RANKIN COUNTY, (WJTV) — Pisgah High School hosted its second annual College Signing Day Friday.
School officials said many of the seniors hope to become first-generation college graduates.
“Each year this event has gotten bigger,” said Lillian Sims, Pisgah High Teacher and College Signing Day creator, “We have had an incredible response from over forty statewide business donors who helped us gather supplies for the seniors, and we will have our local and state leaders, including the Lieutenant Governor, at the event to help pass out supplies to our hardest working students. This sends the valuable message to all students that hard work in the classroom can lead to tangible benefits. It’s a chance for students who have worked hard for years on the ACT, on their GPAs, and in the college search to have their day and be congratulated.”
“What started as the state’s only academic college signing day has ballooned into a celebration of academic excellence,” said
Dr. Townsend, Superintendent of Rankin County School District, “We are in the business of education and these students
have worked hard to earn this special recognition for their academic achievements.”
They said this is an event that rewards students for academic excellence with supplies to help them continue their
success in college.