Upward Bound is a federally funded TRIO program designed to prepare high school students for post-secondary education.
The program provides services to students who would be the first generation in their family to complete a four-year degree or those who meet income guidelines. The program's goal is to ensure that these students graduate high school and pursue and complete post-secondary education.
The Davis & Elkins College Upward Bound programs serve students from Barbour, Pendleton, Pocahontas, Randolph and Tucker counties.
Tygarts Valley High School’s Upward Bound participants are shown here. From left in the front row are Marcus Fortney, Tristan Bertamini and Savannah Toney; in the back row are Misty Barrett, Owen Arbogast, Ashley Robinson, Paige Pritt and Abbey Lambert.
Pendleton County High School’s Upward Bound participants are shown here. From left in the front row are Evan Arrington, Matthew Nibblins and Justin Propst; in the back row are Kaylee Edwards, Kristin Greene, Allison Ruddle, Denali Hedrick and Kayla Harris. Not pictured is Eric Bruce.
Pocahontas County High School’s Upward Bound participants are shown here. From left in the front row are Anson ‘Bubby’ Hatfield, Rachel McComb, Lilly Tracy and Emily Hefner; in the back row are Dustin Dilley, Fredricah Gardner, Elizabeth Kelley, Priscilla Grimes and Kara Lane.
Tucker County High School’s Upward Bound participants are shown here. From left are Courtney Poling, Troy Young, Amanda Phillips and Josh Thompson. Not pictured are Mariah Bowley, Alayna Wesoloski and Shannon Whitehair.
New recruits became active members during the November monthly activity on the Davis & Elkins College campus. For their December group activity, participants toured Shepherd University. They also planned a visit to Massanutten WaterPark.
Students not selected are placed on a waiting list. If an opening becomes available, the program will select from that list.
The staff members of Upward Bound wishes congratulated the new participants and said they look forward to working with them for many years to come.
More information regarding Upward Bound is available at 800-624-3157, ext. 1389, or www.deubwv.com.