The start of the school year means it's time to begin planning College Application Week events. For Oregon CAW "headquarters," it means supporting your efforts. One of the ways we do that is by sponsoring an inspirational social media campaign each year.
This year, the theme is #whyichose. As in, "why did you choose to continue your education beyond high school" or "why did you choose the college you attended?" or "why might a student choose a particular college?"
We commissioned Dundee native, Gabe Caruso, to help us kick off the campaign with a rap written especially for Oregon's students -- one that tells us his reasons for choosing to go on to college. Here's what he had to say:
Now we're asking you - why did YOU choose to go to college? Share your video, image, or text response on your favorite social media platform tagged #whyichose. Encourage your colleagues, friends, and family to do the same. We'll share as many responses as we can on our Facebook page and Twitter feed. Or you can keep coming back here to see the up-to-date composition of messages. In the weeks before your CAW event, we'll compile all of these into an inspirational video you can share with students to kick off your event. We can't wait to hear/see/read your responses!