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GEAR UP Kentucky selects 29 schools

(FRANKFORT, Ky.)–GEAR UP Kentucky announced that 29 schools have been selected to participate in a new $26.9 million college-readiness grant award. The announcement was made earlier today at a launch rally at Holmes High School in Covington.

GEAR UP, Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, anticipates serving 10,000 Kentucky students from low-income schools over the life of the six-year federal grant. The program serves entire cohorts of students and follows them throughout high school.

Hundreds of students from Holmes Middle School, Newport Middle School and Bellevue High School attended the rally and pledged to graduate high school ready for college-level work.
“I am so excited by this event and encouraged by the hopes and dreams that I perceive on the face of each student,‚ÄĚ said Yvonne Lovell, executive director. ‚ÄúToday, I am reminded of the enormous potential for our next generation of leaders, doctors, teachers, lawyers and engineers.

‚ÄúThis summer I traveled to every school represented in this project today and in every case the educators I met with were committed to ensuring that their students successfully graduate from high school and excel in postsecondary education. Today, I’ve invited my partners and collaborators to unite with GEAR UP Kentucky and form a community of advocates whose only purpose is ‚Äėevery student prepared for college success‚Äô.‚ÄĚ

GEAR UP Kentucky schools are listed below by county.

County                 School

Boyd                       George M. Verity Middle School
Campbell              Bellevue High School
Campbell              Newport Middle School
Christian              Christian County Middle School
Clark                     Clark Middle School
Clark                     Conkwright Middle School
Fayette                 Leestown Middle School
Fleming               Simons Middle School
Gallatin               Gallatin County Middle School
Green                   Green County Middle School
Greenup               McKell Middle School
Greenup               Wurtland Middle School
Hart                      Bonnieville Elementary School
Hart                      Cub Run Elementary School
Hart                      LeGrande Elementary School
Hart                      Memorial Elementary School
Hart                      Munfordville Elementary School
Henry                   Eminence High School
Jefferson             Western Middle School
Kenton                 Holmes Middle School
Marshall             South Marshall Middle School
Metcalfe              Metcalfe County Middle School
Monroe               Monroe County Middle School
Owen                   Maurice Bowling Middle School
Robertson          Deming School
Trigg                    Trigg County Middle School
Trimble               Trimble County Middle School
Washington      North Washington Elementary School
Washington      Washington County Middle School