Feliz de estar
Submitted by: Dulce
Imagine living in a
city of two million people, a city so big you can find everything
you need within its borders. For anybody that has lived in Adrian, Oregon
for any amount of time, you probably could not fathom the size of a
city that big, but for seventeen year old Gabriela Boto it is a
reality. That is until she decided to become an exchange student in
one of the smallest towns in Oregon.
lives in Fortaleza,
Brazil, the fifth largest city in
Brazil, so she got quite a
surprise when she saw our little town for the first time.
She is a normal teenager who likes to hang out with her
friends, and watch T.V. One of her favorite things to watch
is soccer. Gabriela is really enjoying Adrian despite its size;
in fact the first thing she liked about it was everybody’s
friendliness. She said that friendliness is something that
is important to her, and that is something that she misses a
lot about Brazil. She said that Brazilians
greet each other with a kiss on the cheek and a hug even if
they don’t know each other, and that is what she misses the
most about her Brazilian culture.
own two big stores in her city. She said: “The stores are
like Wal-Mart, they sell everything, but they are not as
big.” She also has a sister who she loves to spend time
Gabriela became an
exchange student in the first place because she wants to improve her
English, and learn to read and write it well (even though she
already speaks perfect English if you ask me.)
Gabriela may be
considered lucky in Adrian
because she got a great host family: The Purnell’s. Being a part of
the Purnell family this year she plans on attending all sporting
events including volleyball, football, basketball, track, softball,
and baseball. She loves watching sports, but, sad to say, she does
not plan on participating in any of these sports in
Adrian. She said she does just not consider
herself an athletic person, and just prefers standing on the
sidelines cheering and supporting the teams.
Gabriela has been
in Adrian for only three weeks; she
has not been away long enough to get home sick yet, so she is
enjoying Adrian and everything it
has to offer. Gabriela says she is “Feliz
de estar aqui”—happy to be here.
Submitted by: Alysha Sifuentes
I can bet money you’re
wondering, “What on earth does that mean?! Don’t worry because this
year we have a very special individual who can easily translate that
without no trouble, and perhaps even quicker than Google translate
can. He’s 6’3 and very athletic. He arrived from Hungary. Can you guess who that very special someone is? It’s
Oliver Cezar! He’s funny, friendly, and extemely tall, you can’t
Oliver comes from a big city in Hungary. He has a
mother and father, and a younger brother who is 14 years
Playing sports, shopping, and hanging out with
his friends is what mainly kept him occupied everyday.
Oliver spent his weekends just like any other teenager
would. He greatly enjoys sleeping, relaxing, and doing
homework. Oliver stated his friends is what he misses the
most about his country.
Oliver has made sevaeral
trips to America and got the chance to visit different states, but
while traveling in America, he never made a trip out to Oregon. This
year, he made it to one of the smallest towns, which happens to be
his new hometown in Adrian, Oregon.
When Oliver first arrived in Adrian his first impression
was,”Wow, this town is nothing like mine.” Oliver had
trouble adapting to the new town. He was homesick for the
first two days he arrived, but luckily, the Ellsworths and
Vancorbachs were there to comfort him.
Oliver made a big choice
into coming to America for school. Coming from your homecountry to a
different one can be very tough sometimes, but Oliver, chose to
overcome those obstacles and give it a try so he could improve his
English and to eventually be able to speak it fluently.
Now that Oliver is here,
and has been attending school, to him it’s quite differnt than his
at Adrian students
have hour long classes, whereas Hungary students attend classes for
45 minutes. Oliver feels that classes at
are also easier than his home school. The one class that is more
difficult for Oliver at Adrian High is English, which is a normal to
most exchange students.
But aside from
that, playing sports and interacting with his friends will most
likely be what keeps him occupied. Oliver plans to shine like a
star, by participating in every sport that we have out there.
új diák--a new student.
We will all enjoy your presence here at
Adrian High School
Aiming to Fly High—Joan Salazar
Submitted by: James
Throughout life sacrifices are made for a better future.
Whether we make those sacrifices positive, is up to us. All
these endeavors that we face today begin our future; it
would be wise to have an open mind and positive attitude.
Considering that you
might have to leave everything and everyone behind as part
of your sacrifice—positivity is necessary.
Seventeen year old Joan Salazar,
senior exchange student residing from
Chile has been having a great
time adapting to the small town of
Adrian Oregon. Having come to Oregon from a much larger city, it was
shocking to fathom the size of Adrian High. Back in his home
country Joan enjoyed playing soccer, and handball. His
mother, an abuse counselor, father, a doctor, and his
brother Nicolas, age 12, make up his remarkable family.
Since moving to
Adrian, Joan has been faced with many
challenges such as, the language barrier, and new way of life.
Although his former language included Spanish, he had learned
English back home, and is improving rapidly. What he misses most
from home would have to be his girlfriend. Other than missing his
girlfriend, Joan has not been too home sick. When asked what the
importance of becoming a foreign exchange student he simply replied,
to learn the English language—it is imperative to know the language
for future jobs.
Joan is staying
with the Shiras as his host parents: Nolan, Nikki, and their three
sons, Brycon, Regan, Paxton, and daughter, Madison who’s in college.
here in Adrian,
Joan has joined AHS football, which has been a superb way to know
the people and to learn the sport. Although it is not clear whether
he will join any other sports, Joan will have much time to decide.
