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From The Editor

On the precipice with Windows XP

For those of us who have been using computers running Windows XP for much or all of the past 13 years, April 8th is the end of the line, as far as Microsoft, its developer, is concerned. Although XP is probably the most popular computer operating system ever, to date – in terms of sheer numbers of users around the world – its life cycle is coming to an end on the second Tuesday of April. After that date, there will be no more security updates for XP.

Computer experts are warning darkly of massive infections to come, for those who continue to use this popular operating system. Hackers and criminal organizations, they say, have been developing exploits to compromise computers and cause harm to users – and are waiting to deploy them till after this last-ever security update.

That may be true. It is also true that the next three Windows versions, all of which are still supported with security updates, are inherently more secure than XP: Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.

But XP works very well for many people, and huge numbers of people in other parts of the world are likely to keep using it for the time being. We are told that a great many XP computers are operating in businesses large and small in the United States, too – not counting the individual users here – and so after April 8, 20-40% of the computers in the world will still be running Windows XP. If the experts are right, many of those computers will become infected, and many users will have their identities compromised.

All of that puts Microsoft in a difficult position. They have kept XP supported for thirteen years – an eon, in this computer age. Their practice is to have a life cycle for every product, after which support ends. The idea is that the later products are better anyway, and people should upgrade. And no doubt they are, and they should. But what if they don’t? Then a Microsoft product may create a BAD experience for its users…and there will be a lot of users involved this time.

The solution would seem to be to offer PAID security support for a time after April 8. Microsoft would not be abandoning its past customers, it would be making a considerable amount of money from payments by those still using Windows XP, and the worst of the predicted catastrophe resulting from the loss of security support would not happen.

We are NOT the first to suggest this by any means, and we are a little puzzled that Microsoft has not adopted this idea. Implementing this solution would not interfere with the normal product cycle; free support and better security in later Windows versions still provide incentive over paying money for extended security for an older product. This should be a win-win for Microsoft and its customers. But as this is written, there is no sign that the company recognizes the benefit of this solution.

If this extended paid support does not materialize, and yet you still want to use Windows XP, there are some important things you must do to protect yourself. One common piece of advice is to upgrade to some other browser than Internet Explorer 8 (later versions of Microsoft’s browser will not work on XP). Two that are mentioned are Firefox and Google’s Chrome browser.

Another is to make absolutely sure you have a strong PAID antivirus program in place, updated daily or even more frequently. These do not provide ironclad protection, since the latest viruses and trojans arrive before the updates do – updates cannot be created by the antivirus companies until the viruses are deployed, and they come across them themselves. But a good antivirus program is better than nothing.

You might consider subscribing to Malwarebytes’ anti-malware, and installing that in addition to any antivirus you use; when paid and set up correctly, it blocks probes from hackers and criminals that can compromise your computer. (Only the paid version blocks incoming malware.) Available at:
https://www.malwarebytes.org/

A tip from experts: XP users accessing the Internet should henceforth do it only through a router, a device which converts an Internet input into several outputs – this can act as a “mechanical firewall”, and provide a layer of protection. (Make sure the Windows Firewall is always turned on in your computer, too.)

An extremely valuable little program we have used for many years – available free; but for a small one-time fee, it offers a library that helps you identify the questionable programs that may be trying to alter your computer settings – is called WinPatrol, and it not only gives you clear and easy access to all aspects of your computer settings, but it blocks changes being made to your settings until or unless you specifically approve them. This program not only supports Windows XP, and all newer versions of Windows, it still supports past versions all the way back to Windows 98. This one is a must-have. Available at: http://www.winpatrol.com/

However, probably the most important thing you can do, whether you stay with Windows XP or upgrade, is practice safer computing than appears to be common – judging from the large number of friends and colleagues who continue to be victimized by frauds and ploys in e-mail.

We’ve warned about this one before, but we still find victims among people we know: DO NOT CLICK ON LINKS IN E-MAILS THAT CONTAIN NO OTHER INFORMATION! Even if they are from friends you know! Most of these have slightly odd subject lines, and offer just a naked link. When you click on this link, your computer will be infected – and among the things that can happen are that your entire address book can be sent to the bad guys, which is how they get the lists with which to send out more of these e-mails; your computer may join a “bot-net”, which can be combined with thousands of other computers to send spam, cause denial of service attacks, or act as a conduit for criminal acts, while hiding where they really came from. And all your personal information can be stolen this way, too.

