Why De La Salle North Catholic Matters
De La Salle Track Athletes Winners at State Championship Meet in Eugene
De La Salle students earn success at State Track Championships!
Nyalual is a STATE CHAMP in the 800 – CONGRATULATIONS!
She ran a significant personal best to dominate the field.
She also took 2nd in the state in the 1500! She took a whopping six seconds off her best time to claim runner up.
Darion placed 2nd in the state in both the 100 & 200 – amazing! He had a personal best of the season in the 100 prelims and in the 200 finals.
Boys 4×100 placed 4th in the state – wow! It’s wonderful to see “De La Salle” up on the board.
Calvin took 5th in the 200 – great job! He had a PR in the 200 finals.
What a great season – marked by perseverance, mental and physical toughness, and big results when it mattered the most. Congratulations team and thank you to our coaches!
Ready to Compete in Tracktown USA!
De La Salle Track Stars – On To State!
The De La Salle Track Team had a great weekend at the District Meet! Thanks for those who came out to show support. Peter Myers, our Track Coach, says, “After two days on the track and in the field, DLSNC has six athletes qualifying for the state track and field meet this upcoming Thursday and Friday in Eugene!
- The boy’s 4 x 100 team of Larry K., Taryn J., Calvin C., and Darion S. took first place with a commanding performance!
- Darion S. also earned first place in both the 100 and 200!
- Calvin C. took second in the 200 to qualify.
- Nyalual B. won the 800 and took second in the 1500 to qualify.
- Koshie threw her way to second place in the discus to punch her ticket to Eugene!”
Thank you to Mr. Myers for his commitment and coaching! We are all so proud of these kids!
Cristo Rey Schools, Including De La Salle, Featured in OurSundayVisitor
The Cristo Rey model of education, its successes, and the work-study program are featured in an article in OurSundayVisitor Newsweekly, a national weekly Catholic publication with a circulation rate of 47,000 to households and local parishes.
The focus of the article is how a Cristo Rey school like De La Salle, which is featured near the end of the article in the article, changes lives. Matt Powell, 0ur President is quoted. Click here!
Lasallian Brothers, Fearless Leaders, Men of Faith
De La Salle Student Awarded One of First-Ever Scholarships From Harrington Family Foundation
Jessica Trinh, one of our seniors, won one of four inaugural Oregon Community Quarterback Scholarships from the Harrington Family Foundation. She will “receive a four-year renewable scholarship for $2,500 to attend an in-state university, college or trade school.” The awarding committee chose recipients, ” based on 45 percent community leadership, 45 percent financial need, and 10 percent ‘something special.’ ” Scholarship winners also receive mentoring from accomplished business and community leaders.
“Joey Harrington wants his legacy to be more than memories of his time as quarterback for the University of Oregon. Through his foundation, the Harrington Family Foundation, the former Duck and NFL quarterback has established the Oregon Community Quarterback Scholarship program. The program will fund four-year scholarships for Oregon high school students who are “emerging leaders” and plan to attend an Oregon university or trade school.”
