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SOREDI Quest Award Winners

Congratulations to Team IDEROS from South Medford High School for their award-winning submission to SOREDI Quest! Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development, Inc. created their two-part competition to encourage local students to learn more about local companies. Their goal? Help Southern Oregon youth grow in the understanding that they "don't have to move away to find a challenging and rewarding career. Whether [their] interests lie in technology, product development, healthcare, design, engineering or aviation - we have it all right here!"

Team IDEROS worked on their project in their Career & College 11 class at South Medford High School. Career & College 11 offers exploration and preparation in college and career pathways focusing on jobs that are high-skill and high-demand, satisfying, and financially rewarding. It is designed to help students identify their interests, abilities, and skills. This year Career and College 11 had the opportunity to partner with SOREDI to help students connect the careers that they are researching with companies in Southern Oregon. Many times students have no idea the opportunities they have in Southern Oregon for a career. This project was a way to introduce these companies to them in a fun and engaging way.

Join us 6:00pm on Friday, April 19 to celebrate the finalists and have a chance to vote for the People's Choice Award. The free event will be held at North Medford High School and will include a career fair from 6:00-6:30 for students to meet local companies.

Congratulations Team IDEROS!

Based on the total number of unique views, your team’s video is the 1st Place winner with 1,001 unique views! Each of you has won a $500 scholarship, good for up to four years from graduation for any academic pursuit…debate team or band trips, college tuition, or career certification training! And, as you were selected by Diode Laser Concepts as their favorite, you are also each receiving a $100 Amazon gift card and you will be entered into the competition for the People’s Choice award and another $300 scholarship! Way to go!

Our Finale event is next Friday, April 19, 6:00-8:30 PM at the North Medford High auditorium, 1900 N. Keeneway Drive. Please invite your parents and friends, and they are eligible to vote for your video.

Rob Merriman
Community Development Manager