The Wilkes University Upward Bound Program graduated 37 students at its 2018 graduation on May 3. The three-year federally funded program is designed to prepare eligible high school students for success in post-secondary education. Shown are, first row: Syndia Perez, Meyers; Jasmine Andrade-Hernandez, Meyers; Olivia Stortz, GAR; Thalia Charles, Holy Redeemer; Shyanne Wydo, Hanover Area; Mai Bach, GAR; Lauren Waltz, Coughlin; Nicole Wartella, Pittston; and Gabrielle Nichols, Coughlin. Second row: James Cunningham, Holy Redeemer; Antonio Carey, Hanover Area; Cody Benkoski, Coughlin; Melissa Rush, Coughlin; Kimberly Rodriguez, Nanticoke; Krystin Chaga, Lake-Lehman; Briauana Robinson, Pittston Area; Wendy Espinoza, GAR; Hope Willis, Hanover Area; Madison Beers, Pittston Area; Elsa Romero, Meyers; Natalie Davidson, Meyers; Phuc Nguyen, Meyers; and Nicholas Lutz, Holy Redeemer. Third row: Hunter Peterson, Nanticoke; Joseph Berkant, Hanover Area; Bradley Duda, Nanticoke; Andrew Streme, Hanover Area; Kaleb Hanson-Richart, Meyers; Seth Toole, Pittston Area; Jack Chappel, GAR; Jacob Vick, Nanticoke; Mezue Eneh, Holy Redeemer; Tyler Mendoza, Meyers; Jeffrey Siegfried, Holy Redeemer.