College-bound seniors: Celebrate on Friday with #ReachHigher posts
White House social media campaign to encourage lifelong learning

e-Connections Post

Local high schools have long participated in the tradition of athletic signing days to celebrate sports stars as they commit to a college. On Friday, May 1 – National College Decision Day – other seniors will get their day of celebration, too.

On Friday, graduating seniors across the country will participate in the Reach Higher social media campaign, an initiative of First Lady Michelle Obama designed to give college-bound teens an opportunity to celebrate their academic achievements.

Reach Higher is intended to inspire students to complete their education past high school at either a four-year university, community college or 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.

Reach Higher is urging students to post photos of themselves or their friends on Friday in college gear or holding an acceptance letter and use the hashtag #ReachHigher. To learn more,