Very early on the morning after high school graduation, 66 members of The Dalles High School Class of 2017 headed to Disneyland for two days in the park, a visit organizers pronounced a solid success. Senior parent Kim Cowan headed the effort, and said the trip was “awesome, it was great. We didn’t have any issues and everybody had a good time.”
The Dalles High School teacher Mary Jo Commerford had to miss graduation because she flew to Florida and read AP exams for a solid week. But she got a big surprise on the last day of school, when a group of students came to her classroom and re-created graduation for her, right down to the pomp and circumstance music and the handing out of diplomas.
University of Portland grad raises bar for local harriers
Through the course of running history, the name Alex Dillard is synonymous with success, grace, diligence and a drive to win. The recent University of Portland graduate capped his collegiate career at the NCAA West Regionals in Austin Texas.
TD grad wants to make an immediate impact at the guard position
Brooke McCall had a choice between playing collegiate soccer or basketball. It was a tough decision, but when it came down to it, hoops has always been one of her first loves. McCall has signed on to play for Division III George Fox University to play guard for a Bruins program that posted 24 consecutive winning seasons, won the 2009 Div. II championship and has gone 180-27 under 2011-2012 Div. III National Coach of the Year Michael Meek.
Colonel Wright Elementary students try out a recently completed walking/jogging path during a dedication ceremony this spring, culminating a year of activities geared to increasing student movement during school.
Chase Snodgrass gets scholarship to play golf at NAIA school
When the competition is fierce and he is being challenged, Chase Snodgrass thrives on the golf course. The Dalles High School graduate will take those qualities to Warner Pacific College, where he accepted a scholarship to play golf for a successful Knights program coached by Quincy Heard.
The Dalles Theatre Company presents a Missoula Children’s Theatre production of Peter and Wendy in June. Local children are encouraged to audition for the show Monday, June 19, 10 a.m. at The Dalles High School Auditorium, 220 E. 10th St., The Dalles. Fifty to 60 children will be cast for the week-long production.
Almost hidden beneath a wealth of colorful leis hung around her neck by family members and friends during commencement ceremonies Saturday, The Dalles High School graduate Jennanette Siatigi also sports a cultural or “princess” crown given in the Samoan tradition on special occasions.
The Dalles senior inks a scholarship deal to play college hoops
Losing three sophomore guards, Chemeketa Community College head women’s basketball coach Kevin McCarrell was on the recruiting trail across the region looking for some reinforcements. He appears to have found one of his answers in The Dalles’ first-team all-league point guard, Kailin Hoylman.
McCall, Telles and Snodgrass earn TDHS Hall of Fame recognition
The Dalles High School athletic director Mike Somnis stood front and center in front of a large gathering of friends, community members, volunteers, coaches and student-athletes for a perfect capper to the 2016-2017 school year, the All Sports Awards held Wednesday at The Dalles Civic Auditorium.
All-league basketball player Alexus Outlaw is known for her prowess on the court, but is sure meet or surpass that level in the classroom.
In Mary Sallee’s fourth- grade class at St. Mary’s Academy, her goal is to teach students to love to read. So when they put their heads together to choose a public service project, the answer was clear.
Maupin native makes history in Hoop Shoot competition
While Maupin native Jason Hull did not win a national championship, he can take pride in knowing he was one of top-12 free throw shooters across a nation of more than half a million participants between the ages of 8-13.
Students at The Dalles Middle School will show off their work, highlighting end-of-year projects from throughout the school, during the TDMS Family Showcase Night, which takes place tonight, May 18, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the school commons and gym. Family and members of the community are encouraged to attend and support students.
Students with 4-H in The Dalles placed third at an underwater robotics competition in Lincoln City that tested their engineering and problem-solving skills.