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4 The Sun, Wednesday, December 30, 2009 Opportunity House held its 10th annual Thanksgiving feast on Tuesday, November 24th. Over 40 people, from students and par- ents to District Staffwere served dinner of tur- key, dressing and all of the trimmings. We had guests from as far away as Los Angeles. Thank you to all of our in house staff for making this day memorable and delicious. Students from Titan Academy helped decorate with hand painted table coverings. All of us at Opportu- nity House, Titan Academy, SheridanAcademy and House of Hope would like to wish all of our commtmity members a warm and happy Holiday Season. District staff Emille Molloy, Deann ONeil, Wertz, dish up their plates. At left, Terian Hoefler in the kitchen. AJ Grauer and Pam Above, Devin Nordman and Nick Roebuck helped to decorate tables. Below, Nick Roebuck and guest serving themselves. 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I staff, it is impos- love being in- sible to not get volved in all the things done. great things our With the guid- school has to offer ance given by the and there is no teachers and the place closer to the Bailey Swanson ideas generated by heart of the school the students, it is than Student Council. sure to be a productive and It takes work to keep fun year. Secretary- Lena Morrow I wanted to be- ~ to become more in- come secretary this~ volved. My ideas, year because I felt positive attitude, that my capabili- and love of learning ties could help cre- helped me decide ate a better school, to run for Secretary. I love working This year has been with students of all great and I have ages andthiswas a learned so much perfect opportunity Lena Morrow about the students! Parliamentarian - Alessia Caponi I wanted to be on student council because I wanted to have a say on what goes on at this school. All the students in this school need someone that they can come to when they want to be lis- tened to and I think I am a person that people can come up to and talk about what their wor- ries and concerns are. I also wanted to take responsibil- ity for activities planned and cool fundraisers that will be in progress soon. I believe stu- dent council could really help this school with our ideas and dedica- tion if the student could voice what they want to see. I know the year 2009-2010 will be a great year! There are several differ- ent reasons which fueled me to be to be on Student Council and why I wanted to be Vice President. Most importantly, I thought I would have the ability to have the younger students' thoughts and opinions heard. Austin Carefoot This was important to me because I know from having opinions can go unheard -- leading to students becoming unhappy and having a nega- tive outlook on the school. Everybody at this school has an opinion and deserves to be heard, even if we as Student Coun- cil may not totally agree. I think I can make great slrides to almost everybody's my past experiences that voices heard. Council Member- Bridget Keaveney I wanted to be- ~ I also think I come a member of~ can be a good voice student council be- to younger kids as cause I wanted to well as a leader. take part in my I hope I can school and partici- achieve these goals pate in school and beyond! events. Bfld~t g.lmvl~ Council Member- Ashley Ramirez I wanted to be a member of Student Council because I wanted to help make a difference in our school, I wanted to help the younger students communi- cate with us, and I wanted to break down any commu- nication barrier that might exist. I wanted to help make the school en- joyable for our students; af- ter all, we wouldn't be much without them. I also wanted to help become more of a family where we can all come together and share ideas and learn new skills from each other; this is what SJS is about, which is great! Because this is my last year at SJS, I wanted to give back to the school the seven years of wonderful memories. I also be- lieve that being a part of Student Ashley Ramlmz Council will help me a lot for next year; my leadership skills will improve, along with my or- ganization and speaking skills. Together, Student Council and the Student body can make this year fantastic! I wanted to be a part of Student council to let the voices ofmy peers be heard. The school I attend is great, but I know there is another level we can achieve. Once we meet our goals, we Malika Hall have to set a new standard and meet another one. As a member of Student Council I get to be involved with not only the students and staff, but the community we live in. Being on Student Council requires hard work and focus, but I love it. I love planning a wonder- ful experience with my team and work- ing in collaboration with other students. I am proud to rep- resent all students. It's a daily struggle to balance school work and time required to be a part of the student government, but I love the challenge. I hope my being on student coun- cil will bring the entire stu- dent body closer to under- standing the world and how it works. Council Member- Jamie Campbell I wanted to be a mem-tunity to take an active roll ber of Student Council again in our school, and to com- this year for several reasons, municate more often with Most impor- ~ all the other stu- tantly, I