Posted April 29, 2016 in Press Releases
Cleveland, OH- April 29, 2016-Every year high schools across the country honor the nation's best athletes as they “commit” to the college of their choice. At Saint Martin, we celebrate members of the graduating class who have distinguished themselves in the classroom by earning a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Past honorees have gone on to attend and graduate from colleges and universities such as Case Western, Denison, Georgetown, Kent State, Miami, Oberlin, and St. John’s.
Academic Signing Day is such an exciting time for our students and their families, as well as counselors, teachers, and staff that were involved in the college admissions process. For students, Academic Signing Day is a moment when attending college evolves from an abstract idea to reality and brings clarity to the next four years of their lives. Academic Signing Day has wider implications for the greater Saint Martin community and the values we hold. When we celebrate the accomplishments of all students pursuing a college education, we inherently convey how we view the significance of having a strong college-going generation that will not only enroll, but persist to complete their degree.
Sitting in the audience of Saint Martin’s 5thAcademic Signing Day on May 16th, 2012 was Anaika Falcon, an 8thgrader from Hope Academy West. Taking in the ceremony, she thought, “One day that will be me.” Four years later, Anaika’s declaration will come true. Anaika, the Valedictorian of the Class of 2016, along with 11 of our most distinguished graduating seniors, will sign commitment certificates to the colleges and universities they will attend in the fall at Saint Martin’s 9thAcademic Signing Day on April 29th.