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Longest Spring Break Emerges Graduates

The Class of 2021 at Rogue River Junior-Senior High School may have topped every other one and maybe several that will come after for the hardship it survived. It was the class's freshman year, when just two months into the year, they lost a classmate, Isaiah Remington, to suicide on October 31, 2017, a day after a seventh-grader Meadow Boyds death. And then, heading into the spring of the student's junior year, the class experienced the eight months of lockdown that, to it, meant not coming to school but conducting school through their computers, followed by four months of hybrid school, a slow re-emerging. On Sat., June 5, the sun came out again, and the class was ready for it, in time for its graduation ceremony. But, unfortunately, the class motto for RRJSHS's Class of 2021, the school's 107th graduating class, was reflected in the lockdown period that began on March 13 (Subscribe for full story)


Arbor Day Celebration

Members of the Rogue River Tree City Committee, fourth-grade students from Rogue River Elementary, and the Rogue River community got the chance to say hello to a new friend in an Arbor Day celebration at Palmerton Park on Thurs., June 3. Arbor Day is almost always in April, but the celebration was held last week, during the first week of June, to allow the students to come to the park. Mayor Wayne Stuart read an Arbor Day proclamation, and Tree City Committee chairperson Joann Dixon shared some information about the park's newest tree. If time allowed, members of the Tree Committee planned to give the students a tour of most of the 104 trees in the Palmerton Arboretum, the collection of trees the city and the Tree City Committee are charged with maintaining. Still, the primary point of the visit was to see the Arboretum's latest tree. (Subscribe for full story)


Class Receives $180,000 In Scholarships

Jamie Andrews, one of Rogue River Junior-Senior High School's three valedictorians, received more than $42,000 in scholarship funds, as announced at the school's Sweet Rewards scholarships and class awards on Tues., June 1. The largest of her $43,312.76 in scholarship funds is the $36,760 scholarship from her chosen school, George Fox College. She also earned five other schol-arships, including the $2,052.76 Lorraine Burket Colvin Award for Academic Excellence and the $2,000 Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) scholarship. Covaledictorian Jonwyn Ayres also received a $2,000 VFW scholarship and $1,500 scholarships from Rogue River Kiwanis and Rogue River Future Farmers of America. Danny Herinckx won six scholarships totaling $6,150, including a $2,000 VFW scholarship, along with $1,000 scholarships each from the Artoff Family, the (Subscribe for full story)




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