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High School Graduates to Celebrate College Signing Day Online

April 6, 2020

Amidst the challenges COVID-19 has brought to our lives, we must not forget to celebrate. And that includes College Signing Day. This year the event, which graduating seniors usually celebrate at their high school, is going virtual. The Montana University System and Reach Higher Montana are partnering to help students celebrate their post-high school plans online.

“This is always an important and joyful event for our high school seniors as they celebrate their commitment to life after high school, whatever their plans may be,” said Angela McLean, Director of K-12 partnerships at the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education. “While this year’s seniors may not be able to celebrate with their classmates and teachers, we’re excited to connect them with their classmates around the state online.”

Students are encouraged to submit a short video (or written bio and photo) describing their post-high school plans. Videos will be posted on May 6 at

Students are encouraged to participate, whatever their post-high school plans may be, including two-year college, four-year college, a certificate program, an apprenticeship or another path to the future.

Entries must be received by April 22. Students who make their submission by Friday, April 10 will be eligible for early bird drawings and all who submit will be eligible for prize drawings, including a $500 scholarship, a laptop and an iPad Air.

“The path one chooses to life after high school is a momentous decision and one that deserves to be celebrated, even in challenging times,” said Kelly Cresswell, Executive Director for Reach Higher Montana. “We encourage families to host a watch party for their graduate – with household members only, of course – to help keep that momentum and sense of accomplishment alive.”

For more details and guidelines on submitting a video, visit