McKay MESA Club Makes Waves

McKay’s MESA (Math Engineering Science Achievement) Club is at it again. During second semester students were given the challenge of creating a prosthetic arm for under $80. The electronic elements were created using Arduino. Tuesday, May 16, we took a team of 20 students up to PSU where they competed against other Oregon MESA schools. McKay had one team compete at the national level and two others compete at the state level. During the onsite competitions McKay’s team of I Isaiah Delgado, Gabriel Maza, Stephon Ramirez, and Zach Person took 3rd place in two onsite competitions.

Additionally, the team of Luis Castro, Cristofer Flores, Saul Martines, Lorenzo Alvarez, and Axel Islas will be traveling to PSU’s Business Accelerator next Friday to pitch their business idea to a panel of judges during the semifinal round. This competition is part of the Clean Tech Challenge. Any team moving forward will receive $2,500 to produce an example of their Clean Tech idea.

McKay Athletes shine at District Meet

McKay track and field athletes made a good showing at the district meet May 11 and 12. Coaches are pleased to brag about the following athletes and their achievement this year.

State Qualifiers

Israel Garza won the 100 and 200 as expected and moves on to the state meet.

Both boys’ and girls’ 4×100 relays took 2nd and move on to the state meet.

We had a handful of finals placements (top 8 in events).

Steffani Rodriguez (freshman!) 3rd in both the 100 and 200.

Cecelia Munoz 6th in the 100 and 8th in the 200.

Allen Sotelo 5th in the 3000.

Tyrus Love (Freshman!) 5th in the 110 hurdles.

Sariah Mba 4th in the shot put.

Adolfo Lua 4th in the Shot Put.

Kevin Her 5th in the Disc.

Leo Silva 8th in the Disc and 3rd in the Javelin.

Shaton Daniels 3rd in the Triple Jump.

FFA Plant Sale Now Underway

The Salem-Keizer FFA Plant Sale is now open to the public.

Due to GENEROUS donations from the Oregon Association of Nurseries, we have TONS of ornamental plants including Rhododendrons, Heather, Azaleas, Spirea, etc.

Sale Times:

Wednesday’s and Friday’s 2:30 to 5 pm.

Saturday’s 9 am to 1 pm.

This will continue until the end of May.

See the attachment below for a list of plants and prices.