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Student Showcase

Congratulations to the


for a great 2016 season and the following

team and individual wins!


State Championship Qualifiers:

OLIVE TRUMP: Jumping, Reining and Working pairs.

JUSTINE DONALDSON: Working Rancher, 1st ALT Western Eq.

2nd ALT Reining, 3rd ALT Hunt Seat Eq.


(State championships will be in Redmond Oregon May 12-15.)


The LINCOLN Team placed

2nd overall among medium sized teams

within the NE district!


Top 10 District - Over All High Points:

OLIVE TRUMP: 1st place (Gold) for Jumping and Working Pairs and 4th place for Versatility.

JUSTINE DONALDSON: 7th place for Performance events.

ADDIE GEORGE: 8th place for Versatility.



Austin Gutierrez, 12

Addie George, 12

Justine Donaldson, 11

Lily Callan, 11

Noa Rayzman, 10

Abby Wolf, 10

Olive Trump, 10

Chloe MacMichael, 10

Alyssa Kline, 9


Recognizing: Wilson HS student, Alyssa Kline, and Early College Student Lily Callan who had multiple

district top 3 placing’s and are going to state.  Both students Coop with the Lincoln team.

(Separate announcements have been sent out to their school communities.)

For more information, videos and photos:



Check out today's Oregonian article below for a full team roster. Thank you to LHS teacher George Ten Eyck and all of the dedicated coaches who give up so much of their time helping students prepare for the regional, state and national competitions for the past 12 months. They have already started working with the 2016-2017 team as well. 

Grant High School placed third at Nationals this year and won the National title last year and in 2013. No state has won the title more times than Oregon. Kudos to our LHS team, Grant High School, PPS and the State of Oregon!

Lincoln High wins national Constitution contest -- again
Lincoln High's Constitution Team  claimed first prize in the national "We the People" Constitutional legal competition again this year. Portland's Grant High placed third in the nation.  It marked yet another win for the small state of Oregon...

Congratulations to Lincoln Speech & Debate Team for qualifying three competitors to the National Speech & Debate Association Speech & Debate Championship which will be held in Salt Lake City, UT,  in June.  The North Oregon District of the National Speech and Debate Association will send two representatives (both Lincoln students) and two senators (from Sprague and Westview students) to Nationals along with five on the Worlds Schools Debate Team (Lincoln, Lake Oswego, Glencoe & Sprague High Schools).   For more details on Nationals, visit: http://www.speechanddebate.org/nationals  

  •    Junior Sheila Panyam, House 2, 2nd Alternate Speaker (NATIONAL QUALIFIER)
  •    Junior  Zachary Nash, House 1 ,1st Speaker (NATIONAL QUALIFIER)
  •   Senior Orion Cleaver, North Oregon Worlds Schools Debate (NATIONAL QUALIFIER)

Caroline Friesen, Ciara Chen, and Rakiyah Mullings,

Winners in this year's OPSR Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship. 


Oregon PSR expresses our congratulations to the high school student winners of our 2016 Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship. We received nearly a hundred entries from high school juniors and seniors from throughout the state in response to the following question: “How would a successful movement to confront climate change help create a more just and peaceful world?” We greatly appreciate all of the students who shared their thoughts with us, and we congratulate the scholarship winners!

Read the winning student entries below:

1st Place - Kaylor MacLaughlin, West Linn High School (West Linn, OR)

2nd Place - Caroline Friesen, Lincoln High School (Portland, OR)

3rd Place - Nitan Avivi, Beaverton High School (Beaverton, OR)

Honorable Mention - Ciara Chen, Lincoln High School (Portland, OR)

Honorable Mention - Lauren Weber, Century High School (Aloha, OR)

Honorable Mention - Rakiyah Mullings, Lincoln High School (Portland, OR)

Join us, along with local partner organizations (including KBOO Radio) involved in creating a more peaceful world and a healthier climate, in celebrating Kaylor, Caroline, Nitan, Ciara, Lauren and Rakiyah at Oregon PSR’s 8th Annual Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship Awards Ceremony.

