Central High School Academic Signing Day celebrates seniors
MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Each February, National Signing Day honors high school football players heading to college.
Central High School has their own academic take on it.
“I think it’s great the school has given us this chance to showcase our talents,” said senior Azhanae Williams.
There’s no green grass or bright lights inside Central High School.
“It has not been easy, but we made it through,” said Williams.
But there are some of the same challenges football players face on Friday nights.
“It was a long and rough path, my obstacles and everything,” said senior Tysia Clark.
For this particular signing day, the lights shined on the students who scored in academics.
“It’s been a lot, we’ve formed study groups,” said Williams. “We hang together ouside of school.. It’s not just friends that we work and go to school–it’s a close-knit family.”
Central High School celebrated the family of students in their own Academic Signing Day Tuesday.
“I’m so proud of them. I’ve had the opportunity to work very closely with our seniors this year and they’re a great group of kids,” said English teacher and Senior Class Advisor Hannah Freel.
Dozens of students signed, and Freel helped write the game plan.
“We’ve been through a lot of ups and downs,” said Freel. “A lot of ups, lots of downs. But it’s been really great, they’ve worked really, really hard… stayed late, worked extra, they care about their grades, they have goals.”
The seniors executed using hard work.
“It’s really awesome to see them have plans and then take steps–practical steps–to get where they’re supposed to be,” said Freel.
Now, after working together, they celebrate together.
“It’s great, they have the same ambitions I have–the goals, and you know I just want to be around those type of people so we can be successful together,” said Clark.
They finish with the big trophy–a trip to college–and a final message.
“To future students, no matter whatever comes your way, keep on pushing forward and you can be successful you can put your mind to anything–you can do it,” said Clark.
Students entering the military after high school were also honored.