Several seniors in the Class of 2020 have made their college decisions known to the world. Since 2016, MSA seniors have taken to the stage microphone to celebrate their accomplishments in general assembly. However, due to these extraordinary times and circumstances, seniors submitted photos and video announcing their college decisions.

The Reach Higher initiative was created by former First Lady Michelle Obama as an opportunity to encourage post-secondary education. “The Reach Higher initiative is the First Lady’s effort to inspire every student in America to take charge of their future by completing their education past high school, whether at a professional training program, a community college, or a four-year college or university.” MSA alumna Keara Jones spearheaded the first campaign for Mississippi School of the Arts in 2016. She is now a 2020 theatre graduate from Clark-Atlanta University in Atlanta, GA. This year, MSA counselor Harlie Blauw took the helm and raised awareness for College Signing Day.

High school seniors turn to social media to post their decisions with hash tags #ReachHigher, #ReachHigher2020, #CollegeSigningDay, #NationalCollegeSigningDay, #BetterMakeRoom, and many more. Check out our virtual showcase of College Signing Day 2020.

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Film compiled and edited by John Kelly Shelburne

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