Lincoln High School Proudly Crowns Jiwon "Jina" Lim
2021 Rose Festival Princess
Jiwon “Jina” Lim, a Senior who plans to pursue a degree in international studies at Johns Hopkins University was crowned Lincoln High School's Rose Festival Princess during an online ceremony that included Rose Festival and school representatives. Fellow candidates included Senior classmates Kylie Jones and Kathryn Locke Harris, and Junior Sophia Marshall. Born in Seoul, South Korea, Jiwon has been active in the following High School Activities & Honors: Lincoln Speech & Debate Team; West Sylvan Speech & Debate Team, Mental Education & Research Club, Band, History Bowl, Lincoln Girls Golf Team. 4th in Nation: We the People High School Constitutional Competition; National Speech and Debate Academic All Americans; 7th in National Speech & Debate Assoc. Oregon, Original Art Publication; Puno & Letra Magazine.
2021 Rose Festival Court
2021 Rose Festival Links
June 20th 4p-5p On KPTV: Queen's Coronation presented by Unitus CCU
Rose Festival Upcoming June Events
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LHS CLASS REUNIONS RESCHEDULED FOR 2021-2022
DUE TO COVID-19
LHS Class 2001
20th year Reunion
Postponed to 2022
Information coming soon
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The Lincoln High School Alumni Association Archives was established to preserve the history of the public education institution Lincoln High School for students, the community, and the City of Portland, Oregon. The Archives impressive curated collection is in URGENT need of funding from LHS Alumni to continue serving Lincoln High School students and our community. Without alumni donations, we will no longer be able to operate and maintain the collection of 152 years of Lincoln High School history for future generations education and historical enrichment. Please support the foundation of the LHSAA Archives by clicking HERE!
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OUR HALL OF HONOR IS BACK!
We have so many alumni who have made a difference in our world. Please nominate an alum you would like to see honored in our LHSAA Magazine.
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2021 LHSAA Hall of Honor Inductees
Vincent “Pesky” Paveskovich 8/21/1921–1/3/2021 Class of 1940
“We have to get back to the belief that right
is right and wrong is wrong. “
– Vince Pesky
Vincent Joseph Pesky a longtime Portland educator, coach, and younger brother of former baseball great Johnny Pesky, died in January at 99 years. Vince played four years of baseball and hockey at Lincoln High and won four straight Ice Hockey Portland Interscholastic League championships. He pitched for four years at the University of Portland and played two years of minor league ball in the New York Yankees organization before returning to coach at his alma mater in 1950. Vince served in the Navy during WWII and returned to Portland in 1954 when his teaching and coaching career with PPS began in physical education at Irvington Elementary and then at Lincoln; at Jefferson High School, Pesky coached alongside Andy Pienovi and Tom DeSylvia. He continued playing and coaching semi-pro baseball until the early 1960s. He retired from semi-pro to become an Administrator and Baseball Coach at the new Marshall High School and later became the Vice Principal of Marshall High. Vince Pesky was one of a group of old NW Portland friends who started the Slabtown monthly breakfast gathering and founded the St. Patrick’s Slabtown Endowed Scholarship. Pesky had said that the COVID-19 pandemic had not affected him; Nelson and Ray say Pesky tested negative for COVID-19 and died from natural causes. Vince was predeceased by his parents, brothers Marko, Tony, and Johnny, his sisters Anne, Catherine, and Millie. Vince Pesky’s legacy lives on with his nephew, David Pesky and grand-nephew Patrick.
Photo on left: (Curtesy Photo: Don Nelson/ Vince Pesky right with brothers Johnny 2nd from right, Tony 3rd from right, and Rocky Benevento-Vaughn Street Ballpark groundskeeper.) Photo on right: Vince Pesky 2001 (Steve Hambuchen/Catholic Sentinel)
Delores Joyce Culbertson Nelson 2/4/1935 – 2/4/2021 Class of 1954
“If everybody helped everybody, it would be a much better world.”- Dolores Nelson
Delores Joyce Nelson was born on Feb. 4, 1935, on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Poplar, Montana, to Harry and Tillie Culbertson. In the summer of 1944, they moved to Vanport, where they resided in until the flood of 1948, when the family relocated to Portland. Mrs. Nelson had been a majorette with the band and participated in the Portland Rose Festival Parade. She attended Haskell Institute in Lawrence, Kansas, and graduated from its business program in 1955. Her first job was in Belcourt, North Dakota, as a secretary for the Bureau of Indian Affairs. She also worked at Fort Belknap and Billings in Montana for the BIA. While in Denver in 1956, she met Buzz Nelson, and they married in 1957. She said, “That’s where I met Mr. Right.” The couple moved to Portland in 1959. Mrs. Nelson was an original founding member of the Portland American Indian Center (PAIC). During 1972, she worked as secretary in NARA’s first office. She continued her employment at NARA until the passing of her father Harry in 1979. In 1982, Mr. and Mrs. Nelson began holding community meetings in their home that led to the creation of the Concerned Indian Community. Created from CIC meetings was the American Indian Association of Portland (AIAP). In 2002, Mrs. Nelson co-founded the Portland American Indian Elders. During the 1980s until the mid-90s, she served on the NARA and AIAP Boards. She also served on the UIC Board as NARA’s representative during her employment with NARA. The Nelsons were honored by Low Income Housing for Native Americans of Portland with the naming of Nelson Court Apartments in North Portland. In 2006, she received the Spirit of Portland award. When the couple received the Heart of the Community Award in 2013, Mrs. Nelson said, She put others before herself and gave everything she had.
