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Vol. 9 Issue 2

Liberty High School, 21945 NW Wagon Way, Hillsboro OR, 97124

June 2012

Mr. Liberty crowned at 7th annual pageant Nicole Shaddy Editor In Chief

Junior Max Noble was crowned this year’s Mr. Liberty. He was escorted by Kylie Wruble, also a junior.

The lights dimmed in the auditorium and the muffled chatter fell silent. Backstage, ten boys shook out their nerves and waited patiently for their cue. They had practiced for weeks for this very moment. Finally, emcees Abby Akin and Mackenzie White announced that it was time. The audience held their breaths and sat up in their seats with anticipation. The curtains were raised. The music started playing, and the crowd laughed as the boys shimmied around the stage to LMFAO’s “I’m sexy and I know it.” This strange mix of seriousness and silliness was common on the evening of March 8th as Liberty held its 7th annual Mr. Liberty pageant. Five senior boys and five junior boys competed to win the coveted title of Mr. Liberty 2012. However, they were competing for more than just the title. All of the contestants had competed over the weeks leading up to the pageant to raise money for Dornbecher Children’s Hospital. Senior Abby akin, who put together the event as her senior project, said the pageant was important to her because, “It’s raising money for such an amazing [pediatric] hospital. They don’t turn any child away, even if the family can’t afford to pay for the care they’re receiving.” The contestants practiced for weeks to perfect their dance moves and talents. They also took a trip to the hospital itself to see the amazing work the hospital was doing. Senior contestant Danny Ruiz said the visit was, “important to me because we got to see and learn about what we were raising money for.” As the event drew near, Men’s Warehouse and Charlotte’s Bridal and More generously donated the tuxes for the boys and the dresses for their escorts. The evening itself was jam-packed with group dances, a talent portion, and even a question

Special needs dance a success

Jin Lee Staff Reporter

While school dances aren’t proven to alleviate the problems of today’s teenagers, they help students manage their stress by giving them a release. The festive environment of school dances is prompted by the trendy music and overwhelming lights that distract students from thinking about any problems that may exist in their lives. Although the concept of school dances doesn’t have much of a moral appeal to many, they provide students with a sense of liberation and release that their wellbeing requires. In spite of the raucous music and profane dancing that pervades the dance floor at most high school dances, these social gatherings boast a wide array of positive attributes and every student should have the ability to attend them. Even though school dances are a public event extended to all students enrolled in the school, disabled teenagers are incapable of securing a spot on the dance floor among their peers. School dances can quickly transcend from a dance into a relentless nightmare that reminds special needs students of their most difficult adversities. Fortunately for these students, the special needs dance was initiated six years ago by Liberty’s leadership class of 2007, and has evolved into an annual event that Liberty’s student volunteers have made possible ever since. This year, the 6th Annual Special Needs Dance was headed by seniors Dee Mata and

Kassy Hernandez at Bethany Presbyterian Church on April 12. The dance floor was open from 9AM to 2PM, and was closed for only a couple of minutes during lunch. Similar to regular school dances, tables were set up around the dance floor and dazzling lights and hip hop music performed by various artists filled the building. For students who didn’t want to dance, twisting balloons were contorted into hats, animals, and swords by Liberty’s own Kris Bollinger and Shay Serres. During one point of the dance, students waved their balloon swords and giraffes in the air to the music. The dance was inspiring, to say the least. It was attended by the special needs students of nine different schools, though everybody mingled with one another, seeming as if they had been going to the same school together all their lives. From the opening song to the beginning of cleanup, no cliques formed anywhere in the building, as Liberty students roamed around the church talking to every disabled teenager. The dance was a colossal success, and had students leaving the front doors of the building content and feeling happy. As one of the church’s volunteers said to me: “It’s the highlight of their [special needs students’] year.”

