Bridge students who participated in the LHU Upward Bound summer program are (l. to r.) Maggie Runkle, Linsey Richards, Amber Dugan, Ashley Hopple, and Rachel Krebs.
LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - High school students from Central Mountain, Bucktail, Jersey Shore and Williamsport participated in the 2009 Lock Haven University Upward Bound summer program. There were eighteen students who spent five weeks on campus in preparation for higher education. Underclassmen attended enrichment classes in Reading, Writing, Spanish, Science, Psychology and Math. Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State
System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in
the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate
programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and
work in Pennsylvania.
All of the students donated time and energy to projects to benefit the Lock Haven community. The Highland Cemetery was the scene of clean-up efforts by the students.
Five “Bridge” students (pictured above), graduates of the local schools, chose the Clinton County SPCA to benefit from several fundraising events. A car wash and a bake sale yielded a profit of $160 – donated to the SPCA. The Bridge students began their careers as college students during the summer program. They earned college credits upon successfully completing Composition class and Introduction to Music.
Academics, real-life topics in seminars, and cultural and recreational activities occupy a full daily schedule until the weekly Friday field trips. This year they included a campus visit to Penn State and participation in a college fair where 33 colleges and universities were present, an educational nature program at R.B. Winter State Park and a trip to DelGrosso’s Amusement Park, and an overnight campus visit to Slippery Rock University.
Upward Bound is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, in the amount of $250,000. It is supported by additional funding and services from Lock Haven University, local school districts, the Lock Haven University Foundation and the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
For more information on the LHU Upward Bound program and eligibility requirements, contact Carroll Rhodes at (570) 484-3054 or email@example.com.