PDCCC’s Upward Bound students celebrate

Published 8:19 pm Saturday, September 6, 2014

More than 200 students, alumni, family members, instructors, staff and college

Upward Bound students expressed their appreciation of the program and talked about how it has benefited them. Shadeejah Hunt, seated from left, and Shamar Ballard, both of Franklin High School, and Matthew Gray of Lakeland High School listen to Virginia Goode’s presentation. She is also a student at Franklin High School.

Upward Bound students expressed their appreciation of the program and talked about how it has benefited them. Shadeejah Hunt, seated from left, and Shamar Ballard, both of Franklin High School, and Matthew Gray of Lakeland High School listen to Virginia Goode’s presentation. She is also a student at Franklin High School.

officials attended the 2014 Upward Bound Summer Closing Ceremony held at the Paul D. Camp Community College Regional Workforce Development Center in

Franklin on July 22.

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During the event, attendees celebrated the end of a six-week educational and cultural session, which featured guest speaker and Upward Bound alumna, Katrina Williams, a graduate of Southampton High School and student at Regent University.

The ceremony was also highlighted by student talent and project displays.

For more information about Upward Bound, a federally funded TRIO program that helps students in grades nine through 12 continue their education beyond high school, visit www.pdc.edu/future-students/ or call 569-6764.