In all, 15 Upward Bound participants joined the Grinch at the Sturgis library.
Shown in the first picture are (left to right) row one: Nina Dickerson, Director of Upward Bound at GOCC; row two: Grinch, Kahlil Cole and Conyilouse Baldwin of Three Rivers High School; row three: Walter Merriweather, Katrina Mitchell and Jameel White of Three Rivers High School.
Shown in the second picture are (left to right) row one: David McCriston and Reynaldo Mata of Three Rivers High School; row two: Grinch, Robert Compean, Rheanna Jordan and Katelynn Tefft of Sturgis High School; row three: Desirae Salmen, Samantha Biland, Micah Garrison, Jon Adair, and Jamie Rivers of Three Rivers High School.
Upward Bound is a national program fully-funded by the U.S. Department of Education to prepare students for higher education. Eligible students in grades 9 through 12 at Sturgis High School and Three Rivers High School take part in the program designed to provide academic and cultural success. (Sturgis Public Library Photos).