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The 8th annual Klamath Promise Graduation Sensation took place in downtown Klamath Falls on Thursday, June 1.  Almost 700 graduating high school seniors from all 12 high schools across all of Klamath County paraded in caps and gowns down Main Street with bands and mascots, then joined together with family, friends and supporters in Veterans Park for a celebration and awards distribution. A moment of silence was observed for those no longer with us, the Henley Touch of Class sang the National Anthem and David Stork, Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, and Chief Legal Officer at Lithia Motors, Inc., provided keynote remarks as the students embark on life after high school.

The Graduation Sensation includes awards for those going on to college, into the military, into the workforce, or who are undecided on their next step. This year 101 scholarships and gift cards totaling nearly $45,000 were announced to the crowd of graduates, families, and supporters braving the rain. More than 20 local business and organizations contributed to awards this year:

  • Cascade Health Alliance
  • Citizens for Safe Schools in partnership with Youth Development Oregon
  • Dana Orr- The Lending Lady of the Klamath Basin
  • EagleRidge High School
  • Friends of the Klamath County Library
  • Glenn & Ursula Gailis
  • Healthy Klamath Partners
  • Hispanic Health Committee
  • Holliday Jewelry
  • Kersey Trust
  • Klamath Basin Behavioral Health
  • Klamath Community College
  • Klamath County Chamber of Commerce
  • Klamath County Board of Commissioners
  • Klamath County School District
  • Klamath Health Partnership
  • Pelican Education Foundation
  • Ross Ragland Theater & Cultural Center
  • Sky Lakes Medical Center
  • Soroptimist International of Klamath Falls
  • The Stork Family
  • Windermere Real Estate
  • Anonymous Donors

Special thanks to our entire community and all who help make the largest known graduation celebration happen! Including but not limited to Aurora Simpson, City of Klamath Falls Parks, City of Klamath Falls Streets, Diamond Home Improvement, Klamath County Library, Klamath County School District, Klamath Falls City Schools, Klamath Falls Police Department, Klamath Union High School Digital Media, Southern Oregon ESD Sign Language Interpreters, Southern Oregon ESD Staff, and the 50+ Individual Volunteers!

