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March 31, 2015 > Kennedy High School senior to speak at summer institute

Kennedy High School senior to speak at summer institute

Submitted By Brian Killgore

Fremont Unified School District (FUSD) is proud to announce one of its students has been selected to speak at the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) 2015 Summer Institute, July 13-15, in Sacramento.

Kennedy High School senior Robyn Perry will address hundreds of educators about her experiences over the past four years in the AVID program. She was selected as a semi-finalist in February and after submitting a video of her speech to the AVID section committee, was officially chosen as a speaker for the Summer Institute.

AVID is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and other postsecondary opportunities. For the Student Speaker Contest, students were asked to think about their experiences with AVID and how working with AVID teachers, tutors, and peers started them on a path to fulfill their college dreams.

ÒIt is very exciting for one of our students to be recognized in such a high-profile manner,Ó said Kennedy High School Social Science Teacher/Department Chair and AVID Elective Instructor, Jennifer Elemen. ÒI am so grateful to work with such amazing students, like Robyn, and help empower them with the knowledge, skills and opportunities that AVID allows us to provide.Ó

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