Independent Herald: Pineville Middle to host event focusing on finances

Jessica KennedyProgram updates

Originally published in the Independent Herald on December 4, 2015. Pineville Middle School is hosting a free workshop on Thursday, December 10, to help eighth grade students and their families learn about budgeting, finances and paying for college. The event is sponsored by West Virginia GEAR UP, a federally funded program to help students pursue some form of education and ... Read More

Register-Herald: Local schools recognized for increasing number of students considering college

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Share this PostThis article was posted in the Register-Herald on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 By Sarah Plummer REGISTER-HERALD REPORTER The College Foundation of West Virginia is recognizing 32 high schools in West Virginia that have met or exceeded the state’s 2015 goal for increasing the number of 12th-graders who complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA). Several local ... Read More

Video: 2015 Student Leadership Academy

Jessica KennedyProgram updates

More than 1,300 eighth graders attended the West Virginia ‘GEAR UP’ Student Leadership Academy held yesterday at the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences. ‘GEAR UP,’ which stands for “Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs,” is a federally funded college readiness program coordinated by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission. During the event, students learned about ... Read More