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RI GEAR UP Day 2015 Honors Crusaders for Achievement



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karla + gina2Congrats to 70 dedicated Crusaders who received high-participation certificates at our 2015 Rhode Island GEAR UP Day at the State House on June 2! In addition to being recognized for their commitment as Crusaders, they heard special messages of encouragement from our guest speakers at the event, including Governor Gina Raimondo, RI Treasurer Seth Magaziner, Postsecondary Commissioner Jim Purcell, State Rep. Joseph McNamara, State Sen. Hanna Gallo, Crusade board member Warrren Simmons, and Crusade president & CEO Todd Flaherty. Student speaker Karla Argueta, who is graduating this spring from Shea High School, also addressed the large audience of Crusaders, Crusade staff members and parents, and special guests.

shea photo2Above, Elisa Tzoc, Sherley Montes, Tiffany Funes, Margareth Cruz, Monrina Dixon, and Renny Vinas proudly show their certificates of congratulations. Above left, Karla Argueta speaks about her experience as a Crusader and her future college and career plans. ri gearup logo2Below left, a big crowd of honorees from Shea High School poses with Shea principal Donald Miller and Crusade staff member Chanda Womack. Way to go everyone!

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