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Brown to highlight the importance of her Future Ready Oregon Initiative and congratulate Hilhi graduates
Salem, OR—Governor Kate Brown will address the 2018 senior class of Hillsboro High School (Hilhi) at their graduation ceremony on Saturday, June 9.

Hilhi was chosen because it is a great example of the Governor's Future Ready Oregon Initiative. Her skills training initiative arms students with the tools they need to graduate and get a good job. It also closes the skills gap between the skills Oregon's workforce has and the skills Oregon's growing businesses need to build the economy of the future.

"Graduation is not a finish line, it's a launch pad. Taking on something big and starting something new at the end of a long and tiring journey is the epitome of the Oregon Way," said Governor Brown. "Just like the mavericks on the Oregon Trail who came together to make the Oregon we know and love, we need today's graduates to come together with all different skills and talents to make the Oregon of tomorrow."

Hilhi has strong career-technical education (CTE) and other career-related learning programs, including one of the state's only auto mechanics program, as well as horticulture, robotics, and a new bioscience program. The school is also committed to preparing students who have been historically underserved for these career opportunities.

The Governor will deliver a keynote address to graduates, and congratulate them on stage as they receive their diplomas. Media are welcome and invited to attend the graduation to cover the event and a brief press avail. Please direct any questions to Kate Kondayen, at 503-689-0248 or

Saturday, June 9, 7:30 p.m.
Hillsboro Stadium
4450 NE Century Blvd.


Chris Pair
Bryan Hockaday
Kate Kondayen
Media Advisory / Event