Friday, April 29th, 6:00-8:00 PM

First Unitarian Church’s Buchan Reception Hall (1226 SW Salmon Street in Portland)

Featuring award-winning journalist Dahr Jamail as our keynote speaker, light hors d'oeuvres, tabling by Oregon PSR and partner organizations, and a chance to hear from Oregon's youth leaders for climate justice and peace.

For more information, call us at 503-274-2720 or send us an email.

Laurel, Sheila, Kelsey & Brad are pictured with Principal Chapman

Lincoln Students Named Academic All American in

National Speech & Debate Association

April 19, 2016 –Juniors Brad Subramaniam, Kelsey Dunn, Laurel McGrane and Sheila Panyam from Lincoln High School in SW Portland have been named National Speech & Debate Association Academic All Americans in recognition of speech and debate excellence and academic success. Member students may be nominated for this prestigious award by meeting several criteria including maintaining a GPA of 3.7/4.0 or higher in addition to earning an ACT score of 27 or higher and/or a combined SAT score of 2,000 or higher. Academic All Americans must hold a National Speech & Debate Association degree of Superior Distinction or higher within the Honor Society, reflecting the attainment of 750 or more degree points earned through speaking competition or service activities. Finally, they must demonstrate outstanding character and leadership. 

Sheila Panyam is a team captain who competes in Original Oratory, Radio Commentary, Poetry, and other events. She loves to write creative pieces, both in novel and poem form. She hopes to pursue a career in the biological sciences, while continuing to be involved in public speaking and creative writing. Laurel McGrane has competed all three years and has done many different events, but her favorite is public forum debate. She loves to play volleyball, hike, ski, and read. Brad Subramaniam is a team captain who competes primarily in Congressional Debate.   His favorite subject is Economics. He tutors in Math and English and plays the piano. Brad is leaning towards studying law or business. He deeply cares about the growing homeless population and plans to continue seeking ways to help. Kelsey Dunn has been on Lincoln Speech and Debate Team for three years and has grown an affinity for public forum (PF) debate, and became PF Captain for Lincoln this year. She enjoys singing in choir, studying the constitution, and beekeeping.  These students are coached by Jennifer Owen.

For a complete list of this year's NSDA Academic All Americans go to:  http://points.speechanddebate.org/points_application/rptAcademicAllAmerican.php 

 45th Annual USA Math Olympiad

Lincoln Sophomore Anders Olsen has qualified to take the 45th annual USA Math Olympiad (USAMO) and this is a tremendous accomplishment. Of the 5 Oregon students who qualified, he is the only one who attends a public school and nationwide he was one of only 315 nationwide to even be invited to take the test needed to become a qualifier!

About the USAMO:

The USAMO is a highly selective and prestigious event. Only about 315 students from thousands of American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME) participants nationwide were invited to take the USAMO this year. Three of those AIME participants were also from Lincoln High School (Alec Leng, Lang Ming and Anders Olsen).  

The USAMO is a six-question, nine-hour mathematical proof examination spread out over two days. On each day, four and a half hours are given for three questions. This year the USAMO will take place on April 19 and 20 (Tuesday and Wednesday) The top 12 USAMO participants will be declared Winners and honored at ceremonies on June 6, 2016, at the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Headquarters in Washington, DC.

The Mathematical Olympiad Summer Program (MOSP) will be held from June 7-July 2, 2016 at Carnegie Mellon University. Approximately 30 of the highest scoring USAMO participants will be invited, along with about 25 ninth and tenth grade USAMO participants, all expenses paid, to the 2016 program. Selection will be based on the exams administered by the Committee on the American Mathematics Competitions (CAMC), primarily the USAMO. This year, the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), will be held July 6-16, 2016, in Hong Kong. The United States will participate with a team of 6 students.

Way to Go Cards!

Photo by Gordana Dragosavac.

