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Cal High Celebrates College-Bound Seniors

California High School’s college-bound seniors celebrated the end of their K-12 education journeys with festive events observing College Signing Day.

College Signing Day is a national celebration of all high school seniors, especially those from low-income, underrepresented, and first-generation college-going backgrounds, who have committed to pursuing higher education — whether at a community college, a four-year university or a professional training program, or by joining the military.
Cal seniors posed for pictures in front of a “Leaving the Nest” poster that featured a commencement cap-wearing Cal Condor, decorated college pennants representing their future schools and pinned them to the wall, talked to community college representatives and posed for a group picture on the quad.
“Attending Cal High benefited me greatly because my teachers and counselors encouraged me to challenge myself with AP classes and provided a college-going culture every day,” said Cal senior Eduardo Cordova, a first-generation college student who is bound for UC San Diego, where he will major in marine biology.

On May 1, Cal took a bus full of its top seniors to UCLA’s National Signing Day, hosted by former first lady Michelle Obama. The high-energy celebration featured celebrities, athletes and other performers, all of whom attended to recognize students’ academic achievements and to offer encouragement and guidance on how to make the most of their future educational opportunities.