Middle schoolers flock to Holyoke CC Quest Program

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More than 170 middle schoolers from Holyoke, Chicopee and Springfield, Mass. districts are taking classes at Holyoke Community College for two weeks as part of a program that prepares underserved and low-income students for college.

The program is called Quest (formerly Step Forward-Quest), and the students are taking classes in dance, drumming, photography, culinary arts, drama, martial arts, voice, art, leadership, math, chess, nutrition, robotics, social studies, science, physical education and English language arts. Quest scholars arrive on campus each day at 8 a.m. and stay until 4 p.m.

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