PPS Lincoln High School Rebuild Project 2019-2024
It is important to acknowledge the ancestors of this place and recognize that we are here because of the sacrifices forced upon them. In remembering these communities, we honor their legacy, their lives, and their descendants -- past, present, and future.
Where Portland stands today are the historic homelands of several bands of Chinook-speaking people (including many Multnomah, Clackamas, and Watlata/Cascade villages). There were also Kalapuya (Tualatin villages) nearby and the Molalla people in the Willamette Valley. Today, their descendants are primarily members of the Grand Ronde and Siletz Confederated Tribes, with Chinook and other tribal relations at Warm Springs, Yakama, and the Chinook Nation.
In the reconstruction of this institution, let us acknowledge that it was founded upon exclusion and erasures of many indigenous peoples, including those on whose land we are standing upon today. This acknowledgement demonstrates a commitment from Lincoln High School to work to dismantle the ongoing legacies and ideologies of settler colonialism.
APRIL 29, 2021:
LHS REBUILD DESIGN & INFORMATION LINK:
Hoffman Pacificmark used 10,000,000 pounds of recycled concrete saved from a local project site for the leveling fill and rock substrate. This recycled material will remain in place to provide support for the future track and field. This recycling effort kept a significant amount of material out of the waste stream providing material & cost efficiency.
and Research Library. So far, hundreds of historical records and artifacts from the unique
and extensive OHS collections have been digitized, annotated, and organized. The OHP
provides historical Narratives written by Pacific Northwest historians in an online
Learning Center . The OHP is part of the OHS Digital History Projects,
The Oregon Encyclopedia and Oregon Wayfinder. Using expert scholarship and OHS's
which include extensive collections of photographs, artifacts, and archival materials,
the OHP, The OE and the Wayfinder make Oregon history
free and accessible to everyone.
2021 Summer The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde
Native societies in Oregon have seen monumental changes in the last two hundred years. Throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Oregon's tribes and bands have witnessed great losses of land to federal government allotment programs; death from European diseases; and the loss of culture and language from assimilation programs at Indian boarding schools. Two Hundred Years of Changes to Native Peoples of Western Oregon. Through all these changes, Native cultures in Oregon have adapted, and now are thriving. Dr. David G. Lewis, Tribal Historian for the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community, will describe what life was like for western Oregon tribes, and examine the changes that resulted from the resettlement of Native lands.
For Oregon Historical Society Educational Workshop Information click Here!
For more information on Native Tribes of Oregon click OHS Digital History Projects
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LHSAA GARDEN CLUB ANNUAL PRESIDENTS DAY WEEKEND ROSE BOWL 2021
TO CELBRATE ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S BIRTHDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1809, THE LHSAA GARDEN CLUB GATHERS AT THE LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL ROSE FESTIVAL QUEENS ROSE GARDEN TO PRUNE THE LEGACY ROSES AND SPRING CLEAN THE LANDSCAPING AROUND THE TOM HARDY SCULPTURE AND SURROUNDING COURTYARD. PLEASE JOIN US NEXT YEAR FOR THIS FUN AND REWARDING DAY BY EMAILING LHSAA Garden Club
Brian Lamson, Lise-Marie Massey, David Perlman, Dana Cress, Emily Duden Pinkerton
PPS Lincoln High Rebuild -TOPPING OUT CEREMONY February 5, 2021
"In building construction, topping out (sometimes referred to as topping off) is a builders' rite traditionally held when the last beam (or its equivalent) is placed atop a structure during its construction. It has since come to mean more generally finishing the structure of the building," Wikipedia
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Alumni & Students
HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE
PPS GROUND BREAKING CEREMONY AT LHS
Groundbreaking celebration for rebuilding of Lincoln High took place on December 14, 2019. Festivities included a Native American Land Acknowledgement and speakers that included Lincoln students, notable alumni and community leaders. The Lincoln rebuild includes a new multi-story building with performing arts spaces, a student commons, an expanded gymnasium facility and state of the art classrooms.
Links below for PPS Education and LHS Development Information