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Youth News Youth Recognition Dinner Chehalis Tribe Students of the Month for March Gary Ortivez III (9-12) Gary is a sophomore at Oakville High School. In addition to his solid academics, he is currently playing Baseball for the Acorns. After high school, Gary plans on attending college and be a collegiate athlete in baseball or basketball. He says he’s not the type of person who has a message for the world, but he admits that he is most proud of the things he has put a lot of time and effort into, and would encourage others The youth participating in the after school classes proudly displayed their drums they made and painted in cultural classes. to do the same. On Wednesday March 19, the Youth at home.” This was to remind her Samuel Starr-Wright (6-8) Center hosted a youth recognition of this experience, which she really Samuel is in the 6 grade at th dinner in the gathering room. The enjoyed learning to make. Oakville Middle School. His youth have been participating in favorite subject is reading; he various activities that the youth After the meal was fnished, Tony mostly likes to read books about center provides. Their hard work was Medina honored the youth by bringing sports. He also plays the bells in recognized at this event. them in front of the community the middle school band. When A dinner of steak, rolls, pork and members and presented them proudly he grows up, Sam wants to go to beans, baked beans salad, and a showing their hard work and artistic delightful desert of Marla’s famous ability. The smiles they had on their the University of Oregon and play cake combined with a topping of face as they lifted their drums spoke football for the Ducks. His personal Branden’s berries. for itself. motto for the past year has been Walter Lewis, Cultural Coordinator Tony Medina, Youth Center Director “Never never quit,” (You have to gave a speech on drum making and introduced two new employees, say it real fast like a coach). painting classes in the after school Brandon Canales and Melvin Samuel. sessions. He was amazed with the They are a great addition to helping out Mya Ortivez (K-5) children’s energy and ability to learn. with the various activities the youth Mya is attending Oakville They made their drums and afterwards center has to offer. Elementary in the 5 grade. th picked a design and painted on them. The after school programs have a lot She enjoys reading books of all They really enjoyed this portion of the to offer to those who wish to attend, kinds, doing fractions and other class. After completion of the drums, consisting of the homework club, math problems, and especially they attended a class with Dianne cultural activities, games, snacks and enjoys P.E. Mya likes to spend Devlin to make the drum sticks much much more. Bring your child time outdoors; she can be otherwise known as “beaters” to be to enjoy some of the experiences the found playing outside often able to play their drum. Youth Program has to offer. and was on the fast-pitch team for awhile. When asked about his drum, one youth said, “I’m going to hang She says the key to success is my drum that I made on my wall to “Work hard.” Tony Medina, Youth Center Director introduced his From the Education Department: As a reward for their commitment new employees for the to school and personal growth, each student of the month will youth program. Pictured receive a $50.00 gift card from the Education & Development are Melvin Samuel (L) and Department. Congratulations, Keep up the good work! Branden Canales (R). Page 10   
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