These are the faces of Oregon’s future – our students. Scroll over or click on these photos to discover why, in their own words, they constitute “The Promise of Oregon.” Enjoy – and share – these portraits!
I want to become a school teacher so I can watch young kids turn into adults.
Sabin-Schellenberg Center, North Clackamas SD
I want to be a journalist and approach everything with an open mind.
Woodburn High Campus - WeBSS, Woodburn SD
I want a degree in sports medicine so I can help athletes recover from injuries.
Umatilla High, Umatilla SD
I want to be a geologist who visits schools and teaches kids how to stay safe during earthquakes.
Nellie Muir Elementary, Woodburn SD
I want to help people when I grow up. I am not sure how yet, but I will.
Patton Middle, McMinnville SD
I am going to be the first person in my family to go to college. I plan to study architecture and fashion.
Phoenix High, Phoenix-Talent SD
I want to start a nonprofit animal rescue. Animals don't have a voice, and we need to stand up for them.
Rex Putnam High, North Clackamas SD
I want to show the world that our generation is making a difference by becoming an astrophysicist for NASA.
Woodburn High Campus - WAAST, Woodburn SD