Riverside, Inyo, Mono, and San Bernardino (RIMS) Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) held its first annual 8th grade Student Standout award event. AVID school staff was able to submit one 8th grade student to be selected and honored as an exemplary AVID student. Brooklyn Bush from Dartmouth Middle School and Adam Shultz from Rancho Viejo Middle School were recognized at the RIMS AVID Award ceremony on April 6th.
In order for a student to be recognized as a standout award winner, they needed to meet certain criteria. Each student needed at least a 2.5 Grade Point Average (GPA) during their first semester in 8th grade, good attendance, and display good behavior.
AVID Coordinator for Rancho Viejo Middle School, Carol Lewis, submitted Adam Shultz to represent the school. Lewis explained to the RIMS AVID representatives that Adam deserves this recognition because he is an exemplary AVID student. She commended his ability to be self-motivated and his endless quest to gain a deeper understanding in all subject matter. He is always willing to help his fellow classmates and his commitment to AVID the past three years should be recognized. Explaining he uses the AVID strategies in all areas and when students ask him, “why?” he responds with, “That’s the AVID way!”
AVID Coordinator for Dartmouth Middle School, Natasha Dobbins, believed Brooklyn Bush should represent the school. She mentioned that Brooklyn is a significant leader and a role model on campus. She has also been in AVID for the past three years and is currently the AVID President. She designed the AVID theme of “Ohana” this year, meaning family, because she believes that AVID is a family. Natasha said that Brooklyn is an exemplary student who is taking rigorous courses and is still able to maintain a 4.0 GPA. She said Brooklyn is a perfect definition of what an AVID student should be and she is proud that Brooklyn is a Dartmouth Knight!
Congratulations to Adam Shultz and Brooklyn Bush for demonstrating the power of AVID at your individual sites, and for being RIMS AVID Student Standout Award winners!