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2018 Arkansas TRIO Hall of Fame: Congrats Kristen Moses

Every year, each Arkansas TRIO program has the opportunity to select one student for inclusion in the Arkansas TRIO Hall of Fame. Although individual programs may establish their own criteria to determine their program's selection, students chosen each embody the spirit of TRIO! This year, we want to congratulate the 2018 Arkansas TRIO Hall of Fame student from Upward Bound at University of Central Arkansas: Kristen Moses. Kristen was honored, along with all of the Hall of Fame students from other TRIO programs across the state, at the National TRIO Day event which was held on Saturday, February 24th, at the ASU-Beebe campus. We are super proud of Kristen and know you will be, too! Kristen is a 2018 Graduate of Nemo Vista High School.

 
Good morning, all,

I have wonderful news concerning one of your students that I would like to share with you all. Every year, each Arkansas TRIO program has the opportunity to select one student for inclusion in the Arkansas TRIO Hall of Fame. Although individual programs may establish their own criteria to determine their program's selection, students chosen each embody the spirit of TRIO! This year, we want to congratulate the 2018 Arkansas TRIO Hall of Fame student from Upward Bound at University of Central Arkansas: Kristen Moses. Kristen was honored, along with all of the Hall of Fame students from other TRIO programs across the state, at the National TRIO Day event which was held on Saturday, February 24th, at the ASU-Beebe campus. We are super proud of Kristen and know you will be, too!

"I have been in Upward Bound since the beginning of 9th grade. Before Upward Bound, I was a shy, mediocre student who didn’t really care about my grades. Upward Bound has taught me the importance of schoolwork, and I have discovered the joy of learning. Without Upward Bound, I wouldn’t have discovered how much I love math. I have decided that I want to be a math and science teacher.

I have definitely come out of my shell because of Upward Bound. I have met so many interesting people, and I’ve gone to so many amazing places. I never dreamed that I would leave the state; but with Upward Bound, I have been able to travel to St. Louis, Missouri, Atlanta, Georgia, and even Washington, D.C. I have been able to visit colleges, historical sites, and even the Smithsonian museums. I have loved visiting these places and learning about different cultures that I would have never experienced without this wonderful program.

I come from a family that has never had the opportunity or financial means to travel, gain cultural experiences, or even attend a university. Upward Bound has given me all of these things and more, and I will be forever grateful to Upward Bound and everyone that has had a part in helping me find this previously unimaginable life. I plan on going to University of Central Arkansas to be a teacher. When I’m a teacher, I plan to be an Upward Bound tutor to help others in the same way. It wouldn’t have been possible without Upward Bound."

It has been our privilege to work with Kristen these past few years. Thank you for sharing your students with us. We love working with your high school to provide these services and appreciate all of the work YOU do to ensure we can do what WE do! :)

Have a wonderful day,
Michelle

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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