Connor Whitbey
While most of West Linn High School spent their summers sleeping in until noon, Connor Whitbey, junior, was awake at 5a.m. every morning for his job. Working for Alliant Systems full time was a time consuming but an enjoyable job. Whitbey knew it would be hard work when he got the job, but nothing could prepare him for unloading trucks almost everyday.

“It was a good experience for me and I’ll probably do it next summer,” Whitbey said.  Outside of working Whitbey spent the last three months training for cross country, spending time with friends and swimming.  The summer was a short reprieve from what looks to be a busy year.

As a freshman, Whitbey was first interested in Journalism because of his brother Kenney.  With a passion in athletic coverage, Whitbey has followed in his brother’s steps and is now the co-athletic editor for Amplifier. He also hopes to follow in his older brothers steps by attending Oregon State University after high school.  

“Journalism allows me to write about athletics which I find interesting,” he said. “ I’m super excited to be the editor for the athletic section this school year.”

With a course load of 3 Advanced Placement (AP) classes this year, Whitbey doesn't plan on slacking off. He is working to see his dream of being a mechanical engineer become a reality. “I’ve always wanted to go into a career of engineering, but at the moment I’m really focused on being a mechanical engineer,” Whitbey said.

Connor Whitbey, Co-Athletics editor

Dec 14, 2015
Boys Basketball team vies for fourth straight state title (Story)
Dec 01, 2015
West Linn dominates Sherwood in Semifinals (Story)
Nov 23, 2015
West Linn to play in OSAA State Semifinals for first time in 21 years (Story)
Nov 13, 2015
Girls Soccer defeats Glencoe 1-0 (Story/Media)
Nov 05, 2015
Roman Ollar places second overall at OSAA State Championship (Story)
Nov 02, 2015
Football team beats Tualatin 49-35, first homecoming win in four years (Story)
Oct 27, 2015
Running to State (Story)
Oct 20, 2015
West Linn Cross Country star, Roman Ollar, senior, places second at Sandelie Golf Course Classic race (Story)
Oct 13, 2015
“The Martian” skyrockets Andy Weir’s novel to Hollywood (Story)
Oct 08, 2015
West Linn Boys Soccer team demolishes Tualatin, 5-1 (Story)
Oct 05, 2015
iPhone 6S released Friday, Sept. 25 with many improvements (Story)
Sep 18, 2015
West Linn High School Lions football team prepares for upcoming league opener against Lake Oswego (Story)
Jun 03, 2015
Porches set to receive upgrades; desktop computers being phased out (Story)
May 27, 2015
Nepal library fundraiser reaches its goal of $2,000 in ten days (Story)
May 21, 2015
West Linn Girls Lacrosse Team wins State Championship (Story)
May 19, 2015
West Linn Girls Lacrosse Team beats Wilsonville in state semifinals, 15-9 (Story)
May 11, 2015
Star Wars fans excited for upcoming video game and movie (Story)
May 06, 2015
Apple releases its newest technology, the Apple Watch (Story)
Apr 28, 2015
West Linn Varsity Tennis Team beats Lake Oswego 7-1 (Story)
Apr 22, 2015
Samsung releases its latest smartphone, the sleek new Galaxy S6 Edge along with an unnecessary Galaxy S6 (Story)
Apr 15, 2015
West Linn Varsity Boys Rugby Team beats Columbia County 35-0 (Story)
Apr 09, 2015
West Linn Track Team works to hit its stride (Story)
Apr 08, 2015
West Linn Boys Lacrosse Team competes in Florida (Story)
Mar 30, 2015
West Linn students advance in the ISEF competition (Story)
Mar 10, 2015
Eddie Ray Routh found guilty of the murder of Navy SEAL Sniper Chris Kyle (Story)
Mar 04, 2015
West Linn falls short in this year’s Wrestling State Championship (Story)
Feb 24, 2015
Varsity Boys Basketball beats Tigard in a close game, 55-53 (Story)
Feb 20, 2015
“American Sniper” makes 90.2 million dollars in its opening weekend (Story)
Feb 17, 2015
A Summer In The Rain (Story)
Feb 11, 2015
West Linn takes down Newberg in a thrilling victory (Story)
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