In fact, just use good judgment before opening or clicking on things in ANY e-mail! Many of the e-mails you receive do not really come from whom they say they do. And, of those that do, some may come from friends’ infected computers. Others come from hacked e-mail accounts. If it looks odd, delete it.

About e-mail, we have two pieces of advice: One, set your e-mail to be read in PLAIN TEXT. The fancy e-mail graphics that come in HTML code can contain malicious code that executes as soon as you open the e-mail. So can attached J-PEG photos, and certainly attached programs in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and in ZIP encoding. Unless you are certain of the source, do not open any of those attachments.

Our other piece of advice, for Windows users, is to use an outstanding paid e-mail preview program called Mailwasher – which lets you preview all your e-mail in plain text, and uses logic and a database to identify spam and malicious e-mails before you ever download them. They are color-coded, and YOU decide what to do with them, which you can do with a click of a button. We have used it for many years and would not be without it. Available from: http://www.firetrust.com/en/products/mailwasher-pro

Finally, be aware that those promoting malware PAY legitimate websites and search engines to get links to their malware posted (or automatically downloaded with other products). Online gaming and music/video download sites are notorious for this, and kids have been infecting their parents’ computers this way for over 15 years now.

Less well-known is that paid ads on legitimate websites of all sorts, and paid listings that head the list of results on even the best-known search engines, might lead you to getting infected with malware. It’s true, and it’s especially disgraceful that the search engines do not do a better job of vetting those who buy placement – anyone selling an online ad should know exactly where that link goes, and what it does.  But they often don’t.

Most of the above advice applies to any Windows operating system – and in fact even other operating systems as well. But if you do plan to stick with Windows XP, first make darned sure you download the final updates for XP on the afternoon of April 8th from Microsoft at: http://update.microsoft.com/

Then take to heart every suggestion made here – including using your own good judgment. If something looks a little fishy, don’t bite! And good luck.


Letters to the Editor

“Outrageous houses”

Editor,

Two monstrous houses are being built in the 4900 block of S.E. 36th Place. It is a neighborhood of single and story-and-a-half houses, neat and tidy. It is an established community with friendly people. Now Renaissance Homes is building houses completely out of character with the street. “I’ve lost my view and my light,” said one neighbor. Another resident from across the street said, those two houses are just “butt ugly”. It is absolutely outrageous that a developer can so damage a community just to make money. We are heartsick.

A block away on 37th Avenue, residents bought the adjoining house and lot to prevent such a monstrosity walling off their light, blighting their neighborhood.

Apparently Portland’s building codes are unable to prevent this nightmare. How can the builders boast “Old Portland Charm”, when these houses are unlike any of the original houses on the street?

In news reports Mayor Hales has stated his disapproval of this type of “infill”. Where are the code makers, the code enforcers, anyone to halt this degradation of our beautiful neighborhoods?

Doug Yarrow
S.E. 37th Avenue


Thanks from the Rovellos

Editor,

We would like to thank the community for their help in putting us closer to our goal of raising $175,000 to refurbish the tennis courts at Berkeley Park.

We have some exciting news to share with you – United States Tennis Association has informed us that we will be receiving a $20,000 grant from them. Also, because of their assistance, the two courts will be refurbished to USTA standards!  We have also received a generous grant of $2,500 from the Kinsman Foundation, and a pledge to donate a back board from the Project Tennis Backboard headquarters in Hawaii.

Because of your generosity and others, we have now officially raised $150,000. We thank you all for your support. This leaves us with $25,000 to raise which includes a maintenance fund for the continued care of the new courts.  If you are interested in donating to the final phase of our fundraising, check in on our website at: http://www.AlexRovelloMemorial.org – or like us on Facebook, at Alex Rovello Memorial.

We are projecting a spring construction date. As soon as we have construction specifics they will be posted at the tennis courts.

Check in on our website at: http://www.AlexRovelloMemorial.org, for the construction and fund raising progress. We thank you with all our hearts!

Jim & Geri Rovello
via e-mail



“Dogs walking little kids”

Editor,

Today, March 4th, is the second time in just a matter of days that I have seen big dogs being walked by young (under 9) children.

