A huge congratulations to our four GEAR UP Alabama students, Makalyn Avery, Jaylen Hall, Jehoshaphat McClure, and Krissee Sanchez! On May 23, 2018, they were presented with certificates of Completion for the EDU 100 Touch the Future, signed by Dr. Jackie Stennis. This was the inaugural dual enrollment class for GEAR UP Alabama students.

Jehoshaphat (L), Jaylen (M), and Makayn (R)

When asked, GUA student Krissee Sanchez told me that the course work was thorough and that, at first, she had a hard time getting the work completed on time, but that Dr. Stennis was really helpful in helping her complete it. Jehoshaphat McClure stated that the course work was easy and that it helped him prepare for his next UAB course that he’ll start this summer. Both Makalyn and Jaylen said that the course work was kind of difficult, but once again said that Dr. Stennis helped them get it done.

Two of these students, Krissee and Jehoshaphat are registered to take classes this summer. Krissie is taking a course in personal health and Jehoshaphat will be taking World History 1800-present. He chose this course because he loves history and plans to minor in it in college.


We are elated and proud of our students for completing an online course and meeting their 10th grade requirements!

Written by: Elizabeth Sigers, GUA Site Facilitator Goshen High School