Katherine Minton, adviser Alexander Central High School

“I don’t know…”
May 20, 2024

I stayed pretty consistent with my answer whenever I was asked what I wanted to do with my life, “I don’t know” with an uneasy laugh.

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Gabby Galvan, adviser North Henderson High School

Because We Have a Purpose
May 13, 2024

Growing up in a multicultural household provided me with a unique perspective, seamlessly transitioning between two worlds until my introduction to elementary school.

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Kenley Jackson, Adviser at Alleghany High School

What The CAC Has Done For Me: What the CAC Has Allowed Me to Be
May 7, 2024

For a moment I would like to tell you a story about a girl’s journey from self-doubt to unshakeable confidence and how it is a testament to the transformative power of det

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Milena Buchanan

What’s Next? Confronting the Fear of Failure and the Unknown
Nov 3, 2023

When I was in high school, college wasn’t even on my radar.

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ETL Loves Teachers

ETL Reflections
Oct 22, 2023

Rachel Nelson, Empowering Teacher Learning Assistant Director for Teacher Outreach, reflects on the progress and growth of the program over the past few years. ...

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Lorena Calvillo

For The Women Who Hold Me Up
Oct 12, 2023

“We mothers stand still so our daughters can look back to see how far they’ve come.” - quote from Barbie (film), 2023

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UB Scholars dye discs for disc golf.

Upward Bound Disc Golf Exploration
Oct 10, 2023

“My hope was that this would be an experience that they bring back home with them to encourage them to get outside and be active while playing a new activity.” Than

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Appalachian GEAR UP staff members celebrate successes during National GEAR UP Week.

Celebrating GEAR UP During National GEAR UP Week
Sep 28, 2023

Each year, GEAR UP programs across the country celebrate National GEAR...

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Abby Carpenter Interns with BRWIA

Summer Internship Enriches YES Scholar
Sep 15, 2023

Abigail Carpenter was identified as a YES Scholar in the Spring of her 6th grade year at Blue Ridge...

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McKenzie Geneva Watson and her father

I Know You are Proud of Me
Sep 11, 2023

“McKenzie Geneva Watson, Bachelors of Social Work, Magna Cum Laude.”

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Exploring Boundless Horizons: Appalachian State GEAR UP's Unforgettable Summer of College Bus Tours
Aug 14, 2023

Time to load the buses! Fasten your seatbelts and prepare for a summer of adventure and exploration!

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Academic Innovation Conference 2023
Jul 3, 2023

On June 12, 2023, ten cohort LEA districts, eleven third-party organizations, and cohort higher education partners sent over one hundred...

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Third Place Team Members- Brandon Cabrera, Lucero Escobar, Syla Ervin, Chase Miller,Raffell Vasquez-Gutierrez, Noelia Sanchez, and Coach Megan Helton

TRIO Scholars Bowl 2023
Mar 31, 2023

Congratulations to the Appalachian State Upward Bound Scholars' Bowl teams that participated the in the NC TRIO State Student Initiative Competition earlier this mont

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