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Brittany Park
When she's not capturing touchdowns on the football field, or catching fly balls on the diamond, Brittany Park, senior can be found solving the latest math problem. "I really enjoy math," Park said, "It's my favorite subject." From a young age Park has had an inclination towards math, which she has influenced in her classes throughout high school. "I'm currently taking AP Calculus BC, AP Physics 2, and AP Computer Science. But AP Calc is my hardest class." What Park is attracted to in math is the problem solving behind it. "I love when I am able to solve a problem and find solutions to it, it makes me feel accomplished." Besides math, Park also has another passion which resides in softball. As a varsity softball player Park, has loved the game since she was in kindergarten. "I have played it as long as I can remember and over the years I just keep becoming more and more committed. I am always looking to become a better player and to improve my skills." As for photography, she was inspired her freshman year by photo teacher Ms. Breyne. "I was really intrigued by photography and how much there is to learn," Park said. "Ms. Breyne really encouraged me to join Amplifier to expand my knowledge of photography." That knowledge has expanded since freshman year, as Park worked her way up as a photographer to the Photo Editor for Amplifier. "This year I am looking forward to covering as many events as possible, improving my photography skills and gaining more student involvement in Amplifier and all that we do." As for her plans next year, Park would love to continue her passion of math into a future career. "Engineering intrigues me, I'm leaning towards civil engineering as a major in college." As for what school she is interested in, "I would love to stay on the west coast and closer to home. Oregon State is my first option because of the amazing engineering program." As for what life has ahead, Park is ready to solve all the problems that await.

Brittany Park, Photo Editor

May 20, 2016
Boys Lacrosse defeats Oregon City 19-1 (15 Photos) (Story/Photo)
Apr 13, 2016
Boys Lacrosse triumphs over Tualatin with a 16-2 win (14 Photos) (Story/Photo)
Apr 12, 2016
Ryan Klose, senior, leads West Linn to a dominant 20-9 victory over Claremont, B.C. (Photo)
Apr 05, 2016
Softball defeats McMinnville 10-0 in preseason game (21 Photos) (Story/Photo)
Mar 28, 2016
Boys Lacrosse wins all three games during Cooper’s Jamboree (15 Photos) (Story/Photo)
Feb 24, 2016
Boys Basketball rolls past Sherwood 98-52 (25 Photos) (Story/Photo)
Jan 20, 2016
Boys and Girls Swim takes on Tualatin (62 Photos) (Story/Photo)
Jan 11, 2016
Payton Pritchard leads Lions to 93-58 win over Lake Oswego in league opener (35 Photos) (Story/Photo)
Dec 14, 2015
Girls Basketball comes back to beat Lake Oswego 61-57 in first league game (21 Photos) (Story/Photo)
Nov 17, 2015
Girls Soccer finishes first round of playoffs with a 1-0 victory (40 Photos) (Story/Photo)
Nov 17, 2015
Football defeats Roosevelt 41-6 in first round of playoffs (31 Photos) (Story/Photo)
Nov 17, 2015
11 Lions sign to continue their athletic career on National Signing Day (Photo)
Nov 16, 2015
Eleven athletes commit to schools during the fall signings (14 Photos) (Story/Photo)
Nov 06, 2015
Defense shuts down Canby in a 30-14 win, now prepares for OSAA State Playoffs (Photo)
Nov 02, 2015
Homecoming King and Queen is announced while football defeats Tualatin (32 Photos) (Story/Photo)
