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Seeds of Doernbecher Week starting to take root

The Sandy High Update

This week the Sandy High School National Honor Society is very busy with planning the induction of new members. They met yesterday to discus this process and confirm all arrangements.

'We will be inducting 22 new members for next year's NHS,' said NHS President Emma Johnson. 'Each student had to go through a rigorous judging by five teachers, who evaluate them on criteria such as community service and GPA.'

In music news, the freshman, wind ensemble and concert bands played at the Spring band concert Thursday, March 15.

'We played these same pieces last week at our competition at Mt. Hood (Community College),' said senior Alison Melvin.

During that contest, Melvin said the bands were judged and given feedback, and the concert was the students' first chance to put that feedback into practice.

'We will definitely be working on improving,' she said before the concert. 'It will be interesting to see if we can be stronger in these areas because we were given this information.'

The Sandy High newspaper, The Mountain Echoes, comes out Friday, March 23. The issue will include stories on the new portables and senior seminar; the entire Spotlight section will be devoted to coverage of the war in Iraq.

The Key Club dinner held last Friday made nearly $2,000 thanks to huge community support. Almost half of that money will be donated to the Clackamas Women's Shelter and to Reach Ministries.

Leadership has begun planning Doernbecher Week. This is an entire week devoted to fund-raising for Doernbecher Children's Hospital with activities such as Mr. D (a pageant for guys), an auction, hair-cutting for Locks of Love and much more.

Mr. D planning meetings have already started, and the guys are already planning their moves. There will be much more on this to come.