By Tammy Moore Teague
Two Mansfield High School students participating in the University of Arkansas Fort Smith Upward Bound Classic program have been recognized as outstanding uprising students. Dillon Hines was named outstanding uprising junior and Lillian Buccella was named outstanding uprising sophomore.
The university has offered this service to almost 200 students since the program began in 2003. It provides high school students with the necessary skills and inspiration to continue on to higher education. Upward Bound Classic targets motivated students who meet academic guidelines. The collegiate program offers students from all over the River Valley the opportunity to excel. It does, however, require dedication as students must give up five weeks of their summer in order to participate. Congratulations to Hines and Buccella for this outstanding recognition!