Upward Bound announces Saturday salute and torch ceremony

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LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, Pa Family members, friends, and loved ones will gather at the Ware Center Theater this weekend as graduating students from Lincoln University’s Upward Bound Program, pass the torch to future and current UB students.

Wright Hall / Photo by Lincoln University staff

The annual Senior Salute and Torch Ceremony will begin at 9 a.m., Saturday, March 16. During the ceremony, UB staff will highlight the hard work and accomplishments of their graduating seniors.

Former students will participate in the ceremony to share inspiring success stories credited to the program.

The symbolic passing of the torch during the ceremony will represent the passing of leadership from the graduating class to current students.

“Upward Bound challenges students to pledge and demonstrate the qualities of true leadership and professionalism,” said Upward Bound director Denis Baker. “The torch is a representation of the Upward Bound legacy that continues to shine forward for past, present, and future!”

Upward Bound is a pre-college, federally funded program for first-generation, low-income high school students. Its purpose is to provide students with the academic support necessary to successfully complete high school and enroll in post-secondary education. More information about Upward Bound can be found on their website.

Lincoln University, the nation’s first degree-granting Historically Black College and University (HBCU), educates and empowers students to lead their communities and change the world. Lincoln offers a rigorous liberal arts education to a diverse student body of approximately 2,200 men and women in more than 35 undergraduate and graduate programs.