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June 2009 - Corvallis School District 509J

Crescent CrierJune, 2009 Volume 34, Number 6Crescent Valley High SchoolCorvallis, OregonCV Music Rocks!Raiders take triple crown asband, choir, and orchestra all win state... pages 2-3...pages 6-7Reid Wells, Ellen Ying photosClass of 2009 Special Section ... pages 9-11

ARTSFor CV, it was 3/3 timeKris Janes directs the Crescent Valley band during an all-school assembly on May 21. CV students gathered in the gym to hear the band,choir, and orchestra that swept the OSAA state championships in May. Photo courtesy of Kay Eilers.Raider groups sweep trio of state music titlesBy Camille Walker“Winning state is like the foam on a latte.Without the foam, you have a delicious drink;it just makes it more delicious.”That is how Crescent Valley choral directorEmily Thielen described the excitement of winning.Conductor of CV bands Kristine Janessaid, “It was awesome.” After the orchestra- made up of students from CV and Corvallis -tied for first place in the state with Sprague, itwas more than just awesome.Even if winning is only the extra whippedcream on top of a wonderful year of makingmusic, taking home three first place trophies instate competition was more than a little to boastabout for CV music students. It was just thethird time since the OSAA began music competitionin 1987 that a school had placed first inband, orchestra and choir in the same year.First place at a state competition is rareenough, but getting all three says somethingabout the students this year in Crescent Valley’smusic programs.The CV wind ensemble hadn’t won at statesince the OSAA began music competition in1987, orchestra had not won since 1994, andchoir had not won an OSAA title.This is not to say that CV has had poor musicprograms in the past; it is quite the opposite.All of the Crescent Valley music programshave been steadily building to this point.Lisa Thompson, a senior who is the principlehorn in the wind ensemble, pointed outthat every year the senior class has been inwind ensemble they have risen one place atstate, starting with third in 2007.This “triple crown” rarity leads one towonder what is different about this year. InOSAA history a triple crown has only everbeen achieved once in 1998 by Sprague high2school. South Salem also got a triple crownin music in the year 2000 with a first in band,choir, and full orchestra, but a second in stringorchestra.What does it take for a whole group to cometogether and be the best at what they do?Thielen, the director of concert choir, put itquite aptly when she said: “We work our rearsoff!”Musical performance is similar to a sport.You have to all work together, the music mustbe cooperative with all sections of the ensemble- just like all the players on a team. Anaudience member at the state band competitionsaid of the CV band: “They make music, notjust notes.”That is an apt way to describe what it takesto make the best music. Director of Camerata,the CV/CHS orchestra, Charles Creighton statedthat “the kids are the top of the (music) food

2009 Crescent ValleyOSAA Music HonorsENSEMBLEClass 5A Band - State Champion(Director: Kris Janes)Class 5A Choir - State Champion(Director: Emily Thielen)All Classifications String OrchestraState Co-Champion(Conductor: Charles Creighton)The Crescent Valley choir performs on May 21. Photo courtesy of Kay Eilers.chain…. They are dedicated, have great studentleaders and care deeply about making music ata high level. Most of them study privately andall of them work at their craft.”Perhaps all the students who participated inthe competitions would agree with Creighton’sstatement that “in the end, it is all about thebeauty.” It takes a great passion and love formusic to be able to express it to others.“It takes students excited about learning,supportive administration and parents, whichwe have, and dedicated students,” Thielen said.Not only does a great ensemble require talentedand dedicated musicians, it needs support, andit needs direction.“(Thielen) can conduct really well, not onlythe beat, but she can conduct different tonesand moods and get us to sing them.” SeniorDaniel Fridley said of his choral director.Charles Creighton conducts the orchestra. Photo courtesy of Kay Eilers.3SOLOClarinetJulia Semprini - 5th PlaceOboeCara Pfund - 4th PlacePianoMichael Sheng - 2nd PlaceEvan Wu - 5th PlaceTenor VoiceGarrett Egan - 4th PlaceTubaGavin Milligan - 3rd PlaceViolaJulie Rorrer - 5th PlaceViolinMichael Sheng - 2nd PlacePatrick Yun - 4th PlaceKayla Reiman - 5th PlaceMaking music means a lot to these students.Being the best at what they do is also a sourceof pride, they work hard and expect somegratification.“I think we would have been happy to haveplaced (in second or third), but a little disappointed,”sophomore concert choir memberBridgette Dye remarked. Nicole Dykes, ajunior in concert choir added: “We’ve nevergotten first before.”At each awards ceremony students sat at theedge of their seats, silent. Starting at the lowestplacement first, the OSAA representative readoff the ensembles that placed in each respectivecompetition. By the time second place, wasannounced CV supporters were on the edges oftheir chairs, students nearly falling out.“It was all or nothing,” relieved CV parentswere heard to say after first place was announcedand members of the choir, band andorchestra leapt to their feet for joy.“I cried,” senior band member Cara Pfundsaid when she tried to explain what it was like.Even the rush to the stage to collect the trophy,the hugging, the yelling, and the crying was notall there was to it.“It felt really nice to know that we were firstin state, but the performance was actually thebest part for me,” said freshman Claire Park, aviolinist in Camerata. Making music is morethan just a competition, and even though thestudents obviously value the reward of winning,all of them want to make music.Author Victor Hugo once said: “Musicexpresses that which cannot be put into wordsand that which cannot remain silent.” That iswhy CV musicians have to work to be the bestmusicians they can.“Music is mostly a way to express myselfwhile pleasing others at the same time,” saidPark. As with Park, making music is more thanjust a hobby for some, it is something deeplyingrained in a musician’s soul. Sharing thatpiece of you means a lot. “It’s a way to expresseverything,” said Fridley.For musicians, music appreciators, andRaider supporters, this has been a music year toremember. Not only will future students havehigh expectations to live up to, but graduatingseniors and continuing members of theseensembles will have something to rememberfor a long time to come.Hopefully that rush of adrenaline, thatfeeling of accomplishment, and that feeling ofcontributing to something greater will impactthese students for the rest of their lives.

