July 16, 2015
Palo Alto College News
TRIO Students Place in Annual Academic Bowl
TRiO Upward Bound program at Palo Alto College participated in the 7th Annual TRiO Academic Bowl hosted by TRiO Alliance at San Antonio College on Friday, July 10. A total of 375 TRiO students from across the San Antonio area competed in subject areas such as speech, ready writing, science, geography, history, number sense, vocabulary, spelling and quiz bowl. Several PAC students were able to place 2nd in various categories, including Ready Writing (Valerie Barron, Poteet High School), Speech (Alejandro Rivera, Poteet High School), and Number Sense (Johanna Martinez, Pleasanton High School).
Upward Bound Students Host Historical Exhibit
TRiO Upward Bound students at Palo Alto College hosted a Historical Figures Exhibit for the PAC community on Thursday, July 9. Students had the opportunity throughout the summer to research historical figures in the areas of science, math, and literature, such as John Forbes Nash, Jr., Anne Frank, Stephen Hawking, and Nikola Tesla. The Historical Figures Exhibit allowed students to exhibit their leadership and teambuilding skills among the PAC community and their peers.
Ozuna Library Hosts Summer Mini Camp
The Ozuna Library at Palo Alto College hosted the Wild About Wild Birds: Texas Birding for Kids Mini Camp from July 6 - 9. This STEM based camp provided six 3rd and 4th grade students, ages eight to ten years old, the opportunity to learn about South Texas birds. Lessons included bird identification, nesting, habitats, and diets. Hands-on activities included birdhouse care, small bird-bath making, and bluebird birdhouse decoration. In addition, campers utilized the skills gained from their bird identification
Upward Bound Students Visit Universities
Thirty students from the TRiO Upward Bound program at Palo Alto College embarked on a college road trip on July 13 though July 16 to explore four-year university options in south Texas and New Mexico. The students visited universities such as Sul Ross State University, the University of Texas at El Paso, New Mexico State University, and the University of New Mexico. Along with exploring post-secondary opportunities, the students had the opportunity to learn more about Native American culture via a tour of the Acoma Pueblo, as well as visiting the Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico.
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