High schools across West Virginia to participate in ‘College Decision Day’ events

Mingo Central High School College Decision Day 2016

Schools to celebrate students’ commitment to pursuing higher education

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – High schools across West Virginia are hosting celebrations to honor seniors who plan to enroll in college or training programs after graduation. More than 40 schools will participate in the College Foundation of West Virginia’s (CFWV)’s fourth annual College Decision Day campaign. CFWV is a statewide college readiness initiative coordinated by the Higher Education Policy Commission (HEPC) and Community and Technical College System (CTCS).
“Growing our economy will depend on growing the skills and capacity of our workforce,” Dr. Sarah Tucker, Chancellor of the CTCS, said. “Students who commit to pursuing higher education or training should be praised for investing in their own — and West Virginia’s — future.”

“College Decision Day is an opportunity to praise our students for their achievements thus far and to celebrate their plans to continue their education beyond high school,” Dr. Paul L. Hill, HEPC Chancellor, said. “Their decision to strengthen their knowledge and skills through education will yield dividends — not only in their own lives but in our communities.”

Students who have committed to entering a certificate program, a career or technical program, a two- or four-year degree program, an apprenticeship program or military service will be recognized during these events. Students’ families and friends, as well as members of the community, are encouraged to attend.

The following schools will host a College Decision Day event:

  • Berkeley Springs High School
  • Bluefield High School
  • Fairmont Senior High School
  • Greenbrier West High School
  • Hannan Junior/Senior High School
  • Herbert Hoover High School
  • James H. Tiger Morton Juvenile Center
  • James Rumsey Technical Institute
  • Jefferson High School
  • Keyser High School
  • Liberty High School (Raleigh)
  • Liberty High School (Harrison)
  • Man High School
  • Meadow Bridge High School
  • Midland Trail High School
  • Mingo Central High School
  • Montcalm High School
  • Mount View High School
  • Musselman High School
  • Nicholas County High School
  • Oak Hill High School
  • Paw Paw High School
  • Point Pleasant High School
  • Princeton Senior High School
  • Randolph Technical Center
  • Richwood High School
  • Ripley High School
  • River View High School
  • Salem International University Upward Bound Program
  • Scott High School
  • Spring Mills High School
  • Spring Valley High School
  • St. Marys High School
  • Summers County High School
  • Tug Valley High School
  • Valley High School
  • Van Junior/Senior High School
  • Wahama High School
  • Washington High School
  • Webster County High School
  • Weir High School
  • Westside High School
  • Wirt County High School
  • Wyoming East High School

The College Decision Day initiative is one of CFWV’s three statewide college-planning milestone events that, along with College Application and Exploration Week and a statewide FAFSA completion campaign, help guide 12th-grade students and their families in planning, applying and paying for college. To learn more about College Decision Day and view a schedule of events, visit www.cfwvconnect.com/college-decision-day.


Related social media hashtag: #CollegeBound
Related Twitter feeds: @CFWV @WVHEPC @WVCTCS