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NewsTuesday, July 30, 2013
Robert Crooks, lieutenant of investigations for the Clemson Police Department, spoke about the importance of education to a group of Upward Bound students at Tri-County Technical College's 33rd annual Upward Bound Awards Banquet.
Lt. Robert Crooks Speaks at Upward Bound Banquet
CONTACT: DR. THWANDA DAVIDSON, 646-1590
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 7/29/2013
(By Lisa Garrett)
PENDLETON --- Robert Crooks, lieutenant of investigations for the Clemson Police Department, spoke about the importance of education to a group of Upward Bound students at Tri-County Technical College's 33rd annual Upward Bound Awards Banquet.
He was the keynote speaker at the annual awards banquet where high school students were recognized for their academic achievements.
"Give everything 100 percent and take advantage of educational opportunities," said Lt. Crooks, who has been with the Clemson Police Department for 29 years and is an alumnus of Tri-County's Criminal Justice program. "Do the best you can and it will pay off in the long run," he added.
Upward Bound is designed to help high school students to bridge the gap between secondary school and college and to provide them with financial and academic resources to prepare for postsecondary education. The Upward Bound project, sponsored by Tri-County, serves 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th graders from Anderson, Oconee and Pickens counties and provides high school students with services year-round through its academic and summer bridge components.
For more than 30 years, Tri-County has provided the services of two federally funded TRiO programs - Upward Bound and Educational Talent Search. Tri-County's TRiO programs are funded under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and are designed to help students to overcome class, social and cultural barriers to higher education. They provide information, counseling, academic instruction, tutoring, and assistance in applying for college financial aid.
At Tri-County's banquet, students received plaques for outstanding achievement and most improvement in assessment, economics and government, English, math, science and Spanish.