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From homcoming to Lavender Week and more, Natalee Litchfield updates the community on what's been going on at the high school

Each year, Molalla High School selects a student representative who attends school board meetings to report on high school happenings and give input into district matters. The current representative, Natalee Litchfield, gave her first report at October's meeting.

PMG PHOTO: KRISTEN WOHLERS - Natalee Litchfield presents a report to the Molalla River School District board of directors at October's meeting.

To get district leaders and the community up to speed, she began with the start of the school year and quickly shared the highlights.

Litchfield pointed out that freshmen started school a day earlier than the rest of the students to get acquainted with their teachers and the building. All students were in attendance the following day, and the new school year was off and running.

Next came Rush Week in mid-September, when different clubs set up booths during lunch to promote themselves and encourage students to join.

Then on Sept. 24, the high school hosted a blood drive in cooperation with the Red Cross.

"There we collected 45 units of blood, and each unit can reach up to three patients, so that definitely had a very big impact," Litchfield said.

Homecoming week kicked off the end of September and into October with this year's theme: under the sea. Students dressed up throughout the week, there was powderpuff football and macho volleyball, plus the big football game and the dance.

There wasn't much of a lull before students were at it again with their annual Lavender Week, the purpose of which is to raise awareness about cancer and raise funds.

"Similarly, a lot of schools do 'pink out,' but we kind of changed that a few years ago because pink only represents breast cancer, whereas lavender is more inclusive of all types of cancers," Litchfield said.

Students even had shirts made to raise money for cancer charities.

In just a few weeks, students will face finals before enjoying the Thanksgiving break.

Kristen Wohlers
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