LHS recruits new AVID students at CSMS

Robert Thompson, Jazmin ___, and Madison Gamble supply the students with vital information about the AVID program. (Photo: Swihart)

Thompson supplies the students with vital information about the AVID program. (Photo: Swihart)

Dec. 4, 2013, the Advancement Via Individual Determination [AVID] program took a trip to Citrus Springs Middle School hoping to recruit new participants in the program.

AVID Coordinator Robert Thompson, AVID guidance counselor Stacey Swihart, and junior AVID student council members Jazmine Cora and Madison Gamble were the ones talking to the young eighth graders about the program.

They mentioned aspects like the annual AVID field day, their frequent visits to different colleges around Florida, and the requirements to be a part of the program.

“We showed them some of the fun aspects of being an AVID student, like the college trips and AVID field day,” Gamble said.

The group was pleased with the amount of applications handed out and are looking forward to the years to come from this young program.

“Based on the number of applications we handed out, I think it went well,” Thompson said.

“I think it went well. We had a lot of eighth graders coming up to get applications. They seem pretty excited about it,” Gamble said.

The AVID program and their counselors will be making  a trip to Lecanto Middle School in January.