Students Brailyn Billups, Michelle Hernandez and Valeria Pina Ortiz participate in the AVID program at Cooper High School. The program is designed to increase academic performance, success in rigorous curriculum, and participation in activities at school. AVID helps students become better educated, more responsible citizens and leaders in society.
AVID students have the opportunity to participate in the BestPrep Student Spotlight Competition. This year students were honored for their work at an education forum held at the Minneapolis Convention Center on January 25.
The prompt for this year’s contest asked students to imagine a more equitable society and share what that would look like. The book Until the End of Time by Brian Greene inspired the theme. Students were instructed to use an art form such as writing, sculpture, music or theater to respond creatively. Ms. Billings created a drawing, while Ms. Hernandez used poetry, and Ms. Ortiz responded to the prompt through an essay.