AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.

Advancement Via Individual Determination

Summer Institute Speakers

Congratulations to all of this year's speaker contest winners! 


Tampa Summer Institute
LK Callicott
Fulmer Middle School
Teacher

Emmily Crane
Walton High School
Student

Lincoln Esmie, Jr. 
Avon Park High School
Student

Minneapolis Summer Institute
Rebeca Griffin
Sun Prairie High School
Teacher

Pragya Karmacharya 
Roseville Area High School
Student

Jaylene Guttierez
Lancaster High School
College Student

San Diego 1 Summer Institute
Casie Kilgore
Franklin Elementary School
Principal

Summer Sergeant 
Roosevelt Middle School
Student

Claudia Moreno
Henry J. Kaiser High School
AVID Alum

Dallas Summer Institute
Lorimer Arendse
Grand Prairie High School
Principal

Victor Mendoza
McKinney High School
Student

Leslie Espiricueta
John Tyler High School
Student


Anaheim Summer Institute
Mary Gish
Franklin Elementary Schools
Teacher

Victor Lombrana
John F. Kennedy High School
Student

Angelica Crispin-Segovia
Orosi High School
Student

Orlando Summer Institute
Christopher Small 
Springwood Elementary School
Principal 

Douglas McCluer
Palmer Middle School
Student

Ashley Lormeau
Atlantic Community High School
Student

Denver Summer Institute
Shantel Kilkenny
Capital High School
Teacher

Javier Romero
Tempe High School
Student

Victoria Kintz
Kaimuki High School
Student

Sacramento Summer Institute
David Hurley
Sutherland Elementary School
Teacher

Sadie Hayes
South Salem High School
Student 

Anita Tuttle
John F. Kennedy High School
Student

Philadelphia Summer Institute
George Staher
North Albany Academy 
Teacher

Elizabeth Bonilla Vasquez
Lee County High School
Student

Wilfredo Sanchez
East Irondequoit Middle School
Student

San Antonio Summer Institute
Kelly Douglas
Liberal South Middle School
Teacher

Maria Hernandez
Elsik High School
Student

Ama Asiamah 
John A. Dubiski Career High School
Student

San Diego 2 Summer Institute
Melodee Morgan
Thompson Middle School
Teacher

Kayla Landers
Quartz Hill High School
Student

Demitra Sideris
Havasu Preparatory Academy
Student

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