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Estacado Hosts First Annual College and Career Signing Day

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Signings are usually reserved for athletes who have been offered scholarships to either colleges and universities. But on Monday, Estacado high school chose to hold a special signing for all of their graduating seniors.

They held their first annual College and Career Signing day to honor those students who have been accepted into college or a branch of the military.

Approximately 130 students have been