GEAR UP at Marion City Schools is pleased to announce its May Success Story, Harding High School seniors Olivia Detwiler and Gabe Detwiler
Name: Olivia Detwiler
Year in School: Senior
Activities Involved in: Edye Cook Dance, National Honors Society
What is your plan for the future? I plan to attend Wright State University and get my Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance and Bachelors in Education
What/who has been the biggest influence on your plan for the future? My parents, my brother, Edye Cook, and GEAR UP. They have always been pushing me to do my best since day one.
What is one of the best things about being a student at Harding High School? Having all the opportunities that I've had, the staff be there for me through all my 4 years of high school, and being around all my friends.
How is GEAR UP helping you with your plan for the future? GEAR UP has been helping me since my freshman year to plan my future. It wasn't until about last year when I got really close with all the advisors and really opened up to them about my future. If GEAR UP wasn't a part of Marion City Schools I would definitely have no idea how to do half of the stuff I have done with them. They have been there for me through ACT registration, FASFA, applying for college, scholarships, making sure we know our deadlines, and just being someplace safe for me for personal advice. I couldn't be more grateful to have GEAR UP in my life.
Name: Gabe Detwiler
Year in School: Senior
Activities Involved in: Football, Basketball, Baseball, National Honors Society, Edye Cook Dance
What is your plan for the future? I plan to attend Marietta College where I will continue my baseball career and will major in Math.
What/who has been the biggest influence on your plan for the future? My parents, they are the most hard working people I know and are both my role models.
What is one of the best things about being a student at Harding High School? The community around us. They are always so supporting and and constantly kind.
How is GEAR UP helping you with your plan for the future? They have show me ways to apply for college and helped me fill out everything from financial aid to scholarships. They are always willing to help with a smile on everyone faces.