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Student Showcase

FALL 2014 Showcase


Lincoln High School announces the winners of the school contest for Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest. The student winners are as follows:  1st –Sophomore Anna Smiley and 2nd -Junior Mai O’Neill. Thanks to all who competed and recited poetry as well as Brian Yang for running tab, Amy Qui  for serving as our accuracy judge and pianist extraordinaire, Stella Wiswall for prompting, Bill Qureshi  for running ballots, Jonathan and Caitlin Huang for helping with preparation for the event  and to Ben Agre, Amy Meabe and Megan Freshley for serving as performance judges.  Other competitors other included Maia Abbruzzese, Jonathan Huang, Clara Schwab, Marin Christensen and Sheila Panyam.

The competition, presented in partnership with Oregon Cultural Arts Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Poetry Foundation, is part of a national program that encourages high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization, performance, and competition. Judges evaluated student performances on criteria including voice and articulation, evidence of understanding, level of difficulty, and accuracy on a 25 lines or less poem and a poem of the student’s choice. 

Anna will represent Lincoln at the Regional Contest on March 7th  in either Beaverton or Salem (TBD). Winners from that contest will progress to State the following weekend in Salem.  For more information on Poetry Out Loud, visit:  www.poetryoutloud.org  


Pictures from today’s event are at:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/wanderingkayaks/sets/72157650644914669/



Congratulations to Lincoln Business Students  


Congratulations to Lincoln Business Students who participated in Startup Camp this past weekend at Catlin Gable! Startup Camp is a camp that encourages young entrepreneurs to make a whole new product over a weekend. Team LifeTether, including four LHS students, earned 1st place and a $1000 prize. Group members from Lincoln (all Sophomores) were Srinik Chinnam, Brendan Touhey, Shayla Rao,
Connor World.
Here is the link to the team’s website for more
information on the product made at Startup Camp:

Twenty five total LHS students participated and here are a few other
examples of their projects:

Lincoln Student Parmis Taraghi (grade 9)also participated and worked with a team to create a program that provides a safe space for students to improve their language conversational language abilities through peer support and global connections.  The program aims to connect students through their schools, in order to give them a chance to better their linguistic abilities.  

Lincoln Students  Katie Swigart (grade 9), Bob Qui (grade 11), Islom Tursunbaev (grade 10), Hailey York (grade 10) worked to create a service that connects high schoolers wanting internships with small to medium sized businesses who are willing to hire.

Way to go Business Cards and inspirational Business Teacher/Advisor Arlie Peyton!



LHS Varsity Girls Swim Team

PIL District Title

Swimmers made it to OSAA State Finals:

Emmy Daigle - 100 Breast

Laura Epperson - 200 Free, 100 Fly

Dan Forsland - 50 Free

Jackson Locke Harris - 200 IM, 100 Fly

Abbie Young - 500 Free, 100 Back


Relay swimmers:


200 Medley:

Abbie Young

Emmy Daigle

Laura Epperson

Kesiah Clement

Kayla Lanker

Julia Page

Laurel Kemp

Ciara Chen


200 Free:

Eleanora Kemp

Laurel Kemp

Kesiah Clement

Carli Tovar

Madeline Sekara

Julia Page

Kayla Lanker

Rose Templeman


400 Free: 

Abbie Young

Eleanora Kemp

Carli Tovar

Laura Epperson

Kayla Lanker

Emmy Daigle

Valerie Peralta

Ciara Chen





Thank you to the clubs that represented LHS!

Clubs and Organizations Participating:

Poetry, Biology, Speech and Debate, Leadership, New Student Club, Health Action Network, Thespian Club, BSU, MeChA, Choir, Key Club, Wrestling, Baseball, Softball, Lacrosse, Rose City Rowing, Sailing Club, Football, Snowboarding, and Cheer


LHS Artwork Displayed at City Target

The Photography 5-6 classes and the Advanced Graphic classes collaborated with the Portland Jazz Festival to produce some great artwork promoting the Jazz Festival.  A jury panel selected 4 of these pieces to be hung in the City Target windows.  

Congratulations to students:

Maggie Kresl (photographer)Gunnar Rosenberg(designer), Maddie Peveto (photographer)/Victoria Sanchez (designer); Sara Stember (photographer and designer) and Missy Gerlach (photographer)/ Carlos Ray (designer) for their winning designs. 

