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High school seniors attend Louisville's College Spirit Day

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Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer declared Saturday College Spirit Day. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer declared Saturday College Spirit Day.
All high school seniors pledging to attend college were invited to I'm Going to College 55K Signing Day. All high school seniors pledging to attend college were invited to I'm Going to College 55K Signing Day.
DeWana Hadder DeWana Hadder

LOUISVILLE, KY  (WAVE) - Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer declared Saturday College Spirit Day.

55,000 Degrees, Louisville's education movement, joined forces with community partners to celebrate the commitment of the city's high school students to earn college degrees. All high school seniors pledging to attend college were invited to Saturday's I'm Going to College 55K Signing Day.

"We're committed to adding 55,000 more college graduates in the Louisville area by 2020," said Fischer, chairman of 55,000 Degrees. "Each high school senior making the decision to go to college is getting us one step closer to our goal, while putting themselves on the path to a brighter future."

"People who have high school diplomas are less likely to get jobs, a good job that you want to do," said organizer DeWana Hadder. "If you have a bachelors degree, I would say, 'Go for it! Don't let anybody stop you.' You don't have to be dedicated to the four and done. It took me six years to get my bachelors degree, and I changed my major three times just stay focused. Go for it, and don't let anybody tell you what you can't do."

Several area colleges and university participated in I'm Going to College 55K Signing Day.

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