FALL 2014 Showcase
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.”
LHS DANCE TEAM
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!
Join me in congratulating Lincoln Junior, Ben Stickney, who competed this last weekend in the Annual Speedgolf World Championships held at Bandon Dunes. With Pro competitors coming from as far as Ireland, Sweden, Japan, Australia, New Zealand (including Olympic runner, Nick Willis) and all four corners of the US, Ben rose to defend his 2013 title and won both his age division as well as the All Division, becoming the first ever back-to-back Amateur Speedgolf World Champion.
Spirit week fun!!
Lincoln wins 34 to 20 against Jefferson!!
Congratulations to Lincoln Senior Tabitha Ivan, honored this morning as the Pearl Rotary Student of the Month!
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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!
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,
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 )
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.
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!