Gov. Brown to speak at Hillsboro High School graduation
Hillsboro High School seniors will have quite the speaker at Saturday's graduation ceremony.
Oregon Governor Kate Brown will deliver a short commencement address during the school's commencement ceremony on June 9, according to the Hillsboro School District.
In a statement released Tuesday, the district said that Hillsboro was an example of Brown's Future Ready Oregon Initiative, which works to close "skills gaps between what Oregon's workforce has and what Oregon's growing businesses need to build the economy of the future."
According to the district, Brown chose to speak at Hillsboro because of its strong career-learning programs, which includes horticulture, robotics, bioscience and one of the state's only auto mechanics programs.
"The school is also committed to preparing students who have been historically underserved for these career opportunities," the school district said.
Since 2016, the school has offered bilingual summer programs for Latino students, which also focus on career options for students. The district's '¡Si, Se Puede!' program asks students to develop business plans for products and service they create.
Hillsboro's graduation is set for 7:30 p.m., Saturday, June 9, at Hillsboro Stadium, 4450 N.E. Century Blvd.