Top: Leadership welcomes students to the Special Needs Dance Center: Several students pose at the dance. Bottom: A student busts a move.

and answer portion to show the audience and the judges who the contestants really were. The talents ranged from singing to hula-hoop dancing. One of the highlights of the talent portion was when contestants Kevin Lave and Max Noble wowed the crowd with their hilarious, matrixstyle version of extreme ping-pong. Ms. Eich, a judge in the competition, noted that their talent was one of the most original she’d ever seen in school history. The question and answer section was filled with some serious and some not-so-serious answers as the contestants were given one last chance to impress the judges. Notably, senior Lucien Gratteri got some laughs when he answered the question: ‘If you could make a movie, what would it be and who would be your costar?’ With an obvious plug he answered that his costar would be Mrs. Richter (another judge) and that the movie would be a musical of the Harry Potter books (Richter’s favorite series). With all the questions answered, the judges contemplated and announced the top three contestants: AJ Antillon, Max Noble, and Nick Roberts. As the evening wound down, the audience was asked to vote for their pick to become the newest Mr. Liberty. Wowing the audience with both his talent and his fundraising efforts, it was finally announced that junior Max Noble would be crowned this year’s winner. Noble was crowned to raucous applause, as the other contestants shook his hand and congratulated him. Two other special awards were announced; Kevin Lave was crowned Mr. Fit and Lucien Gratteri won over his competition to win the title of Mr. Congeniality. As the auditorium was emptied and Noble left in a wave of triumph, only one question remained: Who will become Mr. Liberty 2013?


June 2012

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Liberty excels at OAKS testing within school district

Jared Struck Staff Reporter Liberty High School has been part of the Hillsboro School District since 2003. Assistant Principal Vicky Linberg said, “In the last four years Liberty has really taken off compared to the other schools, [with OAKS scores progressing] from the lowest to the highest.” As of last year, 88% of the student population passed the OAKS reading standard by junior year. Aloha High School, which has the most similar demographics to Liberty, had a passing rate of 82%. As of 2011, Liberty had more students attending Ivy League colleges and other high profile schools than previously, but not all test scores are better than average. Our average Standardized Assessment Test (SAT) scores, on average, are the lowest in the district for both verbal and mathematics. Possible SAT scores range from 200-800 points per category. Liberty’s average scores are 483 in verbal and 487 in mathematics, as compared over 500 points per category for all but one other school in our district. This test is nationally recognized unlike the OAKS which is only taken in Oregon.

The above graph compares the average SAT scores and OAKS passing rates of schools within the Hillsboro School District.

Friends of Rachel Club strives to spread kindness Emily Keene Staff Reporter

Image courtesy of Friends Of Rachel Club

Members of the Friends of Rachel club pose on the stairs for a picture.

When Rachel’s Challenge first came to Liberty, it was presented in form of an assembly that rocked the emotions of the school. Silence fell across the crowed, as a message of kindness and tragedy was delivered. Afterwards, many members of the student body signed Rachel’s challenge when a banner was hung across the wall. Now, even though the assembly has long since passed, a club remains, holding the flame of kindness and spreading the message to the rest of the school. “It’s about spreading the message of kindness,” Said Ms. Kim, the advisor of the club as well as a school counselor. “It’s not only about Rachel, it’s about Liberty.” For (Friends of Rachel) club’s overall mission is to be “recognized as club that has a huge impact, that reduces fights and drama, and makes us better people,” Says Ms. Kim. When asked about what a student should expect to do in the club, she replied “They would be examples of kindness and compassion. They would participate in the monthly goals. Help advertise. There are weekly meetings to discuss acts of kindness in their own lives.” The club meets during both lunches on Wednesdays. Each Friday students can add links to the chain. Each link has an act of kindness written on it, and the goal is for it to grow longer and longer as the year goes on. Every month FOR club works on a different goal. The month of March was thank you/ appreciation month.

In order to do this, they sent out congratulation cards for the students who participated in American Teen Idol. The month of April will be dedicated to community service. They plan to volunteer at the falcon 5k ran, as well as help out at the ScienceO-Roma. They plan to also have a concession stand at the Science-ORoma, so it doubles as a fundraiser as well as community service. One thing that many students are curious about is the successes of the club. The special needs center has reported an increase in kindness to their students since the club has been founded. People have been opening doors for them, doing acts of kindness for them, and it’s not just the club members doing this; kindness is spreading across the school. Ms. Kim says she got involved with Rachel’s challenge because she has “A passion for kindness, and sometimes I feel like we have a lack of it. Sometimes I feel like people think it’s uncool to be kind, and that’s something that needs to change.” She says that the school needs to know that “Anybody is welcome, it doesn’t matter who you are or what grade you’re in, everyone is welcome to participate. The cool thing about the club is making someone’s life better, weather by a thank you or a simple hello.” If you’d like to learn more about for club, stop by on a Wednesday during lunch to see how you can make someone’s life better.


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Robotics team competes Jared Struck Staff Reporter

Image courtesy of Milt Scholl.

Seniors Aakash Jani and Jared Struck compete at Regionals.

