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AVID Class of 2021

The AVID class of 2021 is donating Blessing Bags for their community service project. In front: Mac Eaton. Front row, left to right: Aidan Kessel, Cali Behrens, Amaya Ramirez, Indigo Polachek, Aaliyah Parker, Hunter Schellhas, Emma Pallaske, Ashley Roetter, Cali Behrens, Aurora Magnuson. Back row: Teacher Shannon Helgeson, Drew Meyer, peer tutor Jack Herczeg, Elaina Fabian, peer tutor Bianca Mueller, Avrey Prodzinski, Peer Tutor Emily Hoven, Jacob Dumais, Sean McQuiston, Miles Larson, David Langowski, Serena Klungtvedt. Missing: Eryn Borger and peer tutor Sophie Herber.

The Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) class of 2021 at Winona Senior High School will be donating “Blessing Bags” for their community service project for 2019.

Blessing bags include hygiene products such as shampoo and conditioner, deodorant, toothbrushes and toothpaste, and other necessity items. These Blessing Bags will be donated to children and young adults in need in the WAPS district. The finishing touches are being put on the bags now, and are planned to be done and brought around to WAPS schools by the end of the year to be ready for the fall next school year.

The AVID class thought this would be a great way to give back to the students of the WAPS community. Jack Herczeg, an AVID peer tutor said, “It gives people who don’t have access to these products at home the opportunity to have the hygiene products they need for free.”

The AVID class has been planning this project for approximately three months, thinking of what to put in the bags.

AVID is a class that started at WSHS in 2017, and is a college prep class for students who strive for better things, and teaches skills to help student achieve future goals. For more information on this project or the AVID program, contact the high school at 507-494-1504, or contact Shannon Helgeson, AVID WSHS building coordinator, at Shannon.Helgeson@winona.k12.mn.us. This project was supported by local donations and funding from the Foundation for Winona Area Public Schools.

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