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Nearly 100 people participate in AVID 6-K

The Emporia School District AVID program will benefit from the club's first-ever 6-K run held Saturday.

 

Roughly $2,000 was raised to be spread across the district for AVID activities, and students in the club were grateful for how well the fundraiser did. Jenny Lieurance, a senior at Emporia High, has been involved all of her time in high school.

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Senior Sam Juarez said the same thing.

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AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination and gives kids additional reading and writing opportunities as well as other skills which will help the students in both high school and college.

The 6-K was unique -- and not just because of the length. The run started at Emporia High, worked past Flint Hills Technical College and ended at Emporia State's Visser Hall. Over 90 people ran in the event.

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