Lost River Junior/Senior High School’s senior class committed to 10 different trade schools and colleges last week during the school’s annual signing day event.
The outside ceremony was attended by a limited number of family members and underclassmen via Zoom. Ivan Ayala, a 2016 Lost River graduate, Gates Scholar, Hispanic Scholars speaker, published author and master’s degree of public health candidate was the keynote speaker. Representatives from Oregon Tech and Klamath Community College also attended.
“I am very proud of this class and their accomplishments,” said Jamie Ongman, principal of Lost River. “They have faced many challenges and difficulties, and it took grit and perseverance to get to where they are today. Because they are willing to face adversity and work hard, they will go far.”
The soon-to-be Lost River graduates will be represented at 10 colleges and trade schools including Boise State, Klamath Community College, OIT, Southern Oregon University, Eastern Oregon University, Southwestern Oregon Community College, Blue Mountain Community College, Western Welding Academy, Highline College in Seattle, and Kauai Community College in Hawaii.
The annual signing day event was organized in coordination with the Lost River ASPIRE program.