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GSC Hidden Promise Scholars Enjoy Trip to Pittsburgh

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Bob Edwards
Public Relations Department
Glenville State College
(304) 462-7361ext. 6390

Glenville, WV—Twenty-three Glenville State College Hidden Promise Scholars and three chaperones recently visited Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on a cultural enrichment field trip.

The group traveled by bus to the Steel City where they stayed at the Courtyard Marriot Pittsburgh.  On Friday, April 20th, they watched the Pittsburgh Pirates take on the St. Louis Cardinals at PNC Park. The students spent the morning of Saturday, April 21st at the Carnegie Science Museum.

GSC Hidden Promise Scholars watched the Cardinals beat the Pirates at PNC Park

“The trip was fun and educational for our Hidden Promise Scholars. Throughout their education at Glenville State College, we strive to expose them to cultural events and experiences that they may not otherwise receive,” said Jenny Boggs, GSC Hidden Promise Mentor Coordinator.

GSC Hidden Promise Scholars have the opportunity to attend one or two field trips and events during each year. Participants of the program have taken trips to New York City, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Washington D.C., as well as a performance of The Nutcracker Ballet in Beckley, West Virginia, and events at the Clay Center in Charleston, West Virginia.

Later this month, GSC Hidden Promise Camp Mentors will travel to Mystic, Connecticut for training. The mentors will be exposed to team building activities, learn a team building project that they will teach to GSC Hidden Promise Camp participants, and get to interact with Beluga Whales at The Mystic Aquarium.

The Hidden Promise Scholars program is an alliance among Glenville State College and county school districts aimed at improving communication between higher education and K through 12. Other goals include increasing the number of high school and college graduates as well as aligning the K-12 and higher education curriculum.

Hidden Promise Scholars are students in the eighth through twelfth grade. Selected by county superintendents and principals, these students interact with Glenville State College students and faculty and explore the vistas that a college education opens. Hidden Promise Scholars are mentored by college students at their home schools and participate in an array of campus visits. There are currently eighty students in Randolph County who have been selected as Hidden Promise Scholars.

Upon high school graduation, Hidden Promise Scholars who enroll at Glenville State College receive annual scholarships. The grant is renewable throughout their enrollment at GSC as full-time students maintaining standard academic progress.

To learn more about the GSC Hidden Promise Scholars Program, contact Boggs at or (304) 462-6059.

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