Rosemary Anderson High School scholarship recipients
On Saturday evening 4/2/11, I had the privilege of attending the annual award ceremony and fundraiser for the Roberta Phillip Scholarships, given to graduating seniors of Rosemary Anderson High School. The event, hosted by Lewis & Clark College School of Law, also celebrated the partnership between the law school and high school with law students volunteering as mentors for the high schoolers. I met some delightful young people, and many good-hearted older folk encouraging and supporting them.
I learned about Rosemary Anderson High School after the murder of Billy Moore, who had been Prom King at the school's first prom last year. This year's prom theme is, "Long Live The King". Students are doing a project sending photos of Billy all over the world. They remember him fondly and honor his memory, seeking to emulate how he turned his life around.
Roberta Phillip is a graduate of the L&C Law School who now serves as Senior Policy Advisor to Multnomah County Chair Jeff Cogan. She epitomises the virtues of people who weren't born here, but chose to make Portland their home and therafter giving their best efforts to help make it a better place for all. I thank everyone who contributed to the event, and to the mentoring program this year.