Upward Bounders posing in front of Christmas backdrop and The Grinch mascot.

Upward Bounders read Christmas stories to youngsters

Students taking part in the Upward Bound program at Glen Oaks Community College recently participated in Reading with TRiO at the Sturgis Public Library. Each Upward Bound student was paired with a youngster for the opportunity to read an exciting Christmas story.
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).