November 2017


Meet the Exchange Students
Alejandro Garcia     Teera Anonsiriporn     Sinalpat Surarat     Liam Bradley




 I Loved America Before and After-Alejandro Garcia


By Maritza Torres

"When I was nine years old I use to watch American Movies and hope that someday I would be like all those kids in the movies traveling in America and making memories." Alejandro Garcia, also known as Alex, age 18, comes from Alicante, Spain with big dreams. Alex is a senior at Adrian High School. Alex stated he had hoped to come in 2016 but was unable to. He did not give up on his dream and the opportunity to participate in an exchange program surfaced this past spring.


The Influences of a Female-Teera "Ek-Q" Anonsiriporn

By Warren DeMark

Girls can have quite an influence on the lives of young men. If you are a guy you surely can remember a time where a girl got you to go to a school dance. Or a time you took a class because that special someone was also in that class. Maybe there was even a time where you were persuaded into taking her out for nice steak dinner? But would you ever travel to a foreign country you have never been to before because of a girl?

 Special Talents-Sinalpat "Mook" Surarat

By Maritza Torres

Natural talents and individual gifts are closely related. Someone with a musical talent may also have the gift of encouragement and can use music to encourage and inspire people. Someone with an artistic gift may use his or her talent to help someone laugh and feel less burdened. Sirilapat ‘Mook’ Surarat has a unique talent of drawing cartoons and enjoys sharing them with others. Leaving Thailand and coming to America was something that Mook found very exciting yet nerve wrecking at the same.


Dreams Can Come True-Liam Bradley

By Maritza Torres

Sometimes it simply relaxing to stay home and read a good book or watch a favorite movie—a ‘homebody’. And other times you may prefer to be the explorer, traveling around and experiencing new things. One young exchange student definitely prefers to experience what life has to offer—and this year it is traveling to America which he “absolutely loves.”

Going into the half tied at 8-8, Sherman scored the first touchdown in the second half and looked to take control. But the Antelopes took over in the second half, scoring 22 unanswered points to take the win. TJ Davis led the Antelopes with 16 carries for 155 yards and a touchdown. Ed Munoz had 23 carries for 131 yards. Chase Fillmore completed six of his 12 passes for 74 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Zeke Quintero had four catches, 61 yards and both touchdowns.

The Antelopes (8-1) will play at Dufur in the quarterfinals.

Co-Op’s hopes die in Dufur

By John L Brease (Enterprise)

Dufur – The hopes of the Adrian and Jordan Valley for a state title came to an end as the Antelopes fell to Dufur 34-6 on Saturday in the quarterfinals of the 1A state football playoffs. The Ranger defense held the Lopes scoreless in the first half of the game while its offense put up 26 points. For the first time in this season, Adrian netted less than 100 yards of offense, putting just 81 yards on the books in 26 plays. Dufur struck fast in the first quarter with scoring pass plays of 79 yards and 36 yards. The Rangers switched to the ground game in the second quarter for two additional scores. The Antelopes finally hit the scoreboard early in the third quarter off a 50-yard run for Kirk Eiguren. Dufur added in insurance touchdown in the third. Dufur piled on 34 4 yards of offense, averaging 7.6 yards per play. Adrian managed three first downs the entire game, one by penalty. Quarterback Chase Fillmore was held to 1-for-14 passing with one interception. Eiguren carried three times for 58 yards to lead the Antelopes offense. He also caught 28 yards. Defensively, Zeke Quintero led Adrian with six solo tackles while Fillmore and Dakota Martin each had five tackles. Fillmore also accounted for five punts, averaging 33.8 yards per kick. The loss ends the historic season of the two teams coming together to play, finishing 8-2 overall record under first-year Coach Billy Wortman. The question of if the two teams again coop next year or take the field as rivals will not be known until next season depending on number of players out.



Happy Holidays! The month of November was a season of transition from fall activities to winter. The student council and leadership class students attended the OASC leadership conference in Seaside at the beginning of this month. The leaders learned about different ways to serve the student body, gath-ered ideas to serve our community, and listened to motivational speakers. The football team ended their season in Dufur on the eleventh, congratulations to the boys on their great season! The FFA beginning ag sales team placed third in the district contest held at TVCC, along with Morgan Bayes placing eighth in the advanced contest. Sundee Speelmon and Mary Gordon placing fourth and seventh respectively in the job interview contest with a third place finish as a team. Basketball season has begun with high school practices and middle school games. Team schedules are available online at In December Laynee Walker is facilitating the Foster Child Christmas Drive for her senior project. The school and community have committed to sponsor thirty five children this year. If you would like to donate to this cause please call the high school. Please travel safely this holiday season, and have a great Christmas break!

Morgan Bayes, ASB Reporter


 FFA - Ag Sales CDE

The Adrian FFA chapter has had a busy month of November. The Ag sales CDE was held at TVCC on the 15th, the beginning team took 3rd overall. On the advanced side Morgan Bayes took 8th overall. The district Job interview was held here too, Marry Gordon took 7th and Sundee Speelmon. Lastly on November, 28th we had our chapter meeting. We will not have any more CDE’s until January. The only event scheduled in December is our Chapter Meeting/Leadership work shop on the 19th.

Kirkland Obendorf

Adrian FFA Chapter Reporter











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