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RA Long Grad Therol Profiled

Jun
30

The Daily News profiled comic and RAL grad Aaron Therol ('97) recently. Read the Daily News story here. Therol and some of his fellow comics also spent some time with RAL's theater class.

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Former RAL Coach Ekegren Dies

Jun
30

Former R.A. Long head football coach and teacher Gary Ekegren died December 31, 2010. Coach Ekegren had been battling pancreatic cancer. Ekegren taught and coached at R.A. Long 1980-1989.

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Interior Painting Underway

Jun
30

The interior of R.A. Long High School is being painted. We're told that the school has not been painted since the renovation of '83-'84. More than 25 years! Principal Reeves and other volunteers, including students, are taking on the task, often working at night. Even with donated labor and discounted materials, the project is still costly. Given severely constrained budgets, the Longview School District cannot fund painting the interior. The Association and several other donors have provided the funding for this project.

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Letter From Principal Reeves

Jun
30

November 1, 2010

Greetings Former Lumberjacks and Lumberjills,

Hope this letter finds you all well and in great health. The past year and a bit have been much of a blur for me upon my return to the halls of R.A. Long High School. It is amazing just how quickly the time goes by. I will say this -- I am enjoying ever minute of it. Last Spring, my first official graduation, was a fantastic time: perfect weather, and we sent off over two hundred proud graduates of R.A Long. I look forward to these coming years as principal.

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John McClelland Jr. Dies

Jun
30

RA Long alumnus John McClelland Jr ('33) died Saturday. He was 95. McClelland was editor and publisher of The Daily News for many years as well as a noted local historian. McClelland's books include ""R.A. Long's Planned City, The Story of Longview".

The Daily News story can be read here.

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RAL Graduation Rate Improves

Jun
30

The Daily News featured a front page story about graduation rate improvements at the Longview high schools, particularly at RA Long. Chris Fritsch (RAL '77), Executive Director K-12, is quoted in the article. The improvements in graduation rates are attributed to better tracking of students leaving the district and in efforts to retain students at risk of dropping out.

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RAL Student Featured as Young Journalists

Jun
30

RA Long student, Cassie Rubus, recently had an article featured in The Daily News. The story appeared in the "Fresh Ink" section on October 25, 2010.

Rubus' story, "Recession teaching us good cents", can be read here.

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2010 Annual Meeting

Jun
30

The R. A. Long High School Alumni Association would like to invite you to attend the Annual Meeting of the Association Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 at 7:00 pm at R.A. Long High School. We will review the last year's activities and vote for officers and the Board of Directors. We would love to see you!

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Jason Baldwin Profiled in The Daily News

Jun
30

RAL grad Jason Baldwin ('99) was featured in a Daily News story on October 10, 2010. The story discusses his interest in computer graphics and his budding career working on movies such as "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole". You can read the Daily News story about Jason here.

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RAL Students Featured as Young Journalists

Jun
30

Two RA Long students, Macy Jones, and Jossie Ingram, recently had articles featured in The Daily News. Both stories appeared in the "Generations" section on September 27, 2010.

Jones' story, "New faces, paint at RAL", is not currently available online.

Ingram's story, "RAL says willkommen to teen from Germany", is not currently available online.

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