What’s wrong with you, parents? Perhaps you think you have the most well-behaved dog on the planet, but I have news for you. To you who allowed your young daughter to walk a HUGE shepherd-like dog on a retractable leash in my Westmoreland neighborhood, how did you feel when she came home after having been tripped and dragged down the sidewalk by your dog? The dog eventually got loose completely and was running up the street.

To you with the Bernese Mountain Dog who allowed your two young children to walk the gentle giant, I just witnessed a near dog fight. Your enormous dog wanted to run across the street to see two other dogs (on leashes), and pulled the leash out of the young man’s hand. The dog then ran across the road and I could hear the commotion in my kitchen, several doors away. Do you have any idea how much danger your children were in?

Since I’m at it, what’s up with people bringing dogs out who try to attack other dogs? The dogs have a right to be out, but for goodness sakes, put a muzzle on them. I’ve seen very strong dogs almost pull very strong guys across 17th Avenue to come after my dogs. I’ve also seen dogs attacked walking by a “gentle” dog who is not actually all that gentle.

Let’s not be pinning everything on the so call “vicious bully breeds”, although they are not exempt, as is any other breed of dog.

Dogs behave very differently depending on who is handling them. Unless your child has been to a dog handler’s class, should you even consider letting them walk your dog by themselves, and then not until you know your dog will be consistent and IS well trained.

I am a responsible pet owner. I have my pets licensed and they are walked most days. They are well trained, but I would never let my daughter walk them by herself. All it takes is one squirrel....

Phyllis Boyer
S.E. 19th Avenue


Fundraising in pajamas, Llewellyn Elementary School
Sidewalk art associated with the Llewellyn Elementary School “in pajamas” fundraiser.

Fundraising in pajamas

Editor,

On Sunday, February 23, kids and adults put on their favorite pajamas and hopped over to Blue Kangaroo Coffee Roasters and Cloud Cap Games for the Second Annual Hot Cocoa PJ Party. The party was a fundraiser for Llewellyn Elementary School’s 5th grade overnight trip to Camp Namanu. The Llewellyn fifth graders decorated the posters you saw around town, baked cookies and cakes and lots of yummy treats for a homemade bake sale, made duct tape wallets, barrettes, jewelry and lots of other art for the craft sale, and helped with hair feathers and tattoos. There were PLENTY of games to have a blast with, and every grownup who showed up in their jammies earned extra money for the fifth graders.

Last year, as fourth graders, the students participated in a fundraising workshop. They learned the fundamentals of fundraising, and then broke out into small groups to generate ideas on how they wanted to earn money for their overnight educational experience. With a team of parent leads, the kids implemented their creative ideas, and were able to send every fourth grader on a one night overnight on the Oregon Trail.

This year, the students continued to build on their ideas from last year, and once again, raised enough money to send every fifth grader on a two-night educational

Experience in May at Camp Namanu, with science taught by OMSI staff.

We wrap this up giving a HUGE thanks to Cloud Cap and Blue Kangaroo for making suggestions and supporting us – and most of all, for hosting the Hot Cocoa PJ Party. We also want to thank Llewellyn students, families, and friends, as well as everyone from the neighborhood who came to our party. Without your encouragement and support, the students could not have done it.

To find out more about fifth grade fundraising at Llewellyn, visit us online at: http://llewellynpta.com/5thgradefundraising.  And join us again next year – the Hot Cocoa PJ Party is always on the last Sunday in February!

Written by Hudson Ginocchio (Llewellyn fifth grader)
and Rachel Ginocchio (Mom)


                Car vandalism in north Westmoreland

Editor,

Just wanted to drop a quick mention there seems to be an uptick in car vandalism recently. On our short street (S.E. Reedway between 17th & Milwaukie) there have been two different car window smashings in one week: The first occurred late Saturday night March 8, and the second was on the late evening of March 10. 

Another person mentioned to me a bowling ball had been thrown through the window of a third vehicle parked overnight on Milwaukie Avenue, and the folks at our local auto glass repair shop commented that they seem to be seeing quite a few more smashed side windows than usual. Wondering whether this is occurring all over town; when I called around for repair estimates, each of the three glass shops I spoke to were slammed with business.

In my own vehicle’s case, it was NOT a burglary – no attempt had been made to actually get into the car. No doors opened; alarm was not set off; nothing was taken. It was strictly vandalism, and for no apparent reason.

