Falcons Say “Hello” to Summer

"There's 104 days of summer vacation and school comes along just to end it. So the annual problem of our generation is finding a good way to spend it. Like maybe..." — Phineas and Ferb theme song


Maggie Rasch and Dakota Canzano

With summer right around the corner, students are excited for their upcoming opportunities for relaxation. Some are going on extravagant trips, while others can’t wait to spend time at home while hanging out with friends. Here’s a look at what La Salle students and faculty are doing this summer:


Tim Crimmins

“I’m going to Hawaii for a couple of weeks, as soon as school’s out. I’ll be going with a few of my cousins and family… I’m also going to the beach with my grandparents towards the end [of the trip]. We’re going to Kauai, so we don’t have a problem with the lava flow on the Big Island. It’s my first time, [so] I’m happy to get some sun.”

Mattea Felder

“My family and I are going to England for the summer for two weeks in August. My family has always wanted to travel to Europe. We’re going to see London and some of the countryside… We’re [also] going to go sightseeing at palaces [and] other historic places. But I’m most excited about the food because I heard they have really good food there, like crepes and other good stuff. I’m hoping for good weather, mostly sunny skies.”


John McQuillin

“I’m going to Italy with Mr. Mac and other students from La Salle. I’m very excited. I can’t wait. We’re going to be spending a lot of time there. It’s going to be almost two weeks, and we’re going at the end of June to the beginning of July… We plan on doing a lot of sightseeing, enjoy some beaches. We’re going to Rome, the Coliseum, and Capri. It’ll be a lot of fun.”

Hanna Nguyen

“Right after finals, I am attending the Lasallian Youth Assembly at the University of Portland. The assembly is a learning service immersion where we learn and talk about human trafficking in the United States and other parts of the world.”


Abel Serrano

“I’m going to my brother’s East Side tournament in the sand. I’m excited to go watch him [play soccer].”

Jessie Loboy

“In June, I am playing basketball. As soon as basketball is over, I will start my first job… I will be working at Glenmore Retirement, so I will be a waitress for the residents there…  Then [I’m] going on a small vacation to our ranch in Eastern Oregon. It’s between two really small towns, Fossil and Spray.”


Evan Martin

“I’m going to spend a lot of time home working so I can save for a car at college… Me and my buddies are also planning on going backpacking this summer in California, so I’m really looking forward to that. We’re staying in Yosemite, and we’re going to car camp down there.”

Natalie Sherill

“My parents recently surprised me with a Disneyland trip for my graduation present, and I’m going to be working at a tennis camp.. I’m leaving for Disneyland right after graduation, on the 17th for about a week… I’m most excited to get ready for college this summer [since] I’m going to the University of Washington.”


Mr. Redford

“I’m going back to England, but on the way I’m stopping at Iceland. I really want to check out the scenery at the Golden Circle, and all the waterfalls. There is just amazing things to do there…. When I get to England, I’m visiting family for my birthday. So [we’re] going to be celebrating while I’m over there. I’m excited about having a break because it’s always nice to relax and catch up with my family in England. I haven’t seen my family in a couple years, so it’ll be nice to see them in person instead [of] over FaceTime.”

Mrs. Cha

“I have to sell my house and buy a new house since I just moved here from Texas… I am going back to graduate school at two different colleges. One is Lewis and Clark for a really cool program through La Salle with the Center for Equity and Inclusion, which is graduate work on breaking down stereotypes and racial bias. [It explains] how to teach people to be more aware of how we should be living together. I’m also taking classes at the Oregon College of Art for digital photography because we just got a big grant to get new cameras… So if you get serious about [art], you can go to advanced [art] for the photo section. [I’m also] really excited to see my mom and dad for a couple weeks [because] they’re from North Carolina.”

Summer tends to go by quickly so make sure you cherish each and every moment whether you’re soaking up the summer sun, reading your favorite book, having a bonfire with your close friends, going on a hike with your family, exploring new places, or traveling abroad. All students and staff have worked so hard this year, so you have earned this summer break! 

We’re eager to hear your summer plans, so leave us a comment below telling us how you’re planning on spending your summer. We hope the students and staff have a memorable, legendary summer!

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