Highlights from the 2018 Summer Institute Opening

Highlights from the 2018 Summer Institute Opening

Did you miss our excellent student speakers at the 2018 Summer Institute, or would like to watch them again? Well, here they are.

Scroll down the page and click on the relevant video you would like to watch.

Logan Losurdo, Winner of AVID Australia’s Student Speaker Competition

Logan recounted his transformative journey from being the “silly kid” to the “level-headed kid” who is determined to become a lawyer at the Opening of the 2018 Summer Institute.

Watch the video of Logan’s speech.

Logan also had the opportunity to discuss his AVID journey with Jon Faine on ABC Radio Melbourne. Click on the link below to listen to the recording of the interview.

Vanessa Gonzalez and Sayra Cacho, International Student Speakers

Hailing all the way from Kelseyville in California, Vanessa and Sayra were finalists for the prestigious QuestBridge scholarships program. As the children of migrants who never had the opportunity finish school, they shared their story about how AVID cleared hurdles for them in pursuit of their aspirations.

Watch the video of Vanessa and Sayra’s speech.

Last year’s student speaker featured in The Australian.   

If you attended the 2017 Summer Institute Opening, you will no doubt remember Hassan’s moving student speaker speech. Hassan finished Year 12 last year and will start his studies at Victoria University to become a teacher in 2019. Four years ago, he arrived in Australia with no formal schooling behind him. His remarkable story and the role of AVID and his devoted teachers at Wyndham Central College featured in The Australian on 12 December 2018.

Click on the link below to read his story or watch the video of his speech at the 2017 Summer Institute Opening.