CA School News Report

Lynwood Unified’s Firebaugh High School to Hold Michelle Obama College Signing Day

WHAT: As part of a nationwide call to action by former First Lady Michelle Obama, hundreds of Firebaugh High students will take their first step toward college during College Signing Day, a White House program initiated in 2016 to encourage all students to attend college and support those planning their college ventures.

This is the second year Lynwood Unified is taking part in the initiative.

The second of two Lynwood Unified College Signing Days, 377 Firebaugh High seniors will announce their post-secondary education/career plans and will commit to those plans by signing symbolic letters of intent in front of a crowd of underclassmen, hoping to motivate all grade levels to strive toward their college endeavors.

In addition, the school’s top 10 students and California Scholastic Federation Sealbearers will be announced.

WHEN: 1 p.m., Thursday, May 18

WHERE: Firebaugh High School, 5246 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Lynwood

MORE: On May 1, 2014, Michelle Obama rolled out the Reach Higher campaign to inspire every student across the country to pursue and complete a postsecondary degree, whether at a traditional four-year college, a two-year community college or through an industry-recognized training program. As part of this campaign, Obama encouraged communities across the country to host their own College Signing Day events in 2016 to show their support for this call to action.

MEDIA: For on-site event information, contact Lindsay Ivins at 480-335-3149.