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GEAR UP 2020 Graduate Accepted to University of North Carolina Blue Sky Scholars Program
Jun 2, 2020

“GEAR UP to me means bright opportunity. It means setting up students for success and allowing students to dream even bigger than they could imagine themselves.

Kenan Fellow is Printing 3D Masks for his Western NC Community
Apr 13, 2020

Austin Hedden, a 2019-20 Kenan WNC STEMwork Fellow, is printing 3D masks in his classroom at Hayesville High School in Clay County to help provide some protection from the spread of the...

Reaching the ‘Mount Olympus’ of instruction: Caesar Campana of Clay County
Feb 3, 2020

Caesar Campana is an educator and 2019 Clay County Regional Teacher of the Year. He teaches English and Project-Based Learning classes at GEAR UP school Hayesville High School.

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“So, you want to be a student athlete?" Burke County Student Athlete Eligibility Nights
Jan 29, 2020

Many childhood dreams are built upon the shoulders of professional athletes.

Watauga High School Hosts Inaugural Senior Mini-Conference
Jan 23, 2020

As high school seniors prepare to graduate, they are asked to make a series of difficult decisions.

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Micro:Bit in Education
Jan 9, 2020

In education we are often encouraged to employ technology because students are “digital natives” and are naturally engaged at the mere

Entrepreneurial Spirit Abounds Among GEAR UP Students
Jan 6, 2020

GEAR UP students filled over half the room at the 16th annual Carole M

Opportunity for Open-Endedness
Nov 1, 2019

In education, we have seen an increase in the ...

GEAR UP Appalachian State high school access program

RootED: Where Learning Comes to Life!
Aug 27, 2019

A range of classroom instructional strategies have been gaining popularity in recent years, and GEAR UP is at the front of the curve.
GEAR UP and Madison County watch a Nobel Peace Prize Winner

GEAR UP Goes Global: Attends the Global Opportunities Conference to see Nobel Peace Prize Winner Kailash Satyarthi
May 21, 2019

“Seeing a Nobel Peace prize winner speak to a packed house of college students and faculty with my high school students there to

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Storytelling Saturday Sessions
May 21, 2019

A well-told story is worth its weight in gold, and this year GEAR UP students learned how to find the magic behind the veil.