Next Gen­er­a­tion Schol­ars from Kent travel to UMES

The Star Democrat - - OBITUARIES -

PRINCESS ANNE — On Fri­day, Nov. 16, 175 stu­dents from Caro­line, Dorch­ester, Kent and Wi­comico coun­ties par­tic­i­pated in “Driven to Suc­ceed,” a hands-on learn­ing event held by Mary­land Busi­ness Round­table for Ed­u­ca­tion at Univer­sity of Mary­land East­ern Shore for Next Gen­er­a­tion Schol­ars.

For stu­dents par­tic­i­pat­ing in MBRT’s Next Gen­er­a­tion Schol­ars pro­gram, this is the fifth col­lege visit in less than two years dur­ing which they ex­plore sev­eral pro­grams of­fered at the col­lege with the goal to in­spire var­i­ous ca­reer in­ter­ests, a news re­lease from MBRT states.

Twenty-two Kent County stu­dents in grades eight through 10 par­tic­i­pated in the learn­ing event at UMES, the re­lease states.

The Next Gen­er­a­tion Schol­ars heard from for­mer NFL player Tashe Wil­liams on the im­por­tance of putting ed­u­ca­tion first; ex­pe­ri­enced avi­a­tion science and ro­bot­ics demon­stra­tions in the En­gi­neer­ing and Avi­a­tion Sciences Com­plex; used the UMES golf man­age­ment pro­gram’s golf sim­u­la­tor; learned about com­puter science and math from UMES fac­ulty and staff; and en­joyed a tour of the cam­pus.

Ac­cord­ing to the re­lease, the Next Gen­er­a­tion Schol­ars pro­gram pro­vides fund­ing through the Howard P. Rawl­ings Mary­land Guar­an­teed Ac­cess Grant, ad­min­is­tered by the Mary­land Higher Ed­u­ca­tion Com­mis­sion, to en­hance ed­u­ca­tion and ca­reer aware­ness and col­lege com­ple­tion for high school stu­dents with a demon­strated fi­nan­cial need.

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Twenty-two Next Gen­er­a­tion Schol­ars from Kent County Mid­dle and High schools at­tend Mary­land Busi­ness Round­table for Ed­u­ca­tion’s “Driven to Suc­ceed” event, a hands-on learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence held Nov. 16 at the Univer­sity of Mary­land East­ern Shore.

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