Beacon Middle School AVID students had the chance to hear from a local attorney, Kelly Gelof when she presented to the class just before Thanksgiving break. Ms. Gelof is an attorney and managing partner at Tunnel and Raysor, P.A., and is also the lead counsel for the Litigation department.
On Tuesday, November 20, she took time out of her busy schedule to meet with students who are in the AVID program at Beacon Middle School. AVID is a program designed to close the achievement gap and is intended for students in the “academic middle” who have a desire to go to college and the willingness to develop skills and strategies that are necessary for academic success. The program is offered to students in grades 6-12 and is at both Beacon and Mariner Middle Schools as well as Cape Henlopen High School. During the presentation, Ms. Gelof shared her experience, both past, and present, working as a law clerk in her early teens, and then moving on to Syracuse University where she majored in Communications. Ms. Gelof then went on to attend Widener University School of Law. She encouraged the students to work hard and diligently to achieve their goals, to make connections with everyone anywhere that they can, and to remember that they can do whatever it is they put their mind to!
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