Highland students recognized for completing program

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Two Ash Flat high school students, Tristian Wiles, a sophomore at Highland High School, and Kasey Olson, a Junior at Highland High School, have been recognized for completing their first year of Lyon College's competitive Upward Bound Math-Science (UBMS) Program for 2014-2015.

Olson received the "Most Improved" award for her Digital Logic research group as she quickly mastered the material and completed a complex project.

Wiles received numerous accolades this summer, including "Most Outstanding" student in both his Synthesis of Biofuels research group and Japanese class, the "Citizenship" award in his English, and "Outstanding Sophomore" of the year award.

The Lyon College UBMS Program is a federally funded program that is free for eligible students from 12 select high schools in central and eastern Arkansas. UBMS is a college readiness program that helps motivated youth enter and succeed in college and beyond. Once accepted, students are in the program until their senior year of high school. The program consists of a five week residential summer component at Lyon College and four Saturday sessions held during the school year at the college.

Interested parents, teachers, and students are invited to visit our website at www.lyon.edu/UBMS. You can contact the program directly at msubound@lyon.edu or call 888-577-7984. The deadline to apply for the 2015-2016 year is March 20. Representatives from UBMS will be visiting eligible high schools during February and March --make sure and stop by and see us!

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