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Second “Promise” video features Sublimity Middle (North Santiam SD) student

Kaitlin Sandall, a seventh-grader at Sublimity Middle School (North Santiam School District), is the subject of a short-length feature video that debuted today as part of “The Promise of Oregon” campaign.

The “Promise” campaign (www.promiseoregon.org), which OSBA launched Nov. 14, aims to create public support for K-14 education, to help meet the state’s 40-40-20 goals and lift student achievement and graduation rates. Kaitlin is the second of three students statewide whose stories will be featured in videos on the campaign website.

In the video, Kaitlin describes how for the past year she has faced a new diagnosis that she is diabetic. Kaitlin hopes to use her education to move into a career allowing her to help other diabetics or search for a cure for the disease. She also shares how she expresses herself through writing and dance.

“Education means a lot to me because it just helps me think, ‘I can do this. I’m not going to fail. I’ve got this,’” she said.