GBAPS students are 2023 Rising Phoenix

29 GBAPS students are 2023 GEAR UP Rising Phoenix, 13 graduate with associates degree
Posted on 06/13/2023
Twenty-nine Green Bay Area Public Schools students participated in the GEAR UP Rising Phoenix program this year, with 13 students graduating not only with high school diplomas, but with associate degrees.

GEAR UP Rising Phoenix is a collaboration between GEAR UP target school districts, UW-Green Bay and DPI WEOP, which provides students with a blend of dual enrollment, student success coaching and an opportunity to earn an Associate of Arts and Sciences degree while still in high school.

Students from East, John Dewey Academy of Learning, Preble, Southwest, and West high schools participated in the program this year. Students from East, John Dewey Academy of Learning, Preble and Southwest graduated with associate degrees. 

This cohort of students earned an average college cumulative GPA of 2.93 and have earned 1,498 college credits.

Students in attendance (Left to right):

Allison Linsmeier- Preble High- AAS
Sawyer Moens- Preble High- AAS
Sarielys Garcia Colon- East High
Adriana Garcia- East High
Drew Anderson-Braun- Preble High- AAS
Briana Renier- Preble High- AAS
Mia Esquivel- East High- AAS
Secquoia Cornelius- Southwest High
Kiearra Hawkins- West High
Merry Xiong- Southwest High- AAS
Jayden Corn- West High
Aislinn Kong- Preble High- AAS
Zoe Bryant- JDAL- AAS
Emma Vue- Preble High- AAS
Jesus Sanchez- Preble High- AAS
Lorendy Renovato- Preble High
Brandon Rivera De Leon- Preble High- AAS
Brenda Xolot Triana- Preble High
Kaitlin Smetana- Preble High
Aleya Bouche- Preble High- AAS

Students who participated but were not able to attend the event:

Alexius Lopez- Southwest High
Alexus Georgia- West High
Angela Loza- Preble High
Dylan Wilson- Preble High- AAS
Gain Yang- Southwest High
Isabella Webb- Preble High
Jennie Ponce Gutierrez- East High
Kaitlyn Watts- West High
Noah Vang- West High

Learn more about the program here.
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