NEWSCV not immune from economic and budget woesBy Kathy LuThis year, schools in Crook County decidedto close their doors on May 20, three weeksbefore Crescent Valley will close for the summer.Around the state, schools have cancelledspring athletics, are laying off teachers, andare resigning themselves to larger class sizes.The nationwide recession has ravaged thepublic school system, and CV has not stayeduntouched.So far, the Corvallis School District isexpected to be at least $1.5 million short for the2008-09 school year. Already, the administrationhas begun brainstorming and implementingideas to take weight off the strained schoolbudget. Some such solutions for this springinclude giving three days less in pay for allstaff, which translates to more than half a milliondollars in savings, and lowering heat at allschools and buildings to save $60,000 in utilitybills. CV has also reduced every supply budgetby 10 percent, which covers costs of substitutes,printing, and other school supplies.CV has received help in endeavoring tocover budget shortfalls. Principal Cherie Stroudstated that the “local option levy has helpedMore information on current budget deliberations can be found on thCorvallis School District 509J webpage, under 2009-10 Budget Process:” This levy, passed in 2006, wasto generate about $3.2 million a year for fiveyears, funding up to 39 teaching positions. “Weappreciate the community so much,” Stroudsaid.As always, the school’s first priority is thequality of education. According to Stroud,she “looked for all discretionary accounts thatdidn’t impact the classroom,” cutting fromthese to avoid cutting teachers. While she doeshope to stay away from laying off teachers,“CV doesn’t act in a vacuum,” Stroud said.“The district has the final say,” looking atevery employee in the district on factors likeseniority.This economic crisis feels familiar formany in the school. In 2001, the school districtunderwent a similar situation for one year. “Wecut seven school days,” Stroud said. Unfortunately,“this is the worst recession in that it’simpacting all workers, not just education,”Stroud explained, therefore anticipating aslower economic recovery.The April 1 statement by Kathy Rodeman,director of business services for the Corvallisschool district, estimates that the next schoolyear will face roughly a $4.4 billion state shortfall.The 2009-10 Corvallis school budget actuallyprepares for a state funding level of $5.65billion, with a statewide deficit of $4.5 billion.According to Stroud, this level of preparation“represented the midpoint in the range of possible[state funding] outcomes recommendedby Governor Kulongoski in April.”For CV, this means that the school districtwill only receive $44.4 million in localrevenues, signaling a desperate need for furthercuts in the General Fund budget. To meet theseshortfalls, the district plans to make manyfurther adjustments.These adjustments include eliminating one(See ‘Budget’ on Page 11)4

Presidents,Core Counciland the restBy Collin Steinauer“Here, dreams will be free to becomerealities… in a safe, enjoyable, and acceptingenvironment. Student government exists for thepurpose of achieving this vision.” – CrescentValley Associated Student Body ConstitutionFirst written in 1989, the constitution servesas an overarching guideline for Crescent Valleystudents. But how many of those students haveactually heard of this constitution, and what isits influence on them?Since CV first opened in 1971, a governingbody consisting of students has existed, itssole purpose originally being to unite staff andstudents to create a better learning environmentwithin the school. Over time, a complexnetworking of positions held by students hasbeen established, mimicking a basic style of arepresentative democracy.But how exactly does this governmentwork?Consisting of Leadership Class representatives,a Core Council of elected officers, anda student council of representatives from eachadvisor group, student government is giventhe task of, simply, making the school a betterplace.According to Leadership Class AdvisorSheila Fowler, “Students from each class,freshmen to (upcoming) senior, run for officein the spring and the student body in each classhas the opportunity to vote for who they’d liketo see as (class) president. Around the sametime, an ASB president and a vice president areelected to serve the following year.”The class presidents and ASB co-presidents- along with several commissioners - comprisethe Core Council. The commissioners – suchas ASB Historian, Commissioner of Clubs andServices, Commissioner of Athletics, etc. - areselected by the ASB Appointment Commitee,which consists of the ASB presidents and theclass presidents.The purposes of the Core Council are tointerpret and enforce the constitution; approveall monetary requests from the ASB Activitiesfund by a majority vote; make suggestionsto the