La Grande School District Superintendent Larry Glaze recently reported that La Grande High School students are doing exceptionally well at obtaining scholarships and gaining acceptance to colleges and universities. He attributed much of the success to the efforts of the LHS Career Center, the ASPIRE program and the counseling office. The community should be proud that its graduating seniors are doing so well.
For the 2008-09 school year, LHS graduates received $339,500 in scholarship awards. Of those that are renewable, the students conceivably can receive about $1.2 million for their college educations. That’s a remarkable sum for a high school the size of
La Grande. The totals speak to the fact that LHS has a staff and the ASPIRE program has mentors who care a lot about these young people.
Of the school’s graduating class of 157, 86 students requested that final transcripts be sent to the colleges they planned to attend. About half of those took part in the ASPIRE program, which uses volunteer mentors to work with students on post-high school plans.
The numbers for LHS are impressive. At least 86 are planning to go on to college. That’s about 55 percent of the class. National statistics have shown that people who earn college degrees will have higher earning potential than those who do not, not to mention the fact more job and career opportunities will open up for them.
The entire LHS staff, the 30 volunteers who serve as mentors in the ASPIRE program and the parents of students are to be commended for doing all they can to encourage students to seek a higher education. Good job, LHS!
With winterlike conditions on the horizon, studded tires hitting the pavement and everyone bundling up, we’d like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that if you need a quick reference for weather conditions, remember to go to The Observer’s website, www.lagrandeobserver.com.
With one easy click at the top right of the home page (on “La Grande, OR forecast’’), you can access the forecast, current conditions, the EOU web cam’s view of the community and the ODOT cameras situated at Ladd Creek, Ladd Creek Summit and Meacham. And just below those are links to the other ODOT cameras and TripCheck conditions.
It’s an easy and quick web visit to get a ton of information. Give it a click..