NVU-Lyndon Upward Bound Scores Victory at 17th Annual Green Mountain Scholar’s Bowl
On Saturday, March 6, Plattsburgh State University Upward Bound hosted the 17th annual Green Mountain Scholar’s Bowl competition, held virtually for the first time. The event was two hours long and consisted of 8 teams of Upward Bound scholars from seven different programs. The competing programs were: Castleton, UVM, and NVU Lyndon and Johnson Upward Bound from Vermont, Keene State Upward Bound from New Hampshire, and Plattsburgh State, and SUNY Adirondack Upward Bound from New York. Forty-seven students participated in total.
The event kicked off with an expansive Zoom call in which each program took turns presenting a short video about their respective university. The competition officially began after this, and students were assigned to break out rooms based on previously posted teams within their program. Once in the breakout rooms, students had ten minutes to answer five multiple-choice questions on a Google Form based on a specific category. This year the categories were Science, Social Studies, SAT Math, SAT Reading and Writing, and College Preparation. Once time was up, students rejoined the regular meeting, and points were awarded to teams for correct answers. After all five rounds were completed, the highest-scoring team was named the winner! NVU Lyndon Upward Bound had two teams of four students participating in the event and secured 1st and 3rd place in the competition. Impressively, the winning team only missed one of twenty-three valid questions. SUNY Plattsburgh’s students also had a good showing, with one of their teams finishing at a close second.
Upward Bound at NVU-Lyndon is a college preparatory program funded through the United States Department of Education. The program is committed to providing modest income, first-generation college-bound students the academic background, college preparatory experiences, and support needed to succeed in college immediately after high school. The program works with 75 students in nine Northeast Kingdom high schools dedicated to achieving their post-secondary dreams. Upward Bound students receive support services throughout the school year and spend six weeks of their summer on the campus of NVU-Lyndon. For more information, please contact Rick Williams in the Upward Bound Office at 626-5000.
Team 1: (Shown, clockwise from top left)
Chelsea Ott, Sophomore at Lyndon Institute
Miranda Degreenia, Senior at Saint Johnsbury Academy
Madison Wilson, Junior at Saint Johnsbury Academy
Maple Bottinelli, Junior at Saint Johnsbury Academy
Release and Photo Courtesy of NVU-Lyndon Upward Bound