The time is near for Senior Ceremonies. To help ensure that all participants understand the what, when, and where for all of the activities, we have compiled information for all seniors and their families. This information is sent to all households as well as posted here for easy access. Click on the link below, or download the attachment.
McKay’s FBLA chapter attended the state leadership conference in Portland. All nine students placed high enough to compete at the national leadership conference in Anaheim this summer. GO SCOTS!
The students and their areas of competition are:
3rd Place – Henry Trinh, Axel Arredondo, and Ben Ho
Banking and Financial Systems:
4th Place – Joaquin Cervantes, Ronaldo Dye, and Sergio Gonzlalez
3rd Place – Adrian Toro, Shayla Tran, and Daniel Dang
The graduation ceremonies for the McKay Class of 2017 will be held June 9, 2017 at 8:00 PM in the Pavilion at the Oregon State Fairgrounds. Additional information will be shared with seniors and their families in the coming weeks.
This summer might be a jump start to a career! The district is offering several Career & Technical Education summer camps this summer. It is a great opportunity to learn and explore possibilities for the future. The application period begins on March 17 at 4:00 PM. There are a limited number of spaces available so apply right away.
It may still seem like winter but spring is bursting upon us! That means it is almost time for cheering on Royal Scots outdoors again. Tennis, Golf, Baseball, Track, and Softball are getting ready for their season openers. Check schedules and come cheer on your McKay athletes!
As you’re making your plans for this weekend, we’d love it if you’d put Chipotle on your list of stops- after all, you gotta eat and Chipotle is donating 50% (you read that right!) of all sales, all day, to McKay Theatre!
When you pay, show the image attached – or just mention it – and you’ll be getting a great meal while helping a great group of kids!
890 NE Lancaster Drive in Salem on Saturday,
February 25th between 10:45am and 10:00pm.
The State Capitol is busy with the business of the legislative session, but elected officials turned the capitol over the the YMCA Youth and Government Program last Thursday, Friday, and Saturday for the 71st Youth Legislative Session. This annual event brought together about 100 students from five high schools to run a mock legislative session, complete with elected youth leaders.
McKay had a small delegation of six, but they made a powerful impact. The group of Adriana Escorcia, Jasmin Ramos, Josie Carstensen, Daniel Dang, Raul Marquez, and Andrew Kalmen performed so well that they were awarded the Outstanding Delegation Award during the closing joint session on February 18 in the Oregon House Chamber.
This honor was only part of the mark left by the McKay Delegation this year. Adriana Escorcia was elected Senate Sergeant-at-Arms and was an effective and respected leader during the senate sessions.
Additionally, the delegation was successful in moving one measure through both chambers and the measure was signed by the Youth Governor. Another measure passed both chambers and was waiting for the Youth Governor’s consideration when the session came to an end on Saturday afternoon.
These outstanding students represented McKay very well and are already making plans to make an even bigger impression next year. For more information and to become part of the 2018 delegation, talk to one of these delegates or to Mr. Garner, Club Adviser.
The McKay High School Team finished 2nd in their respective division at Oregon MESA’s inaugural Demo Day invention competition. The event was held at Ziba Design, a renowned design firm in Portland. The teams also won the audience choice awards in their division.
For the Demo Day competition, students were challenged to design, build, and program an invention to address a challenge for a client experiencing vision impairment. The invention also had to incorporate a microcontroller. In the semi-final round eighteen teams from schools across Portland and Salem submitted videos presenting their projects. Four high school teams and three middle school teams were selected by judges to advance to the final round at Demo Day on February 9th. At Demo Day, each team gave a four-minute pitch of their inventions to a panel of expert judges, which included Portland State University faculty, industry engineers, product designers, and business entrepreneurs.
The team from McKay High School placed 2nd in their division with their design of a reading aid glove for a client experiencing macular degeneration. The students on the team were Lorenzo Alvarez, Luis Castro, and Saúl Martinez Chavarin and were advised by McKay math teacher, Katrina Hull.
Students will have the opportunity to compete again this year at the annual MESA Day competition in May at Portland State University. Winners of MESA Day will advance to the 2017 MESA National Engineering Design Competition, held this year in Philadelphia.
For more information about Oregon MESA,
call (503) 725-4665, or visit the Oregon MESA Web site at www.oregonmesa.org.