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This camp will be a Blast

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 […]

2014 McNary Senior Awards winners

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 …………………………… […]

A purpose-driven grad

A purpose-driven grad

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes AFJROTC Lt. Col. Tristan Briggs’ sense of purpose permeates most things he sets his mind to. It’s one of many reasons he takes such pride in the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Program’s color guard, and chose it over other options like the rifle team. “I respect […]

Students, WNBA official address grads

Students, WNBA official address grads

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School Class of 2014 was sent off into the world surrounded by teachers and family Friday, June 6. Students Evan Rummerfield and Melanie Brower addressed the graduates, who numbered more than 400, alongside Reneé Brown, chief of basketball operation and player relations for the Women’s […]

School board hunts for new funding sources

School board hunts for new funding sources

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Ways to increase funding for schools were the main subjects of a work session of the state’s three largest school districts May 28 at the Local Government Center in Salem. Most of the school board members and a few administrators participated. The three largest districts are, in order, Portland […]

They’ve got the Write stuff

They’ve got the Write stuff

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Amanda Warner was pretty giddy. So was her mom, Michelle. The hard part was figuring out who was more excited. Amanda, a senior at McNary High School, was with fellow The Write Club members May 29 when they opened the box containing hardback copies of the book The Paperside […]

And the Onion goes to…

And the Onion goes to…

The McNary High School drama department hosted its annual award show, The Golden Onions, Friday, May 30. In addition to awards such as Most Disorganized Backstage and Biggest Flirt Backstage, the ceremony honored students for a variety of more serious achievements. Theater students of merit, students with at least a 3.5 GPA and 4.0 in […]

McNary senior leaves mark on CVC replacement league

McNary senior leaves mark on CVC replacement league

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Some high school athletes leave their marks in record books, some leave them in their attitudes toward teammates and coaches, McNary High School’s McKenzie Evers is leaving hers on an entire conference. Evers, a Celtic volleyball player, won a contest to design a logo for the newly-named Greater […]

Playing his way to Utah

Playing his way to Utah

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Next fall, McNary High School senior Alex Hunter is headed to the University of Utah, but neither he nor his family will be worried about footing the bill. Hunter, a valedictorian and trombone player in the Celtic band, symphony and jazz band, netted a full-ride academic scholarship from […]

Keizer teachers to investigate Civil War geography, bring home lesson plans

Keizer teachers to investigate Civil War geography, bring home lesson plans

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes For all the knowledge available in books, there’s something to be said for seeing historic sites in person. Two Keizer teachers, Matt Faatz and Alan Town, will be doing that next month with a trip to Civil War battlegrounds in Pennsylvania and Virginia. “I’ve been thinking a lot […]

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