Principal for school improvement; andorganize and execute programs to promote andimprove student body safety, spirit, welfare,and public image.Douglas Pentland and Caitlyn Doyle wereelected this spring to be ASB co-presidents in2009-10.NEWSJust what is it?2009-10 Crescent ValleyASB OfficersASB PresidentsCaitlyn Doyle & Douglas PentlandSenior Class PresidentsChad Newbry & Joe NewbryJunior Class PresidentsDaniel Ha & San YoonSophomore Class PresidentsIan Finn & William StrahlFreshman Class Presidents(To be elected next fall)5A look atCV studentgovernmentAbove: Student Council members ClairePark, left, and Daniel Fridley, right, andASB Adviser Sheila Fowler, center, discussplans for the 2009-10 school year duringa recent meeting. The Student Council includesrepresentatives from each of the advisorgroups at Crescent Valley. Photo byCamille Walker. Left: ASB Co-Presidentsfor 2009-10, Douglas Pentland, left, andCaitlyn Doyle, right.“You can put ASB on your (college) application,but who cares?” Pentland said. “It’swhat you do that matters. Next year, with theassistance of Co-president Caitlyn Doyle, Ihope to bring organization to CV and actuallyachieve something - instead of just settingmeaningless goals. Bringing clarity to studentsas to what is really going on in the school isalso another main goal we hope to accomplishfor 2010.”Leadership Class also plays a large role inASB, said freshman Student Council RepresentativeCamille Walker.“Leadership carries out events and projectsthroughout the year, such as Prom, Winterformal,and blood drives in an aim to promoteand improve school image and student bodyhappiness,” Walker said.After Core Council and Leadership Class,the third foremost element in ASB is the StudentCouncil. The Student Council is a factionof power delegated evenly between the fourclasses. It consists of representatives from eachadvisor group, who are elected each fall; theclass presidents and vice-presidents; Leadershipmembers; and the ASB co-presidents.The aim of the Student Council is to unifythe student body. Council members meet at“any time there is appropriate business to beconducted - determined by the ASB Vice President,”as per the ASB Constitution.Class presidents are given the task ofintegrating their represented grade within theschool and promoting their class’ interests.“My goal for this year was purely tointroduce the freshmen class to the school andencourage interaction between us and the restof the student body,” said Mark Geniza, whowas a freshman class co-president in 2008-09.

PromGroups arriving2009Story and photos byReid Wells and Ellen YinProm attendees have fun on the dance floor1 245Behind the scenes ... peoplewho helped make prom happen31. Lauren Allen, center, struts through with date Luke Pebleyand the rest of their group. 2. Kacie Melton, in a shimmeringdress, strolls in with her date. 3. A big group hits thefl oor “low low low” durign Flo Rider’s chart-topping song. 4.Dates share a romantic slow dance together. 5. Lovely coatcheckers Lauren De Carolis, Maddie Entrikin, Daniel Ha,Lucy Kahn and Caitlyn Doyle. 6. Offi cer Whelden helps keepthings under control. 7-10. Disc jockey Bryce Johnson, a CVfreshman, rocks out to the music.67 8 9 106

Prom Court 2009 - Congratulations!Theme No. 1: White tuxedos and blue dressesTheme No. 2:Black and whitedresses withcolorful heels1411 12 13Theme No. 3: Matching couples15OnCloud NineThemed “A Night on CloudNine,” this year’s prom was hostedat the Corvallis Country Club andwas filled with dance, music, beautifuldresses, handsome tuxedos, andyummy desserts. The big night wasfull of many glamorous trends andclassy favorites. The pictures capturethe highlights and memories of theunforgettable Prom 2009.11. Male Prom Court nominees Jake Weber, Scott Lembke, Brayden Dunning,Matt Sheets and Tim Moss. 12. Prom Queen Hannah Sprague andProm King Tim Moss share their spotlight dance. 13. Female Prom Courtnominees Hannah Sprague, Laura Beaudry, Lizzie Vitello and MackenzieEntrikin. 14. A sea of black-and-white. 15. Steve Paasch, Kelly Girouard,Molly Palmer and Scott Lembke. 16. Two girls in colorful heels. 17. Acouple in dazzling pearl white and emerald green. 18. Luke Wadman andMackenzie Entrikin. 19. Brandon Zollar and Avery Robinson.16 17 18 197

