GEAR UP held one of its last events of the school year in April, organizing a successful Go Higher! event for 800 juniors at Lawrence High School. The event included a panel of five students and an admissions fair for public colleges and universities across the state.
During the auditorium program, current students from Northern Essex Community College, Fitchburg State University, Salem State University, UMass Lowell and Worcester State University spoke to the high schoolers about their experience transitioning from high school to college, and what they love about the schools they are at now.
The panel was followed by a Q & A session and admissions fair in the gymnasium. At the fair, students spoke to representatives from nearly 20 public campuses and participated in hands-on STEM demonstrations.