By moving to Adrian, as with any exchange student, Joan
will undoubtedly have mastered the English language by the end of
the year, which will eventually aid him with his future job in the
Welcome to Adrian
Nine Students journey to America, Adrian High
Nine students walked the halls of Adrian on the
opening day of school as exchange students. Left
Adrian Rempel, Germany; Oliver Csaszar,
Hungary; Joan Salazar, Chile; Chatchavat (Boom)
Ananratanakit, Thailand; Un Choi, South Korea;
Marie Makepeace, Germany; Sophia Kreuzer,
Germany; Tzu-Fan (Gina) Chien, Taiwan; Gabriela
knocks off Greenleaf in five games
Lady Antelope volleyball team needed all five games to dispatch
Greenleaf on Monday in a non-league game at Greenleaf High School.
Adrian won the
first game 26-24, then dropped the second game by the same score. In
Game 3, the Lady Antelopes came back with a 25-22 win but lost Game
4 25-23. In the fifth and deciding match,
won 15-13 to improve its overall record to 3-4 on the season.
“It was a super great match on both sides of the net. The
girls fought hard for every point,”
coach Aimee Goss said. “We played the net well and each player
really contributed to the win.”
Adrian, Carla Combe had three aces, two
blocks, nine kills, two assists and four digs. Madison Purnell had
one ace, seven blocks, 20 kills, two assists and one dig. Annie
Brown picked up four aces, two blocks, 15 kills and one assist.
Nichole Orosco had an ace, a block, 12 kills, an assist and three
digs. Chelsey Heller led the team with 34 assists.
opens league play on Friday at Dayville/Monument
Adrian wins game in second half
Tied at 14 after
the first quarter of play, the Adrian
football team found itself down 14-36 at half when they played
council, Idaho on Sept. 16.
The Lumberjacks scored two quick touchdowns, First they
ran back the kickoff, and then they scored on a 29-yard pass play.
Antelopes answered back in later half of the way quarter
scoring on a two-yard run by Mark Ishida and 63-yard scamper
by Kurtis Neilson. The conversion attempt on the first
touchdown failed, but Munoz ran in the second to the score.
|Fullback Mark Ishida pounds
the ball up the middle for a first down.
the second quarter and scored on the ground and in the air to go up
36-14 at the half.
the conversation was at halftime, Coach Paul Shenk
(unavailable for comment)
must have said something right as the Antelopes came
in third and scored three unanswered TD’s, while holding
Council scoreless in stanza. The first came on a Munoz
two-yard run, the second on a Nielson 17-yard run and the
final was a 15-yard interception return by Nielson. All
three conversion attempts failed. The Lumberjacks were able
to get one more touchdown on the scoreboard in the fourth
but were unable to stop Adrian as the Antelopes
found the end zone three months times for a final score of
||Kurtis Neilson gets
outside the defense and sprints to the endzone for a
credited with all three scores on runs of 16, 45, and 19 yards. All
three conversions were unsuccessful.
did most of its damage on the ground and racked up 380 yards
rushing. The Antelopes held penalties to a minimum and were flagged
only three times for 20 yards.
will begin High Desert League action Friday, Sept. 23, on the road
14 0 18 18-50
14 12 0 6 -32
losses non league game in four
The Adrian volleyball team
lost two nonleague games at home in the four each this past week. On
Thursday Sept. 8, they fell to Greenleaf by scores of 15 -25, 25-
20, 11-25 and 19- 25. ”we really struggled to have any to have any
real momentum except for the second game,” said
coach Aimee Goss.
attacking and we hit
a lot of balls out.
We’ll keep attacking and hopefully, really begin to
find the court. We had a few bright moments hitting, but on
the whole couldn’t set up an offense, and Greenleaf did a
nice job of finding our holes tonight.”
Chelsey Heller 24 assists; Madison Parnell 11 kills.
Adrian lost to
liberty charter in scores of 24-25, 25-10 and 19-25.
match tonight,” said Goss. “Still struggling to finish plays
and them. We had some great blocking and hitting but not
enough to finish.”
Purnell 8 kills, 3 blocks, Annie Bowns, 6 kills, 3 blocks;
Nichole Orosco, 5 kills, 1 block kill; Heller, 19 assists.
‘Lopes have three nonleague games on their schedule this
week as they play at council on Friday, Sept. 19, at the
pine eagle tournament; and Monday, Sept. 19, at Greenleaf.
|Chelsey Heller passes
the ball back to center court as Nichole Orosco 
moves toward the play.
Lady ‘Lops lose opener
The Adrian volleyball team opened its season at home Sept. 2
against Powder Valley. The Lady ‘Lope lost in three by
score of 21-25, 14-25, 19-25.
“Powder valley is a
good team and hit very well tonight,” said Adrian coach Aimee Goss. “I was pleased with a
lot of things for out first match and one against a really tough
opponent. We have some thing to work on the coming week, but I’m
excited for the potential this team has to be successful.”
Adrian will see plenty of volleyball this week playing home
Thursday and Friday, Sept. 8and 9, against Greenleaf and
and then will play at the
and Borah tournaments on Saturday, Sept.10.
Madison Purnell, 9
kills; Annie Bowns, 4 kills, 1 block kill; Carla Combe, 6 aces;
Chelsey Heller, 17 assists.