Upward Bound Students Attend 2013 New England Student Leadership Conference


Area students participating in the three-day Leadership Conference in Fairlee, Vt. were: from left, Elizabeth Stoddard from Woodsville High School; Cameron Newland from Lyndon Institute; Miranda Garrow from Rivendell Academy; Daniel Cliche from LI; Connor Gaboriault from Lake Region Union High School; Kathleen Rodrigue, Upward Bound alumna and staff member; and Cassie White from Rivendell.

Six Lyndon State College Upward Bound students were recently selected to attend the 21st annual New England Student Leadership Conference at the Hulbert Outdoor Center in Fairlee, Vt., Sept. 27-29. The three-day conference brought together more than 60 emerging high school leaders from all over New England for workshops designed to foster leadership skills. Students participated in the Eclipse Challenge, a workshop where students attempt to balance the federal budget, a high ropes course adventure, and a leadership workshop. Students were encouraged to set personal and community goals as well as develop their leadership skills and bring those new skills back to create positive change in their schools, in their communities, and in their own lives as they prepare for postsecondary education.

Upward Bound at Lyndon State College is a college preparatory program funded through the United States Department of Education. The Program is committed to providing modest income, first generation college bound students the academic background, college preparatory experiences and support needed to succeed in college immediately after high school. The Upward Bound program works with 75 students in 9 area high schools who are dedicated to achieving their post-secondary dreams. Upward Bound students spend six weeks of their summer on the campus of Lyndon State College.

For more information, contact Rick Williams or Rose Reynolds in the Upward Bound Office at 626-5000.


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