Local student honored for writing
A national group is commending a Lakeridge High School senior for his way with words.
The National Council of Teachers of English recently bestowed a certificate for superior writing upon senior Lucas Friedman.
Friedman is one of two students in Oregon to receive one of the NCTEs Achievement Awards in Writing, a program founded in 1957 to encourage high school writers.
Trail Blazers supporters at Hallinan
Hallinan Elementary School students dressed in red (see photo below) in honor of the Portland Trail Blazers April 30.
The children gathered on the field for a group shot, which they forwarded to the regions professional basketball team. The Blazers provided a banner, and the students created a banner, both of which were featured in the shot.
The team is doing Rip City proud, recently winning a game to avoid being cut in the Western Conference semifinal series. The Blazers were in the running to advance to the conference finals for the third consecutive season, scheduled to play in San Antonio this past Wednesday evening as of press time, according to CBSSports.com.
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