Happenings in Lake Oswego inlclude: LOJ students succeeding at a math event; a Pacer grad being named an 'emerging leader'; a Lakeridge student earning place at a West Point event; and a new Pacer dance team coach being named.

SUBMITTED PHOTO - During the 2017 Perennial Math Tournament's national championships May 15-22, the Lake Oswego Junior High Seventh Grade Team won the second place.

Math students triumph again

The Lake Oswego Junior High Seventh Grade Team won second place in the 2017 Perennial Math Tournament's national championship, which was held May 15-22, and LOJ student Alicia Li won first place in the sixth-grade individual competition.

Sylvia Dean, a specialist and administrator for 26 years in Huntsville, Ala., created the event to offer more opportunities for students to showcase and develop their math skills.

To qualify for the national event, Lake Grove Elementary and Lake Oswego Junior High students also earned tons of awards during the regional Perennial Math Tournament, which was held April 15 at Mount Hood Community College in Gresham.

New Pacer Dance Team coach named

Emily Armstrong has been named the new Pacer Dance Team Head Coach. Armstrong is a former Pacer and student athlete. She also served as the team's head dance coach in the early 1990s.

Armstrong replaces Elissa Boudreau and Michelle Skidmore, who served as co-head coaches in 2016-17. Boudreau accepted another job, and Skidmore said she wishes to focus on her family and career at this time.

Pacer grad named an 'emerging leader'

Molly Luettgerodt O'Donnell, a 2001 graduate of Lakeridge High, has been named to BizWest Magazine's "40 Under Forty Emerging Professional Leaders of Boulder" list for 2017, an award designed to honor young leaders who are making a difference in their companies, industries and communities.

BizWest honored O'Donnell for her work on a Resilient Design Performance Standard that is being used by multiple local governments in Boulder County to set long-term goals for responding to the shocks and stresses of climate change and natural disasters by building resilience into the area's infrastructure, one project at a time.

After leaving Lakeridge, O'Donnell graduated from the University of San Diego in 2005 and went on to complete Portland State University's Master's in Public Administration program. She moved to Boulder after graduating from PSU and is now a project manager for the City of Longmont, where she manages a $45 million project portfolio of disaster recovery infrastructure projects funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery program.

Pacer to join West Point event

MAYFIELDNolan Mayfield, a junior at Lakeridge High School, was selected as one of the 1,000

attendees who will attend West Point's prestigious Summer Leaders Experience (SLE) in June.

More than 5,000 juniors nationwide applied to SLE, which offers outstanding high school juniors the opportunity to experience life at the military academy. Participants live in the cadet barracks, eat in the Cadet Mess and participate in academic, leadership, athletic and military workshops. The one- week seminars are designed to help juniors with their college-selection process.

Nolan's father, Robert Mayfield, is a graduate of West Point, Class of 1987.

All SLE attendees participate in virtual-reality war simulation and military and physical fitness training. In addition, each student selects three of the 15 offered workshops.

The United States Military Academy at West Point is a four-year, federally funded undergraduate college that is located 50 miles north of New York City.

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