Two teams representing WKU TRiO programs claimed top honors at a regional competition in Atlanta.
The WKU Educational Talent Search High Q Academic Team and the WKU Student Support Services Debate Team took first place in the SAEOPP (Southeastern Association of Educational Opportunities Program Personnel) Regional Competition on April 16. Both teams had advanced by winning state competition in February.
Members of the High Q team included captain Caitlyn Clark of Edmonson County High School; Trevor Cardwell and Tony McGranahan, both of Butler County High School; Rachel McLean, Roxanne McLean and Ariel Hanner, all of Allen County-Scottsville High School; Ernie Stranger and Kelsey Coleman, both of Logan County High School. The team is coached by Tish Duvall.
Members of the Debate Team were Mersiha Demirovic, a senior from Bowling Green, and Joanna Williams, a freshman from Clarksville, Tenn. The team is coached by Mary Ann Bokkon.
Educational Talent Search and Student Support Services are among six federally funded TRiO programs at WKU. ETS serves approximately 1,000 middle and high school students from Allen, Butler, Logan, Hart, Cumberland, Metcalfe, Monroe and Edmonson counties by preparing and assisting them with completion of their postsecondary education endeavors. Student Support Services’ goal is to provide WKU students with the support needed to allow them to successfully complete the most difficult years of their college experience by offering academic and personal counseling, tutoring, career guidance, pre-registration assistance, cultural experiences, financial literacy education, and financial aid paperwork assistance.
Contact: Tish Duvall, (270) 745-6884.