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Please set up a time to meet with our Administrative Assistant, Ms. Talaya Kelly, to complete all onboarding paperwork. Be sure to bring (1) document from List A or (1) document from List B & C (If you don't do A, it has to be 1 from both B & C). Please refer to List of Acceptable Documents (I-9) for additional information. 

Current Student Forms

Summer Program & Senior Summer SIBS Enrollment


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Lola in car
Northwood High School
Lola Lara
Upward Bound Student President

Hi, my name is Lola Lara and I am the Upward Bound Student President! I maintain a 3.81 GPA and I am in the Middle College Program at Northwood HS. Some things I enjoy are photography, trying new foods, fashion, and reading. With a love for debating, I aspire to a career in law or international business. My dream school is Princeton University!
Yohana standing behind beach
High Point High School
Yohana Tilahun
UB President-Elect '24-25

Hi! My name is Yohana and I am the Upward Bound Student President-Elect for the '24-'25 School Year. I am currently a junior at High Point High School. My pronouns are she/her. I aspire to be a psychologist or something to do with social work. I enjoy watching TV shows, playing volleyball, and listening to music. I hope to have a great time with all of you, thank you!
Elijah with orange hat in room
Bladensburg High School
Elijah Reed-LaFortune
Upward Bound Student Vice President

Hey y'all! My name is Elijah Reed-LaFortune and I am the Upward Bound Student Vice President. I maintain a 3.3 GPA and I am also the school-wide President at Bladensburg High School. Most things I love to do are writing poetry, fashion, cheer, and leadership! I want to major in Psychology and minor in Education. Let's have an exciting year! Fun Fact: I am a cheer captain!
Joel standing with UB shirt on
Bladensburg High School
Joel Simmons
Upward Bound Student Treasurer

Hello! My name is Joel Simmons and I am the Upward Bound Student Treasurer. I maintain a 3.1 GPA and I am one of the captains of the Bladensburg HS Wrestling Team! I enjoy playing sports, being outside, spending time with friends, and listening to music. I want to study Computer Science, specifically Cyber Security. Fun Fact: My favorite color is pink!
Emoni in the car with silver nails
Northwestern High School
Emoni Waldo
Upward Bound Student Secretary

My name is Emoni Waldo. I am the Upward Bound Student Secretary and a junior at Northwestern High School. My hobbies include running track, listening to music, shopping, and hanging out with friends. My career interests include
Chavannah with pink hat
Northwestern High School
Chavannah Green
Upward Bound Student Lead Recruiter

My name is Chavannah Green and I am a junior at Northwestern HS who maintains a 4.2 GPA. I am the Lead Recruiter of Upward Bound. Some things I am involved in are: running track, playing volleyball, playing the violin, and being a majorette dancer. I am also inducted into the National Honor Society and the Math Honor Society. I would like to pursue a career in music education!
Fun Fact: I have a very successful Tiktok and Youtube Channel!
Hermon in white shirt with curly hair
Albert Einstein High School
Hermon Alemu
Upward Bound Social Media Manager

Hello everyone, my name is Hermon Alemu and I am the Upward Bound Social Media Manager. I am a junior at Albert Einstein HS and I am maintaining a 3.7 GPA.
Arnold on red background with UB shirt
DuVal High School
Arnold Nkengateh
Upward Bound Community Service Chair

Hi, my name is Arnold Nkengateh and I am the Upward Bound Community Service Coordinator. I am a junior at DuVal High School who maintains a 3.8 GPA. The hobbies I enjoy are football, basketball, and watching psychology videos. My career goal is to become a surgeon.
Emilia with white shirt
Parkdale High School
Emilia Thomas
Upward Bound Student Events Coordinator

Hey everyone! My name is Emilia Thomas and I am the Upward Bound Student Events Coordinator! I am an Honor Society student and cheerleader at Parkdale HS! I enjoy meeting new people, spending time with friends and family, and trying new things.

The Upward Bound Program at the University of Maryland College Park participates in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). The SFSP is federally-funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and is state administered by the Maryland State Department of Education.

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