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Student Showcase

SPRING 2014 Showcase

Local Student Headed to American Legion Auxiliary Girls State

Portland, Oregon- Tabitha Ivan has been selected to attend American Legion Auxiliary Girls State. Ms. Ivan was selected based on leadership experience and dedication to her school. Representing her state as a legislator, Tabitha will study local, county and state government processes in this nonpartisan political learning experience. Every spring, the American Legion Auxiliary Girls State Program provides approximately 25,000 young women with a hands-on educational opportunity designed to instruct tomorrow’s leaders in the privileges and duties of responsible citizenship.

Delegates receive special instruction in parliamentary procedure and organize themselves into two mythical political parties. They then campaign, hold rallies, debate and ultimately vote to elect city, county and state officials. Once elected to office, delegates are sworn in and perform their prescribed duties. Citizens not elected to office are given appointments and visit the offices of those elected to share their viewpoint as citizens.

“I'm very honored and excited to be representing Lincoln High School at Girls State,” said Tabitha, Girls State Citizen.

Two outstanding citizens, known as “senators,” are selected at each of the 49 Girls State sessions held across the country to represent their state at American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation held in Washington, D.C. in July.

Founded in 1919, the American Legion Auxiliary is the world’s largest patriotic women’s service organization. With a membership of nearly 850,000, local Auxiliary units have a strong presence in more than 9,500 communities nationwide. The Auxiliary’s mission to serve veterans, their families and their communities is carried out through its hundreds of outreach programs delivered by its members, volunteers and National Headquarters.

Way to go Tabitha!


Top seeded Goutham Sundaram (Lincoln) defeated 2-seed Andrew Newell (Jesuit) 3-6, 7-6 (2), 6-1 to win his third straight 6A state championship.




BEAVERTON – It came more difficultly than his two previous championship victories, but Lincoln senior Goutham Sundaram was not to be denied in his quest for a third 6A boys singles state championship.


Sundaram beat Jesuit sophomore and 2-seed Andrew Newell in three sets 3-6, 7-6 (2), 6-1, holding off his Metro League rival in a fierce back-and-forth battle that closed down the three-day tournament at the Tualatin Hills Tennis Center.


"I knew it was going to be hard," Sundaram said. "With all these people watching, being the favorite ... (Newell) felt no pressure whatsoever I'm guessing. I knew he would come out swinging."


It was the fifth time Sundaram and Newell faced each other this season and it was by far the closest result.


The Jesuit sophomore broke each of Sundaram's four serves in the first set to gain the match's upper-hand. It was the first set Sundaram had lost at a state tournament since his sophomore year.


However, Newell began experiencing muscle tightness in his back at the end of the first set and got medical attention from a trainer early in the second.


Newell managed to force a second set tiebreak, putting Sundaram on the ropes with the legitimate possibility of falling in his final high school match.


But the Lincoln senior mustered some of the biggest points of his career en route to a 7-2 tiebreak win.


"Going into the third set, he had the momentum," Newell said. "I didn't have as much left in me."


In the third set it was all Sundaram, who won 6-1 and locked up history.


He will attend the University of Oregon next year.


-- Danny Moran | @DannyJMoran



Lincoln High School Sailing team finishes the season strong!

3rd place in District Championship – Fleet Racing

On April 26 & @7th the Lincoln sailing team placed 3rd in the District Championships for Fleet Racing! Sailing a combined 28 races over two days in Anacortes, WA, the Lincoln team finished strong in a fleet consisting of 16 teams from high schools across the northwest.  Congratulations to seniors Kira Allen and Michael Pauleen, junior Drew Bennett, and sophomore Matthew Reynolds (flanked by coaches Andrew Cannard and Kyle Eaton in attached photo). For complete results, visit:  http://scores.hssailing.org/s14/nwisa-fleet-race/

3rd place in District Championships – Team Racing

On May 3rd & 4th  the Lincoln Sailing Team finished 3rd in District Championships for Team Race. Seniors Michael Pauleen and Kira Allen along with Juniors Drew Bennett and Drew Ehlers and Sophomores Matthew Reynolds and Gavin Ross competed in very rainy and windy conditions over 2 days in Silverdale, WA. They finished a strong 3rd.


Congratulations to the 2013-2014 CommuniCare Club at Lincoln High School who, on Monday evening, April 28, distributed $9,242 in​ grant money to worthy non-profits in the Portland Metro area.

 CommuniCare is a club that started as part of Julie O'Neill's modern world history class in 2010.  Funded by the Harold and Arlene Schnitzer Care Foundation, the challenge is for students to raise a minimum of $500, which the Care Foundation matches 15:1, with any additional monies raised matched at 5:1.

Several students, specifically Natalie Mayer, Mackenzie Walker and Helena Morse, decided they wanted to participate again, and made it a club at Lincoln High School. 

In their four years at Lincoln High School, these phenomenal young women, along with Ashley Ha, were the force behind nearly $37,000 in grants to non-profits in our community, including almost $10,000 coming back to the Lincoln community! 

