MHS students selected as Gear Up ambassadors


Pictured are Marshalltown High School students selected as Gear Up ambassadors along with a few MHS staff members. Pictured, front row, from left, MHS counselor Lydia Arevalo, Aida Almanza, Olivia Brintnall, Mia Barajas, Kaci Uhde and MHS Dean of Students Dan Terrones. Second row, Gear Up coordinator Connie Gardalen, Joseph Harris, George Penning and Abigail Murty. Third row, Jenny Sauer, Min Thurein, Caleb Jones and The Ha. Fourth row, Gina Morelos Hernandez, Alma Rivera Reyes, Abbileni Rodriguez, Diana Sanchez, Taylor Duff and Jazmyn Sink. Back row, Nalleli Nava, Monica Chavez Nava, Leydi Chavarria, Emily Albarran and Amy Yepez Gomez. Not pictured are Maria Aguilera Torres, Lisbeth Cervantes Reynosa and Donovan Gavagan.

A group of 25 Marshalltown High School sophomores have been selected to be Gear Up program ambassadors for the class.

Gear Up is a federal grant to assist with college and career readiness for the Class of 2020 at MHS.

Ambassadors will help with Gear Up events, service learning projects, Saturday school and other volunteer opportunities. They were selected through a voluntary application process.

“They have a positive attitude and are ready to lead the Gear Up cohort through the next two years at MHS,” said Connie Gardalen, Gear Up coordinator at MHS.