Decision Day is a national celebration of students’ years of hard work and dedication to their future. It is a day when students decide on what they want to do after graduation. Decision Day can include which university to attend, accepting a job offer, enlisting in the military, or another type of postsecondary education. In Arizona, Governor Katie Hobbs proclaimed May 1 as “Arizona Decision Day.” Festivities for Decision Day were celebrated throughout the week from May 1-5. Our 5E’s of Equity High Schools held several events to celebrate our seniors.
Amphitheater High School (Tucson, Arizona)
At Amphitheater High School in Tucson, our GEAR UP Coaches held a celebratory event to recognize students as they signed letters of intent, accepted awards & jobs, and joined a military branch.
Buckeye Union High School (Buckeye, Arizona)
Buckeye Union celebrated in their cap and gowns as they gathered for photos and signed their class banner. The assembly led into a celebration ceremony as each senior and their plans for graduation were recognized. Following the assembly, lunch was provided for the seniors to celebrate their achievements.
Coronado High School (Scottsdale, Arizona)
At Coronado HS, students and their families were treated to a dinner at the school along with senior celebration events such as signing the class banner, taking photos, and playing games. Following the dinner, the students were recognized for their achievement of committing to postsecondary education.
Tonopah Valley High School (Tonopah, Arizona)
At Tonopah Valley, students were individually recognized at their senior awards night, with students’ intended college or career paths, scholarships, and honors mentioned. Some students shared their favorite senior year memories. The event concluded with a thank-you message, inviting attendees to take pictures with the seniors and a provided photo backdrop.
Youngker High School (Buckeye, Arizona)
Youngker High School celebrated its students and families with a dinner and awards ceremony. People first gathered in the Media Center for a warm meal and conversed in the space created to help students prepare for college. Afterward, families filed into the auditorium, where students were individually recognized for their academic achievements in school and future endeavors.