Eleven of our student congress members traveled this afternoon to Beaverton High School to compete at the final pre-nat qual stuco of the year in North Oregon.  Dressed  for success with grass skirts and more, our team members were all assigned to the Nakatani Hale chamber with a few Beaverton Congress students while Lake Oswego and Westview were assigned to Evans Hale chamber. Thanks to Gordana Dragosavac for driving students to and from the congress, judging and keeping students nourished with snacks. And now, the results:

Overall Awards (Based on Performance in Both Sessions):

  • Brad Subramaniam- 1st place speaker in Nakatani House
  • Colin Phipps 3rd place speaker in Nakatani Hale

Best Hawaiian Attire

  •        Maia Abbruzzese - top prize winner of all student congress people (prize=ripe pineapple)



Congratulations are in order for Lincoln’s Future Business Leaders of America President Rebecca Reynolds and Aili Hauptmann who took 4th place in the Business Ethics competition at last week’s FBLA State Business Leadership Conference. In a field of more than 20 competitors, our two Business Cards rose to the top of the pack, speaking on the topic of animal testing! It is an extremely well deserved reward for the two LHS competitors, who were clearly well prepared and eloquent in their delivery. Without the efforts of Rebecca and her club mates, who have been instrumental in the revival of FBLA at Lincoln after many years, this would never have happened! By placing 4th, Rebecca and Aili also qualified for the National FBLA competition in Atlanta in June.


Thank you to FBLA Advisor Ron Waugh. Way to Go Cards! 


2016 District 13 Finals at Cleveland & Lincoln High Schools in Portland - April 7-9th


  • Colin Phipps & Andria Tattersfield:  3rd place, Parliamentary Debate, qualifying to State
  • Jack Sanders and Hank Sanders:  4th place, Parliamentary Debate, alternates to State
  • Zachary Nash & Maia Abbruzzese: qualifying to State with Proven Excellence
  • Kelsey Dunn & Laurel McGrane: 2nd place, Public Forum Debate, qualifying to State
  • Kate LeBlanc: 2nd place, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, qualifying to State
  • Orion Cleaver, Lincoln-Douglas, qualifying to State with Proven Excellence
  • Joe Schlechter and Cedric Wong: 1st place, Cross-Examination Debate, qualifying to State
  • Robert Cagle, Zelda Offermann, Raja Moreno & Belle Butler, 2nd place, Cross-Examination Debate,
  • Ashok Kaushik and Madeline Gochee 3rd place, Cross-Examination Debate, qualifying to State
  • Brad Subramanian: Qualifying to State in Student Congress
  • Jake Ehlers: Qualifying to State in Student Congress

Individual Events

  • Danny Cohen: 3rd place, Impromptu Speaking, qualifying to State;
  • Kate LeBlanc, 1st Place (Tournament Champion), Oratory, qualifying to State;
  • Loy Msfari:  2nd place, Literary Interp for English Language Learners (LIELL), qualifying to State;
  • Lia Voigt and Natalie Shershow, 4th place, Dual Interpretation, alternate to State;
  • Maia Abbruzzese:  1st Place (Tournament Champion),  After Dinner Speaking, qualifying to State;
  • Ruby Belle Booth:  3rd place, Radio Commentary, qualifying to to State;                 
  • Noah Hoffman, 4th place, Humorous Interpretation, alternate to State;
  • Sheila Panyam, 2nd place, Radio Commentary, qualifying to State; 
  • Yikai Peng:  1st place, Literary Interp for English Language Learners (LIELL), qualifying to State; 

Sweepstakes (out of five PIL Teams competing)

  • Lincoln took 1st in Debate Sweeps
  • Lincoln took 2nd in Overall Sweeps


 The Lincoln Speech & Debate Team with support from the school's librarians sponsored the 5th Annual Poetry Slam in which 10 students competed in two rounds of poems on March 30th in the school library.  Slam Poetry is competitive spoken word performance poetry written and performed in any style on any subject by the poet.  The competition puts a dual emphasis on writing and performance. Students have three minutes to perform before an engaged and responsive audience.  Judges rate speakers from 0-10 and display poets' scores immediately.  This year's judges were Professors Sara Sutter (University of Portland), Pancho Savery (Reed College) and John Beer (Portland State University). Photos from the event are  at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/wanderingkayaks/albums/72157666519893116

