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The Clackamas Print
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Clackamas boasts winning horticulturist
News Clips
by Tracey Roozenboom
Staff Writer
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Without realizing it, we as
individuals may have walked
beside a nuclear physicist, an
award-winning writer or even a
prize-winning horticulturist.
These are people who simply
excel at what they do. One of
these people is Clackamas Com­
munity College freshman Stephan
Skowronek, who just happens to
be the award-winning horticul­
turist mentioned above.
“It’s been really nice because
it’s something I find interesting
and fun to do,” Skowronek said
about his love of horticulture.
Skowronek placed fifth at the
National Floriculture contest that
tookplace last November in Kan­
sas City, Mo. The contest was
arranged through the Future Farm­
ers of America (FFA) program.
The FFA is a national network of
people concerned with agricul­
tural development.
According to Skowronek, to
compete in the contest, the Owen
Sabin Occupation Skills Center
(an FFA organization that teaches
nursery landscaping taught by
Kery Naylor), in conjunction with
three Milwaukie area high
schools, had to first compete at
the state level last spring.
“Whoever goes to state and
places first goes on to nationals,”
Skowronek said. Similar to the
judging in state competition, na­
tional winners are determined by
a general knowledge test, plant
identification (listing the scien-
Stephan Skowronek
tific names) and practicum.
Skowronek said the practicum
is the hardest test due in part
because you have to make an
arrangement in under 20 minutes
while figuring out “how much
soil, how much bench space, how
much bark dust and how much it
Once the judging was com­
pleted, Skowronek came out in
fifth place (winning a plaque and
a medal) and his team from the
Skills Center finished second at
nationals (among 45 teams of
three people each).
Skowronek plans to continue
work in the horticulture field.
“I’m considering golf course man­
agement. It’s real interesting to
photo by Bill Symes
me. If you're the manager, you
can take care of all the greens and
it involves a little bit of every­
thing. It also pays very well. You
take care of landscaping, grass,
turf and the business. Surpris­
ingly, there’s a lot to do.”
As interesting as Skowronek’s
award is, so is the fact that he is
going to CCC on a $750 scholar­
ship from the Oak Grove Garden
Club. Another perk Skowronek
admits is due to his high SAT
scores, his general requirement
classes were waived. This just
gives him more time to concen­
trate on what he loves... horticul­
Students and Faculty make seasons bright for needy
by Tina McFarland
Staff Writer
Faculty and students' atti­
tudes were “very positive, once
again,” as 60 tags were taken off
of the Giving Trees and 17
Clackamas families were given
assistance during the Christmas
holiday, according to Amy
Gaskell, former ASG president.
“The last two years I’ve
done extensive promotion, but
there wasn’t the time to do that
this year. I sent out memoran­
dums to offices, but there was no
other promotion other than the
paper articles. It was surprising
that people knew to participate,”
Gaskell said.
Overall, 60 tags were issued
by the Salvation Army. ASG
ordered more, but none were ever
sent. According to Gaskell, Phi
Theta Kappa set trees up, but
there were no tags to put on them.
“Phi Theta Kappa was very
eager, I’m just sorry we didn’t
have more control over getting
tags in,” Gaskell explained.
In addition to the various
Giving Trees around campus,
there was a' “CCC Wish Tree”
Thè Clackamas Print
Editors- in-Chief:
Melissa Freels, Robert A. Hibberd
News Editor:
Nolan C. Kidwell
Sports Editor:
Daphne Hartt
Photo Editor:
Vivian Johnson
Features Editor:
Heidi Branstator
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Jason Eck, Paul Valencia
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Smulders, Eric St. Anthony's, Nicole Turley
Photographers: Anjanette Booth, Lynn Slckel
Adviser: Linda Vogt
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located in the bookstore, and one
in the president’s office, that ac­
cording to Gaskell, “provided
Christmas for 17 on-campus
families.” Those families ap­
proached ASG asking for assis­
tance, which is how the Wish
Tree originated.
fortunately, there is no guarantee
that the tags will be returned,”
Gaskell said. This year, how­
ever, many people from various
offices donated money rather than
taking tags which helped make
up for lost or unretumed tags.
Gaskell said there was a wide
variety of participants this year.
“Once again beautiful toys
(were donated). There was a
variety of participants — single
men and younger students. This
year if people didn’t participate
in the Giving Tree they helped in
other ways, which is the point. It
was very surprising,” she said.
According to Gaskell, in the
past there has been one coordina­
tor for the Giving Tree. This
year, however, Jarrod Scheiffele,
legislative director, and Senator
Liberty Hunt coordinated the
“It wouldn’t have happened
without their help,” Gaskell
ASGalso sponsoredacanned
food drive. Unfortunately, it
wasn’t as successful as last year.
According to coordinator Kristi
Mabon, two barrels ended up
“We can only hope people
who needed the food ended up
getting it,” Gaskell said.
The Giving and Wish Trees
are charities that Gaskell would
like to see continued.
' “This was the third annual
Giving Tree, and the first year
with the Wish Tree. I hope it’s a
tradition that will continue.
“Of course, I’d like to thank
all the people who participated,
whether they volunteered time or
purchased gifts. I hope they had
a nice Christmas as well,” Gas­
kell concluded.
Students party together in the snow
by Heidi Branstator
Feature Editor
Ski-Ball ’93, an all college
and university snow party, is the
"happening thing" Friday from 4
p.m. to midnight at Mt. Hood
The party will be held in the
North Lodge. Tickets are $7 and
include night skiing, activities,
exclusive use of the North Lodge
and college bar/nightclub until
midnight. The activities going
on all night are snow football and
volleyball, keg toss, tug-o-war,
NASTAR ski and snowboard race,
a live classic rock band and a top
40’s disc jockey.
‘The fun, the dancing and
the music” is what draws the
crowds, Marc Essig said. Essigis
the head of the automotive de­
partment CCC, the faculty advi­
sor for the ski club and also the ski
coach at Oregon City High
Night skiing has been ex­
tended by an hour and will go
until 11 p.m. “We’ve had some
pretty bad injuries on Ski-Ball
night,’’Essig said. The slopes are
watched closely and he said that
“if kids start skiing too fast, they’ll
start clipping tickets.” Ski pack­
ages or lessons will be $8 and
snowboard packages will be $ 16.
Affair w/ Hair-Student Nail Special
“1993 has had the nicest
snow we’ve seen in seven or
eight years,” he said.
“It’s going on close to 10
years” since the first Ski-Ball,
Essig said. He guesses that in the
past, 1,000people have attended.
With that many people, safety is
a concern. Essig said that they
stop every car as it leaves the
parking lot. Anyone driving drunk
is given the option of parking and
sleeping it off, or sleeping it off in
the local jail.
Ski-Ball ’93 is sponsored by
Z100, Hillcrest Ski and Sports,
Mt. Hood Meadows, Gresham
Awards and Engraving, Mt. Hood
Community College ASG, Mead­
owlark Ski and Sport, Extreme
Comp Ski Shop. Tickets areavail-
able at the cashier's desk and in
the ASG office.