Tuesday, December 13, 2005
November 23, 2005
Danielle Peters, a senior at Hood River Valley High School, and Alex Titus, a junior at Hood River Valley High School, have been selected as Elks’ Students of the Month for October.
They each received a check for $100 and were introduced at the weekly lodge meeting.
Danielle is described as a dedicated young student at HRVHS and has been very active in clubs, organizations and various community service activities during her high school career.
She has been recognized as a leader, holding an FFA office her sophomore and junior years and being elected chapter president and district FFA secretary for her senior year.
She is very active helping other students and those younger than her. Her activities include FFA, 4-H, Earth Club, Speech and Debate and National Honor Society. She has an extensive resume of awards and accomplishments.
Danielle’s hobbies include showing cattle, horseback riding and public speaking. She also has a small herd of cattle she raises as a hobby.
She has been involved with Community Work Day, has worked as an Outdoor School camp counselor and a 4-H counselor. She is a member of St. Peters Youth Group and helped organize the recycling program for the Earth Club at the high school.
Danielle is on track to accumulate more than 30 hours of college credit before finishing high school and plans to attend Oregon State University and Linn-Benton Community College simultaneously after graduation. She will major in animal science.
Danielle is the daughter of Mary Leighton. She has one older sister, Heather, an OSU student studying veterinary science.
Alex Titus is described as an extremely self-motivated and hard-working student in both academic studies and extracurricular endeavors.
He is a member of the National Honor Society, Future Business Leaders of America, Spanish Club and Math Club.
He is a varsity wrestler and earlier this year participated in the U.S. National Wrestling Tournament in Fargo, N.D. He is a volunteer coach for the Hood River Youth Wrestling Club, Airtime, and has been a youth camp counselor.
He has done volunteer work for Outdoor School and donates three hours each week at the hospital emergency room.
After graduation Alex plans to attend a four-year college with Stanford being a preference. He hopes to get into the pre-med field and eventually become a neurosurgeon.
Alex is the son of Kim and Jerry Titus. He has an older brother, Jake, and sisters Jessica, Angela and Emma. In his spare time he enjoys whitewater kayaking and telemark skiing.
The Elks Lodge would like to congratulate these two young adults for achieving success not only in school but also by being actively involved with service to their community.
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The riding lawn mower driven by Norma Cannon overheated and made contact with dry arbor vitae owned by Lee and Norma Curtis, sending more than a dozen of the tightly-packed trees up in flames. The mower, visible at far right, was totaled. No one was injured; neighbors first kept the fire at bay with garden hoses and Westside and Hood River Fire Departments responded and doused the fire before it reached any structures. Westside Fire chief Jim Trammell, in blue shirt, directs firefighters. The video was taken by Capt. Dave Smith of Hood River Fire Department. Enlarge