The Willamette girls basketball team has won another state championship, beating top-ranked Springfield 48-41.
Click here to see the on-court celebration.
Wil-Hi gave up the first basket of the game but never trailed after that, holding Springfield’s All-American Mercedes Russell to just 12 points.
Instead it was Willamette junior Lexi Bando leading the way with a game-high 23 points. Freshman Autumn Baumgartner added 12 coming off the bench
This is the third state championship for the Lady Wolverines in the last seven years, and sweet revenge for WHS after losing to Springfield in last year’s title game.
Thank a Classified staff member this week.
Classified Employees Week highlights the fact that they are instrumental to the operation of every aspect of Bethel School District.
They are critical to the success of our students by working directly with kids, parents, other educators, volunteers and community members.
Whether it’s maintaining our facilities, providing healthy meals, making sure our classrooms are clean, transporting our kids, managing the offices, providing materials, or assisting classroom teachers, Bethel’s Classified staff bring dedication and skill every day.
So here’s to our terrific Classified staff for their diverse talents and their devotion to Bethel kids.
News of last month’s death of Nick Gillespie hit the Bethel community hard.
Nick was a Bethel kid through and through, graduating from Willamette High School in 2001.
Nick’s dad, Jim, now retired, was a long-time Bethel teacher. His mom, Alison, still visits Bethel schools as a courier for Lane ESD.
Nick was a long time worker in Grand Teton National Park, where he died in an avalanche during a multi-day backcountry ski trip.
Jim and Alison want to send their thanks to the Bethel community for the support they’ve received since losing Nick. Click here for a special message from the Gillespie family.
Your old computers, phones, TVs, electronics, household and other reusable items can now find a new home. Recycle them for free at Willamette High School’s 4th annual Recycling Round-Up this Saturday.
Bring your household items to Willamette on Saturday the 23rd, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Your junk is treasure to the folks at NextStep Recycling and St. Vincent de Paul, who will gladly reuse or recycle everything gathered by Wil-Hi’s National Honor Society students. Here’s a list.
For more information contact David Novak at Willamette, 541-689-0731, or email@example.com.