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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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Special Olympics

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Twenty six Westside student volunteers up bright and early this weekend to head to Liberty High School for the BB Skills Competition for SOOR — our 27th year of involvement as a school with Special Olympics.

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All State Athletes

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A number of Westside athletes received All State recognition for their outstanding contributions on the pitch and court this fall. Congratulations exceptional Eagles!

Laura Staropoli

Junior – Captain – Forward/attacking mid

27 goals (8 game winning) & 16 assists

1st team All League (third consecutive year)

1st Team All State (third consecutive year)

Lilie de la Motte

Senior – Captain – Attacking/holding mid

17 goals & 10 assists this year

1st team All League (second consecutive year)

1st Team All State

Jonathan Palau

Senior – Captain – Centermid

2nd team All State

Chloe Brown

Volleyball – Captain – Outside hitter

514 kills and 423 digs this year

1st Team All State

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Left to right: Chloe Brown, Lilie de la Motte, Laura Staropoli, Jonathan Palau

State Slalom Championships

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After a strong Top 10 showing in her last race, sophomore Haley Anderson will compete in the Oregon State Slalom Championships in early March. Haley represents Westside, and competes in the Three Rivers League with other large schools like Lakeridge, Lake Oswego, Lincoln and West Linn, as well as small schools like Riverdale, Central Catholic and LaSalle. There are approximately 160 racers, 80 boys and 80 girls.  The season is a mix of six races, 3 in Slalom (SL) and 3 in Giant Slalom (GS), held at Mt. Hood Meadows and Ski Bowl.

Last year as a freshman, Haley qualified as an individual to go to the State Championships in both GS and SL. Finishing 11th in GS and 24th in SL, she was 16th overall. After finishing 7th in her last race, Haley will represent Westside Christian in the State Slalom race against other racers from around Oregon. The Championships will be held March 1-3 at Mt. Hood Meadows.

Attached are a couple pictures from the last Giant Slalom race at Mt. Hood Meadows Feb 4th.

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Starting gates of the Giant Slalom

 

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Mid-race.

WCHS 5th Quarter!

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Come join others from the Westside community at Pizza Caboose after the basketball games on Friday night!

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National Coach of the Year

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Westside Christian High School’s Scott Ball was selected as only one of twenty-two high school coaches from across the country to be honored as 2016 National Coaches of the Year by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Coaches Association.

The selection process consisted of following the following criteria: nominees must exemplify the highest standards of sportsmanship, ethical conduct and moral character and carry the endorsement of the respective state high school association, be successful in their respective sport, be successful as an individual in their schools and communities, longevity in coaching, and they must be a member of the Oregon Athletic Coaches Association.

Congratulations Coach Ball!

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Still got it!

 

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It’s the waffles…

WCHS Pep Band

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Westside’s new band program played as a Pep Band at last Friday’s varsity boys basketball game. Adding to the already great atmosphere of Westside’s basketball games, the pep band will play at select home games for the rest of the season.

 

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The WCHS Pep Band!

Update II: Finishing the Work

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Westside Community,

We hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas with your families.

In recent days, we have been asking for your support with helping us complete our “exterior campus” and build a soccer field. We have talked about the great benefit this would be to our community, as well as some good tax reasons to make a gift prior to year-end.

But I wanted to take a brief moment and remind us all about the “bigger picture”.

A recent Barna Research Group survey revealed only 9% of the American population holds to a biblical worldview. Even more alarming: only one half of one percent of the Mosaic generation (those 18-23 years old) has a biblical worldview.

Westside Christian exists to be a light on a hill for God’s work in the world. We exist to provide training for future generations so that they are able to learn to think and live biblically within their chosen spheres of influence.

Westside’s goal is to be excellent in every area in which we engage student growth and development. We aspire to be an extraordinary high school in the greater Portland area with the heart and mind of Christ.

As the year-end quickly approaches, we are now over half way toward our goal of $1.2 million! We praise the Lord for His provision, and thank all of you who have given and/or pledged to make our soccer field and facility improvements a reality!

If you are considering alternatives for year-end gifting, we would be honored if you considered Westside.

To give a gift online, go to: wchsonline.org/giving

You are a generous community! We are so thankful for your support for Westside, and for some of you, that faithfulness has been for many, many years!

Let us say again how grateful we are for our Westside family. Together, we are “Finishing the Work.”

Dan Davis, Board Chair
David Henry,  Director of Development
Debi Miller, Head of School

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Dear Westside Community,

We hope that all your preparations for Christmas and the holidays are nearly done, and that you will enjoy a rich time with family and friends celebrating our Savior’s birth.

As the year-end quickly approaches, we wanted to follow up on our end-of-year giving request with a quick update. We are now over half way toward our goal of $1.2 million! We praise the Lord for His provision, and thank all of you who have given and/or pledged to make our soccer field and facility improvements a reality!

Also, for those of you who are able to take advantage of the tax benefits of charitable giving, we wanted to make you aware of some possible tax changes that may make giving in 2016 a better stewardship value than waiting. Here is a link that provides some information about these anticipated changes:  http://www.cbsnews.com/news/charitable-givers-trumps-tax-plan-means-move-fast/
 

In brief, possible future caps on itemized deductions as well as reduced marginal tax rates may lower the tax benefit of giving in future years. Of course, you should seek advice from your tax counsel to see how this affects your own situation, but if you are considering increasing your year-end giving, we would be honored if you considered Westside’s soccer field project!

To give a gift online, go to: wchsonline.org/giving

You are a generous community! We are so thankful for your support for Westside, and for some of you, that faithfulness has been for many, many years!

Let us say again how grateful we are for our Westside family. Together, we are “Finishing the Work.”

Merry Christmas!

David Henry,  Director of Development

Debi Miller, Head of School

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Dear Friends,

You recently received a letter asking you to consider a year-end gift to help with the turf field we are going to build on site at the school, hopefully by next fall.  If you haven’t made a decision about whether to contribute before year’s end, please give the field another thought.  I can’t tell you how many of the students see me and earnestly ask: “Do you think we’ll have a field in time for next season?!” You may recall that we were given a $50,000 match grant. We have raised over $33,000 toward that match, so we have made some good progress but have some room to go.

Whether or not you can give, thank you for being part of the fantastic community at Westside Christian High School.

Mike Staropoli

WCHS Girls; Head Soccer Coach, Soccer Field Campaign Committee Chair

*** If you have some stock that has appreciated in value; rather than sell and take the tax hit, you might want to gift the stock to the school for this project. If so, please contact Cassandra Jenks at the school (jenks@wchsonline.org or 503.697.4711)

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Lip Sync Battles

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Last week at Westside’s Pep Assembly, each class sent out a select group of students for a lip sync battle. The junior team comprised of Laura Staropoli, Brittney Martin, Grace Roach, and Catalina Gillis were crowned Lip Sync Champions.

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WCHS learning some new cheers

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High flyin’

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Freshmen Noah Pratt, Becca Gurney, and Davis Raz (Claire Shearer not pictured)

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Sophomores Hannah Gouge and Annabel Gillingham (Madelyn Pringle & Kellen Petersen not pictured)

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Junior (Champions) Laura Staropoli, Brittney Martin, Grace Roach, and Catalina Gillis

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Seniors Jacob Bloomfeldt, Lydia Povolny, Mia Cywinski, Christopher Cervetto, and Elisabeth Stefan