Upward Bound Students Compete In Greening Summit

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Upward Bound students, from left, Daniel Cliché, Derik Gagnon and Elizabeth Reed participated in the Greening Summit held recently at Johnson State College. All attend Lyndon Institute.

Three Lyndon State College Upward Bound students participated in the seventh annual Greening Summit at Johnson State College on Nov. 15. The Greening Summit is an eco-inspired competition for Vermont high school students, co-sponsored by Sen. Bernie Sanders and JSC professor Russ Weis.

Student teams propose creative and science based plans to help "green up" their schools and communities. This year's LSC UB team members were Daniel Cliche, Derik Gagnon and Elizabeth Reed who all attend Lyndon Institute. The team proposed their plan to install community rain barrels and introduce invasive plant education to the school curriculum at three different target funding levels. The team submitted a written proposal, performed a creative skit, and delivered a formal presentation to a panel of judges.

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 Northeast Kingdom 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 (802) 626-5000.

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