College Signing Day takes place at Evans High School

Students participating in all-male AVID class will be honored on Tuesday evening

ORLANDO, Fla. – First lady Michelle Obama announced the “Better Make Room” campaign in October to help teen students aspiring to participate in higher education.

The campaign is a part of her “Reach Higher” initiative, which makes students aware of the process to complete their post high school education. One of the tenets of the campaign is “exposing students to college and career opportunities,” according to a website dedicated to the campaign.

On Tuesday, 22 students participating in an all-male AVID class were honored in a ceremony at Evans High School in Orlando.

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“As the students now approach the end of their senior year, they all are on track for graduation and all have been accepted into four year universities,” said Jarvis Wheeler, director of Evans High School.

Under the “Better Make Room” campaign, students on Tuesday declared their commitments on College Signing Day.

Students participating in the program shared activities with friends and family using the hashtags  #CollegeSigningDay, #ReachHigher and #BetterMakeRoom.

News 6 went to Evans High School in Orlando to meet with some students and faculty participating in the campaign.

College Signing Day at Evans High School