Veni, vidi, vici! Sincerely, The Class of 2017

As each year comes to a bittersweet end, NDUB celebrates its graduating senior class with a bon voyage celebration.  To commemorate the farewell, Scholars of ’17 gathered to share their final feast – together. Hosted at the upscale bistro, LaSalle Grille, students and family members enjoyed light jazz, an enviable atmosphere, and superb cuisine. After a few shared memories, laughter, and even a few tears, each scholar received honorary recognition for the successful completion of high school and Upward Bound, a senior basket filled with collegiate necessities, and a navy blue and antique gold graduation cord. To conclude the awards reception, the UB Class of 2017 Valedictorians and Salutatorians as well as, the recipients of the Reverend Theodore Hesburgh, C.SC. Award of Excellence were presented.

Without further ado, the honorees:


Jing Guo – Washington High School

Tess Ngochi – Riley High School

Sara Lula – Career Academy

Tyniquia Taylor – Penn High School


Alex Muniz – Washington High School

Raisa Guyton – Washington High School

In 2015, Upward Bound began to recognize a senior(s) that exemplified the spirit of Reverend Theodore Hesburgh, CSC, the founding father of ND TRiO. The award is presented to a scholar(s) that has provided a laudable example of  academic excellence, civic engagement, accountability, resilience, tenacity, and grit. 

 This year's award recipients are: 

Alex Muniz

Jing Guo

Lamyaa Hussein

Class theme: The Class of Lim17less Possibilities...

Congratulations to the Class of 2017!