20 Lynn public high school students graduate from NSCC’s Upward Bound Program

2017UBCollage.jpg-1North Shore Community College (NSCC) recently celebrated the graduation of 20 Lynn Public High School students from NSCC’s Upward Bound Program at a ceremony held at NSCC’s Lynn Campus.

The North Shore Upward Bound program is one of over 900 Upward Bound programs across the nation that help eligible high school students achieve their goals of graduating high school and continuing on to earn a college degree. The students that Upward Bound serves must be first generation potential college students (neither parent/guardian has earned a bachelor’s degree) and/or come from low-income families (with incomes at or below 150% of federal poverty line).

The purpose of North Shore Upward Bound (UB) is to provide high school students with the support, resources, skills and opportunities to succeed in high school to prepare them to successfully pursue and complete a college education.

A federal TRIO program, North Shore Upward Bound is 100% funded by the US Department of Education through a competitive grant competition every five years.  NSCC was recently notified that they had been awarded an UB Continuation Award for nearly $400K, which will allow the program to continue to serve 85 Lynn public high school students from Lynn Classical, Lynn English and Lynn Vocational Technical schools.

For more information on the UB program, contact Lori A. Weir, Director of EOC, ETS, and UB, North Shore Community College, 300 Broad Street, Lynn, MA 01901, lweir@northshore.edu or 781-477-2115.

The Lynn Upward Bound students and where they are going next:

From Lynn Tech

Iveth Chavez – Bay Path University

Alondra Hernandez Santiago – Newbury College

Norbelia Juarez – North Shore Community College

Jose Morel Rodriguez – North Shore Community College

Nana Philips – University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Ashley Pimentel – Saint Anselm College

Keishauna Payne-Moore – Springfield College

Veronica Ruiz – University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Eric Thy – United States Air Force

From Lynn English

Osayi Ayinla – University of Southern Maine

Jessica Chavez – University of Maine

Abedom Gebreyesus – North Shore Community College

Natasha Hidalgo – Salem State University

Julissa Morales – Salem State University

Andy Nguyen – Emmanuel College

From Lynn Classical

Elijah Almendarez – Gordon College

Tommy Rojas – Suffolk University

Soneta Srey – North Shore Community College

From Essex Tech

Aaliyah Cleghorn – Green Mountain College

Daniela Palacios – Becker College


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