Commemorating Dr. King's life with an Upward Bound honor

Upward Bound student wins essay contest and scholarship at MLK Dinner

1/23/2014 - By: Staff Report
Marc Johnson with Upward Bound kids Cecylia VanDenburg, far left, a junior from the Northwest grant of the University's Upward Bound Program, was the winner of the high school essay contest for the 26th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration. She is pictured with other Upward Bound students and University President Marc Johnson.

Among the many highlights at the Northern Nevada Black Cultural Awareness Society's 26th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration Dinner on Jan. 20 at John Ascuaga's Nugget in Sparks was the recognition of Cecylia VanDenburg, a junior from the Northwest grant of the University's Upward Bound Programs. She was the winner of the high school essay contest for the dinner and the recipient of a $500 scholarship.

The Upward Bound Programs at the University of Nevada, Reno are comprised of three federally-funded projects serving 186 students from first-generation, low income backgrounds at six target high schools in Washoe and Lyon counties. The three Upward Bound Programs are funded at over $4.4 million for 5 years (2012-2017).

 


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