GPS 2021 Finalists
Clackamas High School
I am Vice President of my high schools BSU. And I work at my family’s Jamaican food cart in Portland called FiMi Kingston. As well I sell my art on Instagram.
Future plans: Pediatric Nurse, then a Nurse Practitioner or a Social Media Marketer
Aide Robles Rodriguez
Academy of International Studies at Woodburn
I'm part of Key Club and I've been volunteering at my local community garden every Saturday for the past year. I've been in the TURNO program under Capaces (non-profit organization) for the past 3 years. I've also been in my schools dance team for the past 3 years, were called the HI-LINERS.
This fall I plan to attend Chemeketa Community College with Oregon Promise and earn the Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer Degree. I will then transfer to Pacific University and complete my bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies/Policies and Spanish. My dream job is to work at a nonprofit organization that focuses on tackling Environmental issues.
Crater Renaissance Academy
I am a part of the National Honor Society, Student Congress, and Speech and Debate mainly and take leadership in all of these clubs. In Student Congress I spend my time designing our Instagram posts to keep students informed and connected during distance learning, and in NHS I am the secretary and recent logo designer. In Speech and Debate I am nationally competitive and president of the club.
Because of my schedule I am hope to create and commission art as a side job during this coming school year by selling murals and hand-painted items. As well as this, I want to spend more time volunteering for community.
Oregon City High School
I volunteer at Mary S. Young in West Linn as part of my Horticulture Club activities, I work at Portland Partyworks in Clackamas, and I play rugby!
I am planning on attending CCC for a year, and then transferring to PNCA in order to pursue a degree in illustration.
Woodburn Arts and Communications Academy
I suffer from excessive need to help others and join a lot of clubs and volunteer opportunities that benefit others. Apart from being a part of Planned Parenthood's Teen Council teaching Sex Ed, being the president of MEChA club that help Chicano students become part of the community, and an active volunteer to the city of Woodburn and school distric, I also keep a job as an assistant, home contact and tutor to a small program that help farm worker families.
My plans for the future is to be the first in my family to go to college and pursue a career in political science with a touch of art.
Lincoln High School
For volunteer work I started my own non-profit named Mask On PDX (maskonpdx.com & @maskonpdx insta) as well as volunteer my time teaching with Mission Citizen! I also am a leader in my highschools Asian Student Union and co-president of my highschools Period Club! As for sports I play soccer, lacrosse and tennis!
In the future I plan to go to college and hopefully major/ minor in art as art is such an important part of my life! Other than that I am just planning to feel things out and hopefully end up where I need to be!
International School of Beaverton
I'm part of Oregon Youth Climate Strike, I'm in the creative team making graphics for current events like climate change and others as well, I'm vice president for National Art Honor Society, I also a participant in Aloha Key Club and National Chinese Honor Society.
I am thinking of pursuing the major Architectural Engineering at Oregon State University
Cottage Grove High School
I am very involved in my community. I serve in officer positions for Student Council, Yac, Interact, FBLA, Spanish club, the CMN Pride Pageant. I also am involved with capital ambassadors program, and currently working with ODE on equity issues and improvement in schools. And I'm a Captain for Varsity Swimming and Water Polo.
I plan to attend Cornell University, and study Industrial Labor Relations, to pursue a degree in social sciences. I want to serve the public.