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Seniors who are going to play in college

Ryan Dexheimer, Staff Writer

June 15, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

  Athletes playing in College This is our list as of June 7th, 2017. Let us know if we left anyone off the list and we will update our list online at [email protected] Football Jashua Allen, Western Oregon University   Jordan Fullerton, Western Oregon University ...

Parish makes history

Parish makes history

Makayla Schmierer, Online Editor

June 9, 2017


Filed under Features, News, Top Stories

Sophomore Kennedy Parish will be competing in National History Day June 11, after winning 1st place at Oregon’s National History Day. Parish was trying to find a contest that mixes her love for history with her desire to challenge herself beyond what she thinks she is capable of doing, and she found...

Juarez-Venegas joins the marines

Yulissa Santana, Staff Writer

June 9, 2017


Filed under Features, News, Top Stories

The 2016-2017 school year is ending, the flowers are blooming and summer is just around the corner. While other seniors are gathering things for their college dorms or looking for a roommate, Isabel Juarez-Venegas is preparing herself to be committed to the Marines. It was not an easy decision to leave family ...

Seniors win scholarships

Seniors win scholarships

Hailey Wyatt and Emma Davila

June 8, 2017


Filed under Top Stories

The class of 2017 was recognized for securing 5.3 million dollars in scholarship offers at the senior awards assembly on June 8. The students awarded local scholarships were Eddie Bednarek, Evan Kirschbaum, Hannah Curry, Gwen Nave-Powers, Rachel Keenan, Adam LaFountain, Nick Speth, Shelly Langwe...

Elizabeth Brands races to the finish line

Emily Paulson, Staff Writer

June 1, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

The bell rings for school to be over and freshman Elizabeth Brands races towards the locker room to get ready for the thing she loves most, track. Track helps Brands put all her worries behind her and forget about the overwhelming homework from school. Track is one of the most popular sports at T...

Penelope Kim gives back to the sport she loves

Grace Lee, Staff Writer

June 1, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

As sweat drips down her chin, an exhausted Freshmen Penelope Kim sits on the sidelines, watching her middle school pupils bumping a white volleyball back and forth. While many students at Tigard High don’t go farther than playing their favorite sport, some go above and beyond. Kim coaches children ...

SBAC opt out rates hit Tigard High hard

SBAC opt out rates hit Tigard High hard

staff editorial

May 23, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Since we printed “SBAC opt out rates hit Tigard High hard” May Hi-Spots, we have updated our statistics for opt out rates of Smarter Balanced Testing. 13 people have turned in opt out forms since we ran the story. As of May 23, 55 of 144 IB students opted out of the test, that is about 3...

Tigard excels in OSAA Academic All-State this school year

Tigard excels in OSAA Academic All-State this school year

Kaitlyn Wornath, Staff Writer

May 23, 2017


Filed under News, Sports, Top Stories

Tigard High students have made it clear that academics are just as important to them as their athletics and activities. This year, we have done better than ever before when placing in our spring sports and activities in the OSAA Academic All-State. Whether it be softball, band, or girls tennis, OSAA has...

Tech teams up with NASA

Tech teams up with NASA

Eddie Bednarek

May 22, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

" order_by="sortorder" order_direction="ASC" returns="included" maximum_entity_count="500"]The Tigard High Tech team will be collaborating with NASA for the Eclipse Ballooning Project to fly a balloon during the Aug. 21 solar eclipse. The team will be providing photos and video of the state as the eclipse i...

SKID assembly impacts students before prom

SKID assembly impacts students before prom

Eddie Bednarek, Editor-In-Chief

May 3, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

Crying parents, a Life Flight helicopter and the fictional death of a fellow student was the image that juniors and seniors were given at the graphic and powerful SKID (Stop Kids Intoxicated Driving) assembly. Coordinated by leadership, the assembly featured several students acting out the lead-up and afte...