Patty Burres and Skyler Stokoe are the most recent Umatilla High School students featured in a statewide public education support campaign.
“The Promise of Oregon” was established in November 2014 by the Oregon School Boards Association. This year’s special focus includes increasing graduation rates.
Photos of Burres and Stokoe are featured, along with completion of the sentence “I am the Promise of Oregon and staying on track to graduate because …” Stokoe shared about her interest in studying forensic chemistry to increase her knowledge. And Burres touted the overall benefits of additional education.
“I want to be the best person I can be,” she said.
The OSBA encourages people to invest in public schools so the next generation can reach its potential. Jim Green, the board’s executive director, reiterated this by saying public schools are an investment in the state’s youths.
For more information about the Promise campaign and to view student photos and comments, visit www.promiseoregon.org.