Upward Bound at Northwestern seeks 20 high school students for Trio Day at the capitol

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Upward Bound at Northwestern seeks 20 high school students for Trio Day at the capitol

February 4, 2009

Upward Bound at Northwestern Oklahoma State University is seeking 20 high school aged individuals to travel to the state capitol to recognize TRIO Day on Feb. 25. The deadline for this free event is Monday, Feb. 9.

Students who are not a part of Northwestern’s Upward Bound program are urged fill out an online application at http://www.nwosu.edu/upward-bound to see if they qualify for the program, Jaunita Seevers, Upward Bound director, said.

“TRIO Day at the capitol provides an opportunity to spotlight TRIO programs such as Upward Bound and educate Oklahoma state officials, media and others regarding the importance TRIO programs have on the state of Oklahoma,” Seevers said.

In order to participate, individuals also will be required to complete a short essay on “Servant Leadership.” Completed essays can be sent to Seevers at jrseevers@nwosu.edu.

Upward Bound offers rigorous academic and counseling components that are designed to provide students with four years of continuous preparation for college beginning in the fall of their ninth grade academic year. Programs are designed to motivate, support and advocate for students.

Currently, Upward Bound at Northwestern is teaming up with Oklahoma Blue Star Mothers to create “Freedom Boxes” and write letters to military personnel. The group also is taking donations in the form of eye wash, hand sanitizer, deodorant, sunscreen, chap-stick, foot powder, etc.

Visit http://www.okbluestarmothers.org/freedomboxes.htm to see a complete listing of donation items.

For more information about Northwestern’s Upward Bound programs and donating goods for Freedom Boxes, contact Seevers at jrseevers@nwosu.edu or 580-327-8113.