FEATURESEnd of year marks end of careersLong, Rada, Reidand Vanelli willretire from CVBy Claire Parkand Irene KlockAs Crescent Valley’s Class of 2009 departsCV with plans for the next several years, fourof the school’s staff members will be leavingthe CV community as well. The most veteranteacher is Van Vanelli, who has been teachingat Crescent Valley since the fall of 1979. Fiveyears later, Paul Rada came to Crescent Valley,and the following year, Bruce Reid arrivedat CV. The most “recent” teacher of the fourretirees was Sally Long, who starting teachingat the school in 1987.The Crescent Crier asked these four retireessome questions about their retirement plans,personal traditions, hopes for the incomingteachers, and more. Here are the teachers’answers to several of the questions asked:(See ‘Retirees’ on Page 11)By Kira Sarnoff-LooEvery Monday and Thursday, CrescentValley students attend a 20-minute class knownas Advisor. Students are to participate in thisclass for all four of their school years, and ifthe class is not passed students will not be ableto graduate.One of the things that happen within Advisorclass, is that teachers read to their students‘The Daily Bulletin’ (a daily list of currentevents and opportunities happening aroundcampus). Teachers can also hand out or collectcareer resumes and other activities of the like.With this there are polls and ballots for nominationsof sorts all absorbing student participationand consideration.Alongside this, the freshmen class participatesin activities lead by their Link Crew leaders,these activities are built to help studentstransition into their high school career. Thereare Link Crew activities and there are those ledby their own teachers, such as a school communityproject, an infrequent project that consistsof doing little things such as “free hugs,” pickingup trash or painting a wall.When asked about what she thought aboutAdvisor, study hall supervisor Patti Pauk said:“It’s a good time for everybody to get togetherFour longtime Crescent Valley teachers are retiring at the end of this school year: left toright, Van Vanelli, Sally Long, Paul Rada and Bruce Reid. Photo courtesy of Kip CarlsonWhat’s the purpose of Advisor period?and spend four years together. They also get alot of career development things done, too.”When questioned why, Pauk said: “It’s theone consistent, just a good support system forstate-mandated career activities.”When pointed out to her that some studentsmay not be so keen on attending Advisor class,Pauk said: “I think kids will dislike anythingthey are forced or told to do.”Freshman John Shotton gave his opinion onwhat he thought of Advisor period.“Advisor is sometimes a little pointless butsometimes it is also worth going to,” Shottonsaid. He elaborated, saying that “in Advisor,we talk only about upcoming events or somerandom blood drive or something of that sort.Unless there is something interesting going onsoon, then there is no point in going Advisorother then to hear about something in future I’llforget about.”It would appear that the view of this classbetween student and teacher differs.“We could do more activities that are studentinteractive and interesting,” Shotton said.“We just need something that is not so cheesy.”As Pauk said, Advisor is a consistent, and itwould appear that the information gained in itvaluable, but as Crescent Valley High School8continues to roll on through recession and moreconstricting budget cuts some think it would bewise to just cut out the class from the school’scurriculum.According to assistant principal MelissaHarder, cutting Advisor would not be a wisedecision and would not save the school money.“No, it wouldn’t, because Advisor is consideredas instructional minutes,” Harder said. “Ifit were cut, then the time in class would have tobe extended.”The state mandates schools have 990 hoursof instructional time during the school year andAdvisor is included in those hours.There are also state-mandated career activitiesthat are followed through for completion inAdvisor period.What does Harder think of some people notliking Advisor period?“I don’t really know how much peopledon’t dislike it,” Harder said. “I don’t get toomany complaints. I think it has to do with theexperience; if kids find something negative,they don’t want to be there. I also think kidswould just prefere to have a break, but we can’tdo that. Just like a teacher, when you providemeaning and structure to the class, then kidswill find reason to be there. ”

CLASS OF 2009Crescent Valley seniors gather in the main hall as their high school careers come to an end. Photo by Stephanie Friedt.Words to live by and things to doHere are the members of the Crescent ValleyHigh School Class of 2009, with favoritequotes and plans for next fall:A. Nat Adams ~ Teal Anderson ~ ToddAnderson ~ Abhijith Atkuru: “Gig ‘em!”Plans for next year: Attend Oregon StateUniversity.B. Karina Barquinero: “Life’s crazy somake it fun.” Plans for next year: Live life. ~Kye Barton ~ Janelle Batista: “Just do it.”Plans for next year: Attend the University ofNevada Reno for volleyball. ~ Laura Beaudry~ Tamir Beged-Dov ~ Emily Bell ~ BryceBellon ~ Connor Bildfell ~ Megan Blass ~Shana Blumenthal ~ Cam Blunt ~ BradBodon: “Have Swag, Have fun!” Plans for nextyear: College baseball. ~ AJ Bogdanovic ~Erin Bontrager ~ Jeff Borgerson ~ AllisonBostrom ~ Samantha Brandstetter ~ HayleyBrown ~ Andrew Brumbaugh: “Why do anythingif not for the fun of it?” ~ Tim Buchanan~ Nicole Buck: “A very wise person once toldme, ‘Only