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2019 KNCT-3 Conference
October 6th-9th, 2019
The Park Vista
KNCT-3 Registration Form
KNCT-3 2019 Agenda At-A-Glance

705 Cherokee Orchard Road, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, 37738, USA
TEL: +1-865-436-9211

Room Rates: Single or Double Occupancy are $169 + tax per night
* Rates are subject to sales tax.  
We recommend that you book your reservation as soon as possible, to receive the reduced conference hotel rate.
More details can be located by visiting www.knct-3.org.



2019-2020 NC TRiO Scholarship Recipients

Yuri Bautista-Mendez
Pre-College Scholarship
NC State TRIO Upward Bound has helped me prepare for college success by exposing me to college life, campus tours, workshops, and providing an exceptional support system of advisors. I’ve been molded into a young woman of determination and learned how to maintain a scholar attitude. TRIO Upward Bound has helped me step out of my comfort zone and have faith that through hard work, obtaining a college education is possible. As a first-generation college student, I’ve decided to pursue a bachelor’s degree in nursing at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in the fall. “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord, “plans to prosper you...to give you hope and a future. -Jeremiah 29:11"

Alexis Stufflebean
John Foreman Scholarship

I’d like to say I’m really grateful for this scholarship, as I didn’t expect it. I will do my best to prove that I am deserving of this. I’m excited to be a recipient of a TRiO scholarship because TRiO is such an amazing program and has helped me out endlessly.


Nicholas Nordstrom
Survivor Scholarship

 "Be the change you want to see in the world" - Gandhi




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