Lutheran Elementary Schools Tournament (LEST) Recap


Just prior to the President’s Day Weekend, Forest Hills competed in the Lutheran Elementary Schools Tournament (LEST) held at Concordia University in Portland.  During this time, students had the opportunity to share their God-given abilities in many different areas.  Students from Forest Hills participated in Choir, Drama, Bells, Band, Art, Writing, Science, Math, Knowledge Bowl, Spelling Bee, Chess, Lego Robotics, Individual Music performances, Basketball, Cheer, and Swimming.  Our students represented the school exceptionally well!

As an added bonus, one of our students submitted a logo into the logo contest.  The winner of this contest has their logo used for next year’s LEST.  We are proud of Gabe and his logo with the theme, “For by grace we have been saved…” Eph. 2:8

Many students earned ribbons for their LEST art pieces.

17 other schools were in attendance at LEST this year, including schools from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, California, Nebraska, and British Columbia.  It is a joy when our schools can connect and interact with one another as we remember that we are all one big body of Christ!

Forest Hills students placed in the following areas:


Molly – 2nd

Addi – 2nd

Jordan – 2nd

Bekah – 1st

Kaitlyn – 2nd

Katherine – 1st

Daniel – 1st

Lexi – 2nd

Porter – 1st

Briana – 1st

Kyndal – 2nd

Bailey – 2nd

Aiden – 2nd

Leo – 1st




3rd Team

Music – Blue Ribbon Performances

Murray – piano

Daniel – piano

Tori – piano

Daniel – vocal

Alina, Bella – vocal

Levi – instrumental

Lydia – instrumental

Handbell Trio

Micah, Alex – instrumental

Handbell – both groups



Daniel – 1st in 5th

Murray – 2nd in 6th

Team – 2nd


Cole- 3rd in 5th


Kaitlyn – most promising in 7th

Rachel – most promising in 8th