Today [Tuesday, April 26] marks the third annual national college signing day. First Lady Michelle Obama kicked off the national day honoring higher education in New York City’s Harlem Armory. Four thousand high school students showed up to officially select the college they want to attend. Rocking a Princeton t-shirt, the First Lady clearly displayed school spirit for her undergraduate alma mater.
Lala & Carmelo Anthony, Tracee Ellis Ross and Shonda Rhimes were just a few of the people who showed support for National College Signing Day both in the flesh and also via social media. The event is a part of the initiative created by FLOTUS called Reach Higher. Also in attendance were AJ Calloway, Elle Varner, Diggy Simmons, Yara Shahidi, Common, and Chef Roble. MTV hosted a live-stream of the event on their website, as well.
“Happy #CollegeSigningDay Class of 2020. Here I am on my graduation day @DartmouthCollege! #ReachHigher” — @ShondaRhimes posting this throwback photo in celebration of #CollegeSigningDay ? A photo posted by First Lady Michelle Obama (@michelleobama) on
On my way to celebrate #CollegeSigningDay in NYC with @MichelleObama, @ReachHigher2020, and @BetterMakeRoom! We’re celebrating high school seniors who have selected universities to continue their education, so I’ve got my @BrownU shirt on in support! Were you accepted to college for the summer or fall? Post a photo of you and your acceptance letter tagged with #CollegeSigningDay + #SigningSelfie + #BetterMakeRoom today to celebrate everything you’ve worked hard to achieve. Those long nights of studying were WORTH IT!! ?: @dilokritbarose
Thinking Of A MasterPlan!!! @lala @flotus #collegesigningday Representing @syracuseuniversity #StayMe7o A photo posted by @carmeloanthony on
For more from the event, check out the First Lady’s Instagram page.