Melanie McAmis ‘20, Spends Her Summer Working for ETSU Upward Bound

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McAmis is a Bonner Scholar who spent her summer working as a Program Assistant for the ETSU Upward Bound Program.

Taken on the Upward Bound summer trip to Chicago.Taken on the Upward Bound summer trip to Chicago.She spent most of her time doing the “behind the scenes” tasks such as making decorations, doing paperwork, and finding lost students.

During high school the Johnson City, Tennessee native was a part of this same program.

Now as an assistant, she has a better understanding and appreciation for the staff who work hard to make sure these high school students not only go to college, but also become contributing members of society.

This summer she was able to connect with high school students and give back to a program that made a significant impact on her.

She wants to continue to work for Upward Bound in the summer and have a position with greater responsibilities.

  • Melanie McAmis with other Upward Bound summer staff .
    Melanie McAmis with other Upward Bound summer staff .

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