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HELPING IMPROVE RURAL EDUCATION

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ORIGINALLY A ONE ROOM SCHOOL

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On March 13, 1900, Patrick and Catherine Lynch donated one
acre of ground located at Section Line Road (Division) and
Barker Road (162nd Ave.) on which was built a new one
room school (shown above). The original one room Lynch
School which started with fifteen to twenty students increased
in number to about fifty students in 1914.  

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In 1915 a large multiple purpose room, which served as an auditorium
and meeting place for community functions was built onto the existing
one room school. Folding doors were extended during the day making
it into two classrooms giving the school a grand total of three rooms.

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During the 1920’s the school’s population continued to grow. The Lynch School anticipated the need for future expansion and purchased an additional 2.68
acres from John Lynch, one of Patrick Lynch’s heirs, in 1922. People moving
into the community from Portland and elsewhere were conscious of the good
schools that existed in the city and wanted a school equal to or better than the
ones they knew about, so in keeping with times and community growth, they
built a new modern brick school, one of the first in east Multnomah County, in
1927 replacing the wooden frame structure built in 1900 and added onto in
1915. The new brick building built in 1927 (above) had five rooms, a dome-
covered gymnasium and a basement which housed the furnace, cafeteria,
lavatories, and storerooms. Just prior to World War II, additional rooms were
added.

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For further information…http://intranet.centennial.k12.or.us/schools/lw/about_us.php

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TV SHOW CREATOR IS 60 TODAY

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Matthew Abram
"Matt" Groening, High School Yearbook

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Groening was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. He attended
Ainsworth Elementary School and Lincoln High School. He went
on to Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington where he
served as the editor of the campus newspaper.

Matt Groening is the creator of two successful animated television
shows, The Simpsons (1989-present) and Futurama (1999-2003,
2008-2013).

Groening’s first cousin, Laurie Monnes Anderson, is a member of
the Oregon State Senate representing eastern Multnomah County.

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BELOVED TEACHER AND COACH, DEAD AT 77

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Centennial High School yearbook, 1962

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Richard Hawley Grant (November 27, 1935 – March 27, 2013)

Grant passed away on March 27, 2013, in Roatan, Honduras, while
cruising the Western Caribbean. He was born in Portland, Oregon
and graduated from Beaverton High School in 1953 and attended 
the University of Oregon, graduating in 1957. Richard went on to
become a health/PE teacher and coach at The Dalles High School
from 1957 to 1960 and Centennial High School in Gresham from
1960 to 1966.  

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to OPB, All Classical 89.9
or a local Food Bank. A Celebration of Dick’s life will be held at the
Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill in Salem on April 28 1-3 p.m.

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FRED ROGERS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1928

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  Fred McFeely Rogers
(March 20, 1928 – February 27, 2003)

Fred Rogers was an educator, Presbyterian minister, songwriter, author,
and television host. Rogers was most famous for creating and hosting 
Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood on PBS (1968–2001),

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