when you have lost everything areyou free to do anything.’” ~ Don Buenaventura~ Andy BullockC. Ellie Casey ~ Cameron Chamblin~ Teresa Chan: “Never an absolution.” ~Cielle Charron: “We are the music makers,we are the dreamers of dream.” Plans for nextyear: Attend Portland State University. ~ DonCheney ~ Garrison Choitz ~ Cody Christiansen:[“B.K. try hard”] Plans for next year:Attend Oregon State University. ~ Joe Cirello~ Alyssa Clark ~ Lacey Cochran ~ TabithaCondrea ~ Ali Cook ~ Iain Coolen ~ LoganCooper ~ David Crane ~ Emerald Cronin ~Natalie CrystalD. Cassie Daneke ~ Chad Davis ~ SammyDay ~ Eric Delander ~ Tyler Despain ~Tommy Digiovannangelo: “Manager of theyear!” Plans for next year: Attend Linn-BentonCommunity College. ~ Michael Dobie ~Jake Dodge ~ Justin Dodge ~ Molly Doran:“Believe there are no limits but the sky.” Plansfor next year: Playing basketball for SouthernOregon University. ~ Monica Down ~ NatalieDrebin: Plans for next year: Attend UtahState University. ~ Meghan Drost: “Friendsare forever, trophies, you don’t know whathappens to them.” Plans for next year: AttendOregon Institute of Technology. ~ BraydenDunning: “I am a boss.” Plans next year: Berich.E. Raymond Ehlers ~ Mackenzie Entrikin:Plans for next year: Attend Universityof San Diego. ~ Jordan Evans ~ Paul EvansF. Miles Fajer ~ Elliott Finn: Plans fornext year: Attend Oregon State University for9Biology, Environmental Policy, and Economics.~ Robert Forkner: “Life is change. Thesingle greatest human quality is the ability toadapt.” Plans for next year: Attend KansasState University. ~ Tessa R. Formby: “Thanksdad for letting me move up here. Thanks grandmafor letting me live with you. Thanks SeanCavanaugh for loving me.” Plans for next year:Getting married on September 29th, 2009. ~Bailey Forrest ~ Jordan Freeman ~ PatrickFrey-Frankenfield: “Run Forest, run!” Plansfor next year: College in Kansas. ~ DanielFridley ~ Stephanie Friedt: “Live life withoutregret and nothing is wasted.” Plans for nextyear: Attend Southern Oregon University withan Art major and Business minor, and withAshley. ~ Aaron Fullwiler ~ John-NicholasFurst: “I do not fear computers. I fear the lackof them.” – Isaac Asimov. Plans for next year:Attend Boston University with a major in Engineeringand a plan to build robots throughoutcollege.G. Chris Gannon ~ Miguel Garcia ~Sage Garrison ~ Victoria Geissler ~ KelcyGillen: Plans for next year: To study ExerciseScience at Pacific University. ~ Ian Gillespie~ Kimberly Gird: “A journey of a thousandmiles begins with one step.” ~ Emily Gitt:“You create your own happiness.” Plans for

next year: Attend the University of Oregonwith a major in education. ~ Amanda Gordon:“Things turn out the best for the people whomake the best out of how things turn out.”Plans for next year: Attend Linn-BentonCommunity College and then transferring tothe Art Institute of Portland. ~ Evan Graff:“Size matters not. Judge me by my size, doyou?” – Yoda. Plans for next year: Attend theUniversity of Oregon with a Digital Arts major.~ Kenny Grant ~ Riti GuptaH. Esther Ha ~ Kacey Hansen ~ SarahHanson ~ Virginia Hassel ~ Drew Hastings:Plans for next year: Attend Linn-Benton CommunityCollege/Oregon State University witha Degree Partnership. ~ Ryan Higgins: “Tothe victor go the spoils.” Plans for next year:To study Physical Therapy at the University ofOregon. ~ Julia Hoffman ~ Nichole Hollon ~Rachan Hopkins: “Never give up, even if youhave a huge challenge ahead of you.” Plans fornext year: Taking care of my baby. ~ KenzieHruby: Plans for next year: Attend BelmontUniversity in Nashville, Tennessee with aMusic Business Major. ~ Inis Hsieh ~ SarahHubbard: “Be the change you want to see inthe world.” Plans for next year: Be happy andlive life. ~ Kailey Huber ~ Alex Huddleston~ Brett Huggins ~ Danielle Hultberg ~Courtney Humphreys ~ Katie HundemerI. Scott IspasJ. Ashten Johnson: “Laugh and theworld will laugh with you.” Plans for nextyear: Majoring in Sports Marketing at the Universityof Oregon. ~ Chris Johnson ~ AdindaJuwita: “Carpe Diem (Seize the day!)” Plansfor next year: Repeat my senior year in Indonesia.K. Michael Kang ~ J. T. Kay ~ KevinKazerouni ~ Matt Keuneke ~ Kelsey Kindsvogel:Plans for next year: Attend WesternOregon University to become an elementaryschool teacher and to participate in choir. ~Madeleine King ~ Alex Koch: Plans for nextyear: Attend Northern Arizona University. ~Jenny Koch: “It is better to keep your mouthshut and have people think you a fool than toopen it and remove all doubt.” Plans for nextyear: Attend Pacific University. ~ HeatherKoenig ~ Julia Kosanovic: “Live the life youlove, love the life you live.” Plans for nextyear: Go to Portland State University for theCrescent Valley senior Sammy Day enjoysher frappucino in the photo room early onemorning. Caffeine proved handy as seniorsscrambled to get everything done in orderto graduate. Photo