Sports fans who line up outside one of four concessions booths around the Wilsonville High School sports fields probably aren’t thinking about much beyond the hamburger, nachos, cocoa, popcorn or other food item they plan to order while cheering their team on. The people who organized and stocked the booths, however, are looking way ahead. They’re members of the school’s booster club, and they’re thinking about the funding requests that come from athletic teams, arts and academic programs and school clubs. The club also provides $1,000 scholarships to at least a dozen graduating seniors each year. [FULL STORY]
When Linfield College soccer goalkeeper Grant Loriaux was named Northwest Conference Player of the Week on Oct. 15, he barely recognized the coincidence in the moment. The junior from West Linn was focused mostly on the soccer aspect of the award, which came on the heels of Linfield’s crucial 1-0 shutout victory over rival Willamette University. If team victories come first in soccer, individual validation never hurts. So at the time, Loriaux didn’t consider that exactly nine years earlier, Oct. 15, 2004, he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. [FULL STORY]
by: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JOSH KULLA - WLHS leadership students pack and count nonperishable food donations Nov. 15.
‘Tis the season! While the holiday season is rapidly approaching, families and communities are gearing up to give back and take action. This year, West Linn High School has decided to join in with this tradition — in more than one way.