World of Inquiry’s senior class of 2018 will participate in a College March tomorrow as they mail letters declaring their intent to apply for college. The group will join other seniors in marches taking place across the country, while peers, teachers, community members, and leaders cheer them along the way.
Seniors will mail letters stating their intentions to apply to the colleges of their choice since college applications are completed online. Their letters will also include notes of gratitude for adults who have shown them support and guidance through the years.
“The District is very proud of these young men and women for taking this next step in their educational journeys,” said Superintendent Barbara Deane-Williams. “It is an honor to celebrate their achievements as we recognize their hard work, commitment, and dedication. I applaud all of their efforts and appreciate the support of their families, teachers, and others who have inspired and guided them to reach this important milestone.”
The Class of 2018 will be greeted at the school by Commissioner Hallmark, with the entire school community cheering them on as they begin their procession. They are expected to arrive at City Hall at approximately 10:15 a.m., where Mayor Lovely Warren, Superintendent Barbara Deane-Williams, and Board President Van Henri White will greet them. Immediately following, each senior will mail their letter of intent before walking back to school as a group.
The College March was developed in 2011 at Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School (WHEELS) in New York City and has grown into a national phenomenon. The event provides a forum to celebrate seniors, encourage all students to apply for college, and inspire underclassmen to follow in their footsteps.