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Lexington Three students participate in "AVID Day at Georgia Tech"

Batesburg-Leesville - Numerous AVID students from B-L Middle School and B-L High School participated in “AVID Day at Georgia Tech” on Saturday, November 11th. AVID stands for “Advancement Via Individual Determination.”

The group of around 17 students left early that morning and traveled to Atlanta where they enjoyed a tour of the Georgia Tech campus and were able to watch the Georgia Tech vs. Virginia Tech football game alongside hundreds of other AVID students from around the region.

The AVID Center is a “global nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and other postsecondary opportunities,” according to its website. The AVID program, which is currently offered at B-L Middle and B-L High Schools, teaches students skills and conduct for academic success, creates a favorable peer group for students, provides acute support with tutorials and promotes a sense of hope for individual achievement through hard work.

AVID teachers Jacob Prahst (BLMS) and Bob Roudybush (BLHS) served as the trip sponsors. More college campus tours are planned for the district’s AVID students later this year.

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