MSU Bozeman Trip

Thursday of last week, SKC Upward Bound staff Joanne Morrow and Allison Grant took seven students to Bozeman to visit Montana State University. All seven students attended “MSU Friday” on campus to learn more about the school. We were able to visit with two SKC UB alumni who are attending MSU: Blaine Leonard and Angela North Piegan. On Friday night, we attended the MSU Lady Bobcat volleyball match, which they lost in 3 straight games to Sacramento State. On Saturday, Sophie, Elizabeth, and Mariah took…

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Helena Trip!

During PIR days last week, SKC Upward Bound got together with a some of our students. 22 students did ACT prep testing with Joanne and Luke, while 6 students worked with Heather on a college prep workshop. 28 students then went on a trip to Helena, touring Helena College and Carroll College. Students also saw “Wicked Tavern Tales” at Carroll College, an adaptation of Edgar Allen Poe’s work. Overall the trip was a success!  

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Student Spotlight: March, 2014

This spotlight is focused on Olijah James, Trisha Lafferty, Jayson McCrea, and Mars Sandoval. This group of students went down to Missoula to participate in the “Mentor Days” filmmaking workshop at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival on February 22-23.  “I think I might take up journalism now. It sounds interesting. I want to help this reservation, help other reservations…to improve their lifestyles and the economy.” -Olijah James “It was cool to know I actually had a part in that, participated in it.” – Jayson…

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College Horizons Acceptances!

Congratulations to Liz Morigeau and Agness Nomee for being accepted to the College Horizons program! College Horizons is a one week intensive pre-college program that provides students with advising opportunities. Students are also exposed to 45-50 colleges and universities, including schools such as Columbia University, Dartmouth University, Duke University, Harvard University, and Yale University. To learn more, please see their website: http://www.collegehorizons.org/about.

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TRiO and Civil Rights Day

Last weekend on March 8th, SKC Upward Bound hosted 21 of our students for a celebration of TRiO and American civil rights. To learn more about TRiO, click here. To celebrate TRiO day, students were given the chance to enter an art/essay contest answering the question, “How does the civil rights movement relate to Upward Bound?” We got some amazing responses and would like to congratulate Alejandro Segura for winning first place in the essay contest and Berit DeGrandpre for first place in the art…

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Greetings

Hello everyone! I wanted to take some time to introduce myself to the SKC Upward Bound world. My name is Alex Herlich and I will be serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA member with the program until the end of next January. I will be doing a lot of behind the scenes stuff (like this website!) but I will also be getting out to meet with students and families throughout the year. I just wanted to make sure everyone knew who I was and what I…

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Big Sky Documentary Film Festival this weekend

SKC Upward Bound is happy to announce that we have a group of students participating in the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival “Young Filmmakers” workshop this weekend in Missoula. Students will be filming their own documentary, which will premier on Sunday at the Wilma Theater. We are very excited to learn about what the students learn and keep your eyes peeled for a writeup about the group that went. To learn more about the film festival, take a look at their website: http://www.bigskyfilmfest.org/

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