SLHS represented at GEAR UP Week

SLHS sophomores and Belinda Smith pose at the capitol. Left to right:

Kiwon Ioanis, Vanessa Ventura, Jaley Butler, Belinda Smith, Lessly

Ortega and Valentin Ventura.

Five Storm Lake High School sophomores and guidance counselor Belinda Smith traveled to the capitol in Des Moines Sept. 11 for National GEAR UP Week. The entire SLHS Class of 2020 was selected for the program when the students were in seventh grade and will receive funding toward college education.

In all, 8,000 students in 12 Iowa school districts participate in GEAR UP, or “Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs.”

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