Ten Lyndon State College Upward Bound students attended the 11th annual Green Mountain and Adirondack Scholars Bowl competition March 21, hosted this year by the Upward Bound program at Plattsburgh State University in New York. Students representing six Upward Bound programs from across Vermont and Northern New York came together for this day of friendly academic competition.
This year students also enjoyed an Admissions presentation and UB alumni student panel, in addition to the Scholars Bowl competition itself. The Scholars Bowl featured more than 60 questions challenging students in academic categories such as Math, Science and Literature, as well as Word Puzzles. This year the two LSC Upward Bound teams took home the first-place prize and a fourth-place honorable mention. The event celebrated more than 10 years of scholarly competition between TRiO Upward Bound students in the region.
Upward Bound is one of the federally funded TRiO programs; a nationwide organization of projects committed to providing educational opportunity for all Americans regardless of race, ethnic background or economic circumstance. TRiO Upward Bound programs are designed to help moderate-income and first-generation college bound students succeed in college immediately after high school. TRiO projects are funded under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and are named for the original three programs: Educational Talent Search, Upward Bound, and Student Support Services. The Upward Bound program at Lyndon State College has been dedicated to helping students from the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont and the North Country of New Hampshire prepare for and succeed in postsecondary education since 1980.