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Laura WestwoodLaura Westwood

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School: Grant Graduation Year: 2002

Year Inducted: 2013

Sports Played: Cross Country, Track and Field

High School Honors: Cross Country: 4-year letter winner; Cross Country District Champion as a Sophomore; Member of PIL Championship Teams all four years. 11th in State as a Sophomore. Track & Field: 4-year letter winner; PIL 800 Meter Champion as a Freshman, Sophomore and Junior; State 800 Meter Champion as a Freshman and Sophomore; School record holder in 880m. PIL Athlete of the Year as a senior. Co-Valedictorian, Senior Class President.

Post High School Career: Princeton University – Cross Country and Track & Field for two years.


My success in running has cultivated a lifelong commitment to healthy living and enabled me to attend a top university. My success has also allowed me to find similar passions and balance in my life as I’ve grown.

Athletics taught me the value of strong leadership. This year, I am one of the assistant coaches for Grant High School’s track and cross country teams. I hope to pass on the lessons and advice I received as an athlete and also serve as a mentor for the next generation of runners.

Professionally, I work in the environmental nonprofit sector. I serve as a board member of the Rebuilding Center and served as a board member of the Portland Fruit Tree Project. Finally, I am an elected Precinct Committee Person for my district.

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