Europe opposes ACTA

Gareth Orrick Staff Reporter

Originally drafted in April of last year, the multinational trade bill “ACTA” has been met with outstanding opposition from the eastern European theatre. This bill which calls for stricter trade regulations and internet censorship of copyright infringed goods has been regarded as a “bitter” issue. Poland, Czech, and Slovenia have all taken their stance of extreme opposition to this bill which they have described as “awful, because it undoes the efforts to create freedoms on the internet have put so much energy towards defending”. The rights that the Polish prime minister is speaking of when he makes this statement regards the censorship of the Internet, the aspect of the bill that most people find to be deplorable. The ACTA bill would call for blackouts of websites that distribute copyrighted content, and even reposting un-copyrighted content. This has had the Internet community in an uproar, with large groups of people signing petitions against the bill to their leaders to express their distaste towards the bill. In particular, these demonstrations of groups on the Internet have affected the decisions of Slovenia’s ambassador, who after reading the opinions of her people had her opinion changed about the issue completely. After reading the words of her critics she wrote an open letter of apology to her nation for showing support towards the bill, in which she states, “first I apologized to my children. Then I tried to reply to those acquaintances and strangers who expressed their surprise and horror. Because there are more and more of them, I am responding to them publically……I missed an opportunity to fight for the right of conscientious objection on the part of us bearcats.” This opinion is shared between Czech MEPs as well, who all feel that the feelings of the people have a lot to do with how the bill should be handled. Opposition is steadily arising in America as well, as petitions to congressmen are being created everywhere; it is a tossup whether the bill will actually go through or not. The outcome of this bill will be a clear testament of which countries have a government system that is truly for the people, or a system that is engrossed with only their gain.

A group of 18 students have just entered into a basketball tournament. The catch is that none of them were actually shooting hoops. The Robotics team had to create a robot that was able to shoot hoops and pick up balls within a six week period before competitions began. The team spent over 150 man hours programming and building the robot. On Tuesday February 21, The Robot had to be complete and ready to play some ball by midnight. The competition was March 8-10 at the Memorial Coliseum where teams from Oregon, Washington, California, Alaska, Hawaii, and Mexico competed to have the chance to make it to the championships in St. Louis. The Robotics team faced many hardships as the days progressed; they had to manage their

time between the pits and the competition field. The team faced problems with the restrictions on their robot that forced them to not compete in some matches of the competition. The problems forced the team to scrap the original mechanism that they used to pick up basketballs and manipulate the bridge in their favor. With the limited time between matches it was difficult for the team to create a working bridge manipulator. The team placed 26th out of 65 teams at the Oregon Autodesk Regional Competition. Team Captain Aakash Jani said “Overall we feel that our robot did pretty well considering the issues that we faced.” The drive team agrees with this all of them being wiped out after the three day competition. Now that the competition is over it is time for them to get everything ready for next year’s competition and move up into the semi finals.

‘Kony 2012’ unites a generation Nicole Shaddy Editor In Chief Recently, millions learned of Joseph Kony, a war criminal that has been kidnapping children and forcing them into his “Lord’s Resistance Army” for twenty-five years. Kony began his efforts in Uganda and has since spread to other African countries like the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan, and the Central African Republic. Americans all over the nation learned about Kony through a documentary produced by the foundation Invisible Children. The foundation aims to get the word out about Kony and his army through “storytelling methods,” such as those used in the documentary they produced. In a few short days Americans across the nation were appalled by Kony’s tactics and began to urge government to take action. While the word was spreading about Kony and Invisible Children, the American culture learned something very important about itself. At the height of the movement, members of Twitter were tweeting an average of 12,000 tweets per ten minutes about Kony. In just six days, Invisible Children’s documentary had over 100 million views. In a nation where adults question the younger generation’s work ethic and their ability to rally together, it was hard to avoid the power of the Kony movement. Facebook timelines were flooded with invitations to rallies in major cities like Portland and pleas to watch the documentary. Twitter feeds were swamped with Kony 2012 and Stop Kony hashtags. If nothing else, the Kony phenomenon proved that “Generation Y” can motivate each other and a nation to support a cause. Those from older generations often criticize social media for causing a disconnect and a lack of motivation in young adults. However, social media has the inherent ability to connect a generation faster than ever thought possible, as proven through Invisible Children’s campaigns.

