Chevak High School Senior Mary Pingayak’s video about her Upward Bound experience at the University of Alaska Fairbanks this summer.
Thanks to a program called Upward Bound, rural Alaska high school students have more opportunities for a higher education. The goal of Upward Bound is to improve the graduation rates of high school students and increase the number of Upward Bound graduates who enter colleges and universities. Since many of the students come from parts of the state where connectivity is lacking, one of the most important things they learn through the program are the skills necessary to use technology and broadband to further their education. This video is a great example of how one student, Mary Pingayak from Chevak, Alaska is using what she learned in multimedia to help document her experience in the Upward Bound program while encouraging others to give it a try!