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Westside’s Jake Mount was nominated and recognized by the Lake Oswego Review as a finalist for their Amazing Kid Award this past week. Jake was acknowledged for the work he has done raising money for the Children’s Cancer Association through a basketball camp he has organized and run for younger children.
Here is the excerpt from the article noting Jake’s impressive accomplishments: Mount has raised more than $5,000 for the Children’s Cancer Association in the past five years through a basketball camp for younger children (ages 4-12) that he holds during the summer. He organizes the camps in honor of Gage, a close friend who died of cancer on Valentine’s Day in 2011 at age 9. Gage was the only child of Lauren and Trux Dole, said Lauren Dole, who nominated Mount. “Jake wanted to do something to help other kids fighting cancer,” she says. She says what’s impressive is how long Mount has kept up this effort. He never forgot Gage, she says.
Read the full story here: LO Review – Amazing Kid
This year we are excited to once again be participating in a Christmas Toy Drive with Bridgetown Ministries! We are collecting presents for age group 12-14, both boys and girls. The drive starts today and ends on December 15th, so please make sure to bring your gifts in before Christmas break. Our goal would be for each student to bring in one gift to contribute to the drive!
-The drive runs until 12/15.
-Gifts can be dropped off in the appropriate class boxes at the front of the school under the calendar! (The class that brings in the most boxes will win the spirit stick for a week!)
-Please bring your gifts WRAPPED with a tag that identifies if it is for a boy or a girl!
-Here are some ideas for gifts to bring: sports balls, arts and craft supplies, headphones, board games, wallets, purses
-Please keep the gift value in between $15 and $25 dollars!
See the attached flyer for more info!
A handful of Westside’s servant leaders headed to Alpenrose Dairy for a service project this past weekend. Thank you students for all your hard work!