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EAC’s Inter-Tribal-Black Student Union Club lend helping hand to Fort Thomas High School

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[Click Image to Enlarge] EAC students love GEARUP students! And it showed at Ft. THomas High School's Homecoming 2013!

By Aaron Tohtsoni

Thatcher, AZ—Eastern Arizona College’s Inter-Tribal/Black Student Union Club partnered with GEAR UP students from Fort Thomas High School recently at Fort Thomas High School’s Homecoming football game to help with concession stand duties.

Fort Thomas Unified School District is participating in GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness for Undergraduate Programs), a federally funded grant program that works with students nationwide.

“This was a great event for our students to learn more about post-secondary education from actual college students,” said Ryan Conrad, GEAR UP site coordinator. “The EAC Inter-Tribal/Black Student Union Club members were great. They worked hard for us and we had a lot of fun!”

“It is my hope that our GEAR UP students attending EAC next fall will take an active role in the club,” continued Conrad. “They do a fantastic job and we look forward to continuing to partner with them in the future.”

The teaming up benefited both groups. The Inter-Tribal/Black Student Union Club picked up community service experience while volunteering for the concession duties. The GEAR UP students were able to interact with college students and see first-hand what the club does in the community and discuss secondary education with current students.

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