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By Dick Mason

Observer Staff Writer

The charitable legacy of La Grande High Schools Class of 2001 has been etched in stone.

The graduating class has purchased a granite marker in which is etched the classs motto:

I ask of life

What have you got to offer

And the answer came

What have you got to give.

The plaque was installed Tuesday outside of the schools east entrance. Michael Cribbs of Marowe Monument Co., which made the marker, installed it with help from the seniors.

The students who assisted included Blake Bars, who said the motto reflects how many LHS students feel.

Life is not about what you get, it is about what you can give, Bars said.

The class of 2001 also purchased seven choke cherry trees that have been planted in a row on the south side of the marker.

The marker was provided by Marowe at a discounted price of $200. The choke cherry trees cost $80 each.

Much of the money for the marker was raised through the classs pink flamingo attack project. In the fund-raiser, 26 pink flamingos are placed on the lawn of a La Grande resident in the evening. The flamingos are removed the next morning. Residents who were attacked and gave a donation to the senior class could choose where the pink flamingos would be placed next.

Money was also raised by the class through the Fall Ball it sponsored and other projects. A portion of the money will also be used to purchase graduation decorations and to make it possible for all members of the class to take part in the senior trip.

The trip will be taken Friday to Meridian, Idaho. Students will visit the Roaring Springs water park and Boondocks, a recreation site featuring miniature golf.

Senior class adviser Pam Dodds, coordinator of LHSs Career Center, is gratified by the generosity being shown by the Class of 2001. Its members reached out in many ways. An example is helping put on Red Ribbon Week, which encourages young people to steer clear of drugs.

I wanted to help them learn to give, Dodds said. To give is everything because you get so much back.

The senior class officers helped lead the classs fund-raising efforts. The officers are Jessyca Barker, Katie Franklin, Sara Blake, Gailen Jones, David Butler, Zach Grammon and honorary officer Travis Smart.

Dodds believes the class officers and graduates have a promising future.

I am really proud of this class. They are going to go far, Dodds said.

The Class of 2001 is following the lead of last years graduating class. That class purchased a granite sign identifying the high school. The sign is on the northwest corner of the schools grounds on K Avenue.


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