|Spring high school activities round-up
All around excellence
Portland Christian Jr./Sr. High School claimed the Class 2A Oregonian Cup for the second consecutive year.
The Oregonian Cup recognizes overall excellence by schools in academics, activities and athletics. Schools earn points based on their participation and finish in Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA State Championships and for Top 10 finishes in the OSAA Academic All-State Program, sponsored by the Dairy Farmers of Oregon. A sportsmanship component, whereby schools are awarded points each season for having no ejections, is included as well. The points are updated and released at the end of fall and winter seasons and totaled at the end of the year. The school earning the highest points in each classification receives a commemorative trophy from The Oregonian and the OSAA.
Academic all stars
The Dairy Farmers of Oregon recognizes athletic teams that earn a 3.0 GPA or higher. Portland Christian band had the highest GPA among Class 2A bands (3.81). Other Royals groups earning top-ten GPAs were softball (3.72), choir (3.56) and baseball (3.39).
The boys tennis team at Parkrose earned a 3.74 GPA, putting them on top of all 5A boys tennis teams. Girls tennis (3.69) and choir (3.29) were also in the top 10 of 5A schools statewide.
David Douglas groups making the top 10 among 6A schools were solo music (3.66) and band (3.49).
The Madison boys track and field team earned a 3.46 GPA to make the top ten in that sport.
Top academic achievers
David Douglas High School
Regine Asa. Member of National Honor Society. Asa plans to study pre-medicine at the University of Oregon.
Fadi Labib. Member of National Honor Society, Robotics Club, orchestra. Labib plans to study computer science and music education at Portland State University.
Jonathan Merkley. Member of water polo, swimming and track teams. Merkley plans to study environmental engineering at Oregon State University.
Hanston Nguyen. A National Merit Commended Scholar. Nguyen plans to pursue business and finance at the University of Oregon.
Isabel Skau. Member of National Honor Society and Portland Youth Philharmonic, DDHS valedictorian, National Merit Commended Scholar, clarinet state champion. Skau plans to attend Stanford University.
Madison High School
Tan Dai. Member, National Honor Society, a Ford Scholar, president Madison Viet Group, MHS valedictorian. Dai plans to pursue a teaching career at Portland State University.
Michael Larios-Grave. Member, constitution team and National Honor Society, and valedictorian. Larios-Grave plans to study computer science at University of Portland.
Meuy Saechao. Member, Red Cross Club, National Honor Society, ECO Club, Scrub Club, the volleyball team and an Outdoor School student leader. Saechao plans to study human physiology at University of Oregon.
Adam Wright. Member, National Honor Society and varsity basketball and baseball teams. Wright plans to study biomedical engineering at Milwaukee School of Engineering.
Parkrose High School
Max Denning. 2014 United States Senate Youth Scholar, 2013 Oregon Association of student Councils State President, 2013 Al Neuharth Free Spirit Scholar, and co-captain of the football team. Denning plans to study journalism at Ithaca College.
Catherine Ngo. Member, National Honor Society, Asian Youth Society and student government. Ngo plans to study biology at Oregon State University.
Jenny Vang. Member, Link Crew, Students Working to Achieve Greatness (SWAG), and Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID). Vang plans to study nursing at the University of Portland.
Portland Christian Jr./Sr. High School
Jess Cayetano. Member, National Honor Society and varsity soccer, track and football teams. Cayetano plans to study business management or physiology at Seattle Pacific University.
David Guild. Member, National Honor Society, 2103 PCH Scholar Athlete, track and field, 300-meter hurdle state champ. Guild plans to study history and political science at George Fox University.
Alexandrea Harman. Member, National Honor Society, Sunday school kindergarten teacher, co-valedictorian. Harman plans to study business and marketing at Baylor University.
Steven Mumford. Member, National Honor Society, Young Life, varsity football, basketball and baseball. Mumford plans to study economics and engineering at Whitworth University.
Garrett Newman. Member, student council, senior class president, band. Newman plans to study electrical engineering at the University of Washington.
Jonathan Ramos. Member, Metropolitan Youth Symphony, band, choir and the cross country team. Ramos plans to study medicine or bioengineering with a minor in violin performance at the University of Washington.
Reynolds High School
Edward Hernandez-Corchado. Member, National Honor Society, guitar club, volunteer at St. Anne's Catholic Church. Hernandez-Corchado plans to study history and mathematics at George Fox University.
Joseph Palmisano. Member, National Honor Society, varsity baseball, all-conference pitcher. Palmisano plans to study chemical engineering at Oregon State University.
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