On Friday night, October 28th through Sunday afternoon on October 30th, Donna Latham (MCMS, 8th grade), Page Copeland (MCHS, 9th grade), and Kristen Levesque (MCHS Asst. Principal), went to the GEAR UP Seeds Training in Bangor, ME. The three days were very busy with valuable lessons on leadership and motivation with GEAR UP students and teams from all over the state of Maine. Page and Donna did a fantastic job taking on the challenges of the training and worked hard throughout the entire weekend. The students left the training with new strategies on how to overcome fears, persevere and overcome challenges. GEAR UP is a federal grant that Maranacook is a part of. The mission of the GEAR UP grant at Maranacook Area Schools is to provide awareness, academic readiness and support to students and their families for the pursuit and successful completion of education beyond high school for Maranacook Students, regardless of personal circumstances.