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 be a veterinarian and help injured animals.
Washington Elementary, Woodburn SD
I will get my associate degree while in high school, my doctorate in college and eventually be a veterinarian.
Clara Brownell Middle, Umatilla SD
I believe I can be a great doctor who cures diseases and helps the people who need it most.
Mid Valley Elementary, Hood River County SD
I want to stick up for each other and treat people equally, no matter what they look like or how they talk.
Grandhaven Elementary, McMinnville SD
I want to be an engineer and help kids when they can’t help themselves.
Mount Scott Elementary, North Clackamas SD
I want to be an astronaut and discover Earth-like planets.
Heritage Elementary, Woodburn SD
I'd like to become a nurse and help others when they're sick. It's important to give back to your community.
Hood River Valley High, Hood River County SD
I want to be a teacher like my dad and help kids learn.
Lincoln Elementary, Woodburn SD
I want to be a scientist and make superheroes that keep the islands from sinking.
Phoenix Elementary, Phoenix-Talent SD