MJHS conducts inaugural AVID program kickoff

MARSHALL, Texas – Marshall Junior High School kicked off its first year AVID program Tuesday with a contract signing ceremony held at East Texas Baptist University.

The inaugural program at MJHS includes 48 students who enter the district’s AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) program in the eighth grade. This is the first year AVID has been available to eighth-grade students. The program is in its fourth year at Marshall High School.

AVID is a college readiness system dedicated to closing the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and other post-secondary opportunities. For more than 30 years, AVID has been responsible for accelerating the learning of students and promoting a schoolwide college-going culture.

The AVID class at MJHS is taught by LaDarius Carter.

Students who signed their AVID contracts to enter the program on Tuesday are:

Shontavia Robertson

Jamyia Brightman

Mayra Menderas

Fernanda Martinez

Ramise Gray

Kel’Vionne Thomas

Jaliyah Mills

Kitana King

Jalaysia David

Miguel Trejo

Jada Kelly

Brianna Espinoza

Luis Garcia

Jeremiah Fitzsimmons

Zacarria Green

Shania Lewis

Layla Rains

Miesha Harrison

Alan Diosdado

Carmela Majica

Mackinzy Vasquez

Brianna Aisa

Alyza Olvera

Jahir Torres

Omar Hernandez

Jessica Stanford

Christopher Washington

Kailyn Smith

Chloe Hart

Maria Espinoza

Lissy Mendez

Jessica Baltazar

Johnathan Abelardo

Miguel Zepeda

Jacqueline Villela

J’La Irving

Ahiya Cameron

Michael Johnson

Oshea Warweru

Jabbarius Grant

Naomi Toal

Raylee Hasler

Hannia Lerma

Leili Morales

Shondalyn Moore

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