We're excited to hear from Pike County Hight School in Brundidge, AL about how GEAR UP Alabama is affecting the lives of students... and parents! 


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Joshlyn Johnson (above) is the Discover Student for Pike County High School, Brundidge, AL. She attended this year's Discover Program at the University of Montevallo and shared her experience in saying, “This is my second trip to UM. My favorite part of Discover is the ability to look into college life. I also enjoy learning what campus looks like and how I can get involved in so many things on campus.”


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A GEAR UP Alabama parent, Mrs. Krystina Pittman (above), has received her approval letter for the parent Scholar Program. She plans to attend the Alabama Aviation College, a branch of Enterprise State Community College, Ozark, AL with a major in Helicopter Mechanics. She is the proud mother of GUA student, Justin Pittman. Congratulations, Mrs. Pittman!


These Pike County High School students have a lot to say about their Kaplan books! 

“The Kaplan books were a really big help. I feel comfortable knowing how some questions may appear on the ACT. I’m glad we used them.” Caniyan Linson


“At first I regretted using another book, but Kaplan helped me a lot by giving me practice with areas I struggle in.” Jimmy Kennedy


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“Kaplan helps me get ready for the ACT and review info from my last class.” -Cristal Rodriguez


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“The book helps me by making me think about the questions. Most questions are common sense. It is very useful.” Raeleigh Beaty


We love hearing how GEAR UP Alabama is working in the everyday lives of our students and parents! Have you see how #GEARUPWORKS at your own school or in your own child's life? Email avray@uab.edu to tell your #GEARUPWORKS story today!