‘College Decision Day’ events to celebrate students for committing to higher education

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Thirty-four West Virginia high schools will participate in the annual statewide “College Decision Day” campaign to recognize high school seniors who plan to pursue some type of education or training beyond high school. College Decision Day is organized by the College Foundation of West Virginia (CFWV), an initiative coordinated by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission to help students go to college and succeed.

“College Decision Day is inspired by sports events, such as the NCAA national signing day and the NFL draft,” Dr. Paul L. Hill, Chancellor for the Commission, said. “We want to make sure we showcase the academic excellence of our students with the same enthusiasm and pride as we devote to sports.”

Any student who has committed to enter a certificate program, a career and technical program, a two-year degree program, a four-year degree program or military service will be honored during the events. Students’ families and friends and members of the community are invited and encouraged to attend. The following schools will host College Decision Day events:

  • Bluefield High School
  • Cameron High School
  • Greenbrier West High School
  • Hampshire High School
  • Hannan High School
  • Hundred High School
  • James Rumsey Technical Institute
  • Jefferson High School
  • Keyser High School
  • Logan High School
  • Martinsburg High School
  • Meadow Bridge High School
  • Midland Trail High School
  • Mingo Central High School
  • Montcalm High School
  • Moorefield High School
  • Nicholas County High School
  • Oak Hill High School
  • Richwood High School
  • Ripley High School
  • Salem International University Upward Bound
  • Scott High School
  • Shady Spring High School
  • Sherman High School
  • Summers County High School
  • Tug Valley High School
  • Valley High School (Fayette County)
  • Van Jr./Sr. High School
  • Wahama High School
  • Washington High School
  • Webster County High School
  • Westside High School
  • Wirt County High School
  • Wyoming East High School 

A complete schedule of activities happening in participating schools is available at www.cfwvconnect.com/college-decision-day

As part of her “Reach Higher” initiative, First Lady Michelle Obama has declared April 26 to be “National College Signing Day.” Reach Higher focuses on inspiring students to pursue higher education and advanced training. To coordinate with the national campaign, West Virginia’s College Decision Day activities will be held throughout the months of April and May. In addition to hosting recognition ceremonies, participating schools also will provide students and families with information to help them make the transition to college programs.

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