Winter 2016
Here are some stories and media coverage featured in Hockinson School District’s April 2016 “Education Matters” newsletter.

Focus fuels Hockinson’s first champion wrestler


When Cameron Loos pinned his opponent at the state wrestling tournament in February, Hockinson High School earned its first-ever state wrestling championship.


For Cameron, it was the grand finale to years of hard work.

He was down 6-0 in that final match but kept his focus. “I could have stayed there and figured I was losing—and lose,” he said. “But I just stayed relaxed. I knew I’d be fine …”
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HMS penny drive sets record

For the second year in a row, Hockinson Middle School students have soared past their goal in the Pennies for Patients drive for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. 

What makes Hockinson’s achievement especially remarkable is the per-student average. In the region—three states plus southwest Washington—students collect an average of $1.68 each. 

Hockinson’s average? $12.63.
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Drama offers seniors growth opportunity

For his senior project, Matthew Phillips wrote a full-length script titled “Always Blame the Butler” and co-directed the play with classmate Anna Uusitalo. 

They had only five weeks from casting to the rising of the curtain.

“We did it! It’s something we all accomplished,” Matthew said. 
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