WHEREAS, The Oregon State Legislature approved the ambitious “40-40-20" goal in 2011, enshrining the importance of increasing the postsecondary aspirations and credentials of all Oregonians; and
WHEREAS, According to the United States Department of Education, the annual median income of someone with a bachelor's degree or higher outpaces the earnings of someone with only a high school diploma or its equivalent: and
WHEREAS, According to the United States Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rates for individuals holding an associate’s degree or higher are significantly lower than for those workers with no postsecondary credentials; and
WHEREAS, Hermiston School District has committed to hosting college application week events on our campus during the week of October 1-5, 2018, ensuring all seniors complete a college application with the assistance of trained school staff and volunteers;
NOW, THEREFORE I, Superintendent of Schools Tricia Mooney, hereby proclaim October 1-5, 2018
COLLEGE APPLICATION WEEK
in Hermiston School District, and encourage all citizens of our city to join in this observance.
Adopted this 28 day of September 2018.
Tricia Mooney, Superintendent of Schools