Upward Bound students at Arkansas Tech have spent most of summer enriching skills for their core classes, but the summer program will culminate tomorrow with presentations and a banquet.
The students have been on campus for five weeks taking classes in math, science, English and various electives such as theatre, sign language, physical training, film and photography.
Area professionals take time out of their day to teach students their trade and how to apply what they learn in high school as well as in the future.
The students’ last day on campus is tomorrow, when science research projects are presented to fellow classmates and judges and a banquet is held to culminate the program.
Next week, some of the students will be travelling to Chicago for a celebration of the culmination of the program and to learn about other cultures in the United States.
Jill Hendricks, director, said, “We are a support group to not only help the students get to college, but to first succeed in high school.”
The Upward Bound program is sponsored by the Upward Bound Classic and the Upward Bound Math & Science grants. It is a way for at-risk high school to reach the ultimate goal of getting to college.