 Congratulations to this year's top Slam Poets:

1st Place- Junior Maia Abbruzzese

2nd Place - Junior Sheila Panyam

Runner Up - Senior Fiona Lett-Alagoz

 Maia and Sheila will represent LHS as they advance to the Grand Slam known as Verselandia on Monday, April 18th at 7 pm., at the Newmark Theater  where they will compete for big prizes.  The competition, presented in partnership with Literary Arts and Portland Public Schools, is sponsored by AHA and the Wieden & Kennedy.  To learn more about the event, visit:  http://www.literary-arts.org/event/2016-verselandia/

 Way to go Cards!

Kudos to Lincoln Gymnasts who dedicate at least 16+ weekly to perfect their sport and work year-long to compete in these competitions!

Here are the combined results for the following State and Regional Championships:

The Oregon State Gymnastics Optionals Championships were held on March 18-20, 2016. These Lincoln competitive gymnasts had a successful meet representing Oregon Gymnastics Academy.

Emma Baudrexl (grade 10) competed at Level 7 - Senior B age level

   Emma placed 1st place on Vault - 9.65

3rd Place on Beam - 9.275

4th Place on Floor Exercise - 9.4, and

2nd Place All Around with a 37.0 

  Madison Fassiotto (Grade 9) competed at Level 9 - Junior age level

     Madison placed 1st Place on Bars - 9.3

2nd Place on Beam -9.325

 1st Place All Around with a 36.875

  Jenna Stein competed at Level 6 - Senior B age level for Westside Dance and Gymnastics Academy.

Jenna placed 2nd Place on Vault - 9.3

           4th Place on Beam - 9.35

                5th Place All Around - 36.575

The Region 2 Championships were held in Pullman, WA on April 1-3, 2016.

Emma Baudrexl participated in the Region 2 Level 7 Invitational Championships:

1st Place on Vault with a score of 9.625

1st Place on Beam with a 9.675 

3rd All Around with a 36.900

 Madison Fassiotto participated on April 2nd at the Level 9 Region 2 Championships:

1st Place on Beam with a score of 9.5

2nd Place on Vault with a 9.225

3rd All Around with a 36.575

As a Level 9 gymnast - Sr. 3 age level, Madison qualified to participate at the Junior Olympic Western National Championship meet on April 30 in Missoula, MT.   The Level 9 Western Championships include the top 112 gymnasts from each of the 4 Western Regions which includes gymnasts from 24 western states!  This meet is the Level 9's final competition of the season.

Way to Go Cards! 

Lincoln's Subramaniam Will Compete at the 2016 Tournament of Champions

Lincoln Speech & Debate Student Congress Co-Captain Junior Brad Subramaniam received his 2nd and qualifying bid to earn an invitation to the Tournament of Champions (TOC) through the at-large process.  To earn a coveted invitation to the Tournament of Champions, the premier high school debate national championship hosted by the University of Kentucky Debate Team, high school students need to win at least two bids by placing amongst the top finishers at competitive TOC-bid qualifying tournaments and/or earning an one at-large bid. The TOC at-large bids are granted to a handful of highly competitive debaters in the nation who have secured at least one bid at a tournament earlier in the season. Brad earned his first TOC bid at the Central Valley High School Bear Brawl Speech & Debate Invitational in Spokane Valley in November 2015. Brad, the son of Drs. Subramaniam Seetharaman and Gordana Dragosavac, was Oregon’s 2nd place speaker in Student Congress at the 2015 State Championship and he also competes in Public Forum Debate, Radio Commentary, Impromptu Speaking and Poetry Reading.  In addition, Brad has earned the National Speech & Debate Association’s Academic All American Award.    Congratulations and best wishes to Brad in Lexington, KY, as he competes as Oregon’s only competitor in the field of 128 of the nation’s top Student Congress Debaters, April 30-May 2.

