TRIO Talent Search is a federal grant program that provides its participants academic, career, and financial counseling and encourages them to graduate from high school and complete their postsecondary education. The goal of TRIO is to increase the number of youth from disadvantaged backgrounds who complete high school and enroll in and complete their postsecondary education.
TRIO Talent Search serves 500 students annually in Cleveland County Schools. Our program is hosted by Cleveland Community College through the US Department of Education.


Sarah Thomas, Director and CECHS Coach (
Kevin Kollock, High School Coach (
Jada Robbs, Middle School Coach (