Pendleton High School February newsletter

It is hard to believe that we are at the end of yet another month in the school year and fall sports are coming to a close. The picture above is of the boys' basketball team and fans with their third straight league championship. The girls also captured the league title in a game against Hermiston High School. It was a fun evening as each team cut down a net in Warberg Gym to celebrate their league honors. Each team will skip the play-in game and host playoff games here this week. Some other honors students received at state competitions include Jon Jennings taking second at state in two separate swimming events and Morgan Holcomb took second at state for wrestling. Below is a picture of the student body that evening, a picture of the dance team performing their routine for the home crowd, and a team picture of the girls. The theme for the student body was "south seas".

Above, students in the Veterinary Science course are able to get their hands dirty with some hands-on learning experience with pig anatomy. Top left students are constructing small scale handling facilities based off of Temple Grandin style thinking. Top right Macy Rosselle and Brooklynn Lunny stand with their banners after competing in Creed and Beginning Prepared Public Speaking.

FBLA also had a very strong showing with 8 state qualifiers and 32 regional qualifiers. 1st place finishers out of the 14 schools that attended included Lauryn Spicknall, Jill Schulze, and Cade Anderson. Second place finishers from PHS were Avery Madril and Sami Spriet. Third place finishers included Derek Mikel, Andrew Moran, and Haley Burchard.

Pendleton High School students are busy creating all kinds of things. The top two pictures show 3-d printed items, the left a replica of a V6 engine block by Jacob Dickerson and the right a dual-battery holder for his personal sUAS. Bottom right is a picture of a build on one of the 3-D printer build plates. The lower right shows a window frame that was cut out by a PHS student Garrett Blagg for a local consumer that contracted with the PHS metals department to have the frame built.
Student in Mr. Adam’s class spent the first two weeks of the semester completing an in depth analysis of the ever popular Super Bowl commercials, beginning with an introduction to the first epic Super Bowl Commercial done by Apple Computers, released in 1984 and based on the book “1984”, directed by Ridley Scott. Students then make commercial story boards for their very own Epic Super Bowl Commercial!
On February 11th FTC robotics team Aperture Robotics traveled to Hillsboro to compete in the First Technology Challenge Oregon Super Qualifier. After playing through the tournament, they advanced to the Oregon state championship. During the state championship on February 26th the team performed well despite having to completely revamp their robot design after the super qualifier. Their season ended by placing 6th in their division among 48 teams.
Now that we have been able to occupy our new facility at PTTC, students have begun to take advantage of the state-of-the-art facility. On the left, students are taking turns having their appetizers critiqued by Chef K. Each student in the class maintains a working portfolio of their work as part of the assessment process. It is great to finally have the aroma of fine food present in the new facility! The two pictures at right show students at the warming station. Once per week, when the weather drops below freezing, our PHS FCCLA students prepare and serve food at the Pendleton Warming Station. They usually volunteer in groups of 3, and spend about an hour at the facility interacting with the guests. In January we prepared homemade chili and cornbread one week, and pulled pork sandwiches the next. We always very proud of the compassion and respect our students show toward our community members that are less fortunate.


East Oregonian and PHS Yearbook staff

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