May 18, 2011
11-101

Malynda Dorsey
Communications Specialist

Upward Bound Seniors Honored

 

VALDOSTA -- Seniors in Valdosta State University’s Upward Program were recognized for academic success during an awards banquet Tuesday in the Student Union Ballroom.

The seven Valdosta High School seniors exhibited commitment and diligence during their time in the program, which fosters scholastic achievement and personal growth. In fact, all of the seniors earned academic excellence awards for maintaining at least an overall B average in all classes during the academic year.

The program, funded by a $1 million TRIO grant from the Department of Education, helps local college-bound students in ninth through 12th grade develop the skills and motivation necessary to succeed beyond high school. Seniors have dedicated time during the last two years to attending afterschool study sessions and Saturday learning sessions with Upward Bound tutors and advisors. Students not only covered themes in math, science and literature, but also focused on preparation for the SAT, ACT and Georgia High School Graduation Test.

This year’s honorees include:

Director’s Award
Dedrek Bryant

Leadership Award
Chelsea Jackson

Upward Bound Counselor’s Award
Brandi Montgomery

Model Upward Bounder
Calynn Foster

ACT Composite Score of 20
Dedrek Bryant

SAT 1000+
Brandi Montgomery

Academic Excellence Awards
Dedrek Bryant
Calynn Foster
Alexus Garrett
Chelsea Jackson
Jarrett Miller
Brandi Montgomery
Anhea Smith

Call the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs and Multicultural Affairs at 229-333-5463 for more information about this and other programs.