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Students from WKU programs compete in 2015 TRIO Day events

Two WKU TRIO programs took students to compete in the 2015 TRIO Day state academic competitions, hosted by Eastern Kentucky University on Feb. 28.

Students from two WKU TRIO programs participated in 2015 TRIO Day state competition Feb. 28 at Eastern Kentucky University. Front row (from left): Raven Robinson, Lizzey Cain, Paul Spencer; middle row: Rebecca Smith, Ciara Bolden, Thomas Porter, Allison Howard, Bionca Washington; back row: James Biggs, Isiaha Price, Barry Washer, Deven Richardson, Caleb Renfrow

Students from two WKU TRIO programs participated in 2015 TRIO Day state academic competitions Feb. 28 at Eastern Kentucky University. Front row (from left): Raven Robinson, Lizzey Cain, Paul Spencer; middle row: Rebecca Smith, Ciara Bolden, Thomas Porter, Allison Howard, Bionca Washington; back row: James Biggs, Isiaha Price, Barry Washer, Deven Richardson, Caleb Renfrow

Educational Talent Search 2 (ETS 2) took five students to compete in High-Q, four rounds of quick-recall questions asked to opposing teams of four students. Upward Bound took six students to compete in Scholar’s Bowl, a quick-recall competition of seven rounds for individuals and teams.

WKU’s ETS 2 team is composed of Deven Richardson, a senior from Bowling Green High School; Lizzey Cain and Thomas Porter, both juniors at Warren Central High School; and Paul Spencer and Raven Robinson, both freshmen at Bowling Green High School. Representing WKU’s second Talent Search Grant, these students won all three matches and took first place in the High-Q competition among teams representing Morehead State and EKU.

WKU’s Upward Bound team is composed of James Biggs, a senior at Hart County High School; Isiaha Price, a sophomore from Logan County High School; Allison Howard, Caleb Renfrow, Ciara Bolden and Barry Washer, all seniors at Butler County High School. WKU Upward Bound came in fourth as a team and achieved awards in other categories. Caleb Renfrow and James Biggs earned scores in the top 10 individual Scholar’s Bowl, and Isiaha Price received a medal for his participation in the team that won first place in the teams competition.

TRIO is a federally funded program that identifies and assists qualified students in middle school, high school, as well as adult and veteran learners in college enrollment. The program is free to all participants. For information, contact the TRIO office in Jones-Jaggers Hall on WKU’s Bowling Green campus at (270) 745-4400 or visit www.wku.edu/trio

Contact: Rebecca W. Smith, (270) 745-4401

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