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Name: Jordan Hagewood
Hometown: Cottage Grove, Oregon
High School: Cottage Grove High School
College: University Of Oregon
Year in school: 1st
Major: Family and Human Services
Activities: I coach basketball at Cottage Grove High School and I work for the UPS store in town.
What is one of the best things about college?
One of the best things about college is being able to pursue what you're passionate about.
College can always be an option with the help of programs such as GEAR UP.
How has GEAR UP helped you?
GEAR UP has helped me with paying for college. Without a scholarship from GEAR UP, I would not be where I am today. While I was in high school, GEAR UP's programs helped prepare me for college life.
What are your future career plans?
In my future, I hope to be a high school guidance counselor and varsity basketball coach. I have a passion for helping and mentoring kids as they find their way in life.
What advice do you have for other students?
My advice for students is to work hard and have fun in school. Understand that college can always be an option with the help of programs such as GEAR UP.