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.