Press Release: THREE SENIORS AT DE LA SALLE NORTH CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL WIN PRESTIGIOUS GATES MILLENNIUM SCHOLARSHIPS, OTHER AWARDS
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THREE SENIORS AT DE LA SALLE NORTH CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL WIN PRESTIGIOUS GATES MILLENNIUM SCHOLARSHIPS, OTHER AWARDS
Portland OR — Three seniors at De La Salle — Enat Arega, Yared Habtemariam, and Monica Medrano — are the recipients of 2014 Gates Millennium Scholarships. These prestigious scholarships cover the full cost of education through graduation for undergraduate degrees, and, for certain majors, the full cost of graduate education, as well. In addition, according to the Gates Millennium Scholars Program (GMS), scholarship winners are given “leadership development opportunities, mentoring, academic and social support, as well as financial support.” “These scholarships are an amazing opportunity for the recipients and,” said Tim Joy, Principal of De La Salle, “a reflection of the environment our students experience: high expectations, rigorous college-prep curriculum, and leadership opportunities — underpinned by excellent teaching, strong student-teacher relationships, and skills developed in our Corporate Internship Program.” There are 1000 Gates Millennium Scholarships awarded in the U.S. each year. No other school in Oregon had three recipients in 2014. In addition, this is the third year in a row (and the fourth overall) for De La Salle to have student recipients. Medrano plans to go to University of Portland to study psychology, Habtemariam plans to go to University of Washington to study business, and Arega plans to go to Dartmouth College to study biology or public health. Arega said, “There are a lot of ‘best things’ about getting this scholarship. My absolute favorite was the look on my parents’ faces when I told them I got it. I know they have worked so hard to support my siblings and me, so seeing them happy about my accomplishments makes me content.” Arega’s brother, Melaku, a De La Salle alumni, won the Gates Millennium Scholarship last year. Habtemariam, when asked about his future, answered, “My goal in life is to give back to those who gave to me,” reflecting the De La Salle motto: Enter to Learn, Leave to Serve.
Other significant scholarships awarded include a national Horatio Alger Scholarship, awarded to Enat Arega, and a Dell Scholarship, awarded to Nha Nyugen. In addition, two full–ride Act 6 scholarships went to Jasmyne Gaston and Francisco Moreno-Campos.
De La Salle’s graduation podium will be bursting this year, during ceremonies held for 72 graduating seniors at Concordia College on June 7th at 11:00 a.m. in the gym; the Class od 2014 boasts five valedictorians (Enat arega, Katrina Matthews-McGann, Harumi Sokai, Jessica Trinh and Nikolas Tucker) and three salutatorians (Nha Nyugen, Leigh Norris, and Sequoia Patterson). Chris Frazier, Vice Principal of Academics said, “They are an exceptional class. They are bonded through faith, service, and academics. Collectively, this group pushes and supports each other. Their academic success is a result of their personal commitment to excellence and the support of dedicated peers, teachers and families.”
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De La Salle North Catholic High School prepares young men and women for college by providing a rigorous faith-based education emphasizing math, science, and language arts. More than 95 percent of our graduating seniors earn acceptance to college each year. Located in north Portland, Oregon, De La Salle is racially, spiritually, and culturally diverse. We offer a private college preparatory education to urban students from low-income families with limited educational options, turning no one away due to an inability to pay. We’re known as “The School That Works” because our students are employed one day per week in a unique Corporate Internship Program in which they earn the money to finance 50% of the cost of their own education.
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Three De La Salle Seniors Win Prestigious Gates Millennium Scholarships
De La Salle is very proud to announce that three of our seniors, Monica Medrano, Yared Habtemariam, and Enat Arega (left to right, above) have won 2014 Gates Millennium Scholarships! These prestigious scholarships cover the full cost of education through graduation for undergraduate degrees, and, for certain majors, the full cost of graduate education, as well. In addition, according to the Gates Millennium Scholars Program (GMS), “The GMS Program provides recipients with leadership development opportunities, mentoring, academic and social support, as well as financial support.”
These scholarships are an amazing opportunity for the recipients, and, we think, a reflection of the environment our students experience at De La Salle: high expectations, a rigorous college-prep curriculum, and leadership opportunities — underpinned by excellent teaching, strong student-teacher relationships, and skills developed through participation in our Corporate Internship Program.
There are 1000 Gates Millennium Scholarships awarded in U.S. each year; 21 were awarded in the state of Oregon. THREE were awarded here at De La Salle. No other school in Oregon had three recipients in 2014. In addition, this is the third year in a row (and the fourth overall) for De La Salle to have student recipients.
Monica plans to go to University of Portland to study psychology, Yared plans to go to University of Washington to study business, and Enat plans to go to Dartmouth College to study biology or public health. We are very proud of each of these students, as well as of the faculty and staff that help make their achievement possible!