”said Sasha Dierauf, a Lincoln High School senior, who has known Kobak since they were kids.

Kobak maintains a 4.0 GPA, is involved in the National Honor Society, and finds time to volunteer once a week at an elementary school.

She’s already taking college preparatory classes, too.

“All of my classes are IB classes so it’s like AP [advanced placement courses] but the IB program; the International baccalaureate [is the one I’m involved with] So, yeah, it’s like college prep,” said Kobak.

Kobak said she’s definitely interested in playing college soccer.

“Yeah, she certainly has the talent to,” Miguel Guante, the Lincoln girls varsity soccer head coach, said. “I know she’s been talking to a few schools, so it’s kind of a matter of figuring out the right fit both academically and athletically.”

As Kobak reflects on an exceptional soccer career, she takes a lot of pride in becoming the first Athlete of The Week at Lincoln High School this year.

“Hopefully I’m doing a good job representing my school; all of my friends, and just everyone at Lincoln. But, yeah, it’s a huge honor,” said Kobak.