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Decision Day during a global health pandemic

Uploaded: May 1, 2020
(written by Lori McCormick)

National Decision Day is today. This means that high school students across the country have until the end of the business day commit to their college. Traditionally, high school students would excitedly show up at school today wearing an article of clothing or accessory to unveil their college decision. It is a day to celebrate. It is a day for students to reflect on their college application journey and take pride in their accomplishments.

What does Decision Day mean during a global health pandemic?
Today is still a day to celebrate! The hard work students poured into their application process continues to be a personal accomplishment - no one, not even a pandemic, can take that feeling of accomplishment away.

Our high school seniors are losing out on many of their milestone celebrations. And while they may not be the first generation of high schoolers to lose out on some of these senior traditions, I am proud of our students. They may be sad but they understand the brevity of this pandemic and are taking it in stride. Students are stepping up and helping out. They are volunteering to collect food and distribute to others, making face masks to bring to hospitals, and doing their part to social distance. Our students are preparing for their future and looking forward to college and beyond.

Let’s take a moment to celebrate our high school seniors on this momentous occasion.

Please leave a comment sharing where you or your student will be attending college (or any post-secondary plan!).
We need your support now more than ever. Can we count on you?

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