Graduation Sensation honors the Class of 2019 [VIDEO]

Graduation Sensation honors the Class of 2019 [VIDEO]

450 Seniors from schools around the Klamath Basin marched down Main Street to an event in Veteran’s Park in celebration of their big accomplishment, graduating from high school.

In its fourth year, Graduation Sensation is the biggest annual event for the Klamath Promise, which awarded $40,000 in scholarships and prizes this year to 70 recipients.

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Walden to hold a town halls at Lost River HS and Lake County Courthouse

Walden to hold a town halls at Lost River HS and Lake County Courthouse

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Continuing a series of town hall meetings across Oregon’s Second District, Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River) announced today he will hold town halls in Lake and Klamath counties next week. Details on the meetings are included below.  

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Committing to their futures

Committing to their futures

One student plans to return to her hometown and teach kindergarten. Another wants be an orthopedic surgeon. Others plan careers as wildland firefighters, Air Force and commercial pilots, business leaders and high school teachers.

The 38 members of the Lost River Junior-Senior High School class of 2019 on Thursday celebrated their futures with the school’s third annual Signing Day, 37 pledged to 12 different colleges, and one plans to join the Coast Guard this fall.

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Simulated DUII crash stuns students

Simulated DUII crash stuns students

Over 1000 students from Mazama, Hosanna and Lost River High Schools watched as Operation Prom Night told a graphic story of a DUII crash. They saw events unfold right in front of them on Viking Field today.
Caution the photos inside this story are graphic.

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Lost River FFA does well at state, heads to nationals

Lost River FFA does well at state, heads to nationals

Lost River FFA was well represented at the 2019 Oregon FFA State Convention, qualifying its chapter and an individual for the National FFA Convention and Expo.

Lost River FFA will compete for national recognition as a chapter and Lost River senior Nolan Britton qualified to compete at the national level individually with his SAE (Supervised Agricultural Experience) proficiency in the area of environmental science and national resources.

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Klamath County FBLA students headed to nationals

Klamath County FBLA students headed to nationals

Twenty-six students from the Klamath County School District will travel to San Antonio to attend and compete at the Future Business Leaders of America's National Leadership Conference at the end of June.

The students, who range from freshmen to seniors, represent one of the largest qualifying groups in the high schools’ recent history to attend the national event.

The students will be in San Antonio, Texas, June 27 to July 3.

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KCSD Graduation Rates Continue Upward Climb

KCSD Graduation Rates Continue Upward Climb

The graduation rate for Klamath County School District high school students increased in 2018 for the fourth year in a row and continues to exceed the state average.

According to data released today (Jan. 24) by the Oregon Department of Education, the county school district’s overall four-year cohort graduation rate for 2017-18 was 79.20 percent, up 1.33 percentage points from the year before, and slightly higher than the state average of 78.65.

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Lost River Senior Nominated as Presidential CTE Scholar

Lost River Senior Nominated as Presidential CTE Scholar

Lost River Junior-Senior High School senior Ximena Lemus-Hernandez has been nominated for the 2019 U.S. Presidential Scholars in Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program, one of only five students in Oregon to receive the honor.

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Leading by Example

Leading by Example

If you want advice and tips on how to improve your public speaking, ask Ximena Lemus-Hernandez.

Ximena, a senior at Lost River Junior-Senior High School, was the expert FBLA and DECA chapter advisors turned to when they needed someone to conduct a workshop on public speaking at the Business Skills Academy Tuesday at Klamath Community College.

And for good reason.

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Shakespeare in the Classroom

Shakespeare in the Classroom

Kalista Whisenhunt started into the circle. Her task: Find a different way to sit on the chair than her classmates before her. But before she did, she stopped and turned around, ducking her head.

She only had three seconds.

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The Day She Said Goodbye

The Day She Said Goodbye

Lost River students win OSP’s SafeOregon PSA video contest

Even though she was just acting, it was hard for Katelyn Dever to act like a bully. “It felt so wrong,” the Lost River senior said as she recalled slamming classmate Mariah Manzo into a locker, pushing her down to the floor and kicking her. Her actions were part of a scene in an award-winning video she and three classmates produced to bring awareness to the impact of bullying.

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All About the Dirt

All About the Dirt

Bonanza, Henley, Lost River compete in Southern Oregon District Soils Evaluation contest

A couple of years ago, the softball field at Bonanza Junior-Senior High School had issues with standing water because the field wasn’t draining well.

So Morgan Pitcock and her fellow Bonanza FFA classmates determined why. The soil was clay and therefore held too much water. Last winter, they added sand to the soil and put in a drainage system. It solved the problem.

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