See photo for this year's awards student group - from left to right, back row: Arjun Bedi, Houston Smith, Maya Vigil, Hayden Skoch, Nate Calhoun, Hailey McPhee, Helena Morese; front row: Linnea Rohdin-Bibby, Abby Cogen, Mackenzie Walker, Natalie Mayer, Larsen Hodges, Esther Wooding.   

What an amazing group and an amazing program. Congratulations to our graduating seniors, you've contributed so much to our school and community!


Lincoln High School Speech & Debate with Principal Chapman proudly displaying State championship results.


Check out these great photo links of our LHS Constitution Team:

April 26 Competition in George Mason University:



April 27 Competition in George Mason University:



April 28 Competition in Capital Hill Rayburn building:



Award Ceremony in George Mason University:




Lincoln High wins the 2014 We the People National Constitution Team Championship making Lincoln the only high school in the country to win this title five times in the competition's 27 year history. Congressman Earl Blumenauer joins Lincoln's team, teacher, coaches and principal on stage at the awards ceremony in Washington DC. 



Constitution team with Senator Merkley


Congratulations to Lincoln High School Senior Alejandra Padin-Dujon, National Achievement Scholar, named one of three top African American Scholars in Oregon. Alejandra was also recently selected as a Pearl Rotary Student of the Month where she spoke eloquently about the importance of studying languages and increasing our cultural awareness through the study of other languages. Alejandra is a top International Baccalaureate, Spanish Immersion and Arabic student, who also speaks French and has studied a little Farsi and Tajiki. Lincoln is incredibly proud of her focused dedication and work. Check out the link below for a photo and details.




Lincoln High School string quartet joins touring Beatles musical


PORTLAND, OR (05/05/2014) When the touring show "In My Life - A Musical Theatre Tribute to the Beatles" comes to Newmark Theatre on Friday, June 6, be on the lookout for two quartets -- not just one.

The Lincoln High School string quartet has the privilege of joining the professional actors on stage to add an element of orchestral texture to the evening.




P.C. Mesher, Holley Carlson-Riddle, Hailey McPhee, Jasnery Valenzuela

Brendon Wong, Danny Brillhart, Graham Voss, Andrew Yates

Ting Lee, Griffin Bolte


The Lincoln Ski Team concluded its season at the state championships at Meadows last week, with Junior Emily Levine placing 8th in slalom and Senior Will Reuland placing 7th in GS. Will also took 3rd place in the Freestyle competition and won the Ski Meister award for the best combined results in Alpine and Freestyle! Junior Madison Bingham-Nelson won the "move up" award for slalom for placing 40th when she was seeded 98th. Other racers who did Lincoln proud at state were Junior Thomas Prihoda as an individual qualifier and the remaining girls’ varsity team of Senior Libby Anderson, Juniors Maddy Nicoloff, Avi Hill and Mia Klonsky, and Freshman Sophie Hill. Sophomore Brook Bauer was sidelined with an injury and unable to compete.       



Oregonlive says high schoolers are left behind in computer science. Not true at Lincoln. Lincoln’s FTC Robotics program is currently the largest FTC high school program in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Go Tech Cards!


Check out the e-card created below by LHS Senior McKinley Rodriguez who participated in the PSU Innovation Challenge as part of Lincoln’s team last year.




At the vigorous Multnomah County Regional Mock Trial Competition on Saturday, March 1, both of the Lincoln teams performed exceptionally well and both are advancing to the State Rounds at the Federal Courthouse in Portland on March 14-15.  Only five teams out of 22 who competed at the Multnomah County Regional are advancing, and Lincoln is the only high school from the Regional competition with two teams advancing. Way to go Cards!


CONGRATULATIONS to our three Girls Varsity Basketball Senior Captains, as they have been named to the ALL CITY TEAM with Eve Goldman named All City 6A Player of the Year!  
(voted by PIL Coaches) 

All City-Honorable Mention ~ Hailey McPhee
All City-2nd Team ~ Kathleen "KC" Cook
All City-1st Team ~ Eve Goldman  
All City-6A Player of the Year ~ Eve Goldman 

Their individual success is a reflection of our TEAM success!

Go CARDS!! Hoop IT UP!



Congratulations to Lincoln Senior McKinley Rodriguez for excellence in poetry recitation Friday.  She is one of three winners from today's Northern & Eastern Oregon Poetry Out Loud Recitation Contest in Beaverton.  She recited three poems and was scored for physical presence, voice & articulation, dramatic appropriateness, level of difficult, evidence of understand, overall performance and accuracy.  She now advances to the State Poetry Out Loud Contest next Saturday at the Hatfield Library, Willamette University, Salem, 1 PM – 4 PM.


* Contest details are at: http://www.oregonartscommission.org/programs/artslearning/poetry-out-loud#sthash.Qw0geWuU.dpuf

Pics are at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/wanderingkayaks/sets/72157642078287763/  

Way to go Poetry Recitation Cards!


Congratulations to Lincoln High School Dance Team

PIL Champions!