Sprague High School Appreciation!

The Optimist Club of Salem met virtually with students and a representative from Sprague High School on March 17th to celebrate their students’ achievements. Students gathered in a room at the school to receive their awards from school staff and Optimist member Paul Negstad.

Congratulations to this fine group of Sprague students who

shared their successes and future plans with the club!

Caden Randolph

Fine and Performing Arts

Caden is a senior who plays in Concert Band and sings in Concert Choir and Framework. He is dedicated to the art of music, frequently seeking out new opportunities and experiences. He can be counted on to help others advance and fills leadership roles in both programs, including as the Choir President. Caden says he tries to be someone other students can relate to and have fun with but also know they can count on. The past few years have challenged Caden to find the passion in himself to excel since COVID limited the extent to which he could be motivated by outside influences. Future plans include going to college (Caden’s waiting for news about scholarships before he makes his choice) to study music performance and composition.

Lily Chase

Fine and Performing Arts

Lily is an outstanding, hardworking, and very talented young artist. She just won the grand prize in the Marion County Recycling Art Calendar Contest. She also just completed a mural for the school library. Lily said her biggest challenge in the past few years has been to continue moving forward. She has done so very successfully: Lily has a 4.0 GPA at the high school and also is taking online classes in addition to her Sprague coursework. Faculty in the art department feel very fortunate to have been able to work with Lily throughout her years at Sprague and believe she is very deserving of every honor and accolade that comes her way. She is headed to Savannah College of Art and Design next fall.

Chloe Rusetskiy

Fine and Performing Arts

Chloe is always volunteering for community service, whether as a performer, or just to help others. She comes in to mentor the freshmen and leads sectionals in her free time. Chloe takes it on herself to organize extra rehearsals when students need it. She is a natural leader, with a great amount of patience and a truly optimistic outlook. The past few years have made Chloe extra thankful for the strong support system she has in friends and family. She plans to attend college for nursing or performing arts.

2022 Sprague Optimist Award-winning Students