Flyer used by supporters of the Kony 2012 movement

The movement is not without critics, however. Invisible Children is under scrutiny from the Better Business Bureau and many question the validity of the movement when Joseph Kony has gone unnoticed for over twenty years. Many are left perplexed by the movement’s gradual disappearance from the social media sites that were booming just a few days ago. They wonder why the movement that exploded in the beginning is merely fizzling out as time goes on. Activists look anxiously to April 20th, when citizens around the country are supposed to rally together to fight for the cause.

They question whether the young people who flooded the Internet will also flood the streets to take a stand. Although the social media Kony movement seems to be short-lived for now, it has proved something of vast importance to society. The young generation can and will unite together for a common cause. The young generation has a voice. The Kony movement may be the first large-scale unifying cause of this generation, but it certainly won’t be its last.


features Page 4 The Patrick Henry New York’s eighth grade state test includes ridiculous story june 2012

Brandon Ramirez Advertisement Manager For many students, state exams have been a pain in the neck throughout the entirety of their school careers. Many students talk about how state exams such as the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills or as the students call it, the OAKS test. The dreaded OAKS test is the bane of some people’s school existence and some even hate taking the test; many referring to it as “ridiculous” or “pointless” even though the test is required to graduate. The students of Oregon, however, have experienced nothing close to “ridiculous” in regards to the questions they have seen compared to the two questions and article that eighth graders of New York have to face. The excerpt of the story provided on the New York reading assessment portion of the state test is about a race between a talking pineapple and a talking hare. The pineapple challenges the hare to a race and the winner receives a prize! What is the prize you ask? Well, obviously the winner gets a year supply of toothpaste and….a NINJA! This is a real thing my fellow readers. Don’t believe me? Here is a portion of the story itself: “In the olden times, animals could speak English, just like you and me. There was a lovely enchanted forest that flourished with a bunch of these magical animals. One day, a hare was relaxing by a tree. All of a sudden, he noticed a pineapple sitting near him. The hare, being magical and all, told the pineapple, ‘Um, hi.’ The pineapple could speak English too. ‘I challenge you to a race! Whoever makes it across the forest and back first wins a ninja! And a lifetime’s supply of toothpaste!’ The hare looked at the pineapple strangely, but agreed to the race” As you can probably tell, this is a beautifully written, completely sensible story with a clear purpose and moral. The story ends with the hare winning the race because the pineapple, being immobile, cannot participate in the moving por-

tion of this race. The other animals that came to view this bizarre race realized this with the crow proclaiming, “AAAAIEEH! Friends! I have an idea to share! The pineapple has not challenged our good companion, the hare, to just a simple race! Surely the pineapple must know that he CANNOT MOVE! He obviously has a trick up his sleeve!” The moose however, replies with, “Pineapples don’t have sleeves.” At the very end, the animals eat the pineapple. This story is breathtakingly amazing. The questions should definitely reflect on the moral of this story right? Not even close. The two questions are as follows: “Why did the animals eat the pineapple?” and, “Who was the wisest?” I don’t understand how a state can allow a question like this to be included on a statewide test. The people of New York can’t believe it either. Ken Jennings, of Jeopardy!, said, “Is this a joke? The story makes no sense whatsoever. The narrative has no internal logic, the ‘moral’ is unclear, and the plot details seems so oddly chosen that the story seems to have been written during a peyote trip ... A ninja and toothpaste? What does that even mean?” Luckily I’m not the only one that finds this bizarre. The worst part of this story is that it was ripped off of a story written by Daniel Pinkwater called, “Borgel.” Pinkwater states, “My name was on the story — edited to where not a single word of it was mine, just the name.” The New York test makers had changed his already non sensible story and created a complete nonsense story with no point or purpose without his knowing. . Pinkwater was the one that had to take the fire because his name was on the story. I think, readers, we can all agree that nobody became wiser after reading this story. Hopefully, the state standardized test makers can learn from the outrage of parents and they will change the standards for stories included on tests. One can only hope.

