Oregon Student Essays 2023 Web Exhibit

Drawing shows a girl in a boat on the ocean gazing out at a light house on the shore.
Drawing by Anileh Chen​
​​​​​​​Our 2023-2024 Oregon Blue Book Student Essay Contest prompted students to share their COVID-19 pandemic experience. Students sent in both a written portion and an illustration to go with their essays. 

Ten of the submitted essays were selected for publication in our print edition and we have published them here as well. Oregon Secretary of State Shemia Fagan’s selection is the essay by Ashlyn Huang. Select a student name below to get to their essay and illustration.


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

Marin Busmalis Temple
Anileh Chen
Saffron Estrada
Keina Ga​
Chazlyn Hale
Ashlyn Huang
Bairon Lai
Charlie Ryno
Anuva Shah
Mieko Soria​​​

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