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Lakeridge Junior High School students say farewell to the 2016-17 school year during eighth-grade promotion.

REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Lakeridge Junior High finishers (from left) Nicole Taniguchi, Ben Connolly and Talia Dalton share a moment at the eighth-grade celebration on June 12.Forget signing yearbooks to usher in the summer — Lakeridge Junior High School students are using hats to make sure their friends remember the times they've shared.

During the eighth-grade celebration on June 12, students bade farewell to the 2016-17 year with tan hats that commemorated a movement for the LJHS Lightning. The school marked positive events and activities throughout the year with the tag #standljhs on Twitter.

"We have been tweeting highlights of the year's activities with the hashtag #standljhs and are proud to have far more celebrations than we do challenges," Principal Kurt Schultz said in a recent email to The Review.REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Sadie Fashana signs her John Hancock on Cody Taylor's cap at last week's eighth-grade celebration at Lakeridge Junior High.

Posts from throughout the year include:

  • Oct. 4, 2016: "LJHS's dynamic counseling team doing an excellent presentation to all secondary admin & counselors this a.m."

  • Oct. 7, 2016: "Architecture students work in teams to build a 60cm tower from only toothpicks & glue. Whose tower will #standljhs above the rest?"

  • Nov. 4, 2016: "Neon everywhere today as we wrap up spirit week. #standljhs for spirit and #standuptocancer fundraising has been a success this week!"

  • March 10, 2016: "The orchestra serenaded the office earlier this week with an impromptu performance at the front doors. So fun to #standljhs and listen."

  • May 17, 2017: "Strings? Yeah, we've got those. District orchestra festival for a packed house tonight. #standljhs"

  • June 13, 2017: "Just recertified as an Oregon Green School!"

    (Becoming a Green School involves developing a waste-reduction program at the school. It is a designation received from Oregon Green Schools, a nonprofit formed in 1997. Other local green schools include Forest Hills, Hallinan, Oak Creek and Westridge elementary schools and West Hills Montessori.)

    The last #standljhs post of the year was:

  • June 14, 2017: "Proud to honor this year's Super Students at today's formal awards assembly."

    So to continue in the vein of this in-school campaign, Lightning students wore stand-centric hats and signed them to remember the good times as the school year came to a close.

    Contact Lake Oswego Review reporter Jillian Daley at 503-636-1281 ext. 109 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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