Tidings welcomes intern Katie Smith for summer


by: VERN UYETAKE - Katie Smith

Former Youth Board member returns

'You know you might have done something right the first time when you're asked to come back again,' Katie Smith, the newest member of the West Linn Tidings, said. Smith will join the staff as an intern this summer.

Currently a sophomore in the University Honors program at Seattle University, Smith was a member of the Tidings' Youth Board while attending Riverdale High School. Smith said she is enthusiastic to be back in Lake Oswego, writing for the Tidings and the Lake Oswego Review about local issues.

'I absolutely love food and the arts and am very excited to combine my love for writing with my other interests,' she said.

Born in Los Angeles, Calif., Smith grew up in Kirkland, Wash., although she has lived the majority of her life in Portland.

Living now on the edge of Tryon Creek State Park, Smith enjoys spending time walking with her dog, Otis, in the park.

'I loved being a member of the Youth Board - seeing my name in print was an amazing experience and I was eager to return,' Smith said.

'We are excited to welcome Katie to the West Linn Tidings staff this summer,' Tidings Editor Lori Hall said. 'With her background and experience, she is sure to bring in some new ideas and perspectives to the newspaper.'

Although she lives in Seattle during the school year, Smith has remained involved with local happenings. During her high school career, Smith rowed for Lake Oswego Community Rowing and remains closely tied to the team, rowing as a master with both its program and Willamette Rowing Club in Sellwood.

When she's not rowing, Smith enjoys both hiking and reading. She is currently reading 'The Unbearable Lightness of Being' by Milan Kundera and looks forward to reporting on entertainment news as well as other local events.