 Head down to the City Target and see their terrific pieces as well as all the other students works on display.  

Check out this artwork link.





 Congratulations to Lincoln's StuCo for another fine showing!

Canby High School Student Congress - February 12, 2015

  • Jake Ehlers, 1st Place Speaker
  • Leo Wiswall, 2nd Place Speaker

Also receiving nominations for outstanding speaker

  • Maia Abbruzzese
  • Brad Subramaniam

OUTSTANDING CHAIR (elected to serve and in charge of 2 of 2 sessions; however, he did not compete for speaker awards)

  • Zachary Nash

Pictures are at:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/wanderingkayaks/sets/72157648466718763/



Kudos to Lincoln students who earned scholastic writing awards in the 2015 competition!

The Gold key recipients will move on to be considered for National awards. 

Gold Key:

Kate LeBlanc (Personal essay/memoir)

Mai O’Neill (Dramatic script)

Rona Wong (Short story)

Silver Key:

Kate Fin (Flash fiction)

Kate LeBlanc (Poetry)

William Leo (Poetry)

Mai O’Neill (Short story and Personal essay/memoir)

Rona Wong (Poetry)

Honorable Mention:

Jillian Briglia  (Poetry)

Adeline Fecker (Dramatic script, Flash Fiction)

William Leo  (Writing portfolio, Poetry)

Sophia Mautz (Poetry)

Mai O’Neill (Poetry)

Rona Wang (Poetry, Flash fiction, Short story)

Way to Go Cards!

Lewis & Clark Jean Ward Invitational

January 30 & 31, 2015

Debate Results

  • Brian Yang, 1st Place, Open Lincoln-Douglas Debate (Tournament Champion) earning one leg to alternate qualification to the State Championship
  • Maia Abbruzzese, Semi Finalist, Novice Lincoln-Douglas Debate
  • Julia Dodson & Tessa Cannon, 2nd Place, Novice Public Forum Debate

Debate Speakers (based on oratory)

  • Brian Yang, 1st Place, Open Lincoln-Douglas Debate
  • Stella Augustine, 3rd Place, Novice Lincoln-Douglas Debate
  • Julia Dodson, 5th Place, Novice Public Forum Debate
  • Miles Stepleton, 8th Place, Open Policy Debate

Individual Events

  • Noah Hoffman, 2nd Place, Impromptu Speaking, earning one leg to alternate qualification to the State Championship
  • Cedric Wong, 4th Place, Novice Extemporaneous Speaking
  • Julia Dodson, 2nd Place, Novice Poetry Reading
  • Kate Weeks, 3rd Place, Novice Poetry Reading
  • Lea Kapur, 4th Place, Novice Poetry Reading

Student Congress

  • Brad Subramaniam, 2nd Place, Open Student Congress
  • Jake Ehlers, 4th Place, Open Student Congress
  • Caitlin Huang, 6th Place, Open Student Congress


  • 3rd Place, Debate Sweepstakes
  • 4th Place, Individual Events Sweepstakes
  • 4th  Place, Overall Sweepstakes for debate & individual events


Lincoln Coding Club Creates Ticket App for School

Students in the Lincoln Coding Club have developed their first mobile application per the request of Jill Ross, Lincoln Bookkeeper, and under the mentorship of John Andersen, Lincoln alumni now at Portland StateUniversity.  The goal of the application is to reduce the time students wait in line to buy tickets.  Instead of manually looking up student information, Jill will use the app to scan the barcode on each student ID and record payment and guest information.   She will be using the new app to sells tickets to the Winter Formal Dance this coming week!

“I'm so excited for this app.  It will make the dance ticket sales process much easier and quicker for both me and the students.  As I was using it today (Friday) for ticket sales, the student selling them with me said, ‘WOW that is so cool – how did you find that?’ I said “The coding club made it for me,” and her response was ‘LINCOLN kids did this? HOW COOL!’” - Jill Ross, Bookkeeper,Lincoln High School


Felicidades to LHS students

Andrea Hernandez & Jasnery Valenzuela

First Place Winners

Ceaser E. Chavez Leadership Conference Art & Poetry Contest




1st  - Andrea Hernandez, Lincoln High School

2nd - Jorge Aburto Martinez, Sunset High School

3rd - Michael Rodriguez, Knappa High School

HM - Angeleen Somoza, Knappa High School


Marisol Rodriguez, Silverton High School  


1st - Jasnery Valenzuela, Lincoln High School

2nd - Carina Baca, Newberg High School

3rd - Angel Espinoza, Silverton High School

HM - Jannett Alcantar, Milwaukie High School


Have you seen the Lincoln Equestrian Team in action?

