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Upward Bound Students Excel at State and Regional Scholars' Bowl Competitions

Earlier this year, Upward Bound scholars participated in the NC TRiO Student Initiatives Conference Scholars' Bowl at Central Carolina Community College.  The teams won first and third place and qualified to advance to the Southeastern Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel (SAEOPP) Regional Scholars' Bowl Competition in Atlanta, Georgia. The students placed third overall at the regional competition. 

In addition to attending the conference, students toured downtown Atlanta and the World of Coca-Cola. 

Students who competed in the state competition included Gideon Downs, Serena Burkley, Megan Helton, Miguel Gaspar, Gabe Powers and Noah Pearson (third place team).  Ava Wright, Walker, Eggers-Townsend, Hanna DeBord, Ashley Vang, and Benjamin Vang placed first in the state competition.  The team who competed and placed third in the regional competition included Serena Burkley, Megan Helton, Gabe Powers, Ava Wright, Hanna DeBord, and Benjamin Vang. 

NC TRiO Represented at SAEOPP CompetitionStudents from NC State and Appalachian State Universities