Decision Day: Seniors Treated to Lunch as They Declare Their Next Steps

Decision Day: Seniors Treated to Lunch as They Declare Their Next Steps

Grace Reiter and Ashley Rohrs
eSomethin Staff

Do you recall seeing many upperclassmen wearing attire supporting certain schools recently? You most likely were seeing seniors participating in College Decision Day. On Friday, April 26th, Perrysburg High School seniors showed the incredible variety of colleges that Perryburg’s students plan to attend next year.

Students wore shirts that included everything from in-state to out-of-state schools, with many supporting local schools like Bowling Green State University and the University of Toledo.

For example, senior Andrew Hogle is looking forward to attending Bowling Green next year and will be majoring in world language education in Spanish with a minor in ASL or special education. He is most excited about being a part of BG’s “Presence Leadership Academy” program, which he described as “student council on steroids.”

Senior Henry Magoun will be attending OSU at Mansfield. He is most excited for attending Buckeye sports events, specifically the football games.

Henry Magoun wears an Ohio State Jersey on Decision Day. (Photo Credit: Ashley Rohrs)

In the media center, seniors enjoyed an assortment of food, drinks, and great conversation as they spend their last few days at PHS together. The seniors were also able to sign a large banner labeled “Class of 2019” which will appear in their future class reunions. Many of the teachers also tagged along and wore their college merchandise of yore as well.

Mr. Rick Rettig, a school counselor, shared thoughts about his experience at BGSU as an undergraduate. He originally majored in radio and film and then later changed to education. His favorite part of college was learning about human behavior, “why we do what we do,” and participating in intellectual challenges and discussions that do not always happen at the high school level. He also met many of his closest, life-long friends during college which he described as being “the coolest part” about college.

Rettig described Decision Day as the “starting of the beginning of the end” of high school as well as the “start of many great memories.”

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