My neighbor (car #2) said it was strictly vandalism with his car, also – nothing missing, and he’d even left his doors unlocked!  He said he’d noticed a “tiny hole” in his window before all the glass fell out – so possibly his window had been shot by a pellet gun. Not sure about mine – it had a pretty large hole right in the middle.

K. C. Cote
via e-mail

“Petite Park” coming to Sellwood

Editor,

I would like to share with everyone a special project happening in Sellwood. I am a recent Portland State grad and part of a team with big plans to create a community space at the vibrant corner of 13th and Miller. A group of local residents are collaborating with the Village Building Convergence (the people who did Share-it-Square) and Portland City Repair to create the Sellwood Petite Park. We have received a small 20 x 40 square foot piece of donated land to build this community space where everyone can gather, talk, play, and hang out. The purpose of this project is to give local residents a place that's open to everyone, outside of a commercial building, which would essentially become an outside living room.

I want to encourage everyone to come swing by the future park to see what we have been doing, and feel free to offer any suggestions or insights. We are also looking for more community involvement and volunteers during the last week in May when building with the VBC starts! We are really excited to get things started, and we know it will be a great, inviting and fun place for everyone to enjoy. You can also find us online!  Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SellwoodPetitePark; e-mail: sellwoodpetitepark@gmail.com; and Instagram: @petiteparksellwood.

Ashley Turner
Sellwood

Difficulty getting onto McLoughlin

Editor,

Coming from Sellwood/Moreland heading north on Milwaukie and transferring over to Highway 99E [McLoughlin Boulevard], it used to be that one could do a little shortcut and cut over by the Yummy Garden on S.E. Long Street. I understand that people living on the half-block-long Long Street didn’t like people accessing Hwy 99E on their street, and I guess that was why access to 99E was blocked, turning Long into a dead end.

There is, of course, a left turn lane from Milwaukie (northbound) turning west onto Holgate. This is a great concept, except…. the left turn signal is only long enough to allow about 4 cars to turn on each cycle. So what happens then? As most people hate to wait at traffic signals when there are other options, cars now go north one block past Holgate, and turn left on Reynolds which leads out to 99E. So instead of people going down half a block of Long Street, they are now going two full blocks on residential Reynolds Street. Good job PBOT.

Of course there is a solution and I have called the Portland Bureau of Transportation [about it] but to no avail. A lot of the time, there are no cars coming south on Milwaukie [at that Holgate intersection] – yet you still have to wait at a red turn signal; but if that turn signal was changed to a flashing yellow, the problem would be solved.

Henrik Bothe
Sellwood

[EDITOR’S NOTE: It would also be helpful if ODOT would restore the left turn light at S.E. 17th and McLoughlin northbound. When that traffic signal was upgraded a few years ago, such a turn light appeared – and then ODOT personnel came back and removed it! We enquired, and apparently ODOT felt it was a mistake to have installed it, since “the neighborhood wanted to reduce traffic into Westmoreland on 17th”. If, in fact, that had been an issue at that particular intersection, note that any traffic using that left turn northbound light would, in fact, have been LEAVING the neighborhood instead! We hope ODOT will restore a northbound left turn light at the 17th intersection as part of the current new upgrade of the traffic signals there, in connection with the light rail construction.]

Goodbye to “Stretch”

Editor,

I was reading THE BEE yesterday when I saw the little announcement, “Ode to a Greyhound”.

I first met Stretch when I was walking my greyhound Nancy in the Woodstock neighborhood. A car pulled up beside me, the window came down, a gentleman said “hi”, and a beautiful fawn greyhound poked his head out the window. We introduced ourselves and the dogs, and went on our way.

I saw Stretch several times after that at Woodstock Park, while I was walking Nancy. He was a trustworthy greyhound, because his owner could let him off his leash. Nancy always recognized greyhounds, so her ears would go straight up and she would stop and watch him. So, when I read the announcement of Stretch’s passing, I choked back my tears and just handed the paper to my husband. He, too, recognized Stretch, and was sad to learn of his death.

Sadly, our Nancy died last October at the grand age of 14. Our house was empty without a dog, and we knew there were always greyhounds waiting for a forever home, so two weeks later we welcomed Carissa into our home. I hope that Stretch’s owner will also make the decision to adopt another of these very special dogs. If that happens, perhaps he’ll see me walking Carissa, and stop me to introduce his new friend.

