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AVID program to graduate first class in school history

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During the 2019-2020 school year, West Creek implemented the AVID program for selected freshmen. Four years later, that initial group is now seniors. In two weeks they will become the first AVID graduating class in school history.

AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. The program is for students who want to go to college and have the willingness to work hard, but who need more support to be college-ready. Additionally, AVID students may be the first in their families to attend college or are from traditionally underrepresented groups.

Students in the AVID program take an elective course intended to give them the support they need to succeed.

This week, The Coyote Caller will publish a Q and A each day with select AVID seniors. All seniors will be represented at least once.


Today’s question: What does it mean to you to be the first graduating class from the AVID program?

Megan Morehead

Megan Morehead: “To me, being the first graduating class from the AVID program is a great honor. Being hand-picked to be the foundation of a growing program in CMCSS has opened up opportunities I didn’t think were possible.”

Deniyah Bowe: “To be the first graduating class from AVID means a lot to me. This class has definitely built me to become stronger academically.”

Gabriel Vandiver: “Being the first graduating class of avid means that we get to put a guideline and rules in place for the next class.”

Kaleb Evans: “It means that we have laid down a path for students to come and walk in our footprints. While there are probably many areas that could use improvement, we have set the standard for AVID seniors that come next year.”

Zaire Kennedy: “[It means] that I’m a part of trailblazers that pave the way for future AVID students to thrive in their endeavors.”

Xavier Branch: “It makes me feel like we represent what the AVID program can do for anyone willing to join and lead the program on a better path in education.”

Xaver Branch

Lanae Massey: “It means a lot to me. I feel like everyone has become one big family in AVID and we have formed a lot of relationships.” 

Shemar Walker: “It means a lot to me. I am proud to be one of the first groups to get help bettering myself in school and the real world. I have been more than grateful for these resources given to me so I can pass down the tools to the younger class of students.”

Jibril Foronas: “It means a lot to me because at first, I was unsure about this program when I started and how I was going to function in Avid but after 4 years, I’ve grown and I am glad to be part of this historic graduating class.” 

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