Eight juniors in the Davis & Elkins College Upward Bound programs were selected to participate in the West Virginia TRIO Association’s 22nd Annual Student Leadership Conference, Feb. 10-12. The students will attend various leadership workshops with other TRIO students from West Virginia and other states. All juniors in the Upward Bound programs from Barbour, Pendleton, Pocahontas, Randolph and Tucker counties had the opportunity to apply. Selected to attend the conference are, from left, front row, Abby Arbogast of Tygarts Valley High School, Lexee Shearer of Elkins High School and Madison Harlan of Tygarts Valley High School; back row, Joseph Kittle of Philip Barbour High School, Kaylee Jennings of Tucker County High School and Sabina Leyzorek of Pocahontas County High School. Also attending, but not pictured are Caressa Waybright of Elkins High School and Timothy Conti of Tygarts Valley High School. WV TRIO is a state association comprised of multiple institutions, each hosting various TRIO Programs across the Mountain State, which provides a forum for communication, advocacy and networking opportunities for TRIO professionals. The Davis & Elkins College Upward Bound programs are funded by two Title IV grants from the U.S. Department of Education totaling $768,419. Project services are free to eligible students.