On Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. in the Griffin High School Commons, over 80 seniors will participate in college and military signing day. Students will sign the Griffin High School College Signing/Military Book, kept for perpetuity, receive certificates and be recognized by Dr. Darrell Evans, Sr., Principal.
In 2013, Former First Lady, Michele Obama instituted this event as one of her initiatives. Part of the vision for this event was to, motivate seniors and first generation students to, “reach higher” and #DreamBig.
At GHS, in addition to recognizing athletes, three students have signed contracts with the military; United States Army, United States Navy and United States Marine Corps. To date, Griffin High School seniors have been accepted to the following colleges and universities: Agnes Scott College, Albany State University, Alabama A & M University, Alabama State University, Auburn University, Bethune-Cookman University, Brenau University, Clark-Atlanta University, Edward Waters College, Florida A & M University, Florida State University, Fort Valley State University, Georgia State University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia Prep Sports Academy, Georgia Southern University, Gordon State College, Grambling University, Hampton University, Highland Community College, Hinds Community College, Kennesaw State University, LaGrange College, Mary Baldwin University, Mercer University, Middle Tennessee State University, Mississippi State University, Morehouse College, North Carolina A & T University, Point University, Savannah State University, Seton Hall University, Stetson University, South Carolina State University, Spelman College, Tennessee State University, The American Musical and Dramatic Academy, The Art Institute of Atlanta, The University of Alabama, The University of the Cumberlands, The University of Georgia, Truett McConnell University, Tuskegee University, University of West Georgia, Valdosta State University, Wingate University, and Xavier University of Louisiana.
At the conclusion of the program, students will share a photo session in the courtyard with parents and alumni from the college and universities present. This activity is coordinated by the GHS Counseling Department.