Two Years of The Falconer Come to a Close: My Last Photo Story

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Reilly Smith

Students of La Salle Prep throw colored powder into the air at the end of halftime at the first home football game of the season. La Salle lost the game against St. Bernard’s Academy, a school from California, with a final score of 41-43.

Reilly Smith, Media Editor

During my two years of late nights, early mornings, and jam-packed days on The Falconer’s staff, I never really thought about the fact that it would actually end.

Yet, here I am, writing this — my last photo story for The Falconer.

I knew that I had to do something a little bit different than my usual slideshow of photos with short, informative captions, so after some thinking, I decided to create a sort of memory book, highlighting some of my favorite memories that I’ve made on The Falconer’s staff.

First, though, I want to say “thank you” to everyone who has made this one of the best experiences of my life, probably ever. It’s been a wild ride, but one that I’ll remember for my whole life.

Anyway, without further ado, here is my last photo story.

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  • Junior James Menor poses for a photo after a close win for the Falcons in their away game against Hood River Valley on Oct. 4. The final score of the game was 54-46.

  • Students of La Salle Prep throw colored powder into the air at the end of halftime at the first home football game of the season. La Salle lost the game against St. Bernard’s Academy, a school from California, with a final score of 41-43.

  • The US Capitol in Washington, DC. This photo was taken at the National High School Journalism Convention in November.

  • The student section at La Salle sits empty during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • The scoreboard at La Salle was programmed to display 2020 during the first 'Be the Light' night at La Salle.

  • The girls basketball team gets ready to depart for the quarterfinal game in Corvallis.

  • Senior Emily Niebergall during the 5A girls' quarterfinal game. This was the last game of the season before the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Team members celebrate during the quarterfinal game.

  • Head Coach Mr. Seth Altshuler celebrating after winning the 5A boys soccer state championship.

  • Students at the 5A boys soccer championship game at Hillsboro Stadium.

  • Students perform in "You Can't Take It with You," La Salle's fall play.

  • Sophomore Aaron Leonard-Graham performs during "You Can't Take It with You."

  • Junior Isa Sale backstage during a theater rehearsal.

  • President Trump was impeached by the House on December 18, 2019.

  • The COVID-19 pandemic ravaged Portland during the end of the school year.

  • Executive Director Mr. Matthew Winningham speaks at the groundbreaking of the Saalfeld Athletic Center.

  • The official groundbreaking ceremony for the Saalfeld Athletic Center.

  • Senior John McQuillin making a home run during the Spring 2019 season.

  • The last football game of the 2019 season at Silverton High School.

  • The last football game of the 2019 season at Silverton High School.

  • The last football game of the 2019 season at Silverton High School.

  • Junior Ryan Rosumny hugs Assistant Coach Mr. Tom McLaughlin after the team won their game against Hood River Valley.

  • Football players stand during the national anthem at a football game.

  • Members of the Falcons football team kneel during the national anthem before the first home game of the year.

  • Assistant Coach Mr. Tom McLaughlin during a football game.

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