If you are concerned about the lack of funding and services for TAG students now is the time to make your voice heard.
The Oregon Legislature Joint Committee on Student Success is meeting around the state to hear from citizens about their views on public education. Information about the committee, including meeting agendas, is here: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2017I1/Committees/JCSS/Overview
This committee is considering how to improve student success and includes making a budget proposal. The success of TAG students in Oregon depends on your participation in this process.
There are two meetings scheduled in April and include an opportunity for public testimony. There is also an option for written testimony for anyone who is unable to attend the meetings.
April 24 – Baker High School
April 25 – Hermiston High School
April 26 – Field trip in Arlington (No public hearing)
Luke Donaldson of Coquille, Oregon is the recipient of the 2018 OATAG Young Scholar Award.
Luke, who came highly recommended by his teachers, is in the eighth grade at Coquille Junior High School. He was selected for this honor based on his academic and intellectual ability in addition to leadership and community service. Luke is a leader within his school exemplifying initiative, conscientiousness, and perseverance. Luke participates and excels in extracurricular activities including Knowledge Bowl and National Geographic Bee. He volunteers at South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve where as a two-year old he first developed his interest in estuaries, the ocean, and the beach environment. Luke says, “Ultimately it is my dream to find a solution to the trash that fills the ocean and litters our beaches.”
Kylie Ostrin, a 5th grader from Albany who attends North Albany Elementary was selected as a runner-up based on her strong academics and citizenship.
The $500 Scholarship that goes to the winner is funded by private donations. You can assist with this scholarship by making a directed donation to OATAG.
OATAG advocates for the needs of talented and gifted children, serves as a resource for families, educators, and communities, and provides direction for excellence in education.
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