Gervais High School — Gervais, Oregon

It was a great event here for our district and we have great participation.

Andrea Oropeza, Counselor

It was fun to see the kids get excited to make the pledge.

Andrea Oropeza, Counselor

Thank you for all of your help and partnership! We look forward to continuing this great program next year as well!

Andrea Oropeza, Counselor

Andrea Oropeza, Counselor, Gervais High School, began our partnership during our 24th Annual Hands & Words Are Not For Hurting Week, October 17-23 2021.

Andrea presented the importance and simplicity of our program to the staff. They were instructed how to effectively implement and sustain the Purple Hands Pledge® schoolwide.

Leadership Students organized a “Purple Out” day where students and staff dressed in purple.

Throughout Purple Hands Week all students and staff were encouraged to take the Purple Hands Pledge® to heart.

“It was fun to see the kids get excited to make the pledge.”
– Andrea Oropeza, Counselor

Our Official Pledge Banners were displayed for the public on the fence alongside the football field between the Elementary, Middle, and High Schools. (Pictured Below)

Our combination English/Spanish and English/Russian Pledge banners are displayed to represent the diverse communities in Gervais, Oregon.

“We look forward to continuing this great program next year as well!”
– Andrea Oropeza, Counselor, April 2022

Staff at Gervais High School wear Purple Hands Pledge® Pins on their lanyards
as a constant reminder for themselves and their students!

Michelle Zelenka, Library Assistant

Andrea Oropeza, Counselor