Great Results for 10 Lincoln Snowboarders at the OISA State Snowboarding Championships

Lincoln's Girl's Squad took 2nd place in the State in Banked Slalom and Halfpipe Events

  • Sylvi Kruger
  • Anja Kuenhis
  • Tallulah Villareal
  • Ellie Andreyka

And Individual results were impressive: 

  • Sylvi Kruger:
    • 2nd place Banked Slalom
    • 8th place Slopestyle
    • 4th in Halfpipe
  • Adam Knox-Warshaw: 5th place Banked Slalom
  • Michael Angyus: 7th place Halfpipe
  • Anja Kuenhis: 11th place Banked Slalom
  • Other State Qualifiers: 
    • Derek Busser
    • Kyle Gragnola
    • Matthew Kirkland
    • Isaac Knox-Warshaw,


~ Congratulations Shredding Cards and great job at State!

LHS senior, Alexandre Crepeaux, once again came home with a medal from the US Fencing Junior Olympics as member and Captain of the Men's Foil Team as detailed below.  This is their 3rd consecutive trip to the finals and 4th medal in as many years!


The Junior Men’s Foil Team earned the SILVER medal. This is the fourth consecutive year they have brought home a medal.  They previously have earned two gold medals and one bronze.


Way to go Fencing Cards!

In February USA fencing hosted the Junior Olympics in Cleveland, Ohio. Over 50 fencers ranging in age from 13-19 from Northwest Fencing Center not only qualified for the Championship tournament but traveled to Cleveland to compete. The fencing center typically has athletes to do well but this year our results were exceptional. Here are some examples;

  • The Junior Men’s Foil Team earned the SILVER medal. This is the fourth consecutive year they have medaled. They previously have earned 2 gold medals and one bronze.
  • 23 Northwest Fencing Center athletes earned National Points awarded by USA Fencing  

Northwest Fencing Center (“NWFC”), is recognized in the US, and indeed in many countries of the world, for the quality of its coaches, its world-class facility, and its fencers. In fact, Portland today is recognized as one of the best places to fence in all of the US and, increasingly, individuals and teams from around the world come to Portland to train.

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Southridge High School Forensics Invitational, March 5, 2016

Individual Events

·      Colin Phipps, 3rd Place, Open Radio Commentary, earning one leg of alternate qualification to the State Championship 

·      Hank Sanders, Finalist, Open Impromptu Speaking

·      Jack Sanders, Semifinalist, Open Expository Speaking

·      Kate LeBlanc, Finalist, Open Extemporaneous Speaking

·      Kelsey Dunn, Semifinalist, Open Prose

·      Laurel McGrane, 2nd Place,  Open Radio Commentary, earning one leg of alternate qualification to the State Championship 

·      Lia Voigt, 3rd Place, Open Duo Interpretation

·      Loy Msafiri, 2nd Place, Open Literary Interpretation for English-Language Learners

·      Maia Abbruzzese, 3rd, Open After Dinner Speaking and  Finalist, Open Expository Speaking

·      Natalie Shershow, 3rd Place, Open Duo Interpretation

·      Ruby Belle Booth, 1st Place (Tournament Championship), Open Radio Commentary, earning one leg of alternate qualification to the State Championship 

·      Yikai Peng, 1st Place (Tournament Champions) Open Literary Interpretation for English-Language Learners

·      Zachary Nash, Finalist, Open Extemporaneous Speaking



·      Laurel McGrane and Kelsey Dunn, Finalists, Open Public Forum Debate, earning one leg of alternate qualification to the State Championship 

·      Madeline Gochee and Ashok Kaushik, 2nd Place, Open Policy Debate

Team Sweepstakes

2nd place out of  22 teams 

PICTURES: Find them at 


Please help us celebrate The LHS Alpine Ski Team


Despite stiff competition and challenging conditions, The Cardinals Alpine Ski Team traveled to Ashland, OR and once again nailed it with top awards from the Girls Team and strong sportsmanship by all!

