Pacers, Lakers win big at USA Spirit Nationals; Schools Foundation seeking board members; Agency offers $3,000 scholarships

SUBMITTED PHOTO: CHRISTINE COOPER - Lakeridge High School cheerleaders perform at the USA Spirit Nationals last week in Anaheim, where they competed against teams from across the country and captured ninth place in their division.

Pacers, Lakers win big at USA Spirit Nationals

SUBMITTED PHOTO: TERRY SHEIK - Lake Oswego High cheerleaders pose with the fourth-place trophy they brought home from last week's USA Spirit Nationals competition in Anaheim, where they competed against teams from across the country.Lakeridge and Lake Oswego high school cheer teams capped their 2017-18 seasons last week by bringing home trophies from the USA Spirit Nationals competition in Anaheim, Calif.

The Lakers placed fourth in the Medium Varsity Show Cheer Novice Division, while the Pacers finished ninth in the Large Varsity Show Cheer Intermediate Division. Hundreds of schools from across the country participated in the three-day competition.

"It was a wonderful way to wrap up the competition season, and the team was very pleased with their performance," said Lakers coach Terrie Sheik. "They represented themselves, their team, their school, their community and the state of Oregon with great sportsmanship and pride."

Pacers coach Christine Cooper said her team had its most energetic performance of the year.

"It's been so fun to watch the team grow and gain new skills throughout the year," she said. "We also loved cheering on all the Orego n teams who were fortunate enough to receive an invitation to compete at USA Nationals, and we look forward to hopefully competing there again next year."

Schools Foundation seeking board members

Lake Oswego Schools Foundation is now accepting applications from community members interested in serving on its Board of Directors for the 2018-2020 term. Board members commit to two-year terms and can serve up to three terms.

The Foundation is an independent, nonprofit corporation that raises funds to hire and retain additional teachers at every school in the Lake Oswego School District; the $1.5 million raised last year currently funds the equivalent of 20 full-time teachers in local classrooms.

Applications for a board seat are due to the Foundation office by Friday, March 9. To apply, email Executive Director Mary Kay Larson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Completed applications may be emailed to Larson or mailed to Lake Oswego Schools Foundation, PO Box 70, Lake Oswego, OR 97034.

For more information, go to or call 503-534-2016.

Agency offers $3,000 scholarships

Applications are now being accepted for two $3,000 scholarships being offered by the Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District for the 2018-19 school year.

The goal of the scholarships is to assist college students majoring in the fields of agriculture (including horticulture), natural resource science or a related discipline. Over the past six years, the district has offered nearly $30,000 in scholarships

to local students; previous recipients have used the money to pursue studies in engineering, veterinary medicine and agriculture.

Applicants must be a graduate of a Clackamas County high school or a current resident of Clackamas County; they must be at the sophomore level or above and working full-time toward an associate, bachelor or graduate degree, with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.

To apply, go to Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. on April 6.

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