Come cheer the Equestrian Team on at their first competition of the season

at the Oregon Equestrian Center this weekend!

Stock Seat, Trail, In-Hand Trail  - Friday, 1/30, Begins at 8am

Flag Ceremony - Friday, 1/30, 1:30-1:45pm (Cheer On as one of our Lincoln riders rides with the Lincoln School Flag during the Flag Ceremony!)

Barrels, Pole-bending & Keyhole - Friday, 1/30, begins at 2:30pm

Dressage, Showmanship, Working Pairs - Saturday, 1/31, 8am-noon

Reining, Hunt Seat & Jumping - Saturday, 1/31, begins at 2:15pm-?


The Lincoln High School Boys Racquetball Team won their second State Title!

The title came down to the final matches of the tournament, with the Lincoln Boys overtaking the Sunset Boys to capture their victory. The Lincoln Boys Racquetball Team last won the State Title in 2012.

A special congratulations to the following State Champions in Gold:

Gavin Usher and Will Hoge won their second consecutive State Double Championship and Arjun Bedi and Sam Lerner placed second. Gavin and Will,  will be traveling to St. Louis in February to defend their National Title.

Gavin Usher placed #2 Singles, Sam Lerner placed #5 Singles, and John Curley placed #6 Singles.

Lincoln Girls placed 4th in State behind Sprague, Beaverton and Sourthridge.

Lincoln Boys and Girls Combined Racquetball Teams placed  second overall behind  Beaverton High School.

Special thanks to LHS Racquetball Coach Sanjay Bedi!

Way to go Racquetball Cards!


2015 State Tournament Results






competed in the Crusader Cheer Challenge at Jesuit.

Took 2nd place in the 5A/6A division!  

More Cheer Photos!





Constitution Team 2014-2015

Congratulations to Lincoln’s Constitution Team for an excellent showing at the Mark O Hatfield Courthouse where they placed 2nd in the We the People State Constitution Team Competition on January 17th. Oregon is the most competitive state in the country with PPS teams from Lincoln and Grant HS’s winning the National Championship the last three years in a row. Our 2014-2015 students demonstrated deep knowledge of the constitution, case law, and current constitutional law issues. Special thanks to the volunteer coaches and Lincoln’s teacher advisor Gary Bahen. Way to go Constitution Team Cards!!!!


Unit 1

Danny Cohen

Kelsey Dunn

Gaby Lemieux

Sheila Panyam

Siri Rosenberg

Jack Sanders

Coach: Steve Griffith

Unit 2

Abby Dalke

Alex Denman-Still

Hannah Kwak

Joanne Lee

Oliver Risch

John Vergis

Coaches: Jeff Edmundson and Jason Trombley

Unit 3

Zoie Brauser

Kate Fin

Michael Ioffe

Kate LeBlanc

Adam Selker

Serenity Wade

Coaches: Misha Isaak, Christy Splitt and Whitney Button

Unit 4

Rubybelle Booth

Charlie Gardner

Haley Schulberg

Wesley Shin

Anna Smiley

Olivia Weissflog

Coaches: Darin Sands and Jennifer Hill

Unit 5

David Charatan

Marin Christensen

Cleo Forman

Tyler Honn

Josie Savaria-Watson

Alisha Zhao

Coach: Alison Brody

Unit 6

Zahra Hannan

Teis Jayaswal

Kiana Killian

Yiling Liu

Laurel McGrane

Ben Pagano

Coaches: Jonathan Pulvers and Rachel Weisshaar


Speech & Debate

Team Members hear and meet New York Times

 Op Ed Reporter Nicholas Kristof


Pacific Hap Hingston Invitational - Jan 9-10, 2015

Individual events

  • Bill Qureshi - 5th place, Junior Impromptu
  • Cedric Wong - Semifinalist, Junior Impromptu
  • Clara Schwab - 4th place, Junior Radio Commentary
  • Daniel Lawrence - 6th place, Senior After-Dinner Speaking
  • Lukas Schwab - 1st place, Senior Radio Commentary (earning one point toward proven excellence qualification to our State Championship)
  • Maia Abbruzzese - (next to place) 1st Out of Finals, Junior Poetry Reading
  • Noah Hoffman - (next to place) 1st Out of Finals, Senior Radio Commentary
  • Zachary Nash – Semifinalist, Senior Impromptu


