Marshalltown High School kicked off Gear Up week with an all-school assembly on September 17 featuring a variety of speakers.
Gear Up is a federal grant to assist with college and career readiness for the Class of 2020 at MHS.
Several community leaders and MHS graduates spoke at the ceremony to inspire all MHS students to become college and career ready. Many shared their own personal success stories.
Those who spoke at the assembly included:
- Marshalltown Mayor Joel Greer
- MHS graduate and Marshalltown Schools Superintendent Dr. Theron Schutte
- State Representative Mark Smith of Marshalltown
- MHS graduate and Times-Republican News Editor Emily Barske
- Marshalltown Community College Provost Dr. Robin Lilienthal
- Gear Up statewide staff
- MHS graduate and Emerson engineer Noemi Calderon
- MHS graduate and Emerson welder Adan Rodriguez
- MHS Gear Up Coordinator Connie Gardalen
To view a video from the assembly, click here.