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Nearly 1,500 Louisville seniors sign commitments to earn college degrees

Part of College Signing Day initiative

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 18, 2015) — Nearly 1,500 college-bound seniors in Louisville have been recognized for their commitment to go to college and earn a degree. The students were honored at a celebration today at the KFC Yum! Center.

55“It’s always exciting when you see people gather around when a high school athlete signs on for college,” said Mayor Greg Fischer, chairman of 55,000 Degrees, Louisville’s education movement. “But this event recognizes that every college decision is exciting. These students are not only helping us reach our goal of having 50 percent of working age adults with college degrees by 2020, they’re also taking a critical step to building satisfying careers. This is an important day for them, their families, and our entire community.”

Students from 26 Jefferson County Public Schools, along with some students from Archdiocese of Louisville high schools, attended the celebration. They heard from inspiring guests, met with representatives from their colleges and had a chance to meet with other area students planning to attend the same school.

During breakout sessions, students received a certificate with their school’s logo and signed a commitment to continue their education and earn their degree. Students returned to the bowl of the arena for the special signing day celebration. Students were honored on a college-by-college basis as they proudly held up their certificates of commitment.