Triad School in Klamath Falls was awarded the 'Oregonian Cup' this morning for the seventh year in a row.
The ceremony was an emotional one.
Headmaster Doug Dean accepted the Oregonian Cup in honor of Christina Wehr, a Triad School music teacher.
Dean notes that Wehr died a little over two weeks ago following a lengthy battle with cancer.
"The Wehr family are close friends of our family. So it's more than just losing a teacher, it's a personal loss."
Triad grad Marc Hawthorne notes that Christina Wehr had a profound impact on students...
"I'm eternally thankful for that woman. She's impacted my life more than, more than I thought she would when I was younger."
Headmaster Dean adds that Christina's husband, and Triad School founder David Wehr has taken a teaching position in Chiloquin.
"His desire was that the community at large would see Triad as something to be proud of."
Triad School senior Brittney Phelps says that Triad's Oregonian Cup is also something that students are proud of...
"Kind of overwhelming to think, 'I go to a school that earned that' - it's really an honor."
In accepting the award, Triad Headmaster Doug Dean referred to the trophy as the 'Christina Cup', in honor of Christina Wehr.
Christina Wehr was honored as Oregon's 'Air Force Teacher of the Year' in 2010...and Wehr's words then echo even stronger today...
"To be honored on behalf of my community, much less the state of Oregon, is an honor beyond what I can even express."
The 'Oregonian Cup' is awarded on the basis of academic scores, extra-curricular activities, athletics, and sportsmanship.
Triad School came out on top of 77 other schools in the state's '1-A' division.