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UPW ARD BOUND Fall 2010 University of Cincinnati Clermont College Inside this issue: Upward Bound Summer Academy 2010: Success by Design Yes, they say the building boom is at a standstill; well, that made it that much easier for Success by Design 1 Upward Bound students at the University of Cincinnati Clermont College to study some aspects of building and design during the Summer Academy 2010. Beginning with a discussion about how virtually every success in life begins with some design, our summer Tutoring 2 focus was on planning, design and architecture. In daily classes of English Literature and Composition, German Language, Math and Science, taught by summer faculty Oak Martin, Ohio TRiO Acheiver 2 Mariam Nasrati, Christel Brown, and Andrew Sevachko, UB students examined these topics from many different perspectives. What really went down in the planning stages of the U.S. Constitution? What does it take to come up with a well written Amendment to the Senior Spotlight 3 Constitution? Who were the movers and shakers in the world of German architects (not just in Germany, but around the world)? What are some of the essential mathematical processes that are necessary to designing a building, and what are the physics behind a successful Upcoming Events 3 design for a strong and safe structure? Trying to find the answers to these questions led our students into some great research, experimentation and project work, completed throughout ACT/SAT Test Info 4 the six week academy. Staying in the classrooms all summer is never our style…..part of our 2010 summer experience was journeying out in search of…..the impressive and historic architecture in downtown Cincinnati, on an Architreks Walking Tour, a visit to learn about the planning and building of the breathtakingly beautiful Cathedral Basilica of Covington (with a quick side visit to the Newport Aquarium….something fishy about that?), and a “behind the scenes” tour of Cincinnati’s Union Terminal Building – a real architectural gem. Just before the 4th of July weekend, we were privileged to have a visit from some historical time- travelers. Historian Randy Conover and his self-proclaimed sidekick Debbie came in full early-American costume and in full early-American character to immerse our students in what it must have been like to live during the times that shaped the roots of our country, during the American Revolution. It truly opened our eyes to the realities and sacrifices that were faced by our founding fathers and mothers. At the end of our 5th week, we were all treated to some simple, all American fun with a trip to Kings Island. We ended our six weeks with an evening of presentations, a game show, and a bridge building competition…..who knew that balsa wood and glue could hold so much weight! We saw some truly innovative and effective designs – our UB students are a creative bunch! The following week, we set off for a wonderful three day trip to St. Louis, which included (of course) a pod-ride to the top of the Gateway Arch, a tour of the old courthouse, a delicious lunch at the Hard Rock Café, and time to see the Please check our web site luxurious design of Union Station. We for event dates and more detailed info about the also visited Grant’s Farm, had a very Upward Bound program. interesting bus tour of downtown St. Louis, spent a relaxing and informative walking tour of the Missouri Botanical Gardens and the historic Climatron, had great fun at the Incredible Pizza Company and Arcade, and finished up with a trip to Cahokia Mounds as we made our way back home. Our Summer clc.uc.edu/ub Academy 2010 ended with fond farewells and with everyone looking forward to seeing each other again in October. Fall 2010 Page 2 Tutoring Are you having trouble with your Algebra homework? Are you planning to take the ACT this year? Do you need to work on your time management skills? If you answer yes to any or all of these questions, then you need to participate in Upward Bound tutoring. Your Upward Bound tutor, Amanda Luttrell-Smith, is available to set up sessions with you in order to help you achieve academic success. She will come to your respective school and meet with you during a study hall or an elective class. During your tutoring session, you can get help with homework, prepare for an exam, or tweak your study skills. You can contact your tutor to set up a session by sending her an email at amanda.luttrell- email@example.com or by calling the Upward Bound office at 513-558-7432. Be sure to take advantage of this great program the next time Amanda is at your school. Ohio TRiO Achiever Award Daniel Carpintero, 2010 Daniel was given this award based on his out- Goshen graduate, was standing achievements. While at Goshen H. S., selected to receive the Ohio Daniel participated in Blood Donation Drives, the TRiO Achiever Award at the Warm Hands Project, aid for the local battered 2010 Ohio TRiO Student women’s shelter, and countless other causes. He Leadership Conference in was a member of the National Honor Society, Columbus, Ohio. Students Clermont County Gifted Program, class officer, participating in any of the Student Council representative, and a member of Ohio TRiO programs were both the football and wrestling teams. Daniel is eligible to be nominated for currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree at Berea consideration. College in Berea, KY with plans of attending medi- Selection criteria was based cal school in preparation for a career in Radiology. on the student’s positive demonstration of leader- He was awarded Berea College’s Pinnacle Award ship in his or her community, grade point average and a full scholarship. as well as the student’s enthusiasm and motivation to succeed. Upward Bound UC Clermont is proud to have Daniel as a distinguished UB alumnus. Page 3 UPWARD BOUND Senior Spotlight Congratulations to our graduating Seniors! We are proud of the fact that all of our seniors have been accepted to college and are making plans to continue their education. Please note: At this