To promote a "college bound culture," the Keystone Region advisers participate in the National Decision Day celebration on May 1st. Decision Day aims to celebrate students' success and commitment to post-secondary education or training while raising awareness about the post-secondary options for younger students who might not consider going to college. High school seniors bring in their letter of acceptance to be admitted into the celebration. This letter also enters them into raffles for food, college paraphernalia, and dorm room supplies.
On this day, advisers encourage seniors to wear t-shirts or sweatshirts from the college in which they plan to enroll. They also encourage faculty and staff to wear gear from their alma maters.
May 1st marks the Decision Day celebration because this is typically the day most accepted students must inform colleges of their enrollment plans.
In its first year, more than 100 schools and select community colleges across the country participated in the CAC sponsored celebration to recognize seniors going on to pursue their post-secondary plans.
Above: Students at Donegal High School in Lancaster County are treated to ice cream sundaes as part of their Decision Day celebration.
Below: Students at Manheim Central High School in Lancaster County show off the prizes they won at their Decision Day celebration.