Insects used to color Starbucks coffee Ashley Chon Staff Reporter In the consumer push for more natural foods Starbucks has added a new inclusion for their drinks. Ground-up bodies of insects have been used for the reddish tinge in Starbucks drinks like the Strawberries and Cream Frappuccino for a couple of years now. These bugs are replacing the usual chemical dyes that are included in many of the items we consume today in an effort to be more health positive. The insects, cochineal, are found in Latin America. Certain parts of the insect are extracted and then grounded up to turn into a paste. This fairly new ingredient in Starbucks beverages has started criticisms among vegans and vegetarians after a barista put up the ingredients of the drink on a vegetarian blog. However; Canadian food scientists say that the extracts of insects are a better option than its synthetic equivalents. The use of insects as dye is not uncommon and its use is less damaging than the synthetic counterparts. Sharareh Hekmat is an associate professor from the faculty of food and nutritional sciences at Brescia University in London. She says,” Even if the color is a little bit off, I still think people want to go with something that is free of additives and chemicals.” The majorities of additives found in food are not natural and are chemical abominations that can be mass produced at a cheap price. In comparison to the synthetic materials, natural extracts like cochineal are less damaging though some food advocates still find it distasteful.

Image courtesy of funfolly.com.

Unlike the pineapple in the story, this pineapple has sleeves.

New internet provider promises to put privacy above all else

Gareth Orrick Staff Reporter

Image courtesy of popsop.com

Despite the fact that there are bugs in some of Starbucks’ coffee, their tea still looks delicious.

In the wake of unpopular issues regarding censorship and privacy, innovator Nicholas Merrill is planning to revolutionize online privacy with a concept as simple as it is ingenious: a telecommunications provider designed from its inception to shield its customers from surveillance. The ISP would not merely employ every technological means at its disposal, including encryption and limited logging, to protect its customers. It would also -and in practice this is likely more important -- challenge government surveillance demands of dubious legality or constitutionality. The government demands in question are those associated with the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement act, which explicitly states that communications industries are to submit information to the government in searches and investigations, in addition to manipulating software to a state which the government can easily wire tap into. This defiant stand against the government is bold, one that embodies the feelings of today’s youth, who are beginning to take their stance of defiance likewise. The success of this company against the government is one that can only be learned by time, assuming the company can get itself off the ground.


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Editor’s Note: The drawings to the left and below were made by Jinho Cho, an exchange student from South Korea. Left: The Tennis Team is shown practicing for a game. Below: Laurie Jenkins leads the 2012 Liberty fit team.

WANT TO EXPRESS YOURSELF? If you have an opinion and would like to comment on a current school event or a recent article, write a letter to the editor. Simply email The Patrick Henry’s Editor in Chief, Nicole Shaddy, at shadn571@hsd.k12.or.us. You can also email The Patrick Henry’s advisor, Alisa Eich, at eicha@hsd.k12.or.us. Letters must be no more than 250 words. If longer, the letter may be edited at the descretion of the advisor. To be in our next issue, letters must be received by September 30, 2012.

EDITOR IN CHIEF Nicole Shaddy EDITORS Lanie Martin HEAD OF LAYOUT Killian Abshere

ADVERTISEMENT MANAGER Brandon Ramirez ADVERTISING TEAM Kai Balangitao

STAFF REPORTERS Ashley Chon Emily Keene Jared Struck Naomi Taub Gareth Orrick Jin Lee

LAYOUT DESIGN Jacqueline Nieland

ADVISOR Alisa Eich

The Patrick Henry, a student-run publication at Liberty High School, 21945 NW Wagon Way, Hillsboro, OR, 97124, upholds the rights of students to exercise the freedom of expression as guaranteed by the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States. Students have the right to report or reflect on controversial and current events in the school, community, country or world. Letters to the editor are printed as written, with the exception of obscenities, libelous information, threatening words, or personal attack. Letters may be edited at the descretion of the advisor if space is needed. All letters to the editor will be considered, and publication will be determined by available space, content, and timeliness in respect to press time and content. The author of a letter may not be contacted before publication, and submission is implied consent. Signed columns and letters reflect the opinion of the writer and are not necessarily a reflection of The Patrick Henry staff, advisors, or that of Liberty High School or Hillsboro School District 1J employees or administration.


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June 2012 Art Institute of Portland:

College

David Jones Kayla Lyle Rachel Sotta

University of California Irvine:

Brigham Young University-Idaho:

Michael Procassini

Kendall Burke Elizabeth Fotheringham

Brigham Young University-Provo: Maren Bateman Jordan Bolinger Christopher Byrd Michael Byrd

Concordia University: Madison Eufemia Breanne Rios Ambar Salinas

Corban College:

Daniel Ruiz Colorado Mesa University Kelsey Krebs

Colorado State University: Jared Struck

Columbia College of Chicago: Jake Leach

University of Missouri – Columbia:

