We know this year seniors have not received the pomp and circumstance they deserve. Instead of cap, gown and graduation seniors are getting COVID-19 warnings, masks and social distancing. And although Coronavirus has perhaps taken away that literal right-of-passage for students to walk across the graduation stage, it has NOT taken away the ability for us to CELEBRATE seniors…, however, this year we are just doing it a little differently. Join us in our2020 #idecidednh Campaign
The “I Am College Bound/I Decided” campaign began in 2019 as a way to help students celebrate their amazing achievements and all of their hard work as they receive college acceptances and/or make plans for life after graduation.
High school counselors across New Hampshire shared some of the ways they celebrate their students. While we know that many will be heading off to college in pursuit of a two-year or four-year college degree, many other students are choosing to enter the military and the workforce. We want to celebrate all of their choices, so the ideas listed below can be universally applied to all students.
We’ve created a handout to encourage students to recognize and share their achievements. Click here for a copy of this two-page document. One page has a college pennant (for students heading off to post-secondary education) and the other is for students entering the military or workforce (the graduation cap one). The bottom of the page on each has instructions for students to follow. It is our hope that high schools will print these and have them available for students to fill out and hang on their locker or other designated spot. Not only is it exciting for the seniors to celebrate, it helps create enthusiasm for the underclassmen to start (or continue) thinking about life after high school.