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Nearly 600 Harlingen High School seniors celebrated the next step in their academic lives at a Commit to Complete (C2C) event on Friday, May 13 by signing a pledge to complete their college education or military contract.

School and district administrators joined students as they vowed to finish strong in their journey towards completing their bachelor’s degree, associate degree, or military contract.

“We commend the Class of 2016 for setting the bar high as they work toward achieving their higher education goals,” said Dr. Cavazos. “I am so proud and humbled to be able to share this momentous occasion with our students at the very first Commit to Complete event.”

HHS College and Career Advisor, Delicia Sanchez was all smiles as she spoke of how she felt each time one of her students told her a college had accepted them.

“I love working with our seniors,” she said. “It is so rewarding when they come in and tell us that they’ve accepted into a school their faces light up. This event is allowing our students to acknowledge and take ownership of the commitment they are making to their future.”

For senior, Alex Cancino the C2C event marked the culmination of all of his hard work in getting good grades so that he could earn acceptance at one of his top choice schools.

“The College and Career Room was my second home this year. I’m so appreciative of the staff; they were always very helpful as I applied for schools,” said Cancino. “I’m excited to go off to college, have new experiences, and meet new people. I look forward to making my family proud and finishing college.”

Click here to view photos of the event.

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