Catskill High School seniors took one step closer to commencement during one of our newest traditions, Senior Signing Day.
“Today is the day that you make your commitment to the next chapter of your life,” interim superintendent Annemarie Barkman told the seniors at the opening of the ceremony, held May 4th in the school’s auditorium.
Each senior was called to the stage to sign their name, before the eyes of their entire school, and symbolically commitment themselves to the college they will be attending next year, to a branch of the military, or to a position in the work force they intend to pursue. To honor each student, a picture of the student superimposed over an image of his or her post-graduate school or job was projected onto a screen as the signing took place.
Along with our high school students and faculty, the incoming freshman class, our current eighth graders, attended the event to join in the applause and get an idea of what they could look forward to in four short years.
This is Catskill’s second year hosting this moving ceremony for seniors. School administrators were inspired to begin this annual event at CHS following then-first lady Michelle Obama’s promotion of college signing events for seniors at the national level.
Congratulations to all our soon-to-be graduates. At Catskill Central Schools, cats can!