  • LINCOLN CLOSED OUT OPEN PARLIAMENTARY DEBATE thereby earning 1st & 2nd place without a final debate
  • Daniel Lawrence & Orion Cleaver, Finalists, Senior Parliamentary Debate (earning one point toward proven excellence qualification to our State Championship)
  • Amy Qiu & Colin Phipps – Finalists, Senior Parliamentary Debate (earning one point toward proven excellence qualification to our State Championship)
  • Maia Abbruzzese & Zachary Nash, 2nd  place, Junior Parliamentary Debate
  • Alex Serrurier & Will Leo - Semifinalists, Parliamentary Debate (earning one point toward proven excellence qualification to our State Championship)
  • Mai O’Neill & Stella Augustine, 2nd place in Senior Public Forum Debate (earning one point toward proven excellence qualification to our State Championship)
  • Lukas Schwab & Clara Schwab, 2nd place in Senior Policy Debate

Debate Speakers (for excellence in Oratory)

  • Lukas Schwab – 1st place, Senior Policy Debate
  • Orion Clever – 2nd place, Senior Parliamentary Debate
  • Alex Serrurier – 4th place, Senior Parliamentary Debate
  • Daniel Lawrence – 5th place, Senior Parliamentary Debate


  • 1ST place in debate
  • 2nd place overall (debate & ie's)

For the full year's results, please visit:  https://sites.google.com/site/lincolnhsspeechanddebate/about-the-team/results

And, to see photos from the 2014-15 season, go to:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/wanderingkayaks/collections/72157646891364110/


Go Blaze!


Thank you Wells Fargo and Charelle Pennington for making the Blazer game a fantastic “Block Party” for our students.


James McGee, Counselor

 Wins Ugly Sweater Contest!


OCI Kitchen Ninja Competition - Imgur

The most viral images on the internet, curated in real time by a dedicated community through commenting, voting and sharing.

The team of Justine Donaldson(11) and Thien Nguyen (12) took second place overall and  first place in round 3. Thien and Justine won Japanese Mercer knives from the MX3 collection! As well as $800ea in OCI tuition waivers.​


The team of Theodore Geist (11) and David Seung (12) received praise from the judges. 


Students participated in 3 rounds: 


Round One:

Product ID

Teams had 25min to identify a combination of 25 food products and kitchen supplies.  


Round Two:

Skills Test

Teams had  25min to complete as many skills as they could.


Round Three:

Final Plates

Teams will be given 1 hour to prep and plate three identical salad and entrée dishes themed to the NW winter season.  The students developed their own recipes. 


Please click below to view competition photos courtesy of OCI:  http://imgur.com/a/zLrPJ



The Lincoln Cardinal Dance Team was invited to compete in the Category Championships this past weekend  at Canby High School. Their scores qualified them for three categories of dance: Contemporary, Jazz and Pom. Dance Team won a second place for their Contemporary Dance, and third place for their Pom routine. Freshman Sadie Schreiter, got a second place in Novice Dance and Drill. This championship concludes the 2014 competitive season.  Dance Team is now starting their new routine for competing in the OSAA State Championship in 2015.


Captains of the  Cardinal Dance Team are: Anna Dodson, Zoe Edelson, Siena Fox, and Maggie Ryan. Junior team members are: Olivia Baker, Ally Carney, Kyla D'Sa, and Antonia Benson. Sophomores are Lizzie Diamond, Alex Donaldson, Mikaila Donaldson, Maya Friedman, Maya Lomanto, Carly Pagnano, Ellie Pagnano, Eloise Reverman, Aurora Tamblyn, and Jessica Zhao.  Freshmen this year are:  Sophie Beall, Alexia Casper, Alexis Henrikson, Harley Huard, Nao Kawai, and Sadie Schreiter.


Way to Go Dance Cards!



