Generation Texas Hosts College Signing Day

The event celebrating college-going high school seniors is from 10 a.m. to noon May 4, at the Lubbock City Bank Coliseum.

Generation TX is a statewide grassroots movement of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board aimed at creating a generation of college and career readiness.

Generation TX is a statewide grassroots movement of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board aimed at creating a generation of college and career readiness.

The South Plains Closing the Gaps P-20 Council will host College Signing Day to celebrate the achievements of college-going high school seniors from 10 a.m. to noon May 4, at the Lubbock City Bank Coliseum.

High School students from the Region 17 area will sign their commitment letters to colleges at the event. The celebration will feature keynote college student speakers and live music from local band, Page 9. The celebration is open to the public; local high school juniors and seniors are strongly encouraged to attend the event.

“College Signing Day for all students planning to attend college after high school graduation is an exceptional way to show support and encourage our seniors,” said Janie Ramirez, executive director of the South Plains Closing the Gaps P-20 Council. “The event will recognize the academic accomplishments of students and reflect the importance of higher education.”

Generation TX is a statewide grassroots movement of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) aimed at closing the gaps and creating a generation of college and career readiness. Earlier this year Texas Tech’s College of Education, in collaboration with the South Plains Closing the Gaps P-20 Council, was awarded a $200,000 grant from THECB to implement this region’s version of the initiative.
For more information, visit www.GenTX.org.

In addition, 50 recipients of the South Plains Generation TX Scholarship will also be recognized at the event, and a college career fair featuring alumni groups will be open to students in attendance.

For more information, please visit www.SouthPlainsGenTX.org.

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