time very little scholarship information is available. Miranda Brierly was Franklin-Felicity High Schools 2010 Valedictorian and has plans of pursuing a degree in Psychology. Miranda was a 2 year Upward Bound participant. Daniel Carpentero was selected as the Ohio TRiO Leadership Award winner in 2010, is a graduate from Goshen High School and 2 year Upward Bound participant. Daniel is attending Berea College in Berea, Kentucky and is currently doing his undergraduate work in preparation for medical school. Samantha Cox is a graduate of Bethel-Tate High School and Grant Career Center. Samantha participated in Upward Bound for 4 years and plans to pursue her education in Fire Fighting and Paramedics. Angel Crase participated in Upward Bound for 3 years and is a graduate of Franklin-Felicity High School. Angel is attending the College of Mount Saint Joseph in Cincinnati and is studying Graphic Design. Angela Crider is a graduate of Western Brown High School; she was an Upward Bound participant for 2 years. Angela is currently enrolled at Berea College in Berea, Kentucky studying Psychology. Christopher Ernst participated in Upward Bound for 4 years; he is a graduate of Georgetown Sr. High School. Chris is attending Morehead State University in Morehead, Kentucky and majoring in Art Studio/Graphic Design. Tracy Faddis is a 3 year participant in Upward Bound; she is a graduate from Williamsburg High School and Grant Career Center. Tracy is enrolled at ITT Tech in Norwood studying Law Enforcement. Jenay Frederick, a 4 year Upward Bound participant, graduated from Bethel-Tate High School and Grant Career Center. Jenay is pursuing her education in Baking and Pastry at Sullivan University in Louisville, Kentucky. Kevin Griffin is a graduate from Batavia High School and a 4 year Upward Bound student. Kevin is attending Hocking College in Nelsonville, Ohio. Kevin is working toward his degree in Digital Game Design. Jennifer Herrington is a 4 year Upward Bound participant and Goshen High School graduate. Jennifer has plans of pursuing her education in Nursing. Kirstin James is a graduate from Goshen High School and a 4 year Upward Bound participant. Kirstin is currently enrolled at Northern Kentucky University and working toward a degree in English. Nicole Lindsley graduated from Amelia High School and was an Upward Bound participant for 3 years. Nicole is attending Clermont College and will be pursuing her degree in Radiology Technology. Jami Lyons is a graduate from Western Brown High School and is a 2 year Upward Bound participant. Jami is currently attending Clermont College with plans of completing her degree in Computer Networking. Upcoming Events and Saturday Academy Schedule 11/ 17 Wednesday College 02/26 Visit (Denison University) 03/02 (date is tentative-TBA) Weekday College 11/ 20 Visit 12/04 03/12 12/11 Holiday Event (Playhouse in the 04/16 Park) 04/30 01/08 05/14 Final Saturday Academy 01/22 02/05 Field trips may be planned to be held on regularly scheduled Saturdays; advance notice will be given. ****Dates are subject to change. This almost never happens but is occasionally necessary. Advance notice will be given if any changes are made.**** ati University of Cincinn UC East Clermont College at Upward Bound 1981 James E Sauls Sr Drive Batavia, OH 45103 Phone: 513-558-7432 Fax: 513-732-1534 Web site: clc.uc.edu/ub ACT/SAT Tests Information Below are the test dates for 2010-2011, including deadlines to register. Please remember, Upward Bound will provide two registration fee waivers for each test (ACT/SAT) to each UB student during the course of his or her participation; fee “The Thinkers” waivers do not cover late registration, but do cover all parts of the ACT/SAT Tests, including the Writing portion. The ACT is an admission requirement at many colleges and universities. The test evaluates your college readiness in the areas of English, Math, Reading and Science. The writing portion is often used as a placement tool for college English classes. Your scores are also used for advising, course planning and scholarship eligibility. Tests are scheduled on Saturday mornings 6 times throughout the year at several locations in our area. The regular test begins at 8am and takes 3 hours. The writing test is a 30 minute essay test that is designed to measure your writing skills. The test will provide a writing prompt, as well as 2 points of view on the topic. You are then asked to defend, and supply support for your point of view. You will not be graded on your opinion, only on your ability to express it. STAFF MEMBERS To register online for the ACT, go to http://www.actstudent.org/. To register online for the SAT, go to http://sat.collegeboard.com/register . For a fee waiver Daniel Schneider code, UB students should contact Amy Thomas or Bonnie Laube, well in advance of the registration deadline. Director 513-558-7437 ACT Test Dates and Deadlines Bonnie Laube December 11, 2010 (registration deadline: November 5) Program Coordinator February 12, 2011 (registration deadline: January 7) April 9, 2011 (registration deadline: March 4) 513-558-7436 June 11, 2011 (registration deadline: May 6) Amy Thomas Student Development Specialist If you are interested in brushing up before you take the test, or simply for additional information visit: www.actstudent.org 513-558-7431 SAT Test Dates and Deadlines Amanda Luttrell-Smith November 6, 2010 (registration deadline: has passed) Academic Tutor December 4, 2010 (registration deadline: November 5, 2010) 513-558-7432 January 22, 2011 (registration deadline: December 23, 2010) Tammy McCall March 12, 2011 (registration deadline: February 11, 2011) May 7, 2011 (registration deadline: April 8, 2011) Administrative Secretary 513-558-7432 Upward Bound at the University of Cincinnati Clermont College encourages life-long learning through a learning community that enables high school students in Clermont and Brown Counties to develop and enhance the intellectual, cultural and social skills neces- sary for success in postsecondary education.
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