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West Linn High School makes the “Best High Schools in America” list once again

West Linn was awarded the silver medal by the U.S. News and World Report in its yearly release of the “Best High Schools in America” list. West Linn was ranked 656th in the nation and eighth in Oregon.

The first 500 schools receive the gold medal and the next 1,500 receiving silver. There were 22,000 schools, from across the nation, considered for this list.

A three-step process is used to determine the rank of each individual high school.

1. A school’s student body is assessed to determine if it is performing better than statistically expected for the average student in each state.

2. They look at the schools least-advantaged students and decide whether or not they are exceeding expectations.

3. Finally they ascertain how effectively the high school is preparing the student body for college. They do so by taking a look at how many seniors take and pass Advanced Placement tests.

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Derek Fieldhouse, Managing Editor
At a young age, many boys dream of becoming a swashbuckling pirate, or a strong, brave firefighter; Derek Fieldhouse, senior, wanted to be an investment banker. Fieldhouse, who has climbed the corporate ladder of the Amplifier, now acts as Managing Editor.

“I was not interested in following this path,” Fieldhouse said. “I just wanted to improve my writing.”

But writing isn’t the only thing Fieldhouse enjoys. Outside of all the hectic writing, reading and studying,  he can be found running with the cross country team, sleeping, and hanging out with friends. Because he is a senior, Fieldhouse spends many free moments filling out college applications.

“I want to go to a coastal college. I would not be able to withstand being land-locked,” Fieldhouse said.” I think it would be a cool thing to hang out with friends on the beach on the weekends and stuff.”

Fieldhouse is a “complicated mess of stuff,” and enjoys it, because it is his life. The only thing he is looking forward to “is getting out of this place and entering the world of business.”
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