Week Before Christmas Winter Concert at HCHS

By Judy Bushy
Seems like things go in cycles from quiet solitary peaceful days, to crazy days so full that there is something new happening every day. If we didn’t have one, we probably wouldn’t fully appreciate the other! The Monday Grange Holiday Fair soup and bread was a fun time with Santa there to engage the kids. The Tuesday program of Bigfoot Christmas with Happy Camp Elementary was amazing and those little kids are always a joy to see! So we come to Wednesday which was the day for the Happy Camp High School Winter Concert. The evening began with a lasagna dinner for scholarships for the seniors who will be graduating in June. Then there was time to look at all the donated items for the Silent Auction. Proceeds from the Silent Auction went to the yearbook fund to help out with costs of printing Diane Oliver is the Yearbook advisor. Dave Timbrook’s Industrial Arts classes had a display of things students had made in Wood shop and metal fabrication, incredible variety of projects. The Art Class had a display of student “Tunnel Books” also! They were very creative. Megan Hogue’s class has been studying fairytales and had fairytale art to display also.

After our principal, Angelika Brown welcomed everyone to the Winter Concert, we had visitors from Seiad Valley! The Seiad Elementary played “America” and the 8th graders played We wish you a Merry Christmas. It was so nice to have the band come and play for us.

The Drama Class under direction of Jess Hahn did some scenes from The Grinch that Stold Christmas. That was very enjoyable, Travis Ward is the best Grinch I’ve ever met!! The Government Class under direction of Erica Mitchell had a play also, Electing Santa! Kirk and Alex Eadie played a Christmas carol before an acapella group sang, I’m Yours! The Honors English presented An abominable Holiday. Christian Robison was the Abominable Snowman lost and wandering in the city streets after an iceberg floated south!

Happy Camp High School Basketball Cheerleaders had a presentation with Kirk and Alex playing Silent Night and another Carol before Abbey Eadie sang “Chestnuts Roasting” Angelika Brown thanked all the teachers and staff for their hard work and dedication producing this evening of entertainment, to the students creativity and theatrical performances and to our parents, families and community for the support and encouragement that make performances like this possible.

I was so grateful to be able to hear the students from Seiad Elementary band Wednesday as I didn’t make it to the Seiad program Three months without my faithful green van has curtailed some of the ease of hopping into the van and going to such events, and keeps me at home. Mostly it inconveniences my husband, Dan gives me a ride to school each morning, and picks me up from Computer Center of Chamber office in the evening, as well as all these special trips to programs and events, for which I’m very grateful.

HCHS Football Homecoming

by Judy Bushy
Last week was full of fun and football preparations for Homecoming Football Game last Friday at Kufner Field at Happy Camp High School.The Elk Creek team came from all the way down by Willows to Happy Camp for the event.

At half time there was a coronation and Jess Haun, Activities Director for the High School, thanked all for coming. The prince and princess of the freshman class were Angelika Garrison escorted by Mitch Hokanson and Anthony Moehring accompanied by Beatrice Edwards. The Sophomore Royalty were Sydney Snider escorted by Connor Mitchell, and Jeffrey Kanawyer accompanied by Meranda Rasmussen. Junior prince Jose Ramirez was escorted by Brianna Conrad and Junior Princess was Destiny Polander walking with Ryan Parry. Senior Princess Ashley Allgiers was escorted by Alexander Eadie and Senior Prince Casey Tiraterra was accompanied by Bailei Allec.

The 2012 Homecoming Royalty Sean Hein and Frankie Snider presented flowers and crowns to Ashley Allgiers as Homecoming Queen and Casey Tiraterra as 2013 Homecoming King. It was a great game and a dance followed the last home football game. Next week the team will go to Dunsmuir for the final game of the season.

Time has flown quickly and it doesn’t seem possible that November is just around the corner. Friday will be All Saints Day, November 1.st. Only four weeks from Thursday is Thanksgiving and the High School gets a whole week off for that holiday of Thanks! The Friday before will be Native American Day.
This Friday will be a Bake Sale at Parry’s Market. The purpose for this fundraiser is to finance the Annual Veteran’s Appreciation Dinner. Your baked goods, and purchases will show appreciation to our local Veterans. Proceeds will help with expenses and door prizes for the Dinner. So stop by Parry’s Market Friday from 1 -4 and help by donating baked goods, money or buying the goodies!

James Simmons & Dante Gjordanengo Achieve Eagle Scout

by Judy Bushy
Great accomplishment in becoming Eagle Scouts was celebrated in Yreka Saturday. The forty-ninth and fiftieth boys go from childhood to becoming men who are trustworthy, thrifty, loyal, cheerful, strong, brave, kind, clean, courteous, reverent, friendly, helpful and obedient leaders!! Troop 57 has had 50 become Eagles Scouts in the past 63 years!!

James Simmons from Seiad Valley is number 49 and Dante Giordanengo is number 50. It was a great day for the Troop and yet rather sad as they will be parting for awhile until more boys and leaders begin again.

It was great to see Tim Wilhite, Jerry & Tammy Schumacher from Happy Camp. Dan especially enjoyed seeing Jim (and Georgie) Blanchard, who was such a help to Dan mentoring him in fire camp supply.

