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WHS receives donation, Attorney Tom McPherson to retire, Army All-American Bowl Participant named

WHS receives donation from community partners

Wilsonville High School choir students couldn't help but sing Thursday Dec. 7, when Northwest Honda Dealers Association donated $1,000 to WHS music programs. But the spirit of giving didn't stop there, as Parker Johnstone's Wilsonville Honda matched the donation to the tune of $4,000, giving WHS music programs a total of $5,000.

Students and staff thanked Northwest Honda Dealers, Parker Johnstone, and Wilsonville Honda General Manager Dan Horton after the partners presented two checks to Principal Dan Schumaker.

Wilsonville High's Draco Bynum named Army All-American Bowl Participant

Wilsonville High School senior Draco Bynum joined the nation's most elite high school football players on Wednesday, Dec. 6, when he was officially announced as a U.S. Army All-American Bowl participant.

The U.S. Army All-American Bowl — which is slated for Saturday, Jan. 6 and will air nationally on NBC — is the country's premier high school football game, reserved for the best high school football players in the nation. Bynum, who played defensive end for the Wilsonville High Wildcats this past season, will play at the University of Washington next year. Bynum helped lead the Wildcats to an 11-2 record this season and a trip to the Oregon 5A semifinals.

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Board recognizes long-time Attorney Tom McPherson

The West Linn-Wilsonville School Board recognized long-time Mersereau Shannon Attorney Tom McPherson, who has worked alongside the district for more than 20 years. McPherson, who is set to retire in the coming weeks, specialized in land agreements. He helped the district with land sale and purchasing, acquiring permitting from cities and school bus purchasing among countless other topics. The school board presented McPherson with a plaque of appreciation on Monday, Dec. 4, commemorating the work he did with West Linn-Wilsonville.

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