Umatilla County Student Achievement Awards to honor top college credit earners

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Some of Umatilla County’s highest achieving students will be recognized at the first ever Umatilla County Student Achievement Awards on Thursday, May 22, hosted by the Umatilla County Commissioner’s Office and InterMountain Education Service District.

A total of 21 students from all the public high schools in Umatilla County will be honored on May 22. These students have demonstrated a high Grade Point Average, strong citizenship, are active in their schools and communities, and are some of the highest college credit earners in their schools. These students have all been participants in the Eastern Promise program, and have earned a significant amount of college credits – some earning Associates of Arts degrees through Blue Mountain Community College– during their high school educations. Several of the winners are their school’s valedictorian or salutatorian, and all will graduate this year with stellar GPAs.

Each winner will receive a certificate of achievement, as well as a new iPad3.

“These students have worked very hard to complete these rigorous college courses while still in high school, so they deserve a tremendous amount of recognition for their efforts,” said Dr. Mark Mulvihill, superintendent of the IMESD, which is a partner in the state-recognized Eastern Promise program. “With the encouragement of their families and teachers, solidified by their own diligence, these students have a tremendous jump start for their future college plans.”

The Umatilla County Student Achievement Awards will take place on Thursday, May 22, at 5:30 p.m. at the Pendleton Red Lion Hotel Ballroom. Mulvihill and Umatilla County Commissioner George Murdock will be featured speakers at the event.

The event is sponsored by the Umatilla County Commissioner’s Office and InterMountain ESD, with special thanks to the Pendleton Red Lion Hotel.

Please see the attached list of student winners from each school.