Oregon Student Essays 2021 Web Exhibit

Drawing of a girl sitting cross legged on the ground with a dog next to her.
This colorized image by Halle Krom is part of a larger drawing that depicts some of the fun things to do in the Wallowa Lake State Park area.​
About the 2021 Exhibit​​

As part of this edition's theme of the Oregon State Parks centennial, we asked Oregon students to write essays describing their favorite state parks. We selected the top essays from the large number of submiss​ions to be displayed in this edition of the Oregon Blue Book. All of these essays are illustrated with drawings by the authors. The essays and drawings help us see the wonder of state parks through the eyes of young students and further reinforce the value of the parks system to all Oregonians.​
What is your favorite state park in Oregon and why?​
Contestants were asked to limit their essays to about 350 words and to illustrate their essays with drawings. This exhibit features the seven winning essays. The essays are displayed as written and are presented alphabetically. 



Choose an essay below or use the Next > option to page through the exhibit.

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