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Students go to school during break

October 6, 2004

Thomasville - This week is fall break for schools in Thomas County, and most students are enjoying the time off from class. But some kids, just can't stay away from school.

"When you go to college you want to be the best student that you can be," says High School Freshman Staci Bush, "and this program right now is helping you develop those skills needed when you go to college."

They're taking part in a program called GEAR UP at Thomas University. Bush says GEAR UP stands for, "Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs and it's to help you obtain life goals that are needed to get higher and to do more things in life."

Skills like math and writing that will help them ace their SATs and end up at a top University.

Christopher Ford says, "You can't really do anything without an education, period. And so you could graduate and just go flip burgers, but that's not really something that I want to do, I want to further my education so that I can be the best."

And it appears these students will strive for the best at anything they put their minds to. The GEAR UP program is free to participants.

posted at 4:22 PM by karen.collier@walb.com