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Celebrating a milestone: Resolution honors academic AVID achievement at Park High School

William Loeffler / RiverTown Multimedia

COTTAGE GROVE - State Senator Karla Bigham brought an official Senate resolution to Park High School April 27.

Bigham, DFL-Cottage Grove and a Park graduate, secured the recognition in honor of Park's attaining the distinction of becoming the first AVID national demonstration high school in the state.

AVID, or Advancement Via Individual Determination, is an accelerated college-level system that is taught in 6,400 middle and high schools nationwide. However, only schools that pass a rigorous three-year application process are afforded national demonstration status. 

William Loeffler

William Loeffler is a playwright and journalist from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He worked 15 years writing features for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. He has also written travel stories based on his trips to all seven continents. He and his wife, Michelle, ran the Boston Marathon in 2009. 

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