Nearly 80 Lima Senior High School students who have committed to higher education or the military participated in the school’s Academic Signing today.
The event is designed to celebrate students headed to college and the military just as athletes hold special ceremonies when they sign their National Letters of Intent to play at the college level. More than 30 colleges and universities were represented today.
Students’ names were read, along with the schools they will attend, and then they all signed ceremonial certificates together. Students then signed a larger “Academic Signing” poster that will be framed and hung in the school.
Students came wearing T-shirts, hats and other gear associated with their future school. Parents and underclassmen also attended the ceremony. Superintendent Jill Ackerman and Lima Mayor David Berger both spoke.
The Academic Signing event is to recognize the hard work and dedication put in by our college-bound seniors as well as to hold them up as examples to underclassmen. The hope is that the signing will highlight the importance of college and motivate underclassmen to participate in future ceremonies.
Students chose to participate in the signing and had to submit their college information to the school to take part. There are still students who may not have participated because they are waiting on colleges and making decisions about next school year.