Congratulations to Chadron High School students Sara Tompkins and Maryline Watak!
Sara and Maryline have won a trip to Chicago through the Upward Bound program! In August, Upward Bound held an essay contest where students in the program were asked to submit an essay of how they could become better leaders. Sara and Maryline were two of seven students chosen for their outstanding essays.
While in Chicago, Sara and Maryline will attend the 2013 Pre College Student Leadership Conference. This conference will provide academic activities and leadership skills while learning about group dynamics, team building, goal setting, communication and college preparation. Their Chicago trip will also include visiting the Sears Tower, the Shedd Aquarium, the Art Institute of Chicago, and an Architectural River Cruise along with dining at the famous Gino's East of Chicago Pizza Restaurant, renowned for their deep dish pizza!
Well Done ladies!!
(The CHS Upward Bound Program is coordinated by Lauren Stephens)
What is Upward Bound?
Upward Bound provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. Upward Bound serves: high school students from low-income families; and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education.