Mock Trial team headed to state

After this weekend’s regional Mock Trial competition, one of Riverdale’s two teams – the Blue Team – has advanced to the state competition in two weeks. We are so proud of both teams’ efforts to prepare all term for the competition. It is not an easy feat to research countless laws and prepare to present a court case from both the prosecution and defense’s perspectives. The photo at left shows several Blue Team members in a run-through at the Multnomah County Courthouse with teacher Jeff Brown presiding. Best of luck to the Blue Team as they head to state!

  Riverdale sweeps regional bridge building competition

I am thrilled to announce that Riverdale students took the top 20 spots at the regional competition this weekend, with seniors Tal Volk and Brendan Corcoran moving on the international competition, which Riverdale is hosting in Portland (see more below). Congratulations to all of the winning students, and to teacher Mark Wechter!

  Winter sports highlights

Congratulations to our boys’ basketball team for qualifying for league playoffs! The Mavericks defeated Rainier for the teams’ first ever 3A playoff win in school history. We’re so proud of you.

  Congratulations to senior Garen M. on his two 2nd-place finishes at the OSAA 4A/3A/2A/1A State Championship Swim Meet at Mt. Hood Community College. Garen was the runner-up in both the boys’ 100-meter butterfly and the 100-meter breaststroke (the race in which he set a district record the previous weekend) and the points he received from his two finishes placed Riverdale in 10th place overall in the 2015 State Meet!

  Recognition for Nate K.

Congratulations to senior Nate K., who has been named a candidate in the 2015 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. More than 3,900 candidates were selected from nearly 3.4 million students graduating from U.S. high schools in 2015, based on exceptional performance on the SAT or ACT exams, along with students’ essays, self-assessments, descriptions of activities, school recommendations and school transcripts. A distinguished panel of educators will review these submissions and select 560 semifinalists in early April, followed by approximately 88 Scholars in May. Nate is also a National Merit Scholar Finalist.