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January 25, 2006

Senator Goodwin speaks with Upward Bound students


In celebration of Kansas Day, Kansas State Senator Greta Goodwin stopped by the Cowley College campus Saturday to speak with area high school student’s involved in the Upward Bound program.

Goodwin spoke about Leadership qualities and how she became a senator. She also answered questions about Kansas’ legislation from the 30 students that were in attendance.

“Senator Goodwin was excited to speak with our students on the subject of leadership,” Upward Bound Director Liz Shepard said. “She believes in the Upward Bound program and what it can do for today’s youth. I was very pleased with the way our students interacted with Senator Goodwin.”

Upward Bound is a federally funded program that serves area high school students at no cost. Students in the program meet two Saturdays a month to participate in a wide variety of educational and cultural seminars. 

The program offers tutoring, academic and career counseling, financial aid assistance, ACT prep, stipends, and much more.

In the summer, Upward Bound offers a six-week camp where the students live in the dorms. At the camp, students are involved in classes in the mornings, and participate in events in the afternoon. 

Juniors and seniors in the camp work on campus. The last week of the camp the students are treated to a cultural trip. Past trips have included going to Colorado, Chicago, and San Antonio.