Nov 02, 2015
Football team beats Tualatin 49-35, first homecoming win in four years (Photo)
Oct 14, 2015
Late mistakes prove costly, as Lions fall short of Sherwood 39-35 in last week’s game (Photo)
Oct 12, 2015
Boys Soccer secures victory over Tualatin after loss last week (17 Photos) (Story/Photo)
Oct 13, 2015
Sherwood pulls ahead in the last minutes for the victory (19 Photos) (Story/Photo)
Oct 08, 2015
West Linn dominant in Three Rivers league play, set to square off with undefeated Sherwood (Photo)
Oct 06, 2015
Football defeats Lakeridge 50-6 in first league game (26 Photos) (Story/Photo)
Oct 05, 2015
Red Cross blood drive will be arriving to West Linn high school on Oct. 6 (Photo)
Sep 24, 2015
Football takes on Lake Oswego at their home field (31 Photos) (Story/Photo)
Sep 29, 2015
A Returning Legend (Photo)
Sep 22, 2015
After ten months of escapading throughout France, Kyla Minato, senior, returns to the United States (Photo)
Sep 17, 2015
Philip Chan (Photo)
Sep 17, 2015
Ji Hyun An (Photo)
Sep 14, 2015
Nic Bittner (Photo)
Sep 15, 2015
Brooke McKelvey (Photo)
Sep 15, 2015
Andrew Bossen (Photo)
Sep 14, 2015
Kyle Swartz (Photo)
Sep 10, 2015
Paxton Peter-Krueger (Photo)
Sep 10, 2015
Brittany Park (Photo)
Sep 11, 2015
Nick Olson (Photo)
Sep 10, 2015
Wally Milner (Photo)
Sep 11, 2015
Nicole Joerger (Photo)
Sep 10, 2015
Connor Maloney (Photo)
Sep 10, 2015
Mackenzie Krish (Photo)
Sep 10, 2015
Eleanor Williams (Photo)
Sep 11, 2015
Connor Whitbey (Photo)
Sep 10, 2015
Grace Nickas (Photo)
Sep 10, 2015
Dillon Stoneking (Photo)
Jun 12, 2015
West Linn High School feminists establish club for next fall (Photo)
Jun 12, 2015
WLHS yearbook turns out even better than expected (Photo)
Jun 03, 2015
Porches set to receive upgrades; desktop computers being phased out (Photo)
May 29, 2015
Fewer juniors will have parking spots next year (Photo)
May 28, 2015
Newly elected West Linn mayor, Russ Axelrod, visits WLHS (Photo)
May 26, 2015
Schra-m&m (Photo)
May 26, 2015
How to prepare for finals with less stress (Photo)
May 08, 2015
The time has come for WLHS students to show thanks to their teachers (Photo)
Apr 29, 2015
Children’s Cancer Association raises money to help bring joy to children going through treatment (Photo)
Apr 28, 2015
WLHS adapts to national Smarter Balance testing (Photo)
Apr 24, 2015
Spirit Week returns with the approach of May Day (Photo)
Apr 22, 2015
Samsung releases its latest smartphone, the sleek new Galaxy S6 Edge along with an unnecessary Galaxy S6 (Photo)
Apr 20, 2015
Help wanted from WLHS students to clean up Willamette Park softball fields (Photo)
Apr 17, 2015
WLHS biking challenge influences students to stay fit, enjoy the outdoors and help save the planet (Photo)
Apr 17, 2015
Students up in arms about limited parking (Photo)
Apr 14, 2015
West Linn High School Symphonic Choir qualifies for the State Choir Competition (Photo)
Apr 09, 2015
West Linn Model UN club attending MUN Conference this weekend (Photo)
Mar 30, 2015
West Linn students advance in the ISEF competition (Photo)
Mar 20, 2015
Riley Knowles, sophomore, places second in the State Poetry Out Loud competition (Photo)
Mar 19, 2015
West Linn High School changes server and email system to Google Docs (Photo)
Mar 17, 2015
It’s a three peat, as the Lions beat Jesuit 68-57 winning third consecutive state title (Photo)
Mar 11, 2015
Reading in English class is imperative to your high school experience (Photo)
Mar 11, 2015
Albertsons in West Linn and Lake Oswego to be replaced with Haggen (Photo)
Mar 09, 2015
