RUSD Students Celebrate College Signing Day

Seniors at Racine Unified Schools shared their plans to attain a post-secondary education to celebrate College Signing Day. College Signing Day was created as part of former first lady, Michelle Obama's "Reach Higher" initiative as a way to encourage those who are headed to college. In conjunction with College Signing Day, the "Better Make Room" campaign was created to get teens to start thinking about life after high school, whether that means college or vocational training.

  • More than 50 students at Case High School celebrated their commitment to higher education during College Signing Day. During the event, Case students sported their college gear and talked about their plans for the future. Learn more about the excitement in the Journal Times.
  • The REAL School celebrated their second annual College Signing Day this year. The entire school was present as seniors approached the stage to sign their commitment to college and received a pennant of the college they are attending in the fall. You can see photos from the event on RUSD's website.


The Journal Times reported that high school seniors who participated in the events plan to attend universities such as MATC, Gateway Technical College, UW-Parkside, Wisconsin Lutheran College, Spelman College, the University of North Florida, Flager College, St. Louis University and more, while others will enter the workforce, Air Force and Marines.

Seniors plan to pursue careers ranging from nursing, music, computer science, therapeutic recreation, criminal justice, business, and opera studies to international studies and more.

Higher Expectations is proud to partner with RUSD to support and encourage students to pursue and attain a post-secondary education. Happy College Signing Day!