National Signing Day takes place on the first Wednesday of every February. On this day, we watch football players host press conferences, and select the hat of the school they are attending. Today, May 1st, is College Signing Day, which is part of the Reach Higher education initiative of First Lady Michelle Obama. Regardless of your individual political stance, I think we can all agree how important education is to each and every one of us, as well as the future of our country. Below, several of our staff writers share why they chose to attend Wake Forest University. We hope you share your story about where you went to school in the comments below.
The Reach Higher initiative is the First Lady's effort to inspire every student in America to take charge of their future by completing their education past high school, whether at a professional training program, a community college, or a four-year college or university.
Reasons for Attending Wake Forest University
My grandfather went to Wake Forest back when it was actually in Wake Forest, North Carolina, my dad was a photographer at Wake Forest sports games when he was 18, and my uncle went to Wake Forest. Needless to say, my family is pretty obsessed with Wake Forest. I mean, we've been sitting in the same seats at the Joel since I've been alive. So going to Wake Forest was basically a dream of mine for as long as I can remember.