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WCHS Tennis @ Tillamook

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The Girls’ Tennis Team continues to be a strong force this season with a tie of 4-4 against strong rival Catlin Gabel and definitive 8-0 wins against Tillamook and Riverdale. Rachael Hahn beat Catlin Gabel’s Aarushi Phalke at #1 Singles 6-0, 6-0. Mary Nordlund defeated Senior Kobi Saha at #2 Singles 7-6, 4-6, 6-3. Younse Park defeated Regan Magee at #4 Singles 4-6, 7-6, 6-3. McKenzie Turner and Soteria Pecore defeated Juniors Culla Galaher and Kathyrn Putz 5-7, 6-4, 6-4. The team then went to Tillamook winning 8-0 with Rachael Hahn leading off the singles defeating Kathryn Woolfolk 6-0, 6-0. Younse Park at #2 Singles defeated Janel Cruz 7-5, 6-4. Gabrielle Lau at #3 Singles defeated Haley Ou 6-3, 4-6, 6-1. Gracie Roach defeated Naledi Monamets 6-1, 6-1. Allison Marti and Mary Nordlund lead off the doubles defeating Coral Morales and Chloe Weber at #1 doubles 4-6, 6-3, 6-3. Mia Cywinski and Brittney Martin defeated Anna Mattson and Dorian Romero at the number 2 spot. The #3 Doubles team of Jessica Beighle and McKenzie Turner defeated Alexis Stevens and Claire Atchison 6-1, 6-2. Elisabeth Gouge and Soteria Pecore had a great win at #4 Doubles defeating Lily Lux and Nong Jetterat 6-0, 7-5. Audrey Eucker and Taylor Foglio also played a great match defeating their JV opponents 8-2. The team followed their great wins with a memorable overnight in Tillamook and a day of celebration on the beach in Pacific City. Jumping

The team continued their winning streak against Riverdale on April 21st. Mary Nordlund led off the the singles showing great determination defeating Julia Brown 6-1,6-1. Allison Marti at #2 singles showed great perseverance defeating Emma Brendle 6-3,3-6, 6-3. Younse Park quickly defeated Tohar Or-Amitay 6-0, 6-0. Kayla Nguyen at #4 Singles had a great win defeating Malani Ortiz 5-7, 6-2, 6-4. The doubles was led by Mia Cywinski & Brittney Martin at #1 showing great determination and teamwork defeating Isabelle Whitlock & Allison Molinari 5-7, 6-2 10-7 (3rd set tie-breaker). Gabrielle Lau & Kelsey Moore showed great poise defeating Grace Inglin & Olivia Corveloi 6-2, 6-1. Gracie Roach & McKenzie Turner played a great match defeating Mia Ward & Sara Scarlett 6-1, 6-1. And Sarah Oh & Elisabeth Gouge won by default.

The team will be busy over the next two weeks as they wrap up district play before the District Tournament. Come watch them take on Blanchet Catholic Thursday, April 27th and Valley Catholic April 28th, both at Fowler Middle School with a start time of 4:15pm. In their final week the JV will host Lake Oswego High School’s JV2 team on Monday May 1st. The Varsity will host Catlin Gabel on Tuesday, May 2nd and Tillamook on May 5th. Come show your support to this great group of ladies! The District Tournament will be held at Tualatin Parks and Recreation on Monday and Tuesday, May 8th & 9th.

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Charlie Brown

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Westside Christian High School’s theatre program is excited to present its spring musical: “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” Celebrating its 50th anniversary, this broadway musical hit is based on Charles M Schulz’s famous comic strip, “Peanuts.” Come see a day in the life of that lovable “round-headed kid” and his quirky group of friends as they navigate school, baseball music practices, and the everyday complexities of childhood. You won’t want to miss this!

Charlie Brown

Dates:

April 28 at 7pm

April 29 at 2pm and 7pm

April 30 at 2pm

Location:

Alpenrose Opera House

Cost:

$8 for students and seniors

* $1 off for Westside students and Thespians (I.D. required)

$10 for adults

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cultural Gala: April 24

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This coming Monday, April 24th from 7:00-9:00pm, Westside will host its first ever International Cultural Gala. It is a chance to see and hear our 36 international students from 7 different countries tell their stories and share their cultures with us in a special way.

