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Some teens recently participated in the University of Colorado’s Pre-Collegiate Development Program Summer Olympiad to get ready for a postsecondary career. Check out the story and more info about the development program for first-generation students.

“By Chris Casey | University Communications

DENVER – Until she participated in the Summer Olympiad, Hinkley High School senior Annie Ngo had never competed in speech.

Not only did she compete, but her team took first place in the “extemporaneous speaking” event on June 22. More than 300 Colorado high school students tested their academic and athletics skills at the Auraria Campus as part of the University of Colorado Pre-Collegiate Development Program Summer Olympiad.

“It’s really encouraging because you see other students working really hard,” said Ngo, wearing a gray T-shirt and representing the Anschutz Medical Campus. “It’s also really fun. It’s an awesome thing to do. This program gives me a lot of opportunities I can use for my senior year of high school.”

Creating opportunity is the primary goal of CU’s Pre-Collegiate Development Program, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Each campus’s program prepares and motivates prospective first-generation college students to pursue a postsecondary education. Systemwide, the programs serve 24 school districts and 108 middle and high school on the Front Range.”

To read more about the olympiad, click here.

“The University of Colorado Pre-Collegiate Development Programs prepare and motivate prospective first-generation college students to pursue a postsecondary education. This series of six year-long programs serving middle school and high school students provides curricular, co-curricular and extracurricular resources that prepare program participants for the rigors of academic life at CU or any other higher education institution. Collectively, these programs serve 24 school districts and 108 different middle and high schools along Colorado’s Front Range.”

For more information on the program, click here.

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