CPSS February 381

National TRiO Day Celebration

Nationally, TRiO Day was recognized Saturday, February 22, 2014 as a day of celebration, reflection and action around increased access to higher education for disadvantaged students. TRiO Programs represent a range of federally funded support services designed to assist students with academic promise in overcoming the educational, financial and social challenges that impede college graduation.…

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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT – Young Artist on the Rise

Kaysha, a senior from the Washoe Grant, was selected to participate in the Holland Project Stranger Art Show last November. This year represented the fourth annual celebration of the Holland Project’s event. Each year as part of this project, Holland (in partnership with the Nevada Museum of Art and Hug High School) pairs a local…

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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT – Quinceañera Traditions

Jenny, a sophomore from the Upward Bound Truckee grant, recently celebrated her 15th birthday, recognized in the Hispanic culture as Quinceañera. For many Hispanic girls, the 15th birthday marks the most lavish celebration of their lives as it represents the passage from youth into womanhood. As a tradition, this celebration will include a special mass…

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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT – On Your Mark, Get Set, GO!

Alexa, a junior in our Northwest Grant, embodies the term student-athlete. She is a member of her high school’s track team and also participates in basketball and cheerleading. In addition to her talents in sports, Alexa also excels in the classroom truly showcasing her ability to balance academics and athletics. She shares her experience as…