A group of first-generation college-bound students from East High School roamed the halls and visited classrooms at several Salt Lake City schools Wednesday in hopes of inspiring young students. The seniors visited Glendale Middle School, Community Learning Center, Mountain View Elementary, Parkview Elementary and Riley Elementary.
Members of the East High AVID program — Advancement Via Individual Determination — have been awarded a combined $1.5 million in scholarships so far.
Students in West High School’s Class of 2019 walked the halls of Washington Elementary, Bryant Middle School, Northwest Middle School and Jackson Elementary.
Glendale Middle School students and teachers celebrate East High graduating seniors, as they walk through the school. Several of the students had attended Glendale Middle School and Mountain View Elementary and many of them also had siblings there.
Mountain View Elementary School students give high fives to East High graduating seniors.
Fuatino Letoi claps alongside students at Glendale Middle School.
Iris Miramontes hugs her former 8th grade teacher, Lisett Sierra, at Glendale Middle School.
Mountain View Elementary School students celebrate East High graduating seniors.
Abdikadir Aden leads the way through Mountain View Elementary, as East High graduating seniors parade through the school.
East High senior Julio Nava prepares to walk through Glendale Middle School alongside fellow graduating seniors in the AVID program.
East High senior Laurent Ntakarutimana joins fellow East High graduates in the halls of Mountain View Elementary.
Jennifer Knott is celebrated by Mountain View Elementary students, as she joins fellow East High graduates during their second annual celebration walk to inspire younger students to work towards graduation.
Paea Tuuhetaufa gets high fives from Mountain View Elementary School students.
Nic Baca leads the way through Glendale Middle School, as East High graduating seniors don their caps and gowns and parade through some of their former schools.
Correction • May 28, 2019, 5:26 p.m.: This story has been corrected to say that East High students have received a combined $1.5 million in scholarships.