Boys basketball advances past Sheldon 57-49, heading to the state quarterfinals (Photo)
Mar 04, 2015
West Linn falls short in this year’s Wrestling State Championship (Photo)
Mar 03, 2015
Boys and Girls Varsity basketball teams qualify for playoffs (Photo)
Mar 02, 2015
Riley Knowles comes out on top, advances to Districts (Photo)
Feb 27, 2015
Red Cross Blood Drive collects 99 units from students and staff (Photo)
Feb 24, 2015
Yearbook wins All-American Award (Photo)
Feb 23, 2015
Red Cross Blood Drive returns to West Linn on Feb. 25. (Photo)
Feb 23, 2015
15 Best Independent Films Streaming on Netflix (Photo)
Feb 17, 2015
A Summer In The Rain (Photo)
Feb 11, 2015
Three softball coaches hired (Photo)
Feb 11, 2015
Girls Varsity Basketball Team edges Tigard, 45-35 (Photo)
Feb 11, 2015
WLHS switches it up with an unconventional take on “Julius Caesar” (Photo)
Feb 11, 2015
Kevin Mills, vice principal, named the next West Linn High School principal (Photo)
Feb 11, 2015
West Linn takes down Newberg in a thrilling victory (Photo)
Dec 15, 2014
Feminism – a trait we’re all missing (Photo)
Dec 09, 2014
“Oklahoma” impresses on the high school stage (Photo)
Nov 13, 2014
Construction bond passed, resulting in the expansion of 700 Building (Photo)
Nov 12, 2014
Intelligent Design (Photo)
Nov 06, 2014
Fly to France this Summer (Photo)
Nov 04, 2014
Ebola in Oregon: what’s the risk? (Photo)
Oct 30, 2014
Volleyball starts Playoffs with a 3-1 win against Wilson (Photo)
Oct 24, 2014
Common Core impacts West Linn curriculum (Photo)
Oct 24, 2014
Blood Drive collects 96 units to save 284 lives (Photo)
Oct 21, 2014
It’s going to get bloody tomorrow (Photo)
Oct 07, 2014
“Life 101” prepares students for life beyond graduation (Photo)
Oct 01, 2014
Be prepared: PSAT is tomorrow (Photo)
Sep 18, 2014
Resource Officer Allister Bunch returns to WLHS (Photo)
Sep 05, 2014
Parking areas converted to pick-up and drop-off zones (Photo)
Jun 11, 2014
WLHS offers emotional closure, alters finals in response to recent deaths (Photo)
Jun 03, 2014
WLHS cuts classes to adopt several new classes (Photo)
Jun 03, 2014
Be transported into a world of the 1960s at the A.P. United States History Museum. (Photo)
Mar 11, 2014
Mark Martens, assistant principal, ends service at WLHS in June (Photo)
Mar 07, 2014
The Lobby Club works to make college more affordable (Photo)
Feb 21, 2014
Start Thinking About Classes Now (Photo)
Feb 13, 2014
“The Love for Three Oranges” shows at the WLHS auditorium Feb. 20-22 (Photo)
Feb 12, 2014
Ben Baldwin manages State Champions (Photo)
Dec 18, 2013
Correspondence between academics and music (Photo)
Dec 04, 2013
Anatomy of a relatable novel (Photo)
Nov 13, 2013
Anna-Maria is a neurosurgeon in the making (Photo)
Nov 04, 2013
Officer Blain McKean offers tips to prevent electronic thefts (Photo)
Oct 28, 2013
New National Math Honors Society offers scholarship opportunity and fierce math competition (Photo)
Oct 23, 2013
Library is spiced up to motivate (Photo)
Oct 23, 2013
New grandstands: fact or fiction? (Story/Photo)
Oct 22, 2013
Queer terms need to be understood by the general public (Photo)
Oct 04, 2013
Helping Others Through Academics (Photo)
Oct 01, 2013
Yearbook staff exchanges vows; wins gold (Story)
Oct 01, 2013
Freshman lands a spot in Symphonic Choir (Photo)
Sep 30, 2013
WLHS’ Gay-Straight Alliance welcomes all students to a safe environment (Photo)
Sep 18, 2013
Young West Linn Volleyball Team Starts Off 2013 Season (Story)
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