• FFA Vet Science Team

Hermiston High School FFA students place at the State competition

On Saturday, November 18, Hermiston High School FFA hosted state-level contests for the Veterinary Science and Agriculture Sales Career Development Events (CDEs). Twenty-one schools, including 36 A & B teams, competed in veterinary science and 20 schools participated in agriculture sales.
Eighty-three Oregon FFA members competed in the Agriculture Sales CDE. Out of the 20 teams, Hermiston placed 8th. Team members were Deven Hofbauer, Jenna Wallace, Blake Betz, and Joseph Knight. Individually, out of the 83 kids, Jenna Wallace placed 4th overall.

One hundred sixty-nine Oregon FFA members competed in the Veterinary Science CDE. Out of 21 A teams, Hermiston placed 1st. The team consisted of Dylan Westfall, Kennidy Baker, Jenna Wallace, Isel Tejeda Urenda, and Adrian Stewart. Of the 169 individual competitors, Dylan Westfall placed 1st overall, Kennidy Baker placed 6th, and Jenna Wallace was 8th. The Veterinary Science CDE students will now move on to the National CDE in October 2018.

Over 35 community members assisted with the event, including staff from three different local veterinarian offices and six district staff members. Volunteers donated eight hours of their Saturday supporting the event. One staff member graded more than 150 essays in the scenario portion of the Vet Science contest. FFA alumni were active in the event serving breakfast and lunch to judges, advisors and students.

“The veterinary science team spent countless nights and endless hours at the school for the last two months preparing for the contest,” said Leah Smith, agriculture sciences teacher and FFA advisor. “I am so proud of […]

  • Purple Reign

Send-off rally planned for HHS football team

Hermiston School District is proud of the football team’s advancement to the 2017 OSAA Football Championship final game, scheduled to take place at the Hillsboro Stadium, in Hillsboro, on Saturday, November 25. Hermiston will face Churchill at 6 p.m.

To celebrate the accomplishment, Hermiston High School has scheduled a send-off rally and the Hermiston Community is invited to attend. It will take place this Saturday, 8:30 a.m. at Kennison Stadium.

The schedule of events is as follows:
8:30 a.m. —free donuts, coffee and hot chocolate available
8:45 a.m.—spirit line forms
9:00 a.m.—team send off

The bulldog apparel store will be open on Friday, November 24th, from 4-6 p.m. at Kennison Stadium for those interested in purchasing bulldog gear prior to the game on Saturday.
The district would especially like to thank the Hermiston Police and Fire Departments and Hermiston Safeway for their contribution to this rally.

  • Booster Club

Hermiston Booster Club launches online apparel site

Hermiston Booster Club in partnership with Hermiston High School’s life skills class launches an online apparel site. The students in the life skills class will package and ship all online purchases.

“The Booster Club had the great idea of creating an online store, and the District assisted to make the idea a reality,” said the Director of Special Programs BJ Wilson. “The District was excited to provide an opportunity for students to learn job skills and a venue for students to have interaction with community members. This was a perfect arrangement that met the needs for both.”

The Booster Club’s mission is to enhance the experience of the Hermiston High School student athletes. It looks to provide program support, equipment, travel, supplies, and facility improvements over and above the Hermiston High School athletic budget.

The Booster Club’s clothing and athletic gear income helps fund their Adopt a Dawg program, which provides financial assistance for low-income, student-athletes with out-of-pocket costs. “This program has allowed us to keep more athletes continue participating in sports without worrying how to come up with the required out of pocket costs. In the past we have provided assistance such as shoes, baseball/softball gloves, lacrosse gear, mandatory insurance, and other expenses the athletes must pay to play these sports,” said Booster Club’s treasurer Paul Barnett.

To place an order visit https://squareup.com/store/booster-apparel-2/, or e-mail hermistonsportsboosters@gmail.com. A $14.99 flat rate shipping fee is applied to every order. Items ship within seven days to addresses in the United States only, no returns are […]

  • Cast of Alice @ Wonderland

Sandstone students to perform Alice @ Wonderland

Sandstone Middle School students are scheduled to perform “Alice @ Wonderland” on November 16 and 17, at 7 p.m., in the Sandstone Commons. Performances are open to the community. Tickets are$3.

A stage crew created the backdrops and props. The high school donated most of the costumes. All food props for the show were created by Miss Walchli’s life skills class.

“The audience will be surprised by the amount of hard work students have put forth over the quarter to grow as performers, especially the students who are returning from the musical last year,” said Chelsea Geer, language arts teacher.

The performance was made possible by the proceeds and generous donations that were obtained from audience members who attended “The Little Mermaid Jr.” last spring.

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