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Lucee Lucee feels that Willamette Academy has been a positive influence in her life. Being apart of the Academy has allowed her to come out of her shell. It has allowed her the confidence to talk to more people as well as help with her public speaking skills. Over these three years, she has come to consider the Academy her second family.

05-25-2012

Jose Rios [Jose] has engaged his interest in Biology and Orchestra by enrolling in IB courses that will help him achieve his future goal of helping both his family and others in an economic way. By knowing how it feels to grow up in a low-economic area, he understands the hardship one has to go thorough to endeavor for a better future. His philanthropic spirit is best understood by his definition of the word “hardship”, which is: an individual who works hard to better himself for the sake of others

05-25-2012

Mauricio Willamette Academy has offered Mauricio a place to get help and support with school, along with building a community of mentors and friends. He believes that Willamette Academy can help him succeed with his goal of becoming a veterinarian.

05-25-2012

Jenny Jenny believes that everyone deserves an opportunity to go to college, an opportunity, she thinks, is limited because many people can’t afford college. Jenny is constantly exploring social issues that center around the inaccessibility of college. Especially in her public speaking class, where she’s crafted speeches on the advantages of making college available to everyone .

05-16-2012

Brian Brian is proud of his two last names, Blanco and Lila. One last name from his mother and one last name from his father, they are his role models. He’s motivated to continue his education because of his parents, “they tell me I have to go to college” Brian Blanco Lila loves math, or as he says, “My favorite classes are the ones I get to do math in.” He hopes to be a Mechanical Engineer at Oregon State or Harvard. But for now, he’s spending time at the Willamette Academy with his friends.

05-16-2012