High school seniors rally ahead of college journeys

Students wrap up Destination College: College Week

SAN ANTONIO – High school seniors from across Bexar County joined together Friday to celebrate their future colleges.

The Signing Day event was the culmination of Destination College: College Week

About 1,500 students gathered at the Laurie Auditorium, on the campus of Trinity University. The students are headed to 25 different colleges and universities across the state and nation.

"It is just a real rush to be here," said Joseph Hernandez, who is headed to Brown University, in Providence, Rhode Island.

The students wore T-shirts or jerseys and carried pennants representing their new school. 

"I think it is really wonderful that everyone can get together and support their colleges," said Victoria Hillner, a soon-to-be Roosevelt graduate headed for the new Northeast Lake Vista College.

During the event, $3,500 worth of scholarships were handed out. The students were also asked to sign a pledge to not just go to college but to finish college.

"High school is in the past; it is just moving forward from here. I am ready to go," said Reff Ipina, who is headed to Texas Tech University, in Lubbock.

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