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Morgan Magistrale, dancer and standout student
The Gateway Elks Lodge teenager of the Month of November is Morgan Magistrale of David Douglas High School. She is a senior and has a current GPA of 3.71.
Magistrale is an excellent scholar and is involved in numerous school and community activities. She is an innovative and outstanding dancer, specializing in Polynesian dancing. Her main focus, however, is her academic work. Her challenging advanced course work has a diversity of selections. These include advanced classes in English, math, science and social studies. She has taken special Mt. Hood College classes in math analysis and trigonometry. She has been rewarded for her work with membership in both Junior Honor Society and National Honor Society.
Magistrale is a fourth year Spanish student and earned the opportunity to be an exchange student to Costa Rica during the summer of 2004.
This busy teen has been a part of the Model United Nations, does peer tutoring and participates in the Qualha Club, a service group, and serves as a teacher assistant.
She is a Sunday school teacher for four year olds at the Grace Community Church in Gresham.
Morgan lives with her parents, Steve and Glenda Magistrale.
While plans for college have not been finalized, Magistrale is considering a future in either science or education.
Human Solutions Holiday Store planned
For the fourth year, Human Solutions, 2900 S.E. 122nd Ave., will create a Holiday Store to provide a place for families to shop with dignity for free gifts for their children and themselves.
Human Solutions looks to the community to help stock the shelves with toys, clothes, food baskets and gift certificates for holiday dinners.
If you would like to make a donation or volunteer your time to help with the store, contact Vynette Arnell, director of community relations, at 503-988-5200 ext. 26574 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kiwanis officers inducted
Columbia View Kiwanis recently inducted new officers. They are: President Judy Alley, executive director of SnowCap Community Charities; President Elect Tim Lang of Epic Imaging; Treasurer Ron Aitchinson of Kirchem Chiropractic; and Secretary Celestia Bue of Parkrose United Methodist Church. This group will serve for the 2004-2005 term.
Service activities of our Columbia View Kiwanis Club include working at Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp for handicapped youth, packing food boxes for SnowCap Community Charities, holding blood drives for the Red Cross, driving seniors for Project Linkage and supporting the Ronald McDonald House, says Alley. The club will be taking on a new tree planting project this year as well. Kiwanis truly enhances the quality of life for all of us in Mid- County. Each summer approximately 320 disabled campers experience the joy of summer camp.
Pearl Harbor survivor
Oregon Baptist Retirement Homes, 1825 N.E. 108th Ave., recognizes Warren Law as their November resident of the month. Slowed some by heart bypass surgery and aneurysm surgery, this World War II veteran was stationed at Pearl Harbor when the Japanese executed their surprise attack on the U.S. Navy fleet. He meets regularly with other local Pearl Harbor survivors who tell the story to living history classes at high schools throughout the region.
Law was born in Tacoma, Wash. in 1918 but grew up in southern Oregon with four brothers and three sisters. Married in 1948 to Gerry, who now resides in a Troutdale facility for Alzheimer patients, the Laws have three children, six grandchildren (one who is currently serving in Iraq) and one great grandchild.
Law is an avid cribbage player who is always looking for new opponents and says he would play more golf if his back didnt protest so much. Drop in on Law for a cribbage game or a history lesson, hell be happy to see you.
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