Nearly 1,000 seniors took the next step in their academic lives during Decision Day events held atHarlingen High School and Harlingen High School South. School and district administrators joined the celebration as students signed a pledge affirming their commitment to complete their college education or military contract.
“Often we make promises to ourselves that we are going to do one thing or another. Those promises become a reality when we commit ourselves and become accountable to that promise,” said Superintendent Dr. Art Cavazos. “We are super proud of these students and commend the Class of 2017 for setting the bar high for the next class.”
The event was a celebration where seniors could enjoy one last gathering with their entire graduating class before walking the stage at their respective commencement ceremonies.
“This event is to celebrate and honor our seniors for making the decision to further their education or go into the military,” said Delicia Sanchez, HHS College and Career Advisor. “We also invited the parents because they’re such a crucial part of our seniors’ education from kinder through high school. It’s an exciting day. It’s very important to celebrate events like this to encourage our students to keep going forward.”
With the word “accepted” proudly display across students’ shirts Harlingen South also celebrated the fact that 100 percent of their senior class was accepted to a college or university.
“I love being here with my class taking this important step together,” said Andrew Hoelscher senior at HHSS. “We are making a decision to follow through on the next stage in our lives whether it’s college or the armed forces. We are all going to do great in the next few years because of our college and career room counselors and Harlingen High School South.”