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GBAPS Rising Phoenix graduates stand in courtyard.

Twenty-nine Green Bay Area Public Schools students in the GEAR UP Rising Phoenix program are graduating not only with high school diplomas this year, but with associate degrees.

GEAR UP Rising Phoenix is a collaboration between GEAR UP target school districts, UW-Green Bay and DPI WEOP, which provides students with a blend of dual enrollment, student success coaching and an opportunity to earn an Associate of Arts and Sciences degree while still in high school.

Students from East, John Dewey Academy of Learning, Preble, Southwest, and West high schools participated in the program this year and had students graduate with associate degrees. 

The following students received their associate degree from UWGB on Saturday, May 11, 2024:

Melissa DeJesus - East High 

Sol Madderom - East High 

Zola Kambandu Schilz - East High 

Dylan Loock - East High 

Dillon Vang - East High 

Yaquelin Lopez-Segovia - East High 

Maria Agredano-Sanchez - East High 

Moon Vanidestine - John Dewey Academy of Learning

Deisy Mendoza Mariscal - Preble High

Derek Arcand - Preble High

Eduardo Mora - Preble High

Noah Meyer - Preble High

Jasmine Lopez-Aguayo - Preble High

Lana Vang - Preble High

Simone Brown - Preble High

Adriana Silva Hernandez - Preble High

Shangying Vang - Preble High

Vanessa Abella-Martinez - Preble High

Maxwell VanBoxel - Preble High

Paula Andres - Preble High

Sergio Soria Curiel - Preble High

Carlee Perry - Preble High

Alejandra Barajas Perez - Preble High

Hashanti Perry - Preble High

Lincoln Anderson - Preble High

Ayana Russell - Southwest High

Connor McNamme - Southwest High

Jadesola Cole - Southwest High

Asia Chevez - West High

Learn more about the program here.

GBAPS Rising Phoenix graduates stand in courtyard
Rising Phoenix graduates stand in courtyard
East High Student with mother before graduation
GBAPS student getting assistance for graduation.