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Eagle County kids prepare for high school

Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO Colorado

LEADVILLE, Colorado ” Eleven students from Eagle and Leadville schools are preparing for high school at the Upward Bound Summer Academy at Colorado Mountain College’s Timberline Campus.

Battle Mountain High School student Eduardo Herrera Porras says he “likes attending the classes and getting more attention, preparing for high school and getting extra high school credit.” Eduardo says he wants to college and get an automotive technology degree.

Battle Mountain’s Jose Manuel Marin Garcia says he “likes to be able to show the teachers what I can do and accomplish. I like the high school credit and getting a taste of what college is going to be about, and the opportunities that Upward Bound gives me. I plan to go to college and major in architecture.”

Lenny Sanchez says he “likes being able to make friends from other schools, the high school credit and learning skills for high school. I would like to go to college and get into video game design.”

Red Canyon High School student Saira Rodriguez says she “enjoys the opportunity to leave the local area and develop social and self-discipline skills, plus earning credit for high school.”

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Saira says she is interested in pursuing an art degree in photography, and possibly psychology after she graduates.

Applications are being taken now for students entering ninth and 10th grades this fall. The program is geared toward those students who would like more direction in succeeding in high school and preparing to attend college.

For more information, contact Debi Martinez, director, at (970)328-6688 or dmartinez@coloradomtn.edu.

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