Lincoln’s BSU visited U of O this week.  The students gained valuable information and made important contacts. Thank you to Lincoln’s BSU advisor James McGee and to our BSU student leaders for organizing this successful trip.


Go Cards! Go Ducks!



Student Congress Turned In Awesome Results!


Sam Barlow Student Congress - December 9, 2014

House 1  (Based on best speaker nominations)

  • Brad Subramaniam - 1st Place
  • Zachary Nash- 2nd Place (Top Novice in House 1)

House 2 (Based on best speaker nominations)

  • Jonathan Cordisco - 2nd Place (Top Novice in House 2)
  • Leo Wiswall - 3rd Place

Top Novice Awards  (based on speaker points rates on both Houses 1 & 2)

  • Jake Ehlers - 1st Place

Clackamas Holiday Edge Invitational - December 6, 2014


  • Lukas Schwab & Miles Stepleton– Finalists (no final round), Open Policy Debate (earning one point toward proven excellence qualification to our State Championship)
  • Alex Serrurier & Colin Phipps- Finalists (no final round), Open Parliamentary Debate (earning one point toward proven excellence qualification to our State Championship)

Individual Events

  • Zachary Nash – 1st place (tournament champion), Novice Impromptu Speaking & 3rd place, Novice Extemporaneous Speaking
  • Maia Abbruzzese, 4th place, Novice Poetry Reading\


  •  Lincoln High School: 7th out of 47 schools based on Open results only

Additionally, while not receiving awards, the following team members received nominations for top speakers in the Student Congress:  Jonathan Cordisco, Will Leo, Bill Qureshi and Brad Subramaniam.


Forest Grove High School Speech & Debate Invitational - November 22, 2014 


  • Lukas Schwab & Miles Stepleton, 2nd Place, Open Policy Debate
  • Mason Beinlich & Andy Nguyen, 1st Place (Tournament Champions), Novice Policy Debate

Individual Events

  • Clara Schwab, 1st Place (Tournament Champion), Novice Prose Reading, 1st Place, (Tournament Champion) Novice Radio Commentary, Finalist, Novice Poetry Reading, Finalist, Novice Impromptu Speaking and TOP NOVICE SPEAKER SWEEPS.
  • Jamie Bikales, 1st Place (Tournament Champion), Novice Extemporaneous Speaking and 3rd Place, Open Extemporaneous Speaking in collapsed divisions, Finalist, Novice Radio Commentary
  • Maia Abburrezzese, Finalist, Novice Impromptu Speaking
  • Cedric Wong, 2nd Place, Novice Impromptu Speaking
  • Elle Budd, Finalist Novice Poetry Reading

Speakers (based on oratory in debate)

  • Laurel Douthit, 4th Place, Novice Policy Debate
  • Lukas Schwab, 4th Place, Open Policy Debate
  • Miles Stepleton, 5th Place, Open Policy Debate 
  • Sheila Panyam, 4th Place, Open Parli Debate
  • Jack Sanders, 2nd Place, Open Parli Debate


·        Lincoln Speech & Debate Team, 3rd Place in Team Sweeps

·        Clara Schwab, 1st Place, Novice Individual Events Top Speaker

 Beaverton High School Debate Student Congress  - November 20, 2014

Overall Awards (Based on Performance in Both Sessions)

  • Leo Wiswall- 1st Speaker in House 2
  • Jamie Bikales – 3rd place speaker in House 2
  • Jonathan Cordisco - 1st place speaker in House 1
  • Zachary Nash- 3rd place speaker in House 3
  • Brad Subramaniam - Outstanding Chair in House 3 

Additionally, while not receiving awards, the following LHS S&D members received nominations for top speakers as follows:

  • Bill Qureshi, 5th place in session one of House 1
  • Isaac Hoffman – 2nd place in session two of House 2
  • Jake Ehlers - 3rd place in session two of House 3 

Sprague High School Debate Invitational - November 15, 2014


  • Maia Abbruzzese & Zachary Nash, 1st Place (Tournament Champions), Novice Parli Debate
  • Stella Augustine & Anisha RajBhandary, 1st Place (Tournament Champions), Novice Public Forum Debate
  • Will Leo & Alex Serrurier won three of four debates and Certificates for Outstanding Open Parli Debate

Debate Speakers (based on excellence in oration in debate)

