Marshall High School Student Wins GEAR UP Scholarship Award

Spring 2007 | | May 21, 2007 at 7:07 pm

Anahit Ananyan wins scholarship for improvement on college entrance exam.

Anahit Ananyan graduated from John Marshall High School in June 2007, a member of the first full class of GEAR UP students for Project Higher Learning. She was one of six recipients of the 2007 GEAR UP College Entrance Exam Scholarships awarded on Monday, July 23, at the National Council for Community and Education Partnerships (NCCEP) Annual GEAR UP Conference. Ms. Ananyan received the scholarship for demonstrating the greatest improvement in her performance on official college entrance exams. The scholarship in the amount of $2,500.00 was funded by Peterson’s, a Nelnet Company, and provider of education and career guidance.

Anahit Ananyan has been an active participant in the Project Higher Learning GEAR UP Program since she moved to this country from Armenia and became a 9th grader at Marshall High School. She will attend Los Angeles City College in fall 2007 and plans to transfer to UCLA or USC after two years. “I want to attend college because I consider it the foundation of living a worthy and fulfilling life,” Ms. Ananyan wrote in her scholarship application essay. “GEAR UP has opened up a new world for me and broadened my horizons, encouraging me to make appropriate choices in school and in life.”

Ms. Ananyan was unable to attend the conference in San Francisco. Ms. Ann Kam, also a graduate of Marshall’s GEAR UP class of 2007 and a conference participant, accepted the award for her. She was accompanied by the Project Director for all Project Higher Learning Grants, Ms. Anna Eleftheriou.

◄ Student Ann Kam accepted the award for Anahit with Project Director Anna Eleftheriou. Project Higher Learning serves students now enrolled at Marshall, Franklin, Lincoln and Eagle Rock High Schools. The partnership students came from Eagle Rock Junior High as well as Irving, King, and Nightingale Middle Schools.

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