12 Transfer Students And Their Journeys To La Salle

Rosie Dramov and Kiley Russell

Editors note: This story was updated on Nov. 10, 2020.

As La Salle Catholic College Preparatory enters its 50th year as a prestigious high school in the Portland Metro area, it also welcomes 12 new transfer students. They come from all over Oregon, America, and even the globe. A dozen fun, smart, and charming new students have ended up in our midst. Below you will find a little bit of background information about each of these new members of our community, so please be sure to give them a warm welcome the next time you see them.


Claire Asato


Age: 15

Grade: 10th

Sports: “I play soccer on the JV team and it is going fabulous. I also want to play softball in the spring.”

Why La Salle: “My previous school wasn’t for me, and I have better friends here.”

Locations: “I came from Jesuit High School, and I live in NE Portland.”

Excited about for LS: “Meeting new people and expanding my horizon.”

Hobbies: “I like to play soccer, anything that involves the outdoors, and hanging out with my friends and family.”

One thing about you: “I may come across mean, but I am a very nice person. Also, I’m here to have fun.”


Casey Green


Age: 15

Grade: 10th

Sports: “I play football as a middle linebacker and tight end. I swing from JV to Varsity.”

Why La Salle: “My old school was way too big and I wanted smaller classes.”

Locations: “I came from Clackamas, and I live in Happy Valley.”

Excited about for LS: “The family-like feeling of the school.”

Hobbies: “Sleep, and I play the guitar.”

One thing about you: “I’m pretty much all about football. For college I want to go to U of O or Texas Christian, something like that.”


Danielle Rinz


Age: 15

Grade: 10th

Sports: “Not yet, but I am a swimmer so I want to do that this year.”

Why La Salle: “I have gone to Catholic schools all my life, and my parents wanted me to go to a Catholic high school in the area. This seemed to be the best one.”

Locations: “I’m from Raleigh, North Carolina and went to Cardinal Gibbins High School. I now live in Vancouver, WA.”

Excited about for LS: “I knew almost everyone at my high school because we all came from the same junior high, and then all from the same elementary school. This is the first time I don’t know anyone and I am excited to meet new people.”

Hobbies: “I like to listen to music, and I am a violinist. I am also looking to find a swim team.”

One thing about you: “One thing is that I take a little getting to know. I don’t really open up very easily, but I am not a closed person.”


Elliot Roberts


Age: 15

Grade: 10th

Sports: “I am probably going to join tennis when it is available, but I have a full schedule right now.”

Why La Salle: “I liked that they offered some interesting technology electives.”

Locations: “I came from Northwest Academy, and I live in NE Portland.”

Excited about for LS: “Mostly the electives, and the teachers seemed really nice.”

Hobbies: “I am not proud of it, but I play a lot of video games. And technology things like coding, and building computers.”

One thing about you: “I was born on Christmas.”


Madison York


Age: 15

Grade: 10th

Sports: “I’m on the JV volleyball team, and I really like volleyball.”

Why La Salle:“I came to La Salle for a better education and smaller class sizes.”

Locations: “I transferred from Clackamas, and I live in Clackamas.”

Excited about for LS: “I am excited about meeting new people.”

Hobbies: “I just play a lot of volleyball and I do track. I will be doing track and field in the spring.”

One thing about you: “I hiked Mt. St. Helens.”



Donte Brooks


Age: 16

Grade: 11th

Sports: “Football, track”

Why La Salle: “Because I thought I’d do better in football here.”

Locations: “I’m from Parkrose.”

Excited about for LS: “To become smarter.”

Hobbies: “I’m not involved in any hobbies.”

One thing about you: “I do not know.”


Mario Sensat


Age: 17

Grade: 11th

Sports: “I am involved in tennis and soccer.”

Why La Salle: “It was the only school in Oregon that would let me stay.”

Locations: “I came from Barcelona in Spain.”

Excited about for LS: “I am excited to play lots of sports.”

Hobbies: “I like to play sports and go to parties.”

One thing about you: “I am a nice guy.”


Grace Robinson


Age: 17

Grade: 11th

Sports: “No, I’m actually not allowed to be involved in any sports here because I’m not a citizen of America, therefore my guardian is not present.”

Why La Salle: “My cousin goes here.”

Locations: “Princes Hill Secondary College in Melbourne which is in South Australia.”

Excited about for LS: “Probably all of the typical American things, you know? Like all the dances and the football games and everything.”

Hobbies: “Music, reading, drawing, and painting.”

One thing about you: “That I’m nothing to be scared of, I’m pretty chill.”


Dylan Jackson


Age: 16

Grade: 11th

Sports: “No, I’m not involved in any sports.”

Why La Salle: “It has a good education system.”

Locations: “I live in Happy Valley, and I came from Clackamas High School.”

Excited about for LS: “Making new friends.”

Hobbies: “I like to hangout with friends and mess around.”

One thing about you: “I want to be an acrobat.”    



Jonah Pemberton


Age: 18

Grade: 12th

Sports: “Golf and Basketball”

Why La Salle: “Because I grew up in private school and my parents like it better, and my coach from my freshman and sophomore year is here.’”

Locations: “Lincoln High School.”

Excited about for LS: “Basketball season and meeting new people.”

Hobbies: “Golf, basketball, and hanging out with friends.”

One thing about you: “I like to chill.”


Lizzy Sheldon


Age: 17

Grade: 12th

Sports: “Varsity soccer and basketball. It’s pretty great.”

Why La Salle: “I wanted a bigger school experience.”

Locations: “I came from Seton Catholic in Vancouver. I live in Camas.”

Excited about for LS: “Meeting new people.”

Hobbies: “I like sports, and outdoorsy things like hiking.”

One thing about you: “I’m fun.”