A special shout out to the LHS Girls Varsity Alpine Ski Racers:

Bauer, Brook (Captain)

Bauer, Samantha

Chen, Moira

Hill, Sophie

Marlton, Hailey

Morse, Camilla

Paskill, Kaitlyn

Boys Varsity Alpine Ski Racers:

Anderson, Jack

Butterfield, Carver (Captain)

Kuehnis, Adrian

Ljumanovic, Adrian

Reynolds, Matthew (Captain)

Valls, Adam

Williamson, Walter

Kaitlyn Paskill - Won Individual 6th Place in GS
LHS Girls won 3rd Place GS
Run times from Brook, Kaitlyn, Sam and Sophie
LHS Girls Team won 3rd Place Combines (GS/Slalom)
Run times from Kaitlyn, Brook, Camilla and Samantha

LHS Boys Team won 7th Place in Slalom
Run times from Asa, Carver, Adam and Walter

Congratulations to Lincoln Junior Sheila Panyam for excellence in poetry recitation.  She was one the three top competitors in Saturday's Northern Oregon Regional Poetry Out Loud Recitation Contest in Beaverton.  She now advances to the State Poetry Out Loud Contest on March 12th where top competitors from throughout the State will recite three poems from the Poetry out Loud anthology  at the Hatfield Room, Willamette University Library, 900 State Street, Salem, OR, from 1-4 pm.

Congratulations to Lincoln’s Scholastic Art Awards winners!


These artists’ work was chosen by respected artists and art professionals

from 4,636 individual entries and 195 portfolios in the Portland Metro Area.
It takes hard work, dedication, tenacity, and luck to receive such a distinction.
The awards are Gold Key, then Silver Key and Honorable Mention.

 The Gold Key winners showed their winning artwork at an exhibition at PNCA!
All of those artworks will go on to be judged nationally. In addition
CarrieAnne Jones’s artwork was selected as an American Vision Awards nominee. 

In addition to the individual work awards, several students submitted

a Portfolio of 8 artworks and Laine Bolte and CarrieAnne Jones were
awarded a silver key and Zak Parmley was awarded an Honorable Mention.

Many students also received scholarships from local arts organizations,

Sydney Denham received an award from Oregon College of Arts and Crafts.

Way to go Art Cards!! The LHS Art Department thanks all students who submitted art
to this competition and continue to make the wonderful work we find exceptional.


Lincoln High School announces the winners of the school contest for Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest. The student winners are as follows:  1st –Junior Sheila Panyam and 2nd –Freshman Hank Sanders.

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.

On February 17th, seven LHS students participated in the Poetry Out Loud school contest and recited works they selected from an anthology of more than 650 classic and contemporary poems.  Judges evaluated student performances on criteria including voice and articulation, evidence of understanding, and accuracy on a 25 lines or less poem and a poem of the student’s choice.  Those judges were Lincoln English Teacher Barbara Brown, retired English Teacher Amy Meabe, Reed Professor Pancho Savery and University of Portland Professor Sara Sutter.

Sheila will represent Lincoln at the Northern/Eastern Oregon Regional Contest, on Saturday, March 5th in Beaverton.  Winners from that contest will progress to State the following weekend in Salem.  For more information on Poetry Out Loud, visit:  www.poetryoutloud.org

Meme Machine

Kudos are in order for the Lincoln Robotics team "Meme Machine"! The team placed fourth at the Super-Regional Qualifier tournament last weekend and now progresses to the State finals to be held at Benson on Feb 27 and Feb 28. This is the first time a Lincoln class team has progressed so far. It is notable because class teams start from zero knowledge each year and compete against club teams that may have been together for years.  Awesome!

