Z-Man Scholarship Foundation
Lincoln High School senior Lara Evans, 1st Prize Winner!
Lara, who wowed the crowd with her piano and singing of an original song. Lara will receive $5,000 towards her college education.
to Rona Wang! Way to go Cards!
Oregon has another National Merit winner: Lincoln High's Rona Wang
Rona Wang Oregon has a 29th winner of a National Merit $2,500 scholarship, the top tier award in the yearly contest for outstanding college-bound seniors. She is Rona Wang, a senior at Lincoln High who has won national recognition for both...
JT Flowers Awarded Truman Scholarship
Please join the Lincoln community in celebrating the success of one of our shining alum JT Flowers. JT was one of only 54 students nationally that have been awarded the very competitive Truman Scholarship this year, providing him with funds to continue his studies after college graduation. We are thrilled to be able to applaud JT as the 2016 Truman Scholar from Oregon. Students compete within their regions of origin, not the regions their college are located in. Below is a link to the website announcing the selection of this year's awardees, including JT.
JT was also featured as a Top 13 Yale student for his incredible work supporting low-income students and increasing access to equitable opportunities.
JT Flowers founded A Leg Even to make sure low-income students at Yale receive the same academic opportunities as others. The program provides nearly 50 students with tutors, mentor-ship, guest speakers, lunches with faculty, and summer stipends. Flowers' focus on disadvantaged populations is global, as he has also focused his energy on the refugee crisis in the Middle East and Africa. In the spring of 2015, Flowers spent a semester in Rabat, Morocco, where he was a youth coordinator at a resettlement center for refugees. He also co-founded the Oxford-Yale Refugee Education Initiative, a collective of about 40 students who conduct research on topics involving migrant populations. At Yale, Flowers is the co-founder of the Black Pre-Law Association, a peer liaison for the African-American Cultural Center, and member of both the Black Men's Union and the Arab Student Association. He’s earned fellowships in social policy and social justice. Flowers is driven by a desire to increase opportunities for disadvantaged groups from all over the world, and he eventually hopes to implement trans-formative social policy.
Lincoln Junior in Top Ten Teen Volunteers
Last week, Alisha Zhao was named one of America’s top 10 youth volunteers of 2016 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Selected from more than 29,000 youth volunteers from across the country, Alisha was awarded $5,000, an engraved gold medallion, a crystal trophy for LHS and a $5,000 grant for a nonprofit of her choice. Read more about the founder of the Hope for Homeless Club and the Kids First Project here.
Lincoln Boys Tennis Captures PIL League Title. Qualifies Seven Players for State.
The Lincoln boys tennis team capped an undefeated dual match season (11-0) by winning the season ending team PIL tennis crown this week. The exceptionally deep Lincoln team beat the defending state champion Grant team in two dual matches this season as well as the season ending team district tournament.
The Lincoln team captured 3 of the 4 available doubles state qualifiers from the PIL district. Doubles qualifiers for state are:
Elliot Nuss/Riley Wilson - 1st place
Maayez Imam/Daniel Luo - 3rd place
Allen Song/Fritz Hergenhan - 4th place
In singles, Will Leach qualified for state, capturing 3rd place in district.
LINCOLN HIGH WINS NATIONAL CONSTITUTION CONTEST
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!
- Senior Orion Cleaver, North Oregon Worlds Schools Debate (NATIONAL QUALIFIER)
Caroline Friesen, Ciara Chen, and Rakiyah Mullings,
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:
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
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!
1st Place- Junior Maia Abbruzzese
2nd Place - Junior Sheila Panyam
Runner Up - Senior Fiona Lett-Alagoz
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; Madison Fassiotto; Jenna Stein
Way to Go Cards!
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!
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 Hatfield Room, Willamette University Library, 900 State Street, Salem, OR, from 1-4 pm.
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 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
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
LHS Culinary Arts
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).
Arabic Class enjoying a field trip!
ART OF PRODUCT DESIGN EXPLORING MUSEUM TREASURES!
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.
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!
|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|
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!
CULINARY ARTS LAB OF THE DAY: FRENCH GOUGERES PASTRY & LEMON CURD
LINCOLN COMPETES IN HMMT
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.
CONGRATULATIONS MATH CARDS!
Lincoln's Subramaniam Earns First Bid in Student Congress towards the Tournament of ChampionshipTournament
Photos from the weekend are at:
LINCOLN CARDS SHOW SPIRIT
WIN 2-0 IN 6A FINALS
| LINCOLN BEATS GRANTS PASS 41 - 14,
MOVES ON TO FACE SHERWOOD IN 6A
Check out our KOIN Athlete of the Week
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.