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Student of The Week: Ellen Dierckes

Student of The Week: Ellen Dierckes

Kendall Whiteside, Staff Reporter

May 1, 2019


Filed under Student Life, Student of the Week

Sophomore Ellen Dierckes has mastered playing two varsity sports, taking multiple honors classes, and playing the oboe, all while maintaining a 4.10 GPA so far this semester. Dierckes is currently in three honors classes. “I am taking Honors Algebra II, Honors Biology, and Honors English II,”...

Senior Macauley Callahan, Oregon Zoo Volunteer and Aspiring Veterinarian, Gains Experience and Discovers a Career Path

Senior Macauley Callahan, Oregon Zoo Volunteer and Aspiring Veterinarian, Gains Experience and Discovers a Career Path

Samantha Kar, Editor in Chief

April 17, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase, Student Life

Khaki bottoms, a watch, a name badge, close-toed shoes, and a ZooTeens shirt… this has been senior Macauley Callahan’s uniform for the past four summers as a volunteer at the Oregon Zoo through the ZooTeens program. In just a couple of months, Callahan will be spending his last summer with the progra...

Student of the Week: Celina Massaad

Student of the Week: Celina Massaad

Mallory Middendorff, Staff Reporter

April 10, 2019


Filed under Student Life, Student of the Week

Sophomore Celina Massaad has found the perfect way to balance her schoolwork, student council, extracurriculars, and social life while maintaining a 4.024 GPA so far this semester. Massaad is currently taking Honors Biology, Honors Geometry, Honors English 2, and Advanced Art 2D. After school she find...

Sophomore Anthony Nguyen Collaborates With Madison High School Students to Create Clothing Brand

Sophomore Anthony Nguyen Collaborates With Madison High School Students to Create Clothing Brand

Ryan Cechini, Staff Reporter

April 10, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Sophomore Anthony Nguyen has teamed up with Madison High School seniors Andy Tran, Gus Harquail, and Nguyen’s cousin, Duy Bui, to create their very own clothing brand: Bonjo. The group of guys came up with their slogan, “Don’t Die Wondering”, and incorporated it into the logo for the brand. The...

Student of the Week: Collin Olson

Student of the Week: Collin Olson

Tarn Bregman, Assistant Editor

April 3, 2019


Filed under Student Life, Student of the Week

With a profound interest in English and film/theater production, senior Collin Olson has spent most of his time in the La Salle theater department, either helping direct a show or working backstage, all while maintaining a 3.6 cumulative GPA. Olson has been involved in La Salle’s theater productions sinc...

Humans of La Salle: Spring Break Plans

Humans of La Salle: Spring Break Plans

Ryan Shaw, Staff Reporter

March 20, 2019


Filed under Humans of La Salle, Student Life

Spring break is quickly approaching, and members of the La Salle community are getting excited about the fun and relaxing week ahead. We asked several students and staff members about their plans, and what they're most looking forward to during the break.  Freshmen: Mary Hanley  Simon Abraha ...

Humans of La Salle: What Students and Staff Have Been Giving Up for Lent

Humans of La Salle: What Students and Staff Have Been Giving Up for Lent

Samantha Kar, Editor in Chief

March 20, 2019


Filed under Humans of La Salle, Student Life

Since the Ash Wednesday Mass took place two weeks ago on March 6, we are now well into the season of Lent. The Falconer interviewed some students and staff to see what they're giving up for Lent, how their progress is going, and words of advice they have for others during these forty days. Freshmen: Christian Magcal...

Student of the Week: Wade Nichols

Student of the Week: Wade Nichols

Maddie Khaw, Staff Reporter

March 20, 2019


Filed under Student of the Week

For sophomore Wade Nichols, high school is about more than just earning good grades and winning athletic competitions. A three-sport varsity athlete with a 4.1 GPA so far this semester, Nichols prefers to take a more leisurely approach to high school and avoids pressuring himself to do everything perfec...

Student of the Week: Haylie Gray

Student of the Week: Haylie Gray

Olivia Galbraith, Staff Reporter

March 13, 2019


Filed under Student Life, Student of the Week

For freshman Haylie Gray, starting high school was an easy transition that brought new opportunities and challenges. During her time at La Salle, she has balanced Honors Geometry, being a member of the school’s dance team, and dancing at a separate studio. Gray manages all of this while also achi...

Student of the Week: Brandon Riehl

Student of the Week: Brandon Riehl

Tarn Bregman, Assistant Editor

March 6, 2019


Filed under Student Life, Student of the Week

For freshman Brandon Riehl, transitioning from eighth grade to high school was easy. “I know a lot of the people [at La Salle],” Riehl said. “Because I’ve had two sisters that have went here and go here. And then I came from Christ the King, so basically all my friends from there are here....

Senior Megan Ehl Trains Four-Legged Friends At La Salle Through Healing Hounds Service Dogs

Senior Megan Ehl Trains Four-Legged Friends At La Salle Through Healing Hounds Service Dogs

Peyton Hedges, Editor in Chief

March 6, 2019


Filed under Student Life

When walking past senior Megan Ehl in the halls of La Salle, many students will notice that she is often accompanied by a furry friend. Since her junior year, Ehl has been training dogs as part of her work as a volunteer puppy raiser for Healing Hounds Service Dogs. During the summer of 2017, Lindsay Chavez, a g...

Student of the Week: Andrew Shireman

Student of the Week: Andrew Shireman

Tarn Bregman, Assistant Editor

February 28, 2019


Filed under Student Life, Student of the Week

Four year varsity lacrosse goalie Andrew Shireman has shown an incredible amount of dedication and passion towards his success on and off the field. This will be Shireman’s tenth year playing lacrosse and second year as a captain for La Salle's lacrosse team. “I am extremely excited for the lacros...

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