Better make room: SCUSD seniors commit to colleges at Signing Day
Sacramento Pathways to Success sponsors fun event at Rosemont
Athletic signing days – opportunities for young sports stars to commit to a college – are a high school tradition. On Tuesday, other seniors enjoyed their time in the spotlight as well.
The Sacramento Pathways to Success partner organizations hosted a Reach Higher College Signing Day on Tuesday at Rosemont High School. At the morning celebration, graduating Rosemont Wolverines joined other college-bound teens across the country as they sat down to sign commitment certificates to colleges and universities they will attend in the fall.
The students were greeted in Rosemont’s library by the school’s cheerleaders and drumline and Sacramento State’s Herky the Hornet mascot.
Reach Higher is First Lady Michelle Obama’s initiative to inspire students to complete their education past high school at a four-year university, a community college or a professional training program. Reach Higher events are helping to rally young people to reach President Barack Obama’s “North Star” goal: That America will have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world by 2020.
Sacramento Pathways is a partnership among the Sacramento City Unified School District, Sacramento State and Sacramento City College. The goal of Sacramento Pathways is to give students seamless support from preschool through college.
“We are so proud of our teachers, students and families that are working so hard to bring a college-going culture to every school in every neighborhood,” said Superintendent Banda. “Our district has a long tradition of preparing students for college and beyond. Through the Pathways initiative, our work is only accelerating.”
Sacramento State’s Vice President of Student Affairs Ed Mills said the university is looking forward to officially welcoming its incoming freshmen. “We are excited that the majority of graduating seniors at Rosemont have made Sac State their college of choice,” Mills said. “It’s a great day to celebrate them joining our Hornet family.”
Sacramento City College Interim President Michael Poindexter applauded the Rosemont students for continuing their education.
“Sacramento City College wishes to congratulate all students who are signing letters of intent to attend the college or university of their choice today,” Poindexter said. “We know you have worked diligently to achieve your goals and are now looking forward with pride to the next step in your educational journey. We also congratulate parents for your hard work in helping your son or daughter arrive at this point in their lives. Thank you all for helping our city and region develop a very bright future. Again, congratulations!”