Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

Chuuk Upward Bound Students and Staff Visited COM-FSM

PALIKIR, Pohnpei (FSM Information Service): July 8, 1997 - 17 Upward Bound students from Chuuk High School and Director Doliver Salle, Counselor Lydia Emwalu and Lead-Instructor Tongei Jain arrived Pohnpei from Chuuk as part of the Upward Bound Program for a familiarization tour in order to experience life on COM-FSM Palikir Campus.

On July 1, 1997, the group visited the FSM Capital in Palikir and paid courtesy call on Vice President Leo A. Falcam. They also visited the offices of the Attorney General, the Department of Education, the Department of External Affairs, the FSM Supreme Court and Congress.

While in Pohnpei, the group lives on COM-FSM Campus and also observe summer classes in order to introduce them to college life. The group returned to Chuuk on July 5, 1997, with some appreciation and outlook on college.

The Upward Bound Program in Chuuk received grant funds from U.S. Federal Government through the COM-FSM System. It include programs operation and funds for travel and stipend for the participants. Other related activities are the Talent Search Program and Student Services, Instructor Tongei Jain said.

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FSM Office of the President
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Palikir Station, Pohnpei, FM 96941
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