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Morgan Teachers nominate students who Of The New Era achieve a 3.8 GPA or better. Then Tyler Schilling and Caytlin the students apply. Gillespie are this year's Freshman Gillespie is involved in soft- Boy and Girl of the Year at Sweet ball and basketball. Schilling is Home High School. involved in soccer, and he wrestles Gillespie is the daughter of during most of the year. Gall and Chris Gillespie. She has He is involved in the Mat one older sister, Shelbey, 19. Schil- Club, the youth group at Commu- ling is the son of Steve and Patricia nity Chapel and community service Schilling. He has two siblings, Col- through his church. Gillespie helps ton, 17, and Alexia, 10. her grandfather with yard work and "I was really excited that I also assists with clinics in softball got it because I felt I deserved it," and basketball for younger ath- Schilling said. "I worked hard all letes. year to keep my grades up. I had a After high school, Schilling 4.0, and I think that was one of the is planning on pursuing a degree biggest things." in either electrical engineering or "I was pretty excited too," mechanical engineering. He hopes Gillespie said, noting that she was to attend college at Stanford or Cal shooting for the award too. "I end- Poly. ed up with a 3.93. As of now, I'm "I like math and science," he aiming to be a salutatorian." said. In engineering, he can discover They both had siblings who things that most people don't know, Tyler Schilling and Caytlin Gillespie School freshmen of the year. understanding how the components of an iPod work, for example. Math is his favorite subject because he's good at it, said Schil- ling, who takes honors classes. He especially enjoys geometry and trigonometry. Photo by Sean C. Morgan are this year's Sweet Home High "Math's weird, but I like it," he said. Gillespie plans to pursue a de- gree in teaching at the University of Oregon. "I love working with kids," she said. "I've always been interested in teaching." She enjoys history, she said. "I've always been very fascinated with older stuff." They both enjoyed their fresh- man year. "I enjoyed it because the school community itself made me feel like I could do stuff," Schilling said. "They just welcomed us in as fresh- men. The teachers really push you to be the best you can be. They'll always keep working with you." The school also provides great friendships in academic and sports clubs, he said. Both said they were thank- ful to their parents, who pushed them to be successful academical!y and have supported them in other ways. "They've always told me to do my best in school, keep up my grades," Gillespie said. Veterans home contractor named as project moves forWard The Oregon Department of ground breaking on the $30 million ditional skilled nursing homes and veterans Affairs has selected Lease project could occur as early as later assisted living facilities. The small Crutcher Lewis from Portland as the this year with a grand opening in late house model alters facility size, in- general contractor to build Oregon's 2014. terior design, staffing patterns, and second veterans' home in Lebanon. Willis said the home will employ methods of delivering skilled pro- Lease Crutcher Lewis has built about 230 people including admin- fessional services. a wide variety of building projects, istrators~ medical staff, custodians According to U.S. Department including the VA Community Based and bus drivers. "We will also need of Veterans Affairs, the state needs Outpatient Clinic in West Linn, VA many, many volunteers," he said. more than 900 skilled nursing beds Medical CenterinVancouver, Wash Constructed on a small house for its aging veterans. The state's the remodeling and expansion of model for skilled nursing facilities, existing veterans' home located in the Veterans Benefit Administration the Home will create a small com- The Dalles has 151 beds, including in Portland, and dozens of assisted munity for a group of residents and 25 for dementia and Alzheimer resi- living communities and senior care staff offering 154-beds for long-term dents. The new home will increase centers in Oregon. care as well as rehabilitation servic- the total number of beds in Oregon The initial contract period is es, Alzheimer's and dementia care. to 305. through March 2015, when the It will be constructed on l0 acres ad- For more information regarding home is anticipated to be completed, jacent to the Samaritan Health Sci- the project, contact ODVA Project Jim Willis, director of the Oregon ences Campus in Lebanon. Manager John Osbom at (503) 373- Department of Veterans Affairs, said This is a departure from tra- 2023. 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