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Home-school students clean up at Olympika

Nine students in Karen Zeller's Latin classes at HomeSource came back with 22 ribbons from the statewide Olympika, held earlier this month at Heritage Christian School in Hillsboro. They are Victoria Hershiser, Brandon McPherson, Sara Harsey, Amanda Newell, Christina Chipman, Isaiah Boise, Lorraine Pelkey, Ian Harsey and Tim Pelkey. The students competed in academic, creative and athletic events, as well as Certamen, a fast-paced quiz bowl game.

Geography aficionados prepare for bee

Nine Lane County students will participate in the state National Geographic Bee on Friday after winning local competitions. They are McKenzie Read, a fourth-grader at Charlemagne at Fox Hollow Elementary; Lewis Gilmore, an eighth-grader at Spencer Butte Middle School; Landon Hawes, an eight-grade home-school student; Samuel Brandt, a sixth-grader at Roosevelt Middle School; Steven Enders, a seventh-grader at Cal Young Middle School; Alexandra Sibole, a fifth-grader at Willagillespie Elementary; Richie Larson, an eighth-grader at Siuslaw Middle School; Thomas Laird, an eighth-grader at Thurston Middle School; and Dylan Howe, an eighth-grader at Hamlin Middle School. The state winner will advance to the national finals in Washington, D.C., in May.

Eugene girl named animal ambassador

Twelve-year-old Ketura Bradley of Eugene will represent Oregon at the second annual Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom Kids' Summit on Conservation, based on her winning idea to save the endangered northern spotted owl by volunteering and providing funds to a local center that helps injured birds. She'll fly to Los Angeles on April 23 to share ideas about endangered animal conservation with students from all 50 states as well as hosts Jim Fowler and Peter Gros.

Young writers share stories, win accolades

The top winners of the Young Writers Association Sharing Stories between Generations creative writing contest are, in the high school division, Erika Hoagland, Cottage Grove, first place; Samantha Elkins, Triangle Lake, second place; and Ren Rossini, South Eugene, third place. For ages 11 to 14, winners were Colin Kiley, Oaklea Middle School, first place; Naomi Baz, LIFE! Lutheran School, second place; and Jordan Larson, LIFE! Lutheran School, third place. For ages 9 to 10, winners were Zeviel Jordan Kamrat, Hillside Alternative Elementary, first place; Amos Lachman, Charlemagne at Fox Hollow Elementary, second place; and Hannah Foster, Danebo Elementary, third place. For ages 5 to 8, winners were Emily Frisella, Edgewood Elementary, first place; Sierra Dawn McClain, home-schooled, second place; and Larissa McGlade, Charlemagne at Fox Hollow, third place. All participants are invited to read on small stages throughout the day during the Glitterary Festival on April 26 at the Atrium building, 99 W. 10th Ave.

Student earns spot in portfolio review contest

Jessica Dale, a senior at Pleasant Hill High School, is one of 10 students in the country selected to attend the regional semifinal competition of The Art Institute of Portland National Portfolio Review. She is interested in pursuing a career in graphic design.

Coca-Cola scholars named from Eugene-Springfield

Three local students have been selected from more than 100,000 applicants as semifinalists in the 2002-03 Coca-Cola Scholars Program. They are Meghan Briggs of Springfield High School, Clay Roberts Neal of South Eugene High School and Jennifer Marie Plueard of Thurston High School.
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Title Annotation:Achievements; Schools
Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Mar 31, 2003
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