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High school junior Samuel Mindra, fifth grader Annika Chao attend Oregon Connections Academy

COURTESY PHOTO: ACTIONPHOTOS BY MARIANNE - Happy Valley resident Samuel Mindra, a junior at Oregon Connections Academy, wows the judges Nov. 14 during the Pacific Coast Sectionals.Two students from Happy Valley who COURTESY PHOTO: OREGON CONNECTIONS ACADEMY - Fifth-grader Annika Chao brings home figure-skating medals to her hometown of Happy Valley.attend Oregon Connections Academy competed in a semifinal competition from Nov. 13-16 in an effort to win spots at the U.S. Figure Skating Association Championships in January 2020.

Samuel Mindra, a junior, earned a first-place award in the Novice Men's division at sectionals and regionals. Fifth-grader Annika Chao placed third in the Juvenile Girls category at the NW Pacific Regional Singles Challenge in October.

Chao did not advance past sectionals, but Mindra will compete in the Junior Men's Division at the Championships in January.

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