Clackamas High's Lyle Ruelas featured in 'Promise' campaign
Lyle Ruelas, a junior at Clackamas High School who takes classes at the North Clackamas School District's Sabin-Schellenberg Professional Technical Center, was featured last week as part of a statewide public education support campaign known as "The Promise of Oregon."
The "Promise" campaign, which debuted in November 2014, aims to create support for public education and lift student achievement and graduation rates. According to campaign materials, it "showcases districts whose cutting-edge programs are preparing students for careers and college."
Ruelas was one of five students statewide who were featured prominently last week on the campaign website, promiseoregon.org. The website includes photos and videos of Oregon students who have completed the sentence beginning with: "I am the Promise of Oregon because ..."
"I am fulfilling the Promise of Oregon by staying on track to graduate because I want to provide for my community by being a police officer and serving in the National Guard," Ruelas said, next to a photo of himself wearing a shirt with his school's Law Enfrocement Program logo.
Sabin-Schellenberg's Law Enforcement Program teaches about the criminal justice system, important laws, basic patrol procedures, criminal investigation skills, crime scene management and evidence collection.
The "Promise" campaign is being coordinated by the Oregon School Boards Association, which has as members about 200 locally elected boards serving school districts, education service districts and community colleges.