Michigan High Schools Celebrate Seniors during College Decision Day

Lansing, MI – April 22, 2014 – High schools across Michigan and the nation will recognize high school seniors for their postsecondary plans through College Decision Day.  Held annual on or around May 1, College Decision Day is designed to coincide with the date that most seniors must inform a college of their plans to enroll. This year, more than 50 Michigan high schools have shared their intent to host a College Decision Day event.

“College Decision Day is inspired by the NCAA’s National Signing Day,” says Brandy Johnson, Michigan College Access Network executive director. “We want to reinforce that academic excellence and achievements should be given as much pomp and circumstance as excellence as an athlete.”

The goal of College Decision Day is to mimic the NCAA’s National Signing Day excitement and celebrate all seniors going to college while encouraging younger students and families to prepare early for postsecondary education. While some high schools have been hosting College Decision Day type events for years, this is the first year there was a concerted effort for larger statewide involvement.  Resources were created for high schools to aid in planning a College Decision Day event.

“We want to see College Decision Day grow across our state where every high school hosts a celebration to recognize their graduating seniors,” said Johnson.

To learn more about Michigan’s College Decision Day and the high schools hosting events across the state, visit the Michigan College Access Network website at www.micollegeaccess.org/events/college-decision-day


Download press release to see full list of high schools participating.


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