ONTARIO SCHOOL DISTRICT

We're O Positive.

O Positive is more than a slogan for us.
It's our way of telling a story of the many
successes that are deserving of Ontario's pride.
Are you ready to be a part of our story?

In her 30th year of teaching, Diane Yamasaki was named the 2002 Educator of the Year. One of seven citizens honored at the Ontario Chamber of Commerce banquet Jan. 10, she was introduced by her former building principal, Myron Carpenter.

Carpenter said Yamasaki possessed the qualities of an outstanding educator. He recalled one morning when a student of hers brought a live snake into the classroom, and her reaction to that incident.

 

Dominick's Quick Print was named Business of Year for 2002. Owned by Joe and Lindy Dominick, the business has been doing printing, copying and laminating for 20 years.
  
Joe Dominick is very involved in the community - from Lions Club to babysitting in the nursery at his church. He has served on the Ontario School Board of Directors for nine years, and is a former board chair.

He combines his community service with his involvement in the school district, by offering mentoring opportunities to high school students in his printshop.

he Chamber of Commerce 2002 Agriculturist of the Year is Tom Uriu, married to Pioneer Elementary School teacher Gail Uriu. Born and raised in Ontario, Tom chose to live his entire life here. A veteran of the Korean War, he continues to oversee the familiy farm operation on the Oregon Slope, along with his brother Bob Uriu, and son Todd.

Tom has been very involved in trade and marketing organizations, both locally and nationally, when it comes to onion production.