Included in the feature on the front of todayâ€™s Oregonian â€“ â€œTop grads have the brains but lack the bucksâ€? — are some extraordinary statistics, uncovered by the Oregonian in its survey ofâ€?456 valedictorians and straight-A seniors at 97 metro-area public and private high schoolsâ€?:
Top college choices
Oregon State (50)
University of Oregon (37)
University of Washington (22)
George Fox (16)
University of Portland (14)
In an accompanying article, Berenise Delgado, a valedictorian from Roosevelt High School in Portland, talks of her dream to attend OSU to be an engineer but the challenges of affording that dream. Oregon State’s ‘Bridge to Success‘ program is designed for those in state students who struggle with college costs.
From the article:
If she has to, she says, she’ll try to take out loans. “Whatever it takes, I’m going to college.”
Late last week, Delgado learned that she’s been awarded a series of grants and scholarships that will allow her to attend Oregon State and even cover the cost of books.
“I’m ready,” she says after looking over the paperwork.
Miss Delgado, we are ready for you. Welcome to Oregon State!
Addendum 12:19pm- Looks like we get some pretty good non-residents as well.
MICHIGAN CITY – Marquette Catholic High School as named 10 Summa Cum Laude seniors, all with a cumulative GPA of 4.0 or higher…Belinda Ng, daughter of Yam Ng, Michigan City, and Sook Ng, Michigan City, will attend Oregon State University to major in apparel design and business.
Memberships and Participation: National Honor Society, dance team, captain, Blazer Award, tennis, French Club vice president, NYLC, volunteer with St. Stan’s volleyball team, drama club, major role in spring musical ’09 and fall play ’08.
Courtesy of The News-Dispatch.