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Crosby’s Senior Signing Day recognizes students’ next steps

May 5, 2019

Crosby High School seniors and their families were clad in a rainbow of different colored attire as they filled the school’s auditorium on the morning of Friday, May 3.

The school’s third annual Senior Signing Day featured 92 seniors who strode across the stage and sat down at a table and got their pictures taken with parents and sometimes principal Terry Perkins to celebrate them going to a college or technical school, getting a job or enlisting in the military.

“I guess the original goal of this event was so kids could come out and get recognized, get pictures and post them on social media and get recognition for all the hard work they’ve done over four years,” Perkins said.

Lamar University, Lee College, Lone Star Community College, Prairie View A&M University, San Jacinto Community College, Stephen F. Austin University, Texas A&M University, Texas State University, University of Houston, the United States Army, the United States Navy, the University of Texas-Austin and the University of Texas-San Antonio were all repped by multiple Crosby seniors during the ceremony.

In addition to each individual’s picture, each of those group had its picture taken together, and the entire group of seniors got a group picture taken together at the end of the ceremony.

The ceremony has nearly tripled in size over the three years since it started.

“I think that we’ve had more and more kids go off and do thinks and accomplish things,” said Perkins. “They see that we are going to recognize them, and I think they like to be recognized.”

“Every single class that comes through Crosby High School is special,” he said. “The 2019 class, they’re no different; they’ve worked really hard.”

elliott.lapin@hearst.com