The Kalapuya Hot Sauce Club has been honing their craft after school every Thursday since the peppers started coming out of the field. After weeks of practice, they were ready. After entering the Spicy Bowl VI competition, Kalapuya hot sauce can now authentically be marketed as “award winning” hot sauce. Every participant at the Food For Lane County fundraising event got to vote for their favorite spicy food (think jalapeño ice cream among others). Kalapuya students Nate Tena, Sierra Lapchynski, Alex Lomeli , Stephen Kinkade , and Dom Sonza, under the tutelage of hot sauce zen master Naz Zydycryn, created an array of hot sauces that wowed the crowd, and took home the Best New Entry of the Year Award for the night. In the silent auction that followed the food tasting, 5 bottles of Kalapuya hot sauce were auctioned off for $200 – all proceeds benefiting Food for Lane County.
Free Medical and Dental Services
The Life and Health Free Clinic will come to the Lane County Fairgrounds November 23-24. This free services include full service optometry; illness diagnosis and minor treatments; dental fillings, cleanings and extractions; massages and kids activities.
The free clinic starts at 9:00 on both days and is first come, first served. Click here for more information (PDF).
Servicios médicos y dentales gratuitos
La Clínica Gratuita de Vida y Salud llegará al recinto ferial del condado de Lane del 23 al 24 de noviembre. Estos servicios gratuitos incluyen servicio completo de optometría; diagnóstico de enfermedades y tratamientos menores; empastes dentales, limpiezas y extracciones; masajes y actividades infantiles.
La clínica gratuita comienza a las 9:00 los dos días y se recibe por orden de llegada. Haga clic aquí para más información (PDF).
It’s a chance not many people ever have; a meeting with a U.S. Senator to problem-solve a current national issue: the rise in vaping among young people.
Nate Tena from Kalapuya brought a personal perspective to the student round table meeting with Senator Ron Wyden. As a former smoker, Nate knows how easy it is to start and what it takes to quit.
Students gave Senator Wyden an idea of the scope of the problem in our area. They also offered proposals on how to address it, including an increased tax on vaping products, social media campaigns featuring youth voices, and banning flavored vaping products.
Nate also mentioned the support provided Bethel high school students who have access to drug and alcohol counselors.
Wyden says he wants to reconvene the group at some future date. Nate and the others will be ready.
Hi Kalapuya Families,
Here is some important news about the Student Success Act, which will bring more funding to our school district. Click the Continue Reading link to learn all the details.
Volunteers from the Northwest Farm Credit Services joined Kalapuya students to lend a hand for the fall harvest on the farm. Together they pulled more than 500 pounds of beets out of the ground and hauled in over 1,000 pounds of squash from the fields. Pressing apples into fresh cider was a bonus at the end of the day – as was the surprise presentation of a check for $6,400 (though their 100% Committed project) to support the Bethel Farm!