by Stephanie Friedt.winter term and work/travel in the fall term.Also, party in Portland! ~ Nicole KruskampL. Katie Landis ~ Marty Langager ~Kiel Larkin: “I don’t believe in belts. Thereshould be no ranking system for toughness.”Plans for next year: Attend Oregon StateUniversity! ~ Scott Lembke ~ Bryce Leonard~ Brittani Lewis: “Live for this moment,this moment is your life.” Plans for next year:Attend Linn-Benton Community College. ~Guy Lewis: Plans for next year: Attend PacificUniversity and play soccer. ~ Weiyi Li: “Trainas if you’re second, race as if you’re first.” ~Frank Liu ~ Rob Livesay ~ Hanna Lorenz~ Anastasia Luna: “Goodness is having courage,courage to do what’s right.” Plans for nextyear: Going to Portland. ~ Kari Lysne: “Youcan’t take the sky from me.” Plans for nextyear: Attend Pacific Lutheran University tostudy Nursing.M. Caitlynn Maditz ~ Ben Mahoney~ Jessica Malin ~ Rachel Mast ~ JaysonMcHenry: “One love.” Plans for next year:Attend Linn-Benton Community College. ~Chris McNeill: Plans for next year: The Marines.~ Kacie Melton ~ Amy Melvill ~ HannahMenino: “Live it up, school is way shorter10than you think.” ~ Bond Minard: “Shaken, notstirred.” Plans for next year: Attend SpokaneCommunity College to play tennis and getstarted with architecture. ~ Timothy Moss ~Brenna Murphy: “All you need is love”. ~Jacob MutschlerN. Charlie Nairn ~ Eric Neiman: “Letnot the sands of time get in your lunch.” Plansfor next year: Linn-Benton Community College/OregonState University to study ComputerScience. ~ David Ni ~ Greg Nicol ~ TannerNoble: “These have been the longest years ofmy life” Plans for next year: Be happy.O. Kiki OmotoP. Sasha Paape ~ Steven Paasch ~ BrianPalkki: “That’s what she said.” Plans for nextyear: Working. ~ Molly Palmer ~ ChanhoPark: Plans for next year: Attend Universityof Washington for Pre-Dental. ~ Hunter Park:“We got hot babes.” Plans for next year: AttendSouthern Methodist and major in Public Policywith a minor in business. ~ Melanie Parnon:“Life is good.” Plans for next year: AttendDartmouth College. ~ Cody Parsons: “It’snot who you are, its who you know.” Plansfor next year: Win the lottery. ~ Zach Peters:“I’ma come at you like a spider monkey.”Plans for next year: Attend the University ofPortland. ~ Curtis Peterson ~ Drew Peterson~ Cara Pfund: Plans for next year: Attend theUniversity of Oregon. ~ William Polikoff ~Nathan Pozzesi ~ Joel Pratt: Plans for nextyear: Attend Oregon State University. ~ JacobPscheidtR. Nicole Raniero ~ David Rebhuhn ~Mariam Rehman ~ Scott Reinke: Plans fornext year: Attend Oregon State University. ~CJ Riutzel ~ Jamie Roberts ~ Seth Robison~ Lisa Root: “Don’t look back too long, keepmoving forward.” Plans for next year: Takinga year off.S. Ben Schlechter ~ Sierra Schlundt ~Renae Schmidt ~ Ashley Selvey: “An eye foran eye makes the whole world blind.” Plans fornext year: Attend Southern Oregon Universitywith Stephanie and Allison. ~ Julia Semprini~ Brandi Settles: “Live life to the fullest anddon’t let anybody drag you down along theway.” Plans for next year: Attend Oregon StateUniversity. ~ Matt Sheets ~ Connie Shen:“Regret calamities if you can thereby helpthe sufferer; if not, attend your own work and

already the evil begins to be repaired.” – RalphWaldo Emerson. Plans for next year: AttendOregon State University with a major in Biology.~ Michael Sheng: “Success is not aboutwinning or losing, but about working hard anddoing your best.” ~ Mukhdip Singh: Plansfor next year: Attend Oregon State Universityand “go with the flow”. ~ Sean Skyllingstad ~Greg Smith ~ Matt Smouse: “The man whosmiles when things go wrong has thought ofsomeone to blame it on.” Plans for next year:Study Business and Journalism at Santa ClaraUniversity. ~ Maria Solis ~ Hanna Sprague ~Schyler Sprague ~ Wes Stein ~ Connor Sullivan~ William SunT. Alex Tang ~ Ryan Tarpenning ~David Thompson: “Don’t pay attention to politicalleaders, just your parking meters.” Plans• Budget: CV will feel the pinch in 2009-10(Continued from page 2)full-time clerical position in the central office,reducing bus transportation, renting two classroomsto Head Start (a government programpromoting school readiness in pre-kindergartenchildren), and more. While President Obama’snext year: Attend Portland State University. ~Lisa Thompson ~ Brian Tostberg ~ ShelbyTowns: “Sometimes I remember it one way,sometimes another. If I have to have a post, Iprefer it to be multiple choice!” Plans for nextyear: Attend Linn-Benton Community College.~ Beth TurnerV. Pavan Vasdev ~ Ekaterina Vasileva ~Lizzy VitelloW. Noah Wade ~ Luke Wadman:“Where’d you get that suit? The toilet store?”Plans for next year: Attend Colorado State University.