Vacation Bible Extreme

How can it be the last day?”

Jonny Wilson, Hanna Getz, Kira Keleher, Jonathan Yokoyana, Pieter Gustavson, Emilie , Emilie Cushman, Joseph Saler, Lance Hillman, Cody Anderson, Nicole Mayer, Evan Brown closed out Wednesday Vacation Bible Fun!

Jonny Wilson, Hanna Getz, Kira Keleher, Jonathan Yokoyana, Pieter Gustavson, Emilie , Emilie Cushman, Joseph Saler, Lance Hillman, Cody Anderson, Nicole Mayer, Evan Brown closed out Wednesday Vacation Bible Fun!

Please come back again!”
“Will you come next year??”
The Happy Camp Bible Church had an exciting three day Vacation Bible Extreme time this week, and the “campers” didn’t want it to end!
They were blessed with the arrival of ten students who had attended Humboldt University and the First Baptist Church of Arcata. The First Baptist had recently had its annual Mission Training for the Solid Rock Youth Group of college age young people. After the training, they prepared themselves and came to Happy Camp to put-on a fun time experience for children of all ages! A lady from the First Baptist painted painter tarp canvas with forest scenes with bear and owls and other wildlife, trees and cabin in the woods themes. There were clouds floating above the stage and the setting was ready.
They had real stories from the Bible, crafts, games and one of the girls even shared ballet steps with the youngsters. Jonny played the piano, providing good music for the singing. June Saler showed up for freshly baked brownies which topped with ice cream were the refreshments at the close of the Vacation Bible Sessions, and the youngsters expressed the wish that it would continue. It was neat to have the young people here!

Pastor Stan Poeschel is the pastor of the Happy Camp Bible Church hosting the young people for this occasion.

Fond Memories from Wilderness Trails

Fond memories!

Recently a gentleman shared with Wilderness Trails his fond memories of a backpacking trip he took with Wilderness Trails in 1997. This is a perfect example of the life changing power of camp and the ability this experience has to transform a life.

“…the hike continued on over the next week and my pack began to feel like a part of me. Something was happening to me. I was accomplishing something! I was enjoying myself. I was LIVING!! I was getting to actually not just know God, but actually getting the chance to APPRECIATE the beauty He created for us like I never had before. And I was doing it with people who cared about me, not for who I was, not my issues, my problems, but because I was a child of God. Because they somehow loved me without knowing me. Because I was special. And I actually felt that way, maybe for the first time in a long time. This was something, a memory, an experience that God, with the help of a program called Wilderness Trails and it’s staff had given to me. This is one of those memories that will last forever. Something I can carry with me for the rest of my life.”

-Joshua James

Senior Class Shares their Projects at HCHS!

Ray Griffin presented his Senior Project on woodworking with beautiful examples of his skill in this craft.

Ray Griffin presented his Senior Project on woodworking with beautiful examples of his skill in this craft.

Wednesday, the seniors at Happy Camp High School made their presentations of all the good work that they’ve accomplished with their Senior Projects. These projects are required for graduation which is only about ten days away, June 7th.

Speaking in front of a group of people from the community was a new experience and some admitted to butterflies in the stomach awaiting their turn, but all the presentations I heard were very good. Several did their presentations at the same time in the gym, so one couldn’t hear them all, but I enjoyed some of each of the student’s presentations.

Raymond Griffin had a good presentation on woodworking and only a small number of all of the wonderful tables, routed signs and cartoon characters and even glass etchings. They were beautiful. Back in the shop class more of his work was on display for people to see for the Open House preceded the presentations.

Cheyenne Moore had a presentation on firefighting and lots of tools and photos to show. She gave a very poised and knowledgeable explanation of her project.It is good to hear that Cheyenne will be employed by the Forest Service north of us at the Rogue River National Forest this summer.

West Timbrook also had the fire fighting topic, and as West has been serving on the Volunteer Fire Department for awhile it was good to see him share his understanding of the topic.

Cassidy Little had a very complete explanation of the job of Cheerleading Coach and shared her work with the Putawan Cheerleaders,

Kris Nelson is the valedictorian of his class and he has been very busy as he has already accomplished over a semester of college credits during his high school years. He had an interesting dummy for part of the project that he was reporting on, but I missed that part of his talk, but Kris did an excellent job of speaking.

Bridget Koons had a number of dental tools on her table and her board explained the work of a dental hygienist. Some of the examples of poor dental situations were particularly repulsive and effectively emphasized the importance of good dental hygiene!

Justin Smith gave a very good explanation of Video Games which seems to be a very popular topic with young men in our community. Justin did a great job telling about the development of video games.

Brandon Tripp had some great photos of sports. He’s had another topic in mind, but students sometimes find it difficult to find a mentor who can instruct and help them to learn enough about their topic. Brandon loves sports and he has also been invited to be one of four from Siskiyou County who was invited to take part in All Star Team this summer.

Cayla Hammon had a very complete display of the methodology of Elementary Education and did a very good presentation also.

It will be good to see the students take their places in caps and gowns June 7th, and those who will be graduating elsewhere this spring, but oh how we are sad that we shall miss their presence, especially with this class which has done amazing things.

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