The UW-Milwaukee Union Ballroom was booming with excitement on May 14 as more than 150 graduating seniors from 15 Milwaukee area high schools brought the energy to Launch! College Possible hosts Launch as an end-of-the-year celebration for our high school students to cheer them on as they launch into the next phase of their lives.

After a year filled with campus visits, college essays and applications, scholarship essays and FAFSA enrollment, students had a well-
deserved moment to relax and have fun. Launch 2019 was all about acknowledging their successes, hard work and their plans for the future.

With much enthusiasm, students explored the evening’s activities which included:

  •  college representative booths where students connected with reps from their future college/university
  •  photo booths with goofy props
  •  a “letter to my future self” station to reflect on their achievements and goals
  •  a raffle prize table

This led to the main event of the evening when students were able to show off their post-high school plans on stage with group photos. Students were also able to meet College Possible students from other high schools
who plan to attend the same college.

It was an incredible night for seniors, their families and College Possible coaches to celebrate all of this year’s hard work. We appreciate our students and everything they bring to our community and can’t wait to see them continue to shine!

Written by Emily Skorik. 

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