When one thinks of the Final Four, most will refer to the nation’s up and coming college basketball stars. For ND Upward Bound, the Final Four is a competition of collective academic achievement.
Throughout the year, participants were encouraged to follow-up with classmates regarding assignments and exams to ensure not only individual achievement, but scholarly achievement for the entire cohort. During its inaugural year, the UB Final Four consisted of the following classes: 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021. Based on the collective efforts of participants at the conclusion of the 2017-2018 academic year, the Class of 2021 were the victors with a [cohort] cumulative GPA of 3.25.
As the victors, the Class of 2021 (Ama21ng) were gifted with a meal of their choice. Collectively, the winners dined on Five Guys (coined as the “Five Guys Winner Dinner).
Congratulations to the Class of 2021!