Come sample some of their favorite foods, see demonstrations of some of their favorite art forms, hear them be interviewed about their passions and dreams. Some will share how school is different in their country than in the United States. You can come for all of it or just a little, but please come and join in the fun. You won’t want to miss it!

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Cultural Gala

US History Term Papers

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Jack Stevens

Today all US History students, which includes nearly every Westside scholar in the 11th grade,
turned in their Term Papers they have been meticulously drafting, crafting, and editing these last few weeks. Students were tasked with analyzing a historical issue and defending one side from a biblical point of view. DSC_7221

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William Zheng

 

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Band @ Districts

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The Westside Concert Band had a great debut at its first District Competition last week. Westside’s brand new Concert Band played at the state-qualifying festival at Clatskanie High School on Wednesday, April 12th. The band played very well, with scores of 66, 66, and 76, and thoroughly impressed their judges. A few judge comments: “You are of the most musical groups of the the day. Well done! What a fantastic group! I enjoyed every second of your performance. Wow!” “Bravo!” “Absolutely a great start! (knowing we’re a first year band). Really enjoyed your playing. Hope you are proud of yourselves!”

Mr. Fox and the boys are excited! Already, the band is close to qualifying for the state championships, in its very first year!

Consider taking band next year and helping us become an even better and stronger program!​

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Biology @ Boiler Bay

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Little treasures

This past Friday biology students went to Boiler Bay near Lincoln City to do some tide-pooling.  Several students spotted starfish, a promising sign after seeing the population of starfish nearly die off a couple years ago from a starfish blight. Students also visited Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport to learn about coastal animal adaptations. This hands-on lab allowed students to hold some critters they may not have experienced before: ghost shrimp, leather sea stars, shore crabs, and more!

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Amongst the pools

 

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Marine life observation

 

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Marine ocean creatures

 

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Taking a closer look


Soli Barbershop Quartet

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Soli Deo Gloria performed exceptionally well on the two final shows at the All-Northwest Barbershop Quartet Contest. They received two separate standing ovations! They will be singing again this weekend at the Pleasant Hill Jazz Festival.

Come listen to all school singers in choir and band during their spring concert on Monday, May 15th.

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Refugee Care Collective

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Megan Tragethon, Co-founder and Executive Director of Refugee Care Collective

In chapel this week we were challenged by Megan Tragethon, Co-founder and Executive Director of Refugee Care Collective, a locally-based non-profit that seeks to welcome refugees to the Portland area. Westside Senior David Xu, who partnered with RCC in his senior project, introduced his project mentor to the student body, as she highlighted what people of faith are doing to try to meet the needs of these families in crisis.

Take a look at one of their videos below!

 

Alumni Profile: Ryan Smith

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Alumni Ryan Smith holds a $10,000 check from his organization Spirit of Blue to the Philadelphia Police Department.Seven years as a Reserve Police Officer in Beaverton, Oregon led Ryan Smith to care deeply about the needs of those in law enforcement. His experience serving in the Beaverton Police Department eventually led him to transition away from for-profit work into his current role as Executive Director of the Spirit of Blue Foundation (www.spiritofblue.org), a national law enforcement public charity that protects police officers by granting safety equipment and training.

In addition to his work with the Spirit of Blue Foundation, Ryan is also the President and Board Chairman of Flower City Outreach (www.flowercityoutreach.org), a non-profit in Rochester, NY. Flower City Outreach operates Flower City Work Camp, which deploys middle and high school students into the city. This year 765 middle and high school students and 640 adult volunteers will perform work on 53 homes, hold two basketball camps, one soccer camp, and host 32 Sidewalk Clubs, a mini-VBS, for younger neighborhood children. Collectively Flower City Work Camp will deliver over 25,000 hours of service in one week. See more at (https://vimeo.com/193626100) Ryan is also an elder at Browncroft Community Church, where he and his wife lead a weekly ministry for young families focused on marriage building and parenting skills.

Ryan graduated from Westside Christian High School in 1994. While at Westside, Ryan was the Student Body Vice President, but more importantly, met his wife Kimberly McReynolds ‘96. Ryan and Kimberly have two children, Lauren (13) and Nolan (9) who attend a private Christian school where they live in Western, New York.