Upward Bound

D&E College hosts 80 students for classic summer program

Submitted photos The Davis & Elkins College Upward Bound program staff and instructors honored 29 students for academic achievement during the Summer Recognition Banquet. Receiving awards are, from left, front row, Josey Faris, financial literacy, Pocahontas County High School; Alicia Kelley, test prep, Elkins High School; Aleah Swick, composition/literature, Philip Barbour High School; Nathan Gambrell, math, PBHS; and Somer Kerr, technology, PBHS; and back row, Gage Poling, physics, PBHS; Erin Wyatt, composition/literature, PBHS; Kayla Lamkin, technology, PBHS; McKenzie England, physics, PBHS; Beth Butcher, composition/literature, EHS; Alisha Arbogast, math, EHS; Kristin Bodkin, composition/literature, Pendleton County High School; Kyle Clements, financial literacy, Harman High School; Shelby Broseker, technology, EHS; Taylor Tegtmeyer, German, Pocahontas County High School; Tia Mathews, physics, EHS; McKenzie Arbaugh, financial literacy, Pendleton County High School; Emily Marple, financial literacy, HHS; Peyton Beachler, math, Pendleton County High School; Gabby Kittle, math, PBHS; Hannah Collins, German, EHS; Stephanie Amick, College 101, Pendleton County High School; and Amber Stonebraker, technology, PBHS. Not pictured are Cheyenna Campbell, German, Pocahontas County High School; Shannon Ferrell, Geman, Tygarts Valley High School; and Kaley Sponaugle, physics, Pendleton County High School.
Tygarts Valley High School students who participated in the Davis & Elkins College Upward Bound Classic Summer Program are, from left, Hannah Cogar, Destiny Swecker, Katelyn Defibaugh, Madison Haderman, Bethany Ogden and Ava Holt. Not pictured are Shannon Ferrell and Caitlyn Swecker.
Philip Barbour High School students who participated in the Davis & Elkins College Upward Bound Classic Summer Program are, from left, Shania Keene, Gabby Kittle, McKenzie England, Aleah Swick, Amber Stonebraker, Somer Kerr, Kayla Lamkin, Ethan Edmond, Erin Wyatt, Nathan Gambrell, Kylie Marks, Seth Croston, Haley Mallow, Mikala Starkey and Gage Poling.
Pocahontas County High School students who participated in the Davis & Elkins College Upward Bound Classic Summer Program are, from left, Jeff Schebek, Josey Faris, Taylor Tegtmeyer, Kelly Pyne, Lindsay Browning, Ryliegh Vaughan, Charity Warder, Brianna Neilsen, Cheyenna Campbell, Jarod Liptrap, Colleen Buzzard and Hallie Kane. Not pictured are Emalee Arbogast, Isabella Dean, Courtney Dunbrack and Shayna Hammons.
Elkins High School students who participated in the Davis & Elkins College Upward Bound Classic Summer Program are, from left, Alicia Kelley, Macy Wiseman, Hannah Collins, Jessica Nguyen, Mikayla Goins, Elisabeth Butcher, Jessica Gibson, Salena Martin, Julia Baldwin, Antony Dong, Madison Myers, Alisha Arbogast, Cindy Zhu, Madison Roy, Meghan Merritt, Tia Mathews, Shelby Broseker and Beth Brown.
Submitted photos Tucker County High School students who participated in the Davis & Elkins College Upward Bound Classic Summer Program are, from left, Candy Cross, Xzandra Ashby, Wyatt Gravelle, Zach Mowery and Lacey Cross. Not pictured are Raina Burton and Inza Pacella.
Harman High School students who participated in the Davis & Elkins College Upward Bound Classic Summer Program are, from left, Rachel Spencer, Emily Marple, Shane Varner and Kyle Clements.
Seth Croston, left, and Ethan Edmond, both students at Philip Barbour High School, and Ryliegh Vaughan, not pictured, a student at Pocahontas County High School, received Academic All-Star Awards from Davis & Elkins College Upward Bound Classic Summer Program. The students were honored for strong participation and excellent quality of work.
Pendleton County High School students who participated in the Davis & Elkins College Upward Bound Classic Summer Program are, from left, Chloe Miller, McKenzie Arbaugh, Allysa Morgan, Kelsey Alt, Joe Boucher, Ashley LeMaster, Stephanie Amick, Trina Mallow, Kaley Sponaugle, Kristin Bodkin and Peyton Bleacher.

ELKINS — More than 80 area high school students participated in the Davis & Elkins College Upward Bound Classic Summer Program, a six-week session that enhances overall college readiness. The program included a digital week, residential living, course work, college visits, guest speakers and community service projects, among other experiences.

At the conclusion of the summer program, staff and instructors honored 29 students for academic achievement. Awards were presented at the Summer Recognition Banquet for financial literacy, test preparation, composition and literature, math, technology, physics, German and College 101. In addition, three students were selected for the Academic All-Star Awards for displaying strong participation and excellent quality of work during the session.

A federally funded TRIO program, Upward Bound is designed to prepare high school students for post-secondary success. The Davis & Elkins College Upward Bound Program serves students from Barbour, Pendleton, Pocahontas, Randolph and Tucker counties.

Established during President Lyndon B. Johnson’s administration, the Upward Bound 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. Davis & Elkins College’s Upward Bound programs receive 100 percent of funding from two Title IV grants from the U.S. Department of Education totaling $681,500.

For additional information about the Davis & Elkins College Upward Bound programs, visit www.deupwardbound.com or call 304-637-1989.

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