really enjoyfl dents. I'd like to working with ev- achieve presenting eryone else; it is a the high school great group of stu- class, Student dents who are all Council especially, dedicated to work- as open and willing ing together and to help the younger having a good time. JamleCampbell students, and also Also, being on to keep SJS or- Student Council tests my derly functioning while leadership skills and how still being enjoyable for well I am able to work and the students (perhaps with compromise with others, the assistance of an occa- Being on Student Council sional game of doughnuts gives me a greater oppor- on a string). Student receives scholarship for 3-week trip to Japan Destiny Gash Destiny Gash applied for a scholarship to go to Japan through the national Youth For Understanding Organization. Destiny in- terviewed and was ac- cepted for the scholarship this month. The organiza- tion will pay for the major- ity of the costs, as well as for a host family stay. Des- tiny is expected to pay for $1700 of the trip. Destiny is leaving on December 26, 2009 and will be in Japan for exactly three weeks. Destiny will be staying with a host fam- ily and will be attending a Japanese school. Destiny stated, "I am excited that I will have an opportunity for this unique learning experience." Destiny looks for- ward to sharing her ex- periences with the other students at Sheridan Japanese School upon her return. Willamina Coastal Hills Chamber seeks parade participant A poetry reading celebrating and commemorating Oregon's late poet laureate, William Stafford, will be held Tuesday, Jan. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in theAus- tin Reading Room at the Jereld R. Nicholson Library at Lin- field College. The reading is part of an extensive program coordinated by the Friends of William Stafford (FWS) which each year celebrates the birthday of Oregon's most famous poet, working with a variety of ven- ues to sponsor multiple poetry readings and presentations throughout Oregon, Washing- ton and beyond. Different from most poetry readings, these popular "par- ties" feature five or six read- ers, usually local poets, each of whom will read a Stafford poem and one of their own written in the spirit of Stafford's work. Some events also include speakers who ad- dress a topic related to Stafford and his work. Featured readers at Linfield this year are authors and co- hosts Lex Runciman, Linfield professor of English, and Bar- bara Drake, Linfield professor emerita, Tim Applegate, Mark Thalman, Noel Hanlon, Tayler Brisbin, and Linfield students Ansley Clark and Beth Satterwhite. After the featured participants' presentations, members of the audience are then invited to read a favorite Stafford poem or to tell a per- sonal anecdote about the late Oregon poet laureate. William Stafford was born on January 17, 1914. A favor- ite professor at Lewis and Clark College, where he taught for 30 years, he re- mains one of America's most celebrated poets. Known for his encouragement of other writers and for his advocacy of free expression in writing and speech, Stafford is the author of more than 50 books and a recipient of the National Book Award. He died in Au- gust 1993. The Friends of William Stafford is a non-profit poetry- advocacy organization that, by keeping alive Stafford's gift as a teacher devoted to all types of free expression, provides ongoing education in litera- ture, particularly in poetry, in ways that will encourage and broaden the community of readers and writers. FWS also supports and helps to under- write a variety of literary projects and events open to the public. FWS received the 2001 Whiting Memorial Award for public service to the arts from the International Society of Philosophical Enquiry. The reading, which is free and open to the public, is spon- sored by the Friends of Wdliam Stafford and Linfield College. For more information, contact or, or call 503-883-2517. The Coastal Hills Chamber towing a trailer loaded with of Commerce needs help in lo- children. The chamber is trying eating a white Dodge pick-up to locate them to award them truck with a license plaie that second place for their decora- has a 2, 4 and X in it. They were tions. If you are the driver, or in the Willamina Light Parade know the driver, please contact on Dec. 5, 2009. They were Jack or Carol at 503-876-6350. Historical Society meets Jan. 10 The Yamhill County Historical Society will meet at 2 pax Jan. 10 at the Public Works Building, 2050 Lafayette Ave., McMinnviUe. The program will be "Special school memories in your life." School Menus: Jan. 4 - 8 Free breakfast for all students. All school meals include milk or fruit juice. WlLLAMINA SCHOOLS BREAKFAST Monday: Zac-Attac bar, juice, milk. Tuesday: Muffin, string cheese, juice, milk. Wednesday: Breakfast burrito, juice, milk. Thursday: Cinnamon bun, juice, milk. Friday: Bagel, cream cheese, juice, milk. WlLLAMINA SCHOOLS LUNCH Milk, fruit and vegetable bar available with all lunches. Monday: Mac-n-cheese, wheat roll or dell sandwich. Tuesday: Sweet & sour chicken over rice, egg roll or grilled cheese. Wednesday: Beefy nachos or chicken patty on a bun. Thursday: Turkey noodles, wheat roll or turkey sandwich. Friday: Pizza or hamburger. SHERIDAN SCHOOL DISTRICT Menus not available.