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Trout Lake News

Friday is graduation day in the valley

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Trout Lake Newswriters

Pat Arnold, 395-2233

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Maxine Bulick, 395-2101

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Sarah Burr Arnold, 395-2669

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Graduation, middle school and high school, happens on Friday, June 12, starting at 6 p.m. We are graduating a great crop of seniors this year, congratulations to you all. The high school graduates are Mikael Dick-Schmid, Anna Schmid, Emily Paxson, Heather Huffsmith, Holly Phares, Craig Opp, Cameron Connell, Luke Dearden, Patrick Bergen Vocke, Tyler Cope, Alex Whitefield, and Kevin Hillstrom. Particular congratulations to Valedictorian Luke Dearden and Salutatorian Emily Paxson. May your futures be bright.

High school graduation speaker will be Trout Lake teacher Katy McKinney, most recently in the news as the coach of the Destination Imagination team, but also well known as an effective and creative teacher, curator of worm bins, and marathon runner (some years).

June 13 is Fish Education Day, or what we used to call the Fishing Derby. I don't think the fish are being educated, except maybe not to bite the hook, but there will be educational information about fish and there is free fishing for youngsters 12 and under. Event volunteers will cook the fish to be eaten on the spot. There are hot dogs for everybody else, and there will be T-shirt painting. "Good job!" to kindergartener Rain Burtchaell Norman and first-grader Isabella Dean for those great drawings on the posters. The event is sponsored by the Mt. Adams Ranger District and the White Salmon Steelheaders. Call Stephanie Caballero 395-3419 for more information.

Wow -- the third straight state track CHAMPIONSHIP for the Trout Lake-Glenwood girls team. That's pretty exciting, and what a great end to the 2008-09 sports season. The boys placed fourth, which would be the big headline news in most years. It's a huge accomplishment to place so well at state. Way to go, ladies and gentlemen, you all outdid yourselves, and your community is proud of your determination and focus.

On June 20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Trout Lake School, Betty Jolley and her tireless and faithful group of volunteers will wash your car and sell you baked goods at the American Cancer Society Relay for Life carwash. They will also gratefully accept cookies or other bake sale item donations for sale.

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