Gov. Tomblin declares “GEAR UP for College Week”

Article: MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It’s “GEAR UP for College Week” in West Virginia.

The governor’s proclamation was aimed at recognizing the achievements of Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs across West Virginia.

GEAR UP is a grant program through the United States Department of Education that aims to help students pursue education and training beyond high school.

Since its launch in 2008, thousands of students in 10 West Virginia counties have received assistance in going to college.

Taylor Raby and Allison Epling, seniors at Scott High School in Madison, have been in the program since seventh grade and said they’re proof GEAR UP helps. Read the full story »