Spotlight: GEAR UP Iowa

GEAR UP Iowa: Bayanna H. Berry

GEAR UP Iowa changed Bayanna’s mind about higher education. “At first I didn’t want to go to college,” says the sophomore at Washington High School in Cedar Rapids. “I thought it was going to be boring, but now college is really interesting to me. I can’t wait to go.” One experience that helped changed her mind was last summer’s GEAR UP Iowa Student Summit. “I met a lot of people who are my friends now from the summit,” she says. “I met a lot of people who were different from me, and that was good—learning to deal with different personalities.”

Printed from the Iowa College Student Aid Commission website on March 21, 2018 at 12:16am.