In our Senior Spotlight Series, we’ve followed YES Prep seniors as they set goals for their futures, applied for colleges, and made one of the biggest decisions of their lives. What does Senior Signing Day mean to YES Prep Brays Oaks seniors, Miriam, Gregory, and Daniela? Where will they go to school next year? Find out now.
Senior Signing Day means I made it to college. When I saw my sister cross the stage last year, I was proud of her. She accomplished so much and I’m excited for it to be my time and to show that I made it all the way through. My mom helped me get to this point. I initially wanted to stay in Texas, but my mom wanted me to step outside my boundaries. I’ve been attending this school with the same people since 6th grade, and I’m about to go to a place where I won’t know anyone. I’m excited to get my voice out there and find people who can be my support system. Next year, I’ll be attending the College of St. Benedict.
Senior Signing Day means that all the hard work paid off. I’m declaring what I’m going to achieve and that I’ve become a successful, young African American man. I want to thank my mom the most for helping me get here. She’s the one that made sure I enrolled in YES Prep. She has kept me on track with my grades, made sure I go to school every day to learn, and has been my support system. In college, I’m excited to try new clubs and organizations and to meet more friends who share my interests. I want to find people that I can grow with throughout college. Next year, I’ll be attending the University of Houston with an academic excellence scholarship.
Ever since 6th grade, I thought people were so courageous to go up on stage and announce their colleges. It’s exciting that it’s my turn. For my family, it means I’m making a commitment to complete college. My mom has been pushing me and always telling me that I need to keep it up. I will be the first in my family to go to college, so my whole family is looking to me. My younger sisters will have me as an example and see me as a goal they need to reach. I’m excited to take science classes in college and to have time for community service. I’d like to do Habitat for Humanity because my dad works in construction. It will be a way to help others and have another connection with my dad. Next year, I will attend University of Houston with an academic excellence scholarship.