Team Members:
Holden Lee, Alexander Gore, Tucker Hawkey, Tomas Senn, Adam Valls, Colin Brock


Kudos to Lincoln students at this year's science bowl competition. Lincoln ended the competition with a second place trophy with 59 teams competing.  Lincoln's Team 1 were in the final match with 3 time champion Westview and Lincoln beat them once, but since this was a double elimination, Lincoln had to beat Westview twice in the finals and Lincoln lost by a very small margin.

Team 2 was mainly freshman/Sophomores and they also performed well in competition, but did not make it to the top 16. We can't wait to see what they accomplish next year.

 Thank you to LHS IB Chemistry Teacher/Science Bowl Advisor, Nate Watson for coaching the teams and taking them to the competition.

 Way to go Science Bowl Cards!

Lincoln HS Racquetball

Kudos to the 27 Lincoln HS Racquetball Team players who participated in the State Championships. Lincoln players amassed 21 medals, including Singles Gold Division medals won by Gavin Usher, Lindsay Briglia, John Curley, Sophie Becker, and Margaret Hart. 

In the Overall Team ranking, Lincoln placed 5th out of 11 participating schools. Lincoln took 5th place in the Boys Team ranking, and also 5th place in the Girls Team ranking.

For complete LHS tournament results, see below or pdf attachment.

Way to Go Cards and thank you to LHS Racquetball Coaches David Szafranski, Sanjay Bedi, and Bruce Reid!

2016 Oregon State HS Racquetball Championships

Lincoln swimming is on fire! JV districts hosted many best times and individual wins two weekends ago. This past weekend, boys and girls varsity teams both won PIL districts and we have many swimmers heading to the state meet at Mt. Hood Community College this Friday and Saturday. 

The following are state qualifiers:

 Girls 200 Medley Relay

Abbie Young
Emmy Daigle
Laura Epperson
Alexandra Miller
Laurel Kemp
Carli Tovar
Madeline Sekara
Sophie Kemp

 Boys 200 Medley Relay

Alex Young
Justin Zhou
Kai Hilbourne
Sid Farber
Garrett Smith
Steven Yang
Bayley Guy
Maayez Imam

Girls 200 Free

Abby Blackford

Boys 50 Free

Sid Farber

 Girls 100 Fly

Laura Epperson
Eleanora Kemp


Girls 500 Free

Abby Blackford
Abbie Young


Boys 100 Free
Sid Farber

Girls 200 Free Relay

Alexandra Miller
Abby Blackford
Laurel Kemp
Eleanora Kemp
Madeline Sekara
Carli Tovar
Valerie Peralta
Sophie Kemp

 Girls 400 Free Relay

Abbie Young
Abby Blackford
Eleanora Kemp
Laura Epperson
Emmy Daigle
Laurel Kemp 
Zoe Young
Carli Tovar

Girls 100 Back

Abbie Young

 Girls 100 Breast

Emmy Daigle


Science Cards 

Three LHS students have been selected to participate in the Partnership for Scientific Inquiry’s spring program.  Since 1999, PSI has introduced Portland sophomores and juniors to the scientific process. Participants meet at OHSU on Tuesdays from 4:30 – 6:30 pm during second semester for a lecture and various activities to learn about ongoing research projects conducted by scientists at Portland State University, Legacy Research Institute and OHSU. Each student is mentored by a researcher to gain firsthand knowledge of research methods. With support from their mentor, PSI students present a published research article in journal club format and develop their own research proposal. Some students may elect to do lab or clinical research over the summer.  Students are also encouraged to develop a science fair project with their mentor. 


Congratulations  Natasha Ma, Peyton Miller and Sheila Panyam.




 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

Go Cards! 

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).

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: http://www.speechoregon.org/2015-16-tournament-results.html 

This year’s team results for all tournaments can be seen on our website at: https://sites.google.com/site/lincolnhsspeechanddebate/about-the-team/results


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!




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...

Lincoln's Subramaniam Earns First Bid in Student Congress towards the Tournament of ChampionshipTournament

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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.