by Michael Monks
THE RIVER CITY NEWS MORE COVINGTON NEWS THAN ANY OTHER SOURCE
GEAR UP Kentucky will rally at Holmes High School Friday morning to announce the twenty-nine schools selected to participate in a new $26.9 million college-readiness program. The list of schools receiving the funds is being withheld until the announcement but a press release from the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education indicates that 450 7th grade students from Holmes Middle School, Newport Middle School, and Bellevue High School will be in attendance.
From the release:
GEAR UP, or 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.|
Following the rally, students will visit the campus of Northern Kentucky University for a college awareness activity.
The rally starts at 10:00AM with a welcome by Holmes High School principal Sean Bohannan and will feature remarks by NKU President James Votruba as well as a speech by a former GEAR UP student that is now a student at NKU and a performance by the NKU Dance for Fitness Tour Troupe and Holmes students.