How do you celebrate National College Decision Day with friends and family?
National College Decision Day is on May 1st.
High school seniors and their families celebrate the day in various ways. Here are some ideas:
- Social media posts: Students may post about their decision using the hashtags #CollegeSigningDay or #DecisionDay.
- Celebratory meals or treats: Some families may celebrate their student’s college decision with a special dinner or treat.
- Sharing decision letters: Some students may share their college decision letters or acceptance packages with friends and family to commemorate the occasion.
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How do you celebrate National College Decision Day with counselors and teachers at school?
Here are some suggestions for celebrating with your high school and intending colleges.
- Wear college gear: Students may wear clothing or accessories with the name or logo of the college they plan to attend.
- College events: Many colleges and universities hold National College Decision Day events to welcome their incoming class. These may include virtual or in-person events like webinars, Q&A sessions, campus tours, or social gatherings.
- Thank you notes: Students may write thank-you notes to the college admission offices that accepted them or their high school guidance counselors who helped them through the college application process.
Overall, National College Decision Day is a time for students to celebrate their hard work and accomplishments and to look forward to the next chapter of their academic journey.
Here are some examples of High School Seniors in the College Bound Village (CBV) community who are celebrating National College Decision Day!
Joshua Williams – Ranken Technical College
Congrats to Joshua Williams, a graduating Senior at Belleville East High School in Belleville, IL.
Joshua has chosen to attend Ranken Technical College.
From his parents, Jeriah and Daniel Williams:
“Joshua was not sure about his post-high school plans until he was introduced to Welding and learned about the program at Ranken Technical College. We are excited to support Joshua in this decision!”
Madisyn C. McCarter – University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Kudos to Madisyn C. McCarter, a graduating Senior at Jones College Preparatory School in Chicago, IL.
Madisyn will be attending the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Madisyn applied to 18 schools and was accepted to all of them.
Her top three choices were 3. Columbia College, Chicago, IL ( FULL SCHOLARSHIP) 2. Fordham University, New York ( 75 % scholarship, 25% parent and student contributions) and 1. University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign ( FULL SCHOLARSHIP).
From her mother, LaTonya McCarter:
“We consistently stayed in tune with Lili St. Christopher ‘s social media postings (CBV Facebook Group) to maximum the possible financial options.“
Robert Grace III – Prairie View A & M University
Congrats to Robert Grace III, a Senior at Math, Science & Arts Academy West in Plaquemine, LA.
He plans to attend Prairie View A & M University in Prairie View, TX.
His parents are Robert & Rakeshala Grace.
In Robert’s own words:
“I have worked so hard to maintain a 4.0 GPA since kindergarten. I first took my ACT in 7th grade, making a 23, and last my junior year, making a 32! My school lost its counselor at the end of my junior year. So I had no one to help me find scholarships or even the best college. So my mom worked day and night reading articles and joined the CBV Facebook Group to help her navigate what she needed to do to help me get into a good college with a great scholarship. I was awarded PV’s highest scholarship and will happily attend school there this fall. Thanks for all the help, ideas, and scholarships that will help me in the future.“
Ashton Hamilton – Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD)
Ashton Hamilton is a Senior at Chapel Hill High School in Douglasville, GA.
Ashton plans to attend Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) in Atlanta, GA.
He earned $1.6 million in Scholarships from various colleges and universities during the application process.
From his parents, Drs. Ovell & Ericka Hamilton:
“Working with Lili St. Christopher provided numerous benefits, such as receiving personalized guidance and support throughout the scholarship application process and gaining access to valuable resources and information. Additionally, the CBV Academy services helped us identify and apply to scholarships that aligned with my son’s interests, goals, and background. Attending the CBV sessions also aided us in offering emotional support and encouragement for our son during what can be a stressful time for students. I highly recommend that every parent attend her sessions and benefit from her attention to detail!
Jaidyn Carrier – Prairie View Agricultural and Mechanical University
Congrats to Jaidyn Carrier, a Senior at Incarnate Word Academy in St. Louis, MO.
She plans to attend Prairie View Agricultural and Mechanical University in Tuscaloosa, AL.
From her mom, Jerri Carrier:
“The College Bound Village (CBV) group kept my student and I on track and motivated to complete the admissions and scholarship process!!“
Jordyn Alisia Valentine – Prairie View A&M University
Congrats to Jordyn Valentine, a Senior at Rosati-Kain High School in St. Louis, MO.
Jordyn plans to attend Praire View A&M University this fall to study Psychology with a minor in African American Studies.
Per Jordyn’s mom, Juanita Taylor, she received several scholarships totaling $350,000.
Need the inspiration to start applying for scholarships after National College Decision Day?
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