Fern Ridge Review
Sweet Lorane Community News
May 21, 2015
By Pat Edwards
What a beautiful, busy spring we’re having this year! It has especially been kind to the local schools’ track athletes… and spectators. I can remember spending many track seasons huddled under an umbrella with my shoes soaked within the first half hour while watching our kids and grandkids compete.
I’d like to recognize our Crow-Applegate-Lorane students who earned a place to compete at the 2-A State Meet to be held at the UO’s Hayward Field. Among the boys qualifying were Montana May (Lorane), Rylan Larsen, Kaelen Recca, Sam Sowanek and both of the boys’ relay teams. Amber Von Essen and Regan Grube represented the girls. I have no doubt that Tom Page will have his usual comprehensive report in this week’s Fern Ridge Review on how well they faired at the state meet (which is taking place the day I am writing this), but just qualifying for state is a huge accomplishment. I want to congratulate each one of these student-athletes.
Jim and I spent this season at our granddaughter, Hannah’s, Creswell Middle School meets. She had a good year with the turbo-jav, the discus and the 100-meter hurdles; we are so very proud of her! She comes from a long line of “spear-chuckers.” Her dad threw the javelin in high school and was a member of the LCC track team when he injured his shoulder. Hannah’s cousins, Stephanie, Linsey and Hayley Kau, were competitors at Crow High School and Linsey competed for the UO and has been the throwers’ coach for LCC this year.
Congratulations to not only Hannah, but to all of her teammates at Creswell Middle School who we enjoyed watching compete. Good job, all of you!
You might want to mark your calendars for the Crow High School graduation to be held at 7:00 p.m. on June 5. It’s a good time to get out and honor the hard work and accomplishments of a particular graduating senior or, even better, all of the Crow graduates… some of whom are from Lorane.
For quite a few years, Crow High School has been known for hosting exchange students from all over the world. These students attend school throughout the school year and live in the homes of host families. There are a number of students wishing to participate in the program for the 2015-2016 school year and host families are needed. If you are willing to host an exchange student, please contact the local coordinator, Tressa Miller at Tressamiller@lanefire.org.
We hosted a young woman from Puerto Vallarta one year during the 1980s when our own children were attending Crow. It was a fantastic experience and it resulted in our making the trip to Puerto Vallarta a few years later to visit her and her family. We recommend it highly!
I hope all of you had a great Memorial Day weekend and enjoy our beautiful weather.