~ Corbie Wagner ~ Payden Waldo:Plans for next year: Attend Washington StateUniversity for a major in Chemical Engineeringand a minor in Music Composition. ~Becca Wales: “Life happens, don’t miss it”. ~David Ward ~ Kelsey Ward: Plans for nextstimulus plan looks poised to alleviate thebudget deficit even more, the full details of itsuse will not be known until August.For now, Stroud said that students can helpCV weather the recession by refraining frommaking too many trivial schedule changes. As(Continued from page 8)Q: What do you think you are leaving behind(legacy, traditions)? What are you hopingnext year’s teachers will continue to carry on?Long: “A strong belief of mine is the powerof staff relationships when it comes to managingthe stresses of the job. I hope someonecontinues to push for the occasional staff treatday – which for years was every Friday, thendisappeared all together and now happensabout 3 times a year. With the demands currentlyplaced on staff, it is very difficult to schedulesocial time together that doesn’t feel like a“have to” situation, but I sincerely believe itis exceedingly important to build camaraderieand staff treats is non-invasive way, time wise,to do it.”Rada: “I will miss “Championship of theWorld”. Kids in my classes will concur.”Vanelli: “My legacy will be making surethat any staff member who has been at CVsince the 1980s will once again be allowed topark behind the gym.”Q: How has advisor changed over the years?In what ways?Vanelli: “Very much. We used to havemixed-grade advisor groups that would meetevery day. My advisor group once broughtfood to advisor for 351 days in a row.”Long: “It has definitely changed. Originally,it was a method for establishing long termrelationships with students and to bridge someof the barriers between class levels (9th grade,10th grade, etc.) by providing regularly scheduledcontact (four times per week for 5-10minutes). Now the focus has changed fromrelationship-building to just one more curriculumrequirement with lesson plans and looselyconstructed assignments, which resulted in thechange to follow class lines (groups of all 9thgraders, all 10th graders, etc., with no mixing).The original intent was more student-based andless state requirement-based…I like the way itused to be.”Q: What part of your profession do youenjoy the most? When do you feel like your jobis worth suffering for?Rada: “The banter with kids about thingsother than mathematics.”Vanelli: “Having fun with seniors in thePsychology class.”Q: How was Crescent Valley High Schoolchanged during your years as a staff member?Reid: “CV has changed remarkably littleover the years. It has a school environmentthat is more accepting of people than mostother schools. Students here can act in waysthat most high school students would ridicule.Not that CV is perfect, but comparativelyit’s an incredible place to be a student and a11year: Attend the University of Oregon ClarkHonors College for Environmental Science.~ MaryAnne Warner ~ Jacob Weber ~Emily Weitzel: Plans for next year: To studyEarly Childhood Education/Family Studiesat Linn-Benton Community College. ~ TessWheatcroft: Plans for next year: Attend SeattleUniversity with a major in Photography. ~Justin Windom: “Git er done.” Plans for nextyear: Attend Linn-Benton Community College.~ Brittni Winter ~ Dana Wisseman ~ JeffWong: “Gig ‘em!” Plans for next year: AttendTexas A & M. ~ Ali Wood ~ Tony Wu: “Thereis no theory. You only have to listen. Pleasureis the law.” – Claude Debussy.Y. Kevin Yates: Plans for next year: Attendthe Art Institute of Portland.~ MargaretYeh ~ Sarah Youngthe budget is set around class requests, studentswill not be able to switch from class to class ona whim. Finally, students can also help teacherswithstand the 10 percent reduction in supplybudgets by making class donations of schoolsupplies.• Retirees: Long, Rada, Reid, Vanelli wrap it upteacher.”Rada: “The electronic age has made thingseasier and more hectic in the classroom.”Q: What are your plans for the future? Whatare some of the things you have been waitingto do?Vanelli: “Nothing in particular… Not begoverned by the clock on a daily basis!”Long: “To catch up on needed work in andaround my home, to take short trips aroundOregon, to lounge in the hammock and spendhours reading – one of my favorite pastimes.”Reid: “My wife and I have a second homein Mazatlan, Mexico and we are going tospend winters there and enjoy the sun, boogieboarding, reading books and taking long walks.We are also interested in looking into teachingoverseas after some time to just relax. We havebeen waiting to travel in the off seasons whencosts are significantly less expensive.”Rada: “Travel, golf, and do a lot of nothing.Learn a foreign language.”According to historian Jacques Barzun, “Inteaching you cannot see the fruit of a day’swork. It is invisible and remains so, maybe fortwenty years.” With more than twenty yearsof teaching experience behind them, the fourretiring teachers have hopefully realized what atremendous impact they have had on all of CVand will be leaving the school with no regrets.

