News Release - Mayor Warren to Celebrate City’s College-Bound Seniors

 City of Rochester

News Release


(Thursday, May 4, 2017) – Tomorrow, Mayor Lovely A. Warren and the City of Rochester will celebrate the city’s college-bound high school seniors by participating in the ‪#‎ReachHigher social media campaign. The campaign, spearheaded by former First Lady Michelle Obama, celebrates College Signing Day. Mayor Warren is asking residents to help her in congratulating Rochester’s newest college-bound students.

“Our young people are the future of our city, so today we are celebrating their accomplishments,” Mayor Warren said. “We need to show those coming behind them that college is attainable. We have to show them that they can finish high school, go on to college or trade school and fulfill their dreams.”

The City of Rochester will post photos of Class of 2017 college-bound seniors on the City’s Facebook and Twitter accounts throughout the day. Warren encourages students, teachers and parents to participate in the campaign by using the hashtags #ReachHigher, #BetterMakeRoom and #CollegeSigningDay.

“It’s important that our young people know we believe in them, so I encourage our parents, teachers and residents to celebrate our students by liking, sharing and retweeting the photos, offering words of encouragement, and sharing photos of their own,” Warren said. “Let our young people know that Rochester supports them and wishes them the best of luck as they graduate and move on to pursue their dreams.”

College Signing Day is a spinoff of National Signing Day, held in February, which celebrates high school athletes signing with college teams. Michelle Obama launched the Reach Higher initiative in 2014, noting that any college-bound student should be equally celebrated.

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News Media: For more information, contact Press Officer Jessica Alaimo at 428-7135.

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