DETROIT — Thirty-eight seniors from Loyola High School announced their college decisions to fanfare, cheering and celebration May 5 during the northwest Detroit Jesuit school's annual "Decision Day."
The annual event commemorated the 13th straight year that every one of Loyola's seniors received college acceptance letters, an accomplishment Loyola Principal Wyatt Jones III said "speaks volumes" about the dedication, hard work and sense of pride that fills the "small, but mighty" school.
“This is truly a testament to the hard work and dedication of our students, faculty, and staff,” Jones said. "I am filled with pride at what our young men have accomplished."
Detroit Pistons announcer George Blaha was on hand to deliver opening remarks before Jones announced each senior by name. Students then strode to the podium to announce their college choice, which ranged from the University of Michigan to Wayne State University.
The fanfare of the event is meant to mimic college football's "National Signing Day" and gives students a chance to take pride in their futures, said Loyola President Dave Smith.
“Every one of these young men has unlimited potential and, with their post-secondary opportunities, they’re poised to grow into the next leaders of our city, our state, and beyond,” Smith said.
(Photos courtesy of Loyola High School)
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