Guest Speakers this year!!!!

Posted by Kayla Phillips on 11/15/2018 12:10:00 PM

We love having community members come to visit!

AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society. 


We are interested in hearing “personal stories." 


Possible talking points could include:    

Childhood background

Family dynamics

Activities (sports/clubs) growing up

*Obstacles you overcame*

Work ethic

Strategies that helped you become successful 



What makes someone employable to you



Some presenters do formal presentations, some do not! 

Please contact Kayla Phillips ( if you are interested in presenting!




Guest Speaker #1:  Shelly DeVore - Columbia Insurance Group



Guest Speaker #2:  Tony Van de Riet - Veteran's United



Guest Speaker #3:  SSG John Trower - Army AGR


Guest Speaker #4:  Sandy Overacre - Veteran's United



Guest Speaker #5:  General Mike Francis - former F15 Fighter Pilot, Missouri Air National Guard, United Airlines