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Tag: Clover Park High School

May
25th

MEMORIAL DAY: Clover Park students honor the fallen

Go see The Arlington Project at Clover Park High School in Lakewood. This stunning student-created display honoring the fallen for Memorial Day has become a tradition in the best spirit of community service.

More than 400 students and staff participate in creating the memorial that includes over 6,800 individually named markers, a display of state and territory flags with the number of the fallen from each labeled on the staff. Especially marked are the Prisoners of War who either died in captivity or were executed in Iraq and seven posthumous Medal of Honor recipients. There is also a tribute to our

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May
27th

MEMORIAL DAY: CPark students remember

The meaning of Memorial Day is often obscured by commercialism. Ask the students at Clover Park High what it is and you may get a surprising reply. On Thursday they installed more than 6,000 handmade stakes, each bearing the name of a service person killed in the War on Terrorism.

It looks impressive, but what is more impressive is the message – that we remember. There is no political connection or glorification intended; to do so would tarnish the memory.

Let’s put the display into perspective: Multiply what you see by 10 to approximate the losses of Vietnam and by

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March
7th

PIERCE COUNTY: Athletes from four local schools excel

Saturday was an exciting day for many Pierce County families. The boys’ teams from four local schools played for state championships in Tacoma and Yakima: Curtis (4A), Lakes (3A), Clover Park (2A) and Cascade Christian (1A).

I congratulate all of the local boys’ and girls’ teams that made it to the state tournaments. All of them demonstrated grit and determination throughout the season and should be proud of their accomplishments.

Pierce County is a basketball powerhouse. I can’t remember four teams from our county in the finals at the same time. I congratulate Lakes, Clover Park and Cascade Christian for

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