Oregon Student Essays 2015 Web Exhibit
About the exhibit
Back in 1905, students from around Oregon submitted essays and other school work on a wide range of subjects for display at the Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition in Portland. The goal was to show visitors the high quality of education in the state (view Oregon's Early Rural Schools exhibit).
Following that theme, Secretary of State Kate Brown asked current Oregon students to write about their state. Elementary school students answered the question: Why do you like living in Oregon? Middle school students answered the question: Where is your favorite place to visit in Oregon and why?
This exhibit includes the winning essays and essays from three other finalists in each category. Most are illustrated by images from the Oregon State Archives.
Choose an essay or use the next option to page through the exhibit.
Middle school student essays