  • Zachary Nash, 1st Place, Novice Parli Debate
  • Stella Augustine, 3rd Place, Novice Public Forum Debate
  • Anisha RajBhandary, 1st Place Novice Public Forum Debate


Silverton Fox Invitational - November 8, 2014


  • Maia Abbruzzese, 3rd Place, Novice Extemporaneous Speaking
  • Zachary Nash, 3rd Place, Novice Impromptu Speaking
  • Sheila Panyam, 4th Place, Open Oratory


  • Sheila Panyam & Emily Ma, were undefeated in Open Parli Debate; while they did not advance to the final round based on speaker points, they did earn one point towards proven excellence qualification to theState Championship.DEBATE

DEBATE SPEAKERS (based on excellence in debate oratory)

  • Sheila Panyam, 2nd Place, Open Parli Debate
  • Zachary Nash, 2nd Place, Novice Parli Debate

Whitman College - October 31-November 2, 2014


  • Clara Schwab, 2nd Place, Junior Oral Interpretation
  • Stella Augustine, 5th Place, Junior Oral Interpretation


  • Brian Yang, 2nd Place, Open Lincoln-Douglas Debate  (earning not only one point toward proven excellence qualification to our State Championship but also picking up his FIRST BID to the NATIONAL TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS in Kentucky in April 2015.)    

DEBATE SPEAKERS (based on excellence in debate oratory)

  • Brian Yang, 8th Place, Open Lincoln-Douglas Debate

Oak Hill Pure Policy Debate Tournament - October 25, 2014


  • Miles Stepleton & Lukas Schwab, 1st Place (tournament champions) in Varsity Policy Debate
  • Lea Kapur & Kate Weeks, 3rd Place in Novice Policy Debate

Speakers (based on oratory in debate)

  • Lea Kapur, 2nd Place, Novice Policy Debate
  • Lukas Schwab, 2nd Place, Varsity Policy Debate
  • Brian Yang, 3rd Place, Varsity Policy Debate
  • Miles Stepleton, 5th Place, Varsity Policy Debate 


  • Lincoln High School Speech & Debate Team, 1st Place at Oak Hill Pure Policy Debate Tournament

South Albany Student Congress - October 21, 2014

Overall Awards (Based on Performance in Both Sessions)

·       Leo Wiswall- Outstanding Student Congress Presiding Officer

·       Jake Ehlers- 1st place speaker in the National House

·       Brad Subramaniam – 3rd place speaker in the National House

·       Jamie Bikales – 3rd place speaker in the American House 

Additionally, while not receiving awards, the following LHS S&D members received nominations for top speakers as follows:

  • Zachary Nash – 6th place in 1st session, 3rd place in 2nd session (American House)
  • Ethan Dennis – 7th pace in 1st session, 5th place in 2nd Session (American House)
  • Issac Hoffman – 6th place in session one, 4th place in 2nd session (National House)

Willamette University Jerry Hudson Forensic Tournament - October 17-18, 2014

·Individual Events

  • Juhui Liu: 1st place (tournament champion), Senior Literary Interpretation for Beginning & Intermediate English-Language Learners
  • Brian Yang: 3rd Place, Open Impromptu  (earning one point toward proven excellence qualification to our State Championship)
  • Noah Hoffman,  Finalist, Radio Commentary;  3rd Place, Humorous Interpretation
  • Jack Sanders, 3rd Place, Open Expository Speaking
  • Maia Abbruzzese, Finalist, Junior Poetry Reading


  • Brian Yang, 2nd Place, Open Lincoln-Douglas Debate  (earning one point toward proven excellence qualification to our State Championship)
  • Justin Huang, Semi-finalist, Junior Lincoln-Douglas Debate
  • Mai O'Neill & Stella Augustine, Quarterfinalists, Open Public Forum Debate
  • Emma Nash & Hannah Wilson, Quarterfinalists, Novice Parli Debate

Speakers (based on oratory in debate)

  • Jonathan Huang, 5th place, Junior Lincoln-Douglas Debate
  • Justin Huang, 5th place, Novice Lincoln-Douglas Debate
  • Isaac Hoffman, 4th place, Novice Lincoln-Douglas Debate
  • Brian Yang, 2nd place, Open Lincoln-Douglas Debate
  • Tessa Cannon, 8th place, Novice Public Forum Debate
  • Zachary Nash, 7th place, Jr. Parli Debate
  • Hannah Wilson, 8th place, Novice Parli Debate
  • Emma Nash, 2nd place, Novice Parli Debate
  • Orion Cleaver, 8th place, Open Parli Debate

