The other day, I received a few photos of OYCP cadets who participated as members of the official Color Guard, which opened the Dec. 3rd Oregon "Civil War" game at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore., during the playing of the National Anthem.
Participating in the Color Guard were: Cadet Gustavo Vega of Boring, Ore., 2nd Platoon; Paola Tayun of Beaverton, Ore., 3rd Platoon; Caleb Lambert of Dallas, Ore., 2nd Platoon; and Ralle Johnson of Redmond, Ore., 1st Platoon.
For those of you who don't know, the Oregon Youth Challenge Program is a nationally-recognized alternative high-school which helps turn "at-risk" youth into productive students using military-style, in-residence instruction. For many students, it is their last chance at turning their lives around.
The school is accredited by the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools and the Oregon Department of Education.
For more information on this very successful program, please visit their official website here.
Special thanks to Vanessa Ward of the OYCP for sharing these photos, and Ken Olsen for taking them!
Posted by Tech. Sgt. Nick Choy,
Oregon National Guard Social Media Manager