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UMSL Bridge Program Saturday Academy - Spring 2020 Completion

UMSL Bridge 100 college-rate Celebrating 34 years of community engagement, the University of Missouri-St. Louis Bridge Program remains committed to serving St. Louis area students by diminishing obstacles to college entry and lighting the path for future leaders.

As the flagship Precollegiate program for the University, the Bridge Program offers students comprehensive, year-round, college access services to local students from more than 100 public and private schools. The program has received local, state and national recognition for providing exceptional college access services to the St. Louis community.

High school students throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area were selected to actively participate in the 2019-2020 Bridge Program Saturday Academy. They attended classes and workshops on the UMSL campus during the first two Saturdays of the month from October through February. The program concluded with a recognition ceremony celebrating the successes of nearly 700 St. Louis area student participants on Saturday, March 7, 2020, at the America’s Center.

We are excited to announce the following students from University City High School who have successfully completed the 2019-­2020 Bridge Program Saturday Academy:

  • Zakiya Glenn, 10th Grade
  • Mouhamed Ly, 9th Grade
  • Ian Maxwell, 12th Grade
  • Dinmley Paul, 12th Grade
  • Dariyana Pointer, 11th Grade
  • Michael Redmond, 12th Grade
  • Chloé Richardson, 10th Grade
  • Albert Smith, 10th Grade
  • Kahleb Williams, 10th Grade

We are extremely proud of this year’s program participants and look forward to continuing our strong commitment to preparing St. Louis area students and parents for higher education!

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For information regarding University City High School students participating in UMSL Bridge Program, please contact school counselor Kimberly Merrill, MA, at or 314-290-4093.