Five high schools in Eastern Oregon hosted College Application Week events this year: Pendleton, Umatilla, Echo, Stanfield, and Hermiston. The Hermiston Herald visited some of these events and discovered why education after high school is so important:
[Hermiston High School counselor, Melody Bustillos] said by 2030, 90 percent of jobs will require at least some sort of training simply because of advancements in technology. She said that’s why introducing students to their options early on in their senior years is particularly helpful for students.
Oregon State University president, Ed Ray, is a supporter of College Application Week, as evidenced in his guest column last week inThe Oregonian.
President Ray shared that while we might think he's biased toward higher education because of his job, he's got personal reasons for believing in the value of college. He closed with a gentle reminder:
We're keeping an eye out for all the news media about Oregon College Application Week. If you see something we miss, be sure to send it our way!
Joining the movement in Oregon recognizing November as College Application Month, Hermiston School District, along with the city of Hermiston, proclaimed the first week in November to be College Application Week.
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Contact: Adrienne Enriquez, College Application Week State Coordinator, 503-725-2914, firstname.lastname@example.org
Nationwide Initiative Helps Students Apply to College
College Application Week events to be held November 3-14 at 85+ sites in Oregon
The start of the school year means it's time to begin planning College Application Week events. For Oregon CAW "headquarters," it means supporting your efforts. One of the ways we do that is by sponsoring an inspirational social media campaign each year.
This year, the theme is #whyichose. As in, "why did you choose to continue your education beyond high school" or "why did you choose the college you attended?" or "why might a student choose a particular college?"
Oregon College Application Week was the lead story on KVAL's evening news on Friday, January 31, 2014. We're proud of Oregon's students and are thrilled to see their accomplishments being lauded.
The results are in! Oregon’s College Application Week broke previous records of high school students applying to college, with more than 1,250 students participating in the recent statewide event. With the number of sites increasing four-fold and an over 200% increase in seniors participating, students applied to different types of postsecondary educational options, including certificate programs, two-year degree programs, and four-year degree programs over the two week event in late 2013.
A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to visit with John Erickson in the recording booth at K103's studios in Portland. He asked about College Application Week, the Governor's proclamation, and a few other topics related to college admissions and the application season. You can listen to the video on YouTube by clicking here.