Involved, focused, supportive—Mrs. Deidra Brown
By Maritza Torres
am very excited to be able to get to know every
student here at Adrian High school as well as
the loving and welcoming community" were the
first few words Mrs. Brown said when she first
began her new job as a teacher at Adrian high
school. Mrs. Brown knew it was not going to be
easy being the new teacher but she entered with
a very positive and excited attitude. As the
school days pass her excitement and positive
attitude continues to grow, personally and with
Mrs. Deidra Brown is a mother
of three beautiful kids and a grandmother of
two. She is happily married to her husband Randy
Brown who renovates WW2 aircrafts.
Mrs. Brown grew up in Caldwell
Idaho. She attended school in the Caldwell
School District, eventually graduating from
Caldwell high school, home of the Cougars.. Mrs.
Brown attended and graduated from Boise State
University. She stated she completed her student
teaching at Middleton high school
Mrs. Brown has been in the
education field is entering her 18th year as a
teacher. She has taught at numerous schools
during her tenure prior to
her job at Adrian, including Middleton
high school, Greenleaf Friends Academy, and
Marsing high school. Business and Social Studies
areas of teaching endorsements.
As much as Mrs. Brown enjoys
teaching, she also loves anything that has to do
with outdoors such as hiking and camping. Mrs.
Brown is also known as a "goataholic" meaning
she absolutely loves goats. She enjoys raising
and caring for her goats, but more than anything
she adores spending quality time with her
family. Her family means everything to her and
she cherishes every moment she spends with them.
Although Mrs. Brown grew up in
what she considers ‘the city,’ she enjoys the
peaceful and quite town of Adrian, Mrs. Brown's
first impression of the small school and
community was that everyone was very family
oriented and a supportive community. She hopes
to accomplish getting to know the students as
well as the community. She is excited to be a
part of the Adrian high school staff, teaching,
and interacting with the students.
Mrs. Brown enjoys being a part
of student’s education, although she says it can
be a little difficult having to deal with
"teenage attitude" at times. She enjoys teaching
and is very happy she pursued teaching as a
career. Mrs. Brown's words of wisdom is to “stay
involved, stay focused and to support each other
at all times.”
Feels like home—Miss Emma Miller
By Shayla Griffin
Emma Miller, or ‘Miss Miller’
at Adrian high school, is our new Ag teacher.
She is also our new FFA advisor. Miss Miller is
very excited for the opportunity to teach at
This is Miss Miller’s first
year teaching. She attended and graduated from
Oregon State University. Miss Miller completed
her student teaching at Baker high school.
along with her two sisters and one brother, grew
up in Independence, Oregon. She graduated from
Central high school. During her
high school years, she
participated in FFA. Choir, NHS, and Volleyball.
Her first impression of Adrian
was very positive. She stated, “Everyone was
very friendly and kind.”
She said she applied for the Adrian job
opening because she really likes Eastern Oregon.
Miss Miller loves agriculture,
and she is excited to be teaching. The
opportunity to teach students about agriculture
has been a great experience for her.
Her goals are “to provide as many
opportunities for the Adrian High school FFA as
possible; help students grow; and have a
Miss Miller’s has some advice
for Adrian students, “Take an Ag class, be sure
to stay organized, and have a good attitude and
willingness to learn.”
Miss Miller stated it seems
she does not have very much free time on her
hands with new responsibilities of being an FFA
advisor, Ag teacher, and helping her students.
She says when she does find some time for
herself, she likes to go hiking. She also likes
just sitting back and relaxing while watching
Miss Miler is
fitting in well at Adrian high school with the
staff and students. The first year of teaching
can be a huge learning curve and she has
received many helpful suggestions.
She loves how the “Adrian community feels
Up to the Challenge—Serena Palmieri
By Deysi Robles
We have all been lost—whether
it be driving in the city, trying to figure out
that algebraic equation, or simply wandering in
life. A challenge for anyone would be entering a
new country speaking a new language.
Serena decided to come to
America to learn the English language. Serena
stated she is fluent in four languages—German,
English, French, and Italian.
Serena’s parents are Monica
Torregrosa and Natalino Parlmieri, and she has
one younger sibling, Diego. Her father works
with electricians and her mom works in an
Serena stated her mother had an influence
on her decision to become an exchange student as
she was unsure of what to do in life and her
mother Monica suggested “she should try
Her first impression of Adrian was “whoa”
and yet she was very excited. Serena thinks our
town is calm and very friendly. She loves how
everyone here is very kind, and she loves small
Serena is playing volleyball.
She stated “I am enjoying it and like it a lot.”
She is planning to play basketball when the
season comes around. Serena mention she “doesn’t
know much about basketball but that it doesn’t
hurt to learn something new and try out.”
Serena said that in her grade school, the
school did not offer much for sports. However,
she has a powerful uppercut as she did
participate in boxing.
Serena spends most of her
spare time hanging out with her friends.
However, Serena stated she loves to be alone and
just read a book or lounge around occasionally.
Serena is not
sure what she wants to do in her future. She
stated ‘when I return home plan to complete and
apprentice or internship of some sort.”
By Shayla Griffin
There may be various reasons
why someone may decide to come to the United
States as part of a foreign exchange program.
For Santiago Sueiras it was to learn the
language better, and to learn more about the
Santiago, or his preferred
name of Santi, is fifteen years old. He is in
the junior class at Adrian High School.
Santi stated he
was “surprised how friendly everyone was in
He also said that he came from a “really big” school with 1000+ students
so Adrian was quite the change
In Spain Santi enjoyed playing
soccer and tennis. He said he decided try out
American football while an exchange student. He
says that he is really enjoying the sport. On
plays tight end on offense outside linebacker on
defense. Santi said “compared to soccer,
football is very different and many different
When Santi has free time he
likes to watch TV. Some of his favorite shows
are Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad.
When Santi returns home to
Spain he plans on studying a lot to catch up on
things he may have missed while here in America.
He does not quite know what career he will go
into when he graduates, but he said he will be
something related to technology. Luckily, for
him the courses he takes here in America will
count for school in Spain.
Santi’s father is in the
Spanish Court of Leaders, which involves people
who take care of the economy in the country. His
mother is a Safety Inspector.
Adrian hosts exchange students
during the school at the campus dorm. The dorm
is home to sic students this year, four boys and
two girls. He says he really likes the other
exchange students along with the dorm parents.
He gets along well with them. His weekend host
family is Neil and Stephanie Allison.
Santi is enjoying his time in
the United States and stated he is having a
great time at Adrian. His English is improving,
he is learning more about the American culture,
making new friends, and great memories.
Valley 64 at Huntington 0
Adrian/Jordan Valley’s Chase Fillmore
completed three of four passes for 146 yards
and three touchdowns. Michael Babcock had
five carries for 59 yards and two
touchdowns. Kaden Rhead had nine carries for
47 yards and a touchdown. Wade Bond had a
74-yard kick return for a touchdown. The
Antelopes got a jump start in Friday’s game,
scoring 40 points in the first quarter. The
Antelopes held the Locomotives to a combined
-21 total yards. The Antelopes pulled in
three interceptions, as well. The Antelopes
got a jump start in Friday’s game, scoring
40 points in the first quarter. The
Antelopes (4-1, 1-1 SD1) will host Harper on
Friday. The Locomotives (1-2, 1-2 SD1) will
play South Wasco County at Echo on Friday.