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Pleasant Hill junior

earns Eagle Scout rank

Cameron Pope, a member of Troop No. 417 in Pleasant Hill, was honored at an Eagle Court of Honor Thursday at the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Eagle Scout is the highest honor awarded by the Boy Scouts of America.

Pope, a junior at Pleasant Hill High School, is the son of Ritch and Barb Pope of Dexter. A Scout for 11 years, he has earned 33 merit badges, logged more than 100 nights camping, 200 miles hiking and 100 hours of service work.

His service project consisted of building two sidewalks for the Dexter Cascade Foothills Library and erecting a 40-foot flag pole. The project required 216 hours and 27 workers.

Pope is also Pleasant Hill High's top 3,000-meter runner in track.

Five films honored at Youth Visions Festival

Seven student producers of five videos won awards at the fourth annual Youth Visions Festival held at Churchill High School on May 13.

Challenged to create short videos on one of two topics - "identity" or "illusions" - the winning entrants included a masterful comic video, a stunning original music video and three thoughtful pieces about suicide, dreams and changing perspective.

Co-directors Brittany Katter and Andrea Alcantara from Churchill High School took the first-place prize of $200 for their video "Most Saturdays." Their team also won the $25 People's Choice award from the audience of more than 150 teens and adults. The video featured Katter in all roles as a student who visits her empty high school on Saturdays to play out the conversations she's unable to have in real life.

Sydney Maximin, a student at the Martin Luther King Jr. Education Center, stunned the panel of six reviewers and the audience with the professional quality music video of his own song, "Ducin Down tha Block." Maximin earned the second-place prize of $100.

Third-place prizes of $50 each were awarded to three videos: Springfield High's Zack Hollister for his video "Illusions of Love," a sensitive portrayal of teen suicide; Brendan Alabano of South Eugene High School for "Morning Routine," which switched between black-and-white dream sequences and color reality; and, also from Springfield High, Alex Funke and Patrick Burton for their video "Something Changes," which depicted a subtle shifting of perspective resulting from a pick-pocketing incident.
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Date:May 23, 2005
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