Silverton Novice Invitational - October 12, 2014

  • Clara Schwab, 3rd place, Novice Poetry Reading
  • Jamie Bikales, 3rd place, Novice Impromptu
  • Maia Abbruzzese, 1st place, Novice Poetry Reading & 4th place, Novice Impromptu

Sam Barlow Invitational - October 5th, 2014

Individual Events-

  • Noah Hoffman, 2nd place in Open Humorous Interpretation
  • Clara Schwab, Finalist in Novice Prose Reading
  • Brian Yang, Finalist in Open Impromptu Speaking
  • Sheila Panyam, 1st place in Open Radio (earning one point toward proven excellence qualification to our State Championship) and 3rd place in Open Oratory
  • Lukas Schwab, 3rd place in Open Radio (earning one point toward proven excellence qualification to our State Championship)
  • Gaby Lemieux, 1st in Novice Expository Speaking and 3rd place in Novice Extemporaneous Speaking
  • Justin Huang, 3rd place in Novice Radio
  • Isaac Hoffman, 2nd place in Novice Extemporaneous Speaking


  •         Justin Huang, 3rd place in Novice Lincoln-Douglas Debate
  •         Jake Ehlers & Stella Augustine, 1st place in Novice Public Forum Debate
  •         Lukas Schwab & Miles Stepleton, 2nd place in Open Cross-Examination Debate
  •         Brian Yang, 2nd place in Open Lincoln-Douglas Debate (earning one point toward proven excellence qualification to our State Championship)
  •         Alex Serrurier & Will Leo, Semi-finalists in Open Parli Debate (earning one point toward proven excellence qualification to our State Championship)

        Noah Hoffman & Flynn Milligan, undefeated in Open Parli Debat




Hawii Boriyo, a senior at Lincoln High School, is the November student of the month at Pearl Rotary. She was congratulated by Rotarian Matt Mahaffy (Nov. 25 meeting). Hawii, the daughter of Ethiopian immigrants, is a member of several student organizations and is an IB student at LHS. She credited her parents who taught values of "hard work" and "sacrificing" as they started a new life in the USA. She vowed to be a "small voice in our society…to stop prejudice and racism." Her life plan (which will include university studies in law and/or engineering): "Dream big and work hard to achieve my goals.




Congratulations to Senior, and Captain Zoe Edelson, for her advanced Drill Down Award top ten at the Reynolds  High School  Dance Competition, this past weekend. Congratulations to Freshmen Harley Huard and Sophie Schreiter for their novice Drill Down Award, top ten at Reynolds. 


The Lincoln Cardinal Dance Team came in second in large, 6A division in two categories: Pom and Jazz.  Dance Team has been invited to compete in  in the Category Championships for pom and jazz, at Canby High School on December 6th. 


Team Captains are: Maggie Ryan, Zoe Edelson, Anna Dodson, and Siena Fox. Juniors: Ally Carney, Antonia Benson, Olivia Baker, Kyla D'Sa, and Payton Portlock. Sophomores are: Alex Donaldson, Aurora Tamblyn, Carly Pagnano, Eloise Reverman, Lizzie Diamond, Jessica Zhao, Maya Friedman, Ellie Pagnano, Maya Lomanto, and Mikaila Donaldson. Freshmen are: Alexia Casper, Alexis Henrikson, Sophie Beall, Nao Kawai, Harley Huard, and Sophie Schreiter.

Way to Go Cards!






Spirit week fun!!

Lincoln wins 34 to 20 against Jefferson!!


Speech and Debate 1st Tournament!

Lincoln High School Earns National Recognition

 for Accomplishments in Speech and Debate


RIPON, Wis. (October 9, 2014) – The National Speech & Debate Association, the largest interscholastic speech and debate organization serving middle school, high school, and collegiate students in the United States, has named its top point-earning high schools in the nation for the 2013-2014 academic year.


Lincoln High School in Portland, Ore., coached by Jennifer Owen, has earned membership in the Association’s notable 100 Club.


Members earn points and degrees through the honor society, based on competitive and service-related activities, ranging from the Degree of Merit with 25 or more points to the Degree of Premier Distinction with 1,500 or more points.


