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WATCH: At Newark’s North Star Academy, 100% of the Class of 2017 Is Going to College

By Jim Fields July 26, 2017

When you grow up in a city like Newark, N.J., it can be hard to imagine success. Real success. But this year, all of North Star Academy’s graduates are headed to college with solid financial plans and solid academic preparation.

And this is a huge point of pride for the students and the school. Across the country, increasingly more schools are organizing annual college signing day rallies for their graduating seniors. The concept is modeled after athlete signing days, in which student athletes are met with huge public support for their commitment to teams. College signing day seeks to get teens excited about college by bringing that very exuberance to all high school seniors — not just athletes — as they enthusiastically announce where they’ll be attending college.

Want to know what that feels like? Watch this.

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