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 North Central seniors, Josh, Shelly, and Reyna? Where will they go to school next year? Find out now.
Senior Signing Day is a really big deal since no one in my family has gone to college before. My family played such a vital role in getting me to this point. My dad made sure I was involved in a lot of organizations, my mom helped me with homework, and my grandma was my motivation. In college, I’m excited to take classes in my major (finance) and learn more about investment. And I love the environment of the school I chose; I wanted go to a school where students are proud to say where they go. Next year, I’ll be attending the University of Texas.
I watched my older brother and sister have their Senior Signing Days and graduations, and I feel like I’ve been waiting for such a long time. They really paved the way for me. And they helped me during the college and scholarship application process. They helped me fill out financial aid, and they even gave me advice when I was deciding. They said, “If you really like this school, why would you go to another that you’re less sure about?” In college, I’m excited to study art and dedicate my time to what I’m passionate about. Next year, I’ll be attending the Rhode Island School of Design.
Senior Signing Day is a chance to celebrate my success and is a stepping stone to college. I’ll be the first to graduate, so I’ll be a role model for my younger siblings and cousins. I’m grateful to my parents because they convinced me to stay in AP classes when I thought I couldn’t do it. I also want to thank my college counselor for helping me through the financial process and everyone who helped us through Hurricane Harvey. People provided supplies to relieve the burden at home and allowed me to focus on school. Next year, I’ll be attending University of Houston-Downtown.