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Katie Frazer: Kid Leader

Three years ago, a then five year old Katie Frazer told her parents, Matt and Tammy, “I want to do something, but you’re going to tell me I’m too little.” As if that statement wasn’t heart-wrenching enough, Katie expressed that what she wanted to do was raise $1,000 to give to Village of Hope in Uganda – an organization that rescues children that were child soldier and sex slaves, as well as their orphaned siblings. Continue reading at Tualatin Life 

Retirees Turned Volunteers Extraordinaire 

Some people wonder what to do when they retire, but not Steve and Brenda Fivecoat. These wonderful people devote time each week at Tualatin Elementary school in various volunteer capacities. The pair volunteers as Reading Buddies – helping kids learn to read. They build relationships through Lunch Buddies – having lunch with students. For some students, the lunch they receive at school may be the only meal they count on. So, the Fivecoats also help with Backpack Buddies – which fills the backpacks of students in need with enough food for the weekend. When this couple isn’t serving at Tualatin [...]

Kim Kroeger – TuHS Teacher Extraordinaire 

Kim Kroeger is in her twenty-first year of teaching choir at Tualatin High School, and her impact on our community is now multi-generational. Saying she’s a choir teacher truly doesn’t do this amazing woman justice; it barely scratches the surface of this woman’s role. Mrs. Kroeger creates opportunities for her students that are once in a lifetime experiences that they will always treasure. She’s taken students to perform at Carnegie Hall where they’ve sung with famous orchestras and conductors. They’ve performed in Mexico, British Columbia and Jamestown, VA just to name a few. They’ve performed for presidents and dignitaries. Continue [...]