D&E Upward Bound program goes virtual

Submitted photo Students in the Davis & Elkins College Upward Bound Classic Summer Program participate in an online financial literacy class. Instruction was provided by D&E alumni Katie Bright and Rachel Paynter from K.T. Bright, CPA Accounting & Tax Services.

ELKINS — Area high school students are continuing their education with participation in the Davis & Elkins College Upward Bound Classic Summer Program. Conducted in a virtual platform this year, the six-week session continues to offer standard programming that enhances students’ overall college readiness.

Each day focuses on a different subject topic including math, science, financial literacy, foreign language and test preparation. Classes, conducted via Zoom, are instructed by D&E faculty and alumni, along with area professionals in a variety of fields. In addition, students will have opportunities to participate in virtual college tours, career research, wellness and cultural activities and virtual field trips.

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.

Participants for the Classic Summer Program are: Elkins High School students Skyla Baldwin, Alie Cain, Sierra Channell, Maddie Cox, Raven Currence, Jordan Derring, Alannah Deusenberry, Kristen George, Keely Humphries, Kelsey Mahanes, Nick Myers, Ana Phillips, Jaemasun Reams, Austin Simmons and Hannah Steiger; Harman High School students Tristan Bishop, Caitlyn Kerns, Gabe Ketterman, Kendra Lambert, Lexi Nelson and Trista Thompson; Philip Barbour High School students Brylee Bennett, Kiana Bolyard, Laura Burkhard, Taylor Busse, Melanie Caldwell, Danielle Cross, Macara Harris, Savannah Herrod, Brandon Hornick, Cadie Kittle, Ashton Marsh, Kaitlyn Marsh, 1Shaun Mick, Emma Phillips, Taylor Pingley, Graci Schoonover and Linzy Wilson; Pendleton County High School students Alyssa Baldwin, Kelsey Cook, McKenna Hanna, Sarah Judy, Briana Kimble, Jody Mullens, Kenya Munguia, Jess Puffenbarger, Amber Rodgers, Hannah Ruddle, Regan Sites, Emilee Teter, Bailey Thompson, Jay Tompkins and Jaxson Willis; Pocahontas County High School students Ayden Carroll, Emma Dean, David Gibb, Samantha Hammons, Chloe Hardesty, Eden Lester, Stephen Lester, Delania Luikart, Glenn Malcomb, Madalyn Mellinger, Maxine Puffenbarger, Hailey Pugh, Bracie Sheets, Joslyn Simmons, T.D. Sparks, Nathan Tawney and Sarah Warder; Tucker County High School students Travis Ashby, Trin Bever, Kaylyn Crossland, Emma Jo Hockman, Mel Johnston, Tessa Jolly, Anna Louk, Emma Louk, Nevaeh Nichols, Sadie Palmer, Lilly Plumley, Corey Price and Laina Smallwood; and Tygarts Valley High School students Eithen Arbogast, Ryan Defibaugh, Tatayanna Hammonds, Courtney Louk, Tracey Matthew, Mallory Roberts, Jazmyn Teter and Metaya Teter.

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.

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


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