Guest Speakers

Posted by Ashley Swanegan on 10/9/2019

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 Ashley Swanegan ( if you are interested in presenting!



Past Speakers Include:


Shelly DeVore - Columbia Insurance Group



Tony Van de Riet - Veteran's United



SSG John Trower - Army AGR


Sandy Overacre - Veteran's United



General Mike Francis - former F15 Fighter Pilot, Missouri Air National Guard,              United Airlines