Question ofthe Month ...By Irene KlockThis month’s question: “How are humanbeings like trash cans?”Shelby McIntyre, freshman: “Becausesome humans stink, and some like to paintthemselves silver.”Shannon Leigh,freshman: “If you’veever seen my room,you’d know know theanswer - it’s supermessy.”Lawson Wakeman,junior: “They’renasty.”McIntyreSelveyCrescent CrierEstablished 1971Editors:Stephanie FriedtKathy LuStaff:Katie BryanAmina HassanInis HsiehIrene KlockClaire ParkKira Sarnoff-LooVolume 34, Number 6Odds and endsBryce Johnson,freshman: “They eatalmost everything.And they smell...some people do.”Brennan King,freshman: “They’renot like trash cans.In fact, they’re morelike recycling bins.”Ian Finn, freshman:“Trash cans are kindof like a stomach in ahuman being. It takesin everything and the garbage man takes it outand digests it. Trash cans have lids but that’sone problem with humans. Sometimes we can’tput a lid on things like people’s mouths orother things like that.”Ashley Selvey, senior: “Because they eat somuch sometimes and it can be wasteful. WhenI think of trash cans I think of people eatingtons of food, but maybe that’s only Americans.”Hannah SmithCollin SteinauerLondon SwiftMolly TurnerEkaterina VasilevaCamille WalkerReid WellsEllen YinAdviser:Kip CarlsonGood EatsJohanna Sagmeister thoroughlyenjoys one of the desserts served atProm 2009. Photos by Ellen Yin.Random Facts, Random ResponsesBy Amina Hassan• The sound of ET walking was madewith the sound of people squishing jelly intheir hands. Response: “That’s why it soundedso gross.” - Katie Banowetz, freshman• Elephants are the only mammals thatcan’t jump. Response: “That’s hard to believe.”- Meredith Wells, freshman• The average person makes 1,140 telephonecalls per year. Response: “Well, afterdoing some calculations, I’ve discovered thatthat’s approximately 3 calls per day from oneperson. Which sounds reasonable, if you askme.” - Mariam Rehman, senior• The roar that you hear when you put aseashell to your isn’t the ocean, its actuallythe blood surging through the veins in yourear. Response: “My mommy lied to me, then.”- Shelby McIntyre, freshman• Children grow faster in the springtime.Response: “Obviously, because April showersbring growth spurts!” - Selena Parnon, freshmanThe Crescent Crier is a publication of CrescentValley High School in Corvallis, Oregon.It is written and produced by CVHS students.Opinions expressed in the Crescent Crier do notnecessarily reflect the opinions of the associatedstudent body, administration, faculty or staff ofCrescent Valley High School.Staff members of the Crescent Crier willstrive to serve the Crescent Valley High Schoolcommunity by producing the highest-qualitypublication possible. In doing so, they will adhereto the highest journalistic standards.Signed letters to the Crescent Crier of 250words or less are encouraged, and they will bepublished as space allows. Letters can be leftin adviser Kip Carlson’s mailbox in the main12• Every human spent half an hour as asingle cell. Response: “Cool.” - Malia Hee,science teacher• The most common name in the world isMohamed. Response: “I might name my kidthat; we’ll see what happens.” - Ashley Rausch,freshman• The Indiana main library sinks a footevery year because engineers failed to takeinto account that the building would beholding a ton of books. Response: “Soundsplausible.” - Lawson Wakeman, junior• Cockroaches can live for nine dayswith their heads cut off. Response: “Imaginehaving to live for nine days! You start as alittle tiny cockroach, then the next day you’re ateenager, and you are off to college day three,you meet another cockroach day four, and havesome kids day five, they go to college and youstart to travel for day six and seven. All withouta head.” - Christian Collett, junior• Women blink twice as much as men. Response:“Not Adam.” - Mark Geniza, freshmanoffice. The Crescent Crier reserves the right towithhold the name of a letter writer upon theirrequest if adequate reason can be given forwithholding the name. Letters submitted anonymouslywill not be published.Students interested in joining the club thatproduces the Crescent Crier should contactCarlson in Room D18 (7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) orin the library (1-3 p.m.).Anyone interested in purchasing advertisingin the Crescent Crier can get a rate sheet by contactingCarlson by phone at 541-757-5813 or bye-mail at Crescent Crier can be found online

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