Welcome Future OSU Beavers!Posted September 14th, 2010 by staff
As fall term approaches, the Oregon State University campus has begun to fill up with students – throwing frisbees on the quad, hitting the library in preparation for classes, and spending time with friends.
However, in Phoenix, Arizona, a hopeful group of future OSU students are well into their school year. Marisa Egley’s sixth grade ESL class at Palomino Intermediate School has adopted Oregon State University for the second year in a row as part of the “No Excuses University” program, designed to encourage a college-going culture starting in elementary school. Precollege Programs has supported numerous classrooms over the past several years and provides the students and teachers with decorations, supplies and correspondence in order to extend our outreach across the country.
An orange-and-black bedecked bulletin board greets students in the hallway, proclaiming their OSU allegiance. The words of the fight song are posted – which the students are practicing every Friday, when they wear their college t-shirts, generously provided by the Office of Admissions. Each 6th grader in the class may just be “Quite Possibly the Smartest Person in This Room” as their shirts imply, as they are already thinking and working towards college. Good luck to all of the future OSU Beavers – work hard and dream big!