The Lincoln chapter achieved 177 degrees last year, ultimately ranking among the top 10% of schools nationwide, and placing second in the state of Oregon. This milestone exemplifies the school’s commitment to teaching students essential life skills—including communication, research, listening, writing, and organization.


“These students and coaches have demonstrated outstanding participation and achievement in speech and debate activities,” statedExecutive Director J. Scott Wunn. “We are pleased to honor them for their hard work and dedication, and wish them continued success in the coming season.”


Only six other Oregon high schools received similar honors. Joining the 100 Club this fall include Sprague High School in Salem with 144 degrees; Gresham-Barlow High School in Gresham with 136 degrees; Ashland High School in Ashland with 124 degrees; Clackamas High School in Clackamas with 114 degrees; and Glencoe High School in Hillsboro with 103 degrees.


Westview High School in Portland, led by coach Patrick Johnson, earned membership in the Societé de 300 for achieving 317 degrees.


Recipient schools are published in Rostrum, the national magazine of high school speech and debate.

About the National Speech & Debate Association

The National Speech & Debate Association is the largest interscholastic speech and debate organization serving middle school, high school, and collegiate students in the United States. The Association provides competitive speech and debate activities, high-quality resources, comprehensive training, scholarship opportunities, and advanced recognition to more than 130,000 students and coaches every year. For nearly 90 years, the National Speech & Debate Association has empowered more than 1.5 million members to become engaged citizens, skilled professionals, and honorable leaders in our society. Visit www.speechanddebate.org for more information.




New lab coats for Culinary Arts!

Candace Anderson

LHS Culinary Arts Facilitator


Portland high school students' poetry featured in Poetry in Motion: Three Portland public high school students presented their poems at a Portland bus stop Tuesday morning, part of the Poetry in Motion 2014 program. The program features 10 poems to be displayed on TriMet buses, benches and shelters throughout the region.  http://www.oregonlive.com/multimedia/index.ssf/2014/09/post_32.html#incart_river

Excerpted from the Oregonian…

Julianna Mazziotti, 16, of Lincoln High School, read her poem, "Voila d'Amor."

After each student read her work, they whipped off a sheet blue draping to reveal an excerpt of their writing, printed on bus benches on Southwest Salmon Street at 14th Avenue, next to Lincoln High School . The 2014 program features 10 poems to be displayed on TriMet buses, benches and shelters throughout the region. In addition to the students' work, four Oregon poets and three national poets will also have their work displayed on TriMet facilities. In all, the 10 poems will be displayed on 40 buses, 22 benches and 11 shelters around the region.

Viola d'Amore by Julianna Mazziotti, Lincoln High School

Dulled gloss on my deep red body,

each of my silent six strings fastened by pegs,

I float with no articulate notes.

Yet, in your ears, a sweet silvery sound resonates:

the non-existent bow emerges from your imagination,

gliding across my vertical lines—

lively vibrations bouncing,


Your hands embrace me,

my backward "S" shapes,

working, working

for halo-like music

to dance gracefully through each parcel

of unfilled air.







Lincoln High student Theodora Mautz, whose intellectual curiosity makes her an outstanding student in fields from science to music to law, scored the top possible score on both the ACT and the SAT college entrance exams, an apparent first in Oregon. Way to go Theodora! (Lorijo Daniels / Lorijo Daniels Photography )

Lincoln High's Theodora Mautz earns perfect ACT and SAT scores, an extremely rare feat


Lukas Schwab Honored


Thank you to the Pearl Rotary for honoring Lincoln students every month. Congratulations to Lincoln's September Student of the Month, Senior Lukas Schwab, for his inspiring presentation this morning on coding, programming and the educational opportunities that best inspire authentic learning and innovation.


Congratulations to Lincoln Senior Sophie Keller

Kudos to Lincoln Senior Sophie Keller who will be playing the role of Anne, the conservative Senator’s daughter in La Cage aux Folles with Pixie Dust Productions, opening at the Newmark Theatre on September 20th through October 5th. If you’ve seen the movie The Birdcage, it’s basically the same plot, only La Cage is a musical. Here is a link to learn more about the show or buy tickets. 



Sophie will also have a role in the play Ivy & Bean at the Oregon Children’s Theater in November.


Go Thespian Cards!