Upward Bound Senior Celebration

CenterPoint Newsletter | June 2016 | by Geannine Jordan, Assistant Director for Upward Bound Math & Science Center


On May 14, 2016, the UNLV Upward Bound Math & Science Center (UBMSC) celebrated the success and accomplishments of its 2016 graduating class. More than forty seniors were in attendance, along with parents, family, and friends.

The senior celebration began with the UBMSC pledge that ends with the students reciting, “I have a plan I am going to college, for I am an Upward Bound student!” Elizabeth Szirbik, a junior at Clark High School, spoke of the positive impact many of the UBMSC seniors made on her life due to their leadership and kindness when she was a new Upward Bound student.

Jennie Johnson, director for UBMSC, shared how proud she was of the students’ individual growth and academic success, and how great it was to watch them become wonderful young men and women over the past four years. Mrs. Johnson reminisced over Saturday Sessions and shared memorable moments from the summer residential program. She discussed the academic challenges many students had overcame to get to where they are now, about to graduate high school, with some students being valedictorians, salutatorians, class body presidents, athletes, and student council officers. The celebration concluded with a slide show of the seniors from the time when they began the program to their most recent trip to Washington, D.C.

The UBMSC program wishes great success to its graduating seniors as they embark on their next journey. Congratulations to the UNLV Upward Bound Math & Science Center graduating class of 2016!

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