Five Lyndon State College Upward Bound students have been named recipients of the Vermont Governor's Youth Volunteer Service Award: Andy Hoang and Rachel Broome are seniors from St. Johnsbury Academy, Nicole Harran a senior from Concord School, Mitchel Pion a junior from Lake Region Union High School, and Jessica Colby a junior from Lyndon Institute. These five students will be recognized by Gov. Peter Shumlin at the award ceremony in Montpelier on June 9 for their extraordinary dedication to service in their local and regional communities.
Upward Bound at Lyndon State College is a college preparatory program funded through the United States Department of Education. Upward Bound 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 70 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.