Students Create, Organize and Lead Successful Pledge Events

Over the past two months, Hilo High School’s AVID students have been busy raising awareness about the importance of college throughout their community and in their neighboring schools. Their mission: promote the 55 by ’25 message and encourage Hilo’s youngest students to pledge for college. The result: A huge success! Over 1500 pledges were gathered at the following schools: Hilo High School, Hilo Intermediate, Keaukaha Elementary, Kaumana Elementary, Kalanianaole Elementary, and Hilo Union Elementary. Congratulations to Hilo High School for setting the bar high and being a model for other schools to follow. Their efforts not only impacted their school, but an entire community, inspiring even our youngest learners to go to college.