Cynthia Andrade Torres Nancy Arellano Peter Clarke Caitlyn Connor Angelena Legate Anita Lenzi Leo Mejia Aguilar Taylor Wakeland Tracey Weaver Rachel Woollum

University of Texas Austin:

Community College:

University of Chicago: University of Illinois at Chicago: Thomas Sprott Nicole Shaddy Aakash Jani

University of Utah: Evan Eggiman

Willamette University: Brent Sunduall

Whitworth University: Samantha Lawson

Eastern Oregon University: Tyler Bradshaw Stacy Killian

Oregon State University:

Hannah Smith

Northern Arizona University:

Portland State University:

Keira Vatore

George Fox University: Tenlee Holser

Lamar University: Stephanie Meeuwsen

Lindenwood University: Gabriel Garcia Angeles Bailey Strom

Linfield College:

Danielle Kellis LaFleur Criselda Lopez Vera

Montana State University-Billings:

Reed Emerson Matthew Ferguson Kaleigh Hall

Northern Carolina State University: Jennifer Davis

Northwest Nazarene University: Kayla Adair Tori Roberts

Pacific Lutheran University: Brenda Meza

Pacific University: Hannah Herbert Sophie Roberts Nathan Selby

Roosevelt University: Lucien Gratteri Seattle University Joe French

University of Portland: Jessica Bojorges Katelyn Nofziger

Western Oregon University:

William Kim

Kamin Beyer Ryan Clark Arnold Camara Jose Arturo Cazares Danika Coulson Nick Grossen Danielle Feltman Courtney Fung Alexander Good Kassandra Hernandez Richards Kerns Lindsey Landis Alisha Mitchell Zach Palm Gerardo Perez Roblero Brando Orth Matthew Ripley Kristen Roegner Keawe Stubenberg Elizabeth Tappendorf

DigiPen Institute of Technology:

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Katy Adishian Brandon Eric Ramirez Perla Estrada Yury Kutsurenko Kyle Johnson Karissa Law Hector Luna Lanie Martin Martha Letty Martinez Alonso Serna Ayaka Terakawa Rachel Wilson

Southern Oregon University: Jared Goodpaster Anissa Limesand

Joseph Abernathy Killian Abshere Abigail Akin Hannah Alcala Hassan Ali Chad Anderson Neida Arellano Sanchez Terrence Andrews Carmen Avalos Uriel Avila Aguilar Andres Arizpe Estrada Charity Barriga Leslie Briceno Christian Briceno Rojelio Castro Cesar Chavez Alvarado Juan Campuzano Teddy Cisneros Carli Colcord Amy Cornelia Sean Coyle Austin Cruz Keyona Deatherage Courtney Dehlin Makaysia Edmiston Yesenia Escobedo Eric Espinoza Ashton Fernandez Geraldo Franco Corey Friedstrom Santiago Gallardo Bianca Garcia Denise Garcia Jose Garcia Rivas Elizabeth Govea Irma Garcia Jessica Garner Robert Gasca Breanna Greenlee Michael Gregory Denzel Grier Jazmin Guzman Corwin Hackett Chelsea Heisley Juan Carlos Hernandez Brittney Hornish Autumn Huber Kearney McElvaine Martin Jackson

Taylor Johannes Ashley Johnson Kyle Johnson Stephen Johnson Angelica Leos Kassey Liebenow Erica Lopez Mayela Lopez Jorge Machic Zach Malaer Nickolas Matson Samantha Mead Victoria Meier Omar Meza Martinez Caitlyn Mitchell Leticia Mora Matt Muller Ophelia Mullenax Karina Navarro Diaz Heather Novakowski Angel Nyan Ryan Odden Albert Pacheco Katie Parker Rachelle Persaud Raegan Raper Jesus Reyes Garcia Damian Rivas-Escobar Davonte Rivers Alex Rose Brenda Rosas Blanca Santaella Diaz Nolan Selby Navdeep Shiber Randy Simmons Mat Smith Dorien Stough Neil Suji Jasminn Tajalle Mickey Tappendorf Naomi Taub Nastasha Taylor Erica Tellez Carcamo Jalen Thomas Rachel Thornton Dalia Ugarte Emily Uveges Jonathan Vaea Forrest Wilder William Woodruff Samantha Wilfert Nick Woodson

University of Oregon: Jacob Argueta Samuel Babbitt Brett Bafaro Lauren Burgess Shereen Kiani Stacy Mitchell Ian Murphy Bryan Ravencraft Hans Schoch

Congratulations, Class of 2012!


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