Barbara Orazio
S.E. Raymond Street


Lower tuition at Waldorf school

Editor,

I am a parent of two grade-school-age boys who are thriving at a young Waldorf school called the Micha-el School - 10 minutes from our Sellwood house. I’m really excited to share with the rest of our surrounding neighborhood that the school has deepened its commitment to making private Waldorf education affordable. They dropped the tuition by almost 30%, bringing it down to $500/month ($6,000/yr) – a smoking deal in private education, and a radical shift from the dominant tuition trends. Micha-el offers a full Waldorf education on a 12-acre setting with forest and pond. We already have many families there from Sellwood and Woodstock. This tuition reduction might make it possible for more of your readers to offer an alternative education to their children. Thanks for the opportunity to share. www.micha-elschool.org.

Lorie Clements
S.E. 16th and Nehalem
 

Rat poison a hazard

Editor,

I find it disturbing that there is rodent poison in the front of the New Seasons store just 10ft from where people put their dogs in the four-legged waiting area. There are many cats and dogs in the neighborhood that could get into this, or be affected by eating a poisoned rodent. I mentioned and showed it to staff, but [as I write, on March 6,] it is still there today. Just thought BEE readers should be informed.

Kathy Bennett
via e-mail

[EDITOR’S NOTE: One market is not the only place where rat traps are to be found in the area. Businesses, and especially food businesses, are heavily penalized if rats are to be found there. We agree that it would be best to place poison traps where domestic animals cannot reach them, but pet owners themselves should be alert for such metal traps, and should also keep their animals away from any dead rats in the vicinity of the traps.]


Need help with planned class trip

Editor,

I would like to reach out to the local business community and to families in the neighborhood. This year, 8th graders from Sellwood Middle School will travel to Washington D.C. on a major field trip. The trip is the culmination of the middle school government and citizenship curriculum.

Unfortunately, not everyone can go who would like to. We have three students who are still trying to raise funds.

I am asking if there are families who have had children participate in such a significant experience, and would like to help another student pay for part or all of a trip. Or, perhaps there are business owners in the neighborhood who want to help strengthen our community through assisting the education of a young person in this way.

Memories of the 8th grade trip will last a lifetime, and it’s an opportunity for our kids to see government and leadership in action.

If you would like to donate to the 8th grade trip – and every little bit helps! – please contact the Sellwood Middle School office at 503/916-5656. Thank you for helping our young people start out well in life with this memorable experience.

Paula Izaugie
Sellwood Middle School Library Assistant
pizuagie@pps.net



Inner Southeast church choirs invited!

Editor,

Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Woodstock, S.E. 52nd at Woodstock Boulevard, is hosting a Choir-A-Thon on Flag Day, Saturday, June 14th, from 12:30 to 3:30 pm. This will be an inter-denominational event and we want to feature traditional choirs from the Woodstock and Inner Southeast area.

Each choir will perform for 15 to 20 minutes, and then all will sing a handful of patriotic songs in celebration of Flag Day. A reception will be held in the Parish Center after the singing. Hoping to hear from other choirs who would like to participate! Contact me for additional information at 503/960-0273.

Ken Arrington
via e-mail



Community garden advances

Editor,

It's been a year since the Foster Powell Neighborhood got permission from ODOT to convert an abandoned lot into a raised bed community garden. There has been progress: A shed, some native plantings, and water cisterns…but we’ve needed some funds to get the beds built, thus a fundraiser coming up April 12! Plants to be sold are donated by neighbors, and sold at very reasonable prices. The main raffle prize is a year’s use of the first 4ft x 8ft x 30inch cedar raised bed garden plot. It comes with soil, compost, water, choice of starts, use of tools, tomato cages, and hoop frame. Other raffle prizes are home brew made by the next door neighbor, and native plants from Bosky Dell Natives. A mural/sign will be going up around the event, and a community paint table will be set up. Bring the kids and paint a flower to go on the gate. Again, it’s Saturday, April 12th, 12-4 pm. If you want to donate or help or have questions, please reach me at: 62ndgarden@gmail.com – and visit our website at: http://62ndgarden.wordpress.com.

