June 29, 2009
Cowley Jumpstart Program a success
Thirty-one students from 18 high schools in Kansas and Oklahoma participated in the first-ever Jumpstart Program at Cowley College.
The program was designed for recently graduated high school seniors to earn college credit during the month of June. Many of the students in the program attended an intensive summer school schedule while living in the dorms and participating in social activities as well.
They earned 10 hours of college credit through the program by taking four different courses. The Jumpstart students completed a total of 558 community service hours during the program as well. They volunteered every Friday at area nursing homes, Big Brothers and Sisters, USD 470, the Eagles Nest, and the Humane Society during the month of June. The students culminated the program by attending a recognition banquet on Thursday.
The Jumpstart students will be attending various colleges this fall including Cowley College, Kansas State University, Southwestern College, Wichita State University and the University of Kansas. For more information about the Jumpstart Program, contact Sue Saia at 620-441-5274.