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The entire 2024 AVID cohort at Centennial High School just did something amazing

A group of students stand together in front of a cement bannister with a large quad behind them.
Via Lindsay Aikman

All 22 students in the Centennial High School AVID Cohort have a post-high school graduation plan and a 100% college acceptance rate. And for the first time in Unit 4 AVID history, a current senior, Gonecha Djamba, was admitted to an Ivy League university – Cornell University. “AVID is a nationwide program whose mission is to close the opportunity gap by preparing all students for college readiness in a global society.” These students enter the program in sixth grade and must take Advanced Placement, world language and dual credit courses, maintain a 2.5 GPA, and many serve in leadership positions and achieve accolades through sports or other extra curricular activities. What a testament to the incredibly hard work of these students and the support of an amazing organization. They’ll be marking their success with a Decision Day celebration later today. 

A group of students stand together in fromt of a frosted glass wall with the words Loyola etched into it.
Lindsay Aikman

Decision Day Celebration
Centennial High School, North Gym
913 Crescent Drive
Champaign
W May 1st, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

A group of students stand on a football field. together with a sunset behind them.
Lindsay Aikman

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