Vicki Lynn Wilson
via e-mail



Notable CHS alums honored

Editor,

On Sunday, March 2, guests gathered at Waverley Country Club to pay tribute to four Cleveland High School Alumni. Mark H. Westcott, Dr. Arthur W. Boylston, M.D., Sho Dozono, and Michelle Lesniak. They were honored for their outstanding achievements and contributions in their respective fields.

Dr. Jim Cereghino, former recipient of the Order of the Feather award, gave the reasons to honor Dr. Arthur (Art) Boylston for his significant achievements in medical research, both here and in England.  Dr. Boylston couldn’t attend because he is currently teaching at Oxford Medical School in England.

ART BOYLSTON showed intellect, athleticism, and leadership while at Cleveland High School.  He was on student council, the Legend staff, the Quill and Scroll honorary, National Honor Society, and a letterman. Not just content with those accomplishments, he was also a talented swimmer, participating in the 200 yard freestyle relay team that finished second in the city of Portland and fourth in state.  He went to Yale for his BA, cum laude, and then received his M.D. from Harvard in 1969.

He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists in the UK in 1976.  From 1972 to 1988, he was a lecturer in pathology at St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School, part of the University of London.  From 1988-2008, Dr. Boylston was Professor of Pathology at the University of Leeds, Head of the Pathology Department at the University of Leeds, Deputy head of the Molecular Medicine Unit at the University of Leeds, while at the same time being, from time to time, Clinical Director of Pathology Services at St. James University Hospital.  His recent book is entitled “Defying Providence: Smallpox, and the Forgotten 18th Century Medical Revolution”.

Brian Playfair, who was a close friend and neighbor of SHO DOZONO when they were growing up, talked about the multitude of reasons for honoring Sho with a Distinguished Alumni Award for business and community leadership. A 1963 CHS grad, Sho Dozono distinguished himself by being on the honor roll, Junior Class President, Men’s League President, in Royal “C”, and participating in JV Football, Varsity Wrestling, and JV Track. After serving in the U.S. Army for three years, Sho earned a Master’s degree in education from Portland State University and then taught social studies for five years at Grant High School, where he also coached wrestling. In 1976, Sho joined Azumano Travel, headed by his father-in-law.  Sho became President of Azumano Travel in 1981 and owner in 1987.

While heading a major company is very time-consuming, Sho also demonstrated significant commitment to his community, and to Oregon as a whole.  In 1996, he organized a 30,000 person march in support of funding for the Portland Public Schools and established the Portland Schools Foundation. 

Prior to Nancy Carr presenting the Order of the Feather award to MARK WESTCOTT, there was a brief performance of the Berlin Philharmonic with Mark as the featured piano soloist.  Mark had been an early piano virtuoso, with a remarkable international touring career until felled by cancer and other medical issues. He was an active student in the CHS class of 1966 – involved in theater productions and in the A Cappella Choir, while also serving on the student council. He also participated in athletics: Swimming and wrestling. Shortly after CHS graduation, at the age of 17, Mark had “a stunning victory” in the prestigious Young Musicians Foundation Debut Auditions in Los Angeles.  Of the nearly 100 pianists from all over the country, Mark was the second youngest; most were college students or older.  By the time he was 23, he had world-wide recognition as a piano virtuoso by winning five important international competitions, including the Bronze medal in the Van Cliburn and first prize in the William Kapell Competitions.  He was the only young pianist to be awarded subscription concerts with the Chicago Symphony from audition.  He recorded with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Londo, and went on to performance tours in Europe, Australia, Mexico, and Canada.

For the very first time, CCHSAA honored a “young” alum with the Platinum Achievement Award.  Platinum is the metal that is used to celebrate a 20th anniversary, so it was chosen to honor alums within 20 years of graduation from Cleveland High School.  The honor will be bestowed on an “as appropriate” basis, rather than given every year – awarded to an alum who has a significant achievement worthy of such recognition.  This year it was awarded to MICHELLE LESNIAK, a 1996 CHS graduate, who qualified for, and then won, the nationally-televised “Project Runway”.

It is remarkable to know that a school that is a current top performer in the nation (included in the top 5% of public schools) assisted in mentoring such a wide variety of talents over the years.  Please check our “cchsaa blogspot” to see a complete list of the honorees over the past six years.  Their talent and achievements are endless.

Neshia Branson-Cameron
Commerce Cleveland High School Alumni Assn.




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