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Winona Senior High School AVID students tour colleges in Iowa

March 24, 2019

The Winona Senior High School AVID College Prep students journeyed south to Iowa on Wednesday, March 20, to view the college campuses at Luther College and Northeast Iowa Community College.

The AVID approach starts with the end in mind — to prepare students to be college and career ready. College visits are a vital part of this vision, opening windows to a world many students have not imagined and sparking interest in opportunities they had never before considered. Walking among enrolled students on a college campus reminds high school students that they are not so different from those scholars, and that they, too, can achieve at high levels.

Students had the opportunity on this visit to ask questions to Luther admissions staff and current students, to see a college dorm room, and to walk the halls of the historic campus. After a short bus ride, AVID scholars learned how technology and agriculture have merged when they toured the world-class dairy facilities at Northeast Iowa Community College, and even got to pet a cow.

The next visit WSHS AVID College Prep will take will be to a career experience day at Chippewa Valley Technical College, where students will be able to choose one of 14 career-track options to experience in a hands-on environment.

The Winona Education Association funded the associated bus expenses for this trip.