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Mayor Brian Butler proclaimed April 21, 2015 as "Justin Crouch Day" in honor of Mr. Crouch being named Lake County Teacher of the year.  
Mr. Crouch is a UHS social studies teacher.



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A Ceremony was held on April 8, 2015, at the South Umatilla Welcome Sign to unveil a sign recognizing UHS graduate and major league baseball player Jonathan Lucroy.

Karen and Steve Lucory, Jonathan's parents, were in attendance and received a proclamation from Mayor Brian Butler.




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“Doing the Wright Thing” is a program to publicly recognize individuals who take time
from their busy lives to make our community a better place in which to live.  

Mayor Wright selects a person or group of people who "Do the Wright Thing" and recognizes their efforts at a City Council meeting.  Mayor Wright details the work they have done and awards the recepient(s) a certificate during the meeting.


May 2014 recognition was given to Umatilla High School Graduating Seniors who showed exceptional service to the community through their volunteer work.  The following students were recognized:

Brittany Riedy - 317 hours
Austin Deal - 320 hours
Chelsea Turner - 354 hours
Jessica Mowrey - 361 hours
Madelyn Martin - 370 hours
Marleana Weber - 448 hours
Paris Raulerson - 1185 hours

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Pictured is Madelyn Martin receiving her award from Mayor Laura Wright.  The other students were not in attendance.




March 2014 recognition was given to UES Student Jordan Mitchell for her bracelet making project in support of "Team Jay".  Jordan has spent many hours making countless bracelets,  selling them for $1, and donating the money to the family of a child diagnosed with leukemia.


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Pictured is Jordan Mitchell with her parents, UES Principal Debbie Rogers, and Mayor Wright







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September 2013 recognition is given to the UHS Junior ROTC for the many way the cadets have willingly provided service to the community by reaching across age groups and lending their capable assistance to a variety of organizations  

Accepting the certificate: LT COMMANDER CHARLES MINYARD * BATTALLION COMMANDER CADET COMMAND SERGEANT MAJOR DILON STUCKEY * CADET LT COLONEL TAYLOR GORDON

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August 2013 recognition is given to Bruce Collins, Doug Hasley, and Jason McKinnie
for
Doing the Wright Thing!

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These men spend countless hours each year coordinating the premier summer event in Umatilla - The Collins Family Fourth of July BBQ.  There is extensive work to do in securing donations, buying and preparing the food, coordinating the volunteers who are willing to help man the grills and serve the delicious BBQ with all the fixings, run the games and entertainment, and clean up.  This is a labor of love for the community and special thanks are given to everyone who contributes to make the BBQ an awesome time of fun and fellowship!

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June 2013 recognition goes to the dedicated volunteers at the Umatilla Senior Center:

Al Carson, Alex Colon, Allen Tolle, Danny Preston, Dianne Drysdale, Gwen Ramey, Harold Redding, Lawton Cook, Lucille Carroll, Luther Bodie, Mary Martin, Melinda Preston, Miguel “Mike” Colon, and Pamela Colmenero
for
Doing the Wright Thing!


These volunteers provide meals and social activities for area senior citizens.  
They also provide “Meals on Wheels” client services.


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May 2013

“Doing the Wright Thing” is a program to publicly recognize individuals who take time
from their busy lives to make our community a better place in which to live.  

May 2013 recognition goes to the young ladies who were selected to serve as the 2012 representatives
through the Miss Umatilla Pageant:

Miss Umatilla Nikki White
Teen Miss Umatilla Cameron Graham
Junior Miss Umatilla Kortni Duncan
Little Miss Umatilla Mckenzie Hill
Tiny Miss Umatilla Jadyn Wolfcale

These young ladies performed the following activities as they represented Umatilla throughout the year:  participated in holiday parades, adopted grandmas, volunteered at American Cancer Society events, took part in a food drive for the Elementary School Backpack program, sponsored a family food basket at Thanksgiving and sponsored a family at Christmas by providing toys for the children.

Well done young ladies!  We appreciate the example you set for others.


 


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