New students attend SOAR

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Aggies Elevated director Sarah Bodily (standing), with two new Aggies Elevated students at SOAR.

The new cohort of four students recently attended Student Orientation and Registration (SOAR) and Aggies Elevated orientation at Utah State University’s Logan campus.

The four students had the opportunity to spend the night in the LLC, eat at the Marketplace, grab some swag at the Campus Store, participate in Aggie Games on the Quad and score some Aggie Ice Cream. There were serious moments, too, as they (and their parents) attended information sessions, learned more about the registration process, the two-year course of study and the MyCLIMB person-centered planning process.

The four students are keeping busy this summer reading the USU Common Literature Experience book, The Emerald Mile, and meeting weekly with Bodily to discuss it. The students will take the pre-semester Connections class and need to be prepared for class with their first college writing assignment.


Aggies Elevated at Utah State University believes that all individuals, regardless of ability, have the right to meaningful employment, lifelong learning, self-determination and full community inclusion. Utilizing the MyCLIMB (My Career Ladder to Independence, Maturity & Balance) person-centered planning model, Aggies Elevated students, along with invited family members and/or other stakeholders, will chart their own paths toward independence within an individualized framework of supports that identifies challenges, builds on individual strengths and encourages personal responsibility.

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