The winners for the 2023 Graduation Sensation are…

Winner First  Winner Last  Winner School  Award Type  Amount  Sponsor 
Yoselin Alonzo Henley Gift Card $250 Klamath Community College
Antonella Audeh Falcon Heights Academy Scholarship $1,000 Citizens for Safe Schools
Dylan Bachman Mazama Gift Card $50 Anonymous
Shaylee Batten Henley Gift Card $250 Klamath Community College
Chloe Bautista Mazama Scholarship $2,000 Soroptimist International of Klamath Falls
Leslie Beanland Henley Scholarship $500 Healthy Klamath Partners: Cascade Health Alliance, Klamath Health Partnership, Sky Lakes Medical Center
Ryan Bicknell Mazama Gift Card $50 Klamath County Commissioners
Sophia Branum EagleRidge Scholarship $1,000 Citizens for Safe Schools
Jacob Bruner Henley Gift Card $100 Klamath County Chamber of Commerce
Jacob Bruner Henley Gift Card $50 Klamath County Commissioners
Madison Camino Falcon Heights Academy Scholarship $500 Hispanic Health Committee
Jonathan Cazarez Mendez Lost River Scholarship $1,000 Citizens for Safe Schools
Hope Chase Henley Scholarship $2,000 Soroptimist International of Klamath Falls
Layla Chavez Henley Scholarship $500 Holliday Jewelry
Staci Chipman Klamath Union Scholarship $500 Ross Ragland Theater & Cultural Center
Chayse Clements Mazama Gift Card $100 Klamath County Chamber of Commerce
Tania Cobian Henley Gift Card $50 Anonymous
Ashley Conlogue Klamath Union Scholarship $500 Glenn & Ursula Gailis
Kayla Cook Mazama Scholarship $2,000 Soroptimist International of Klamath Falls
Margot Cross CrossPoint Scholarship $500 Healthy Klamath Partners: Cascade Health Alliance, Klamath Health Partnership, Sky Lakes Medical Center
Haylee David-Stewart Bonanza Gift Card $250 Klamath Community College
Brody Derra Henley Gift Card $50 Klamath County Commissioners
Kristalina Derry Klamath Union Scholarship $500 Stork Service Scholarship – Commitment to Community Award
Alivia Dibrito Klamath Learning Center Scholarship $1,000 Citizens for Safe Schools
Indrani Espinoza Klamath Union Scholarship $500 Pelican Education Foundation
David Ferguson Mazama Gift Card $50 Anonymous
James Ferguson Mazama Scholarship $500 Klamath County School District
Allison Fournier CrossPoint Scholarship $2,000 Soroptimist International of Klamath Falls
Jude Garlitz Klamath Union Scholarship $500 Klamath County Commissioners
Kaylee Gettman Klamath Union Gift Card $50 Klamath County Commissioners
Bryan Goff-Currier Mazama Scholarship $500 Klamath County Commissioners
Charles Gonsowski Henley Scholarship $500 Friends of the Klamath County Library
Esteban Gonzalez Hernandez Klamath Union Gift Card $250 Klamath Community College
Jalen Gotoy Klamath Union Gift Card $50 Klamath County Commissioners
James Grounds Mazama Gift Card $50 Klamath County Commissioners
Owen Grove EagleRidge Scholarship $500 EagleRidge High School
Izabella Guadarrama Dahl Bonanza Scholarship $500 Windermere Real Estate
Mary Hanley Gilchrist Scholarship $500 Klamath County School District
Mak Harris EagleRidge Gift Card $500 Citizens for Safe Schools
Mak Harris EagleRidge Gift Card $50 Klamath County Commissioners
Jayden Hartz Henley Gift Card $250 Klamath Community College
Gracelyn Hedlund Henley Scholarship $1,000 Klamath County Commissioners
Jesli Hernandez Lost River Scholarship $500 Klamath County Commissioners
Marvin Hernandez Lost River Gift Card $50 Klamath County Commissioners
Zoey Hildebrand Klamath Learning Center Scholarship $1,000 Citizens for Safe Schools
Hailey Hoehn Falcon Heights Academy Scholarship $1,000 Citizens for Safe Schools
Kailynn Hunt-Plummer Klamath Union Scholarship $500 Healthy Klamath Partners: Klamath Basin Behavioral Health
Jaden Jackson Chiloquin Gift Card $50 Klamath County Commissioners
Vivian Jones Henley Scholarship $1,000 Citizens for Safe Schools
Marcus Kaeding EagleRidge Gift Card $500 Citizens for Safe Schools
James Keimel EagleRidge Gift Card $500 Citizens for Safe Schools
Keaton Kensler CrossPoint Gift Card $50 Anonymous
Levin Kiss Klamath Union Scholarship $500 Glenn & Ursula Gailis
Codey Lyman Lost River Scholarship $500 Klamath County School District
Peighton Madron Bonanza Gift Card $50 Anonymous
Joseph Mandarin Lost River Gift Card $250 Klamath Community College
Matthew Marcussen Mazama Gift Card $50 Anonymous
Ava Masl EagleRidge Gift Card $250 Klamath Community College
Tashina Matt-Collier Chiloquin Gift Card $500 Citizens for Safe Schools
Grace McCollam Lost River Scholarship $500 Klamath County Commissioners
Brooke McNeal Mazama Gift Card $50 Klamath County Commissioners
Crystal Mendez Mazama Scholarship $500 Klamath County School District
Aidan Miller Mazama Gift Card $50 Anonymous
Nick Morene CrossPoint Gift Card $25 Ross Ragland Theater & Cultural Center
Caleb Nejely Henley Gift Card $100 Dana Orr- The Lending Lady of the Klamath Basin
Ellianna Nowak Falcon Heights Academy Scholarship $500 Klamath County School District
Lindsay Pace CrossPoint Gift Card $25 Ross Ragland Theater & Cultural Center
Carson Parrish Lost River Gift Card $250 Klamath Community College
Nicole Parrish Chiloquin Scholarship $500 Klamath County School District
Logan Passmore Henley Gift Card $25 Ross Ragland Theater & Cultural Center
Evan Peterson Mazama Gift Card $100 Klamath County Chamber of Commerce
Kai Pine Mazama Scholarship $500 Klamath County Commissioners
Aleeka Qualls Klamath Learning Center Gift Card $50 Anonymous
Makayla Quirk Mazama Scholarship $2,000 Soroptimist International of Klamath Falls
Luke Rodenhauser CrossPoint Scholarship $500 Windermere Real Estate
Jeshua Ruelas Salazar Henley Scholarship $500 Klamath County School District
LeOna Santos EagleRidge Scholarship $500 Klamath County Commissioners
Jennifer Serrato Klamath Union Gift Card $100 Klamath County Chamber of Commerce
Jennifer Serrato Klamath Union Gift Card $50 Klamath County Commissioners
Aria Sha Henley Gift Card $250 Klamath Community College
Anastasia Shanks Chiloquin Scholarship $1,000 Citizens for Safe Schools
Natalie Skouras Bonanza Scholarship $500 Klamath County School District
Lillian Smith Henley Gift Card $50 Anonymous
Clayton Spivey Mazama Scholarship $500 Holliday Jewelry
Raffaele Squera Henley Scholarship $500 Anonymous
Shaw Stork Henley Scholarship $500 Klamath County School District
Stormy Tecumseh Mazama Scholarship $1,000 Klamath County Commissioners
Angelina Tietjen-Rodriguez Henley Gift Card $50 Klamath County Commissioners
Analisa Trushell Bonanza Scholarship $1,000 Citizens for Safe Schools
Kale Tschetter Henley Gift Card $50 Klamath County Commissioners
Grace Tucker New Horizon School Scholarship $500 Healthy Klamath Partners: Cascade Health Alliance, Klamath Health Partnership, Sky Lakes Medical Center
Shilo Tucker Gilchrist Gift Card $100 Klamath County Chamber of Commerce
Shilo Tucker Gilchrist Gift Card $50 Klamath County Commissioners
Slade Villanueva Henley Gift Card $25 Ross Ragland Theater & Cultural Center
Skyler Vinson Henley Gift Card $100 Dana Orr- The Lending Lady of the Klamath Basin
Sahalie Vivanco Klamath Union Gift Card $250 Klamath Community College
Chance Walton CrossPoint Scholarship $500 Ross Ragland Theater & Cultural Center
Matthew Ward Falcon Heights Academy Scholarship $200 Anonymous
Chadwick Wardrip Mazama Gift Card $50 Anonymous
Cheyenne West Henley Gift Card $50 Klamath County Commissioners
Malcolm Whitaker Klamath Learning Center Scholarship $500 Kersey Trust

 

The Klamath Promise is a community-wide initiative connecting the community and schools, from preschool through career and college readiness. Since 2012 the Klamath Promise has aimed to increase “Success through Education” for all students in Klamath County, whether success looks like joining the workforce or military, or going to college.

The Klamath Promise: Connecting and inspiring the community about the importance of education, attendance, and graduation, from early childhood to career or college transitions. Visit klamathpromise.org to learn more!

Contact klamath_promise@soesd.k12.or.us with questions.

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