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Upward Bound serves record number of students in 2018

Upward-Bound-Students.jpgThe Upward Bound Programs recently completed their 52nd summer on Morehead State University’s campus with a record number of 255 students.  

The Upward Bound programs at Morehead State serve high school students in Bath, Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Fleming, Harrison, Johnson, Lawrence, Lewis, Magoffin, Mason, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan, Nicholas, Robertson and Rowan counties. Students can join the program in their freshman or sophomore years and can stay in the program throughout high school. 

During the six-week residential program, students had the opportunity to build 3D printers, fly drones, code with robots, participate in community outreach projects and enjoy cultural and educational trips across the state. Fifteen students completed the Upward Bound Bridge program where they earned six college credit hours. Bridge students live in the residence halls and take two summer classes at MSU. Bridge is just for outgoing seniors and occurs the summer after they graduate high school. 

The summer concluded with rising seniors attending a five-day educational trip to Chicago, Illinois.

Upward Bound, Upward Bound Math and Science and the Bridge program are funded by grants from the U.S. Department of Education. There is no cost for participation in the program for students or their families. 

For more information about the Upward Bound Programs please contact, Amanda Lewis, director at or 606-783-9329, or visit
Erick Nava of Robertson County School left, and Katherine Cox of Nicholas County High School work together on a computer hard drive during an Upward Bound class.