AVID In the News

  • AVID students and teachers around the county are involved in many extra-curricular and leadership activities. We are so happy when they are recognized in the news. This page is dedicated to celebrating the successes of our students and teachers.

  • Teen of the Week: Arundel High junior overcame failures of freshman year


    Kasey Crislip, 16, is a junior at Arundel High School. She is active in AVID and credits AVID instructor Jennifer Bender, with inspiring her to improve her grades and to want to follow in her mentor’s footsteps by becoming a teacher. (Wendi Winters/Staff)

    Read more about Kasey here.


    Teen of the Week: Scholar-athlete gives back in the classroom and on the field

    Dominick DiMauro

    Dominick "Dom" DiMauro, a recent Annapolis High School graduate and Varsity Baseball team member, will be majoring in Biology at Towson University, his first step toward a medical career. (Wendi Winters / Capital Gazette)

    Read more about Dominick here

  • Teen of the Week: Arundel High grad embodies selflessness



    Lexie Tutwiler, 18, graduated Magna Cum Laude from Arundel High. She will be attending Towson University this fall as a biology major and member of its cheerleading team.

    Read more about Lexie here.

  • Teen of the Week: Annapolis High IB grad is whirlwind of activity

    Kory Wells

    Kory Wells. 18, a recent graduate of Annapolis High School's IB Programme, and the president of its National Honor Society chapter, has accepted a scholarship to participate in the DNLMAS program at Norfolk State University.

    Read more about Kory here.

  • Jess Praley




    Severna Park Kiwanis Scholarship Recipient



    Jessica Praley, an AVID senior at Severna Park High School was
    awarded the Kiwanis Club's Scholarship for her outstanding
    academic achievements and community service.
    Jessica will attend Florida Southern in the fall.

  • Desmond Peltross

    Teen of the Week: Arundel High senior leads by example

    Desmond Pettross, 17, a senior at Arundel High School is active in AVID. He participates in the Advanced Studies Leadership
    Team , the AVID Student Leadership Team, and the Pride Council. He is applying to Maryland colleges in hopes of majoring
    in Cyber Security or Computer Science, and minoring in Music. (By Wendi Winters/ Staff of Capital Newspaper)


    Read more about Desmond here.