Cincinnati State to host summit for high school students July 1-3

June 30, 2014

Robert White
Media Relations/Communications Coordinator
(513) 569-4775 (office)
(859) 468-6640 (cell)

Media Advisory

Cincinnati State to host summit for high school students July 1-3

High school students from the TRIO Upward Bound program at Cincinnati State will participate in a three-
day “Student Leadership Summit” July 1-3. 

The program will focus on cyber-bullying. Participants will define the topic, debate whether it is (or should 
be) a crime, and then meet in teams to try to develop strategies for countering cyber-bullying. Solutions 
proposed by student teams will be presented during the final sessions of the program July 3.

The Student Leadership Summit will open at 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 1 in the ATLC Auditorium on the Clifton 
Campus with presentations by Mark Romito from AT&T, which is sponsoring the event, and a keynote 
address by State Rep. Denise Driehaus, who represents District 31 (which includes the Cincinnati State 
Clifton campus). Rep. Driehaus currently serves as ranking member of the Economic Development and 
Regulatory Reform Committee and is a member of the Finance and Appropriations Committee, Agriculture and Development Finance Subcommittee, and Education Committee. 

The TRIO Upward Bound program serves low-income and first-generation college bound students. The 
summer program at Cincinnati State includes activities designed to promote study skills, financial aid 
awareness and academic readiness. The Student Leadership Summit is a partnership involved Project 
GRAD and other high schools in Greater Cincinnati. As many as 200 students are expected to attend this year’s summit.  

For more information about the event, please contact Bari Ewing at (513) 569-1828 or

Cincinnati State ( offers more than 100 associate degree and certificate 
programs in business technologies, health and public safety, engineering technologies, humanities and 
sciences and information technologies. Cincinnati State has one of the largest cooperative education 
programs in the United States.