Hillsboro Class of 2019 commits to colleges at Academic Signing Day

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NASHVILLE – In the same tradition as athletic signing events, where athletes publicly accept college offers, Hillsboro High School recently held a signing event Thursday, celebrating its college-bound seniors.

College Signing Day is a tradition held during Senior Week. Members of the Hillsboro community gathered in the Burro gym to cheer seniors who chose to formally announce and commit to the college of their choice.

The event, sponsored by Hillsboro’s PTSO, gave seniors an opportunity to share with parents, faculty, and underclassmen their commitment to continue their education beyond the high school level.

Seniors signed a letter of intent to enroll in one of the following: a four-year university, a two-year community college, a state technical college or a branch of the military.

By the Numbers:

Number of participating seniors


Number of universities represented


University with largest incoming class of freshmen

28- University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

School longest drive

2390 miles – Seattle

Schools represented:

Belmont University

Birmingham Sports Academy

Calvary Chapel Bible College

Case Western Reserve University

Clark Atlanta University

Columbia College Chicago

Columbia State Community College

Cumberland University

Dillard University

Drew University

Fashion Institute of Technology New York

Florida State University

Jireh Prep Academy

Lane College

Lincoln Tech

Lindsey Wilson

Lipscomb University

Loyola University New Orleans

Maryville College

Middle Tennessee State University

Midway University

Mississippi State University

Motlow State Community College

Murray State University

Nashville State Community College

Northern Kentucky University

Occidental College

Ohio Christian University

Pace University

Pellissippi State Community College

Prarie View A & M University

Rhodes College

Saint Louis University

Samford University

Sarah Lawrence College

Seattle Central College

Sewanee, The University of the South

Southern University and A & M College

Tennessee College of Applied Technology

Tennessee State University

Tennessee Technological University

Trinity Western University

University of Alabama

University of Memphis

University of San Francisco

University of South Carolina

University of Tennessee Chattanooga

University of Tennessee Knoxville

University of the Cumberlands

US Air Force

US Navy

Vanderbilt University

Vol State Community College

Watkins College of Art

Western Kentucky University

Yale University