Day: June 16, 2014

“77 Things You Absolutely Have to Do Before You Finish College” by Hailey Bondy

“77 Things You Absolutely Have to Do Before You Finish College” by Hailey Bondy c.2014, Zest Books $14.99 / $18.99 Canada 192 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Thirteen long years. Twenty-six semesters, four proms, countless teachers, and you’ve graduated high school but you’re still not done with school. Much as you wish you were, it’ll be awhile before you get your hands on your next diploma. U-bound, that’s you. But don’t be too eager. The secondary-education years are time to prepare and explore and, says Hailey Bondy, there are still “77 Things You Absolutely Have to Do Before You Finish College.” So, in a few months, it’ll be campus life for you: freedom, friends, parties, and lots of big decisions. It’s exciting but it can also be overwhelming, even if you’re an upperclassman. Your survival and sanity may depend on this book. First, before you even pack the car to go to college, de-clutter your life. Toss “junk,” keep what’s important, and know what’s worth schlepping to your new dorm or apartment. Speaking of apartments, now’s the time to learn how to get one. You’ll also want to know how to make it a home and, while you’re at it, Bondy says to learn to cook one decent meal there. Why not try something you’ve never eaten before?  Or this: learn that it’s okay – even desirable –...

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This camp will be a Blast

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Lt. Andrew Copeland with the Keizer Police Department was figuring he would have to really promote Blast Camp. Copeland had plans for promoting the June 17 to 20 event aimed at boys and girls going into grades 3 to 8. “We anticipated probably 50 kids,” he said. “Now we’re looking at 200 youth, mainly from Keizer.” As such, Copeland’s plans for getting the word out weren’t needed. “We could have probably had 500 kids signed up,” Copeland said. “We only advertised by doing school letters. We didn’t advertise it during the (May 15 to 18) Iris Festival. I was going to go door-to-door to get word out at apartments. We didn’t do any of the marketing that we anticipated because of the immediate response we had.” Registration for the event at Claggett Creek Middle School closed last Friday; at one point Copeland was getting 15 to 20 registrations a day. According to Copeland, the premise behind the KPD’s first annual event is simple. “We were trying to look at ways for the police department to become more transparent to the community,” he said. “It seems like, in general, there’s been a larger disconnect between police departments and the youth. What we want to do at the Keizer Police Department is put a face behind the badge. We want to get to know the...

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2014 McNary Senior Awards winners

Valedictorians and Salutatorians Valedictorians ……………………… Alyssa Andretta, Tristan Briggs, Katherine Brown, Dylan Bunten, Alexander Hunter, Alamjit Nagra, Hannah Raschko, Evan Rummerfield, Taylor Russell, Katie Stokes, Shelby Strout, Zachary Wehrli Salutatorians ……………………….. Catherine Clay, Samantha Hernandez, Eliana Voronko Business/Culinary/Industrial Arts Future Business Leaders of America Business Leadership Award ………………………. Wyatt Hoag Automotive Students of the Year …………………………… RJ Gammon, Ben Manwiller Outstanding Accounting Students of the Year ………….. Wolfgang DeLang, Taylor Pfenning Outstanding Culinary Students of the Year …………….. McKenna Prinslow, Edgar Vargas Outstanding Computer Science Student of the Year ………… Elijah Helton Outstanding Vocational Draftsman Student of the Year …………… Esteban Vallejo Contreras Science Outstanding Biology Student of the Year …………………….. Samuel Balmer Outstanding Chemistry Student of the Year ……………………. Alyssa Andretta Outstanding Anatomy and Physiology Student of the Year …………… Christopher Anagnos Outstanding Physics Student of the Year ……………….. Wyatt Hoag Outstanding Science Student of the Year ……….. Elijah Helton Mathematics Outstanding Math Students of the Year ………… Katie Stokes, Brandyn Wyatt Oregon Department of Education/OCTM Award ……………… Alamjit Nagra English and Foreign Language Outstanding Scholar in Language Arts – Writing ………………. Katie Stokes Outstanding Scholar in Language Arts – Literature ……………….. Kiah Frank Outstanding Students of the Year in French …………… Rebekah Maddox, Joshua Hegewald Outstanding Students of the Year in German ………….. Hannah Raschko, Zachary Wehrli Outstanding Students of the Year in Spanish ………………. Isaac Reyes, Tealah...

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