Logger GEAR UP Events
Libby Loggers have had quite the busy start to the 2019-20 school year. So far, the events supported by their GEAR UP team have included National GEAR UP Week, a field trip to the Northwest College Fair, and College Application Week. GEAR UP, standing for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, is a college and career readiness program designed to help students from low-income areas better understand and prepare for college and careers after high school.
National GEAR UP week was September 21st through the 27th. In honor of the occasion, one word from the GEAR UP Code (Resiliency, Hope elite steroids, Connection, Purpose, and Excellence) was briefly discussed in the announcements each day. Students were presented with a couple of questions designed trenbolone enantato to encourage them to think about how each concept has impacted their life and how each can be used to aid them in their success.
To help start conversations about college between students and LMHS teachers and staff, GEAR UP provided all students with a BINGO card listing various colleges, universities, and college experiences (e.g. took out student loans, played a sport in college, etc.). Students collected signatures on their cards throughout the week and will soon be receiving prizes for turning in cards and BINGO blackouts.
As in previous years, Libby GEAR UP coordinated and funded a field trip for LHS juniors and seniors to attend the Northwest College Fair in Kalispell. The sixteen seniors and thirty-one juniors who visited the fair at Flathead High School showed interest in a wide range of institutions both in and outside of Montana, as well as various military branches. They also showed interest in a wide range of academic areas including law, psychology, automotive, medical, cosmetology, plumbing, HVAC, biology, sociology and more. Students were able to explore the fair for an hour before leaving to have lunch provided by GEAR UP from Chick-fil-A, and were back in school before last period began.
It just so happened that the week following the college fair, LHS seniors were able to participate in Montana College Application Week (MTCAW). All seniors were eligible to have one application fee waived or deferred from one of the twenty-six participating colleges and universities throughout Montana. The GEAR UP team encouraged seniors to apply and set up times to assist them in doing so. The university that was most commonly applied to by Logger seniors was the University of Montana (Missoula), topping out at eleven applications. Students who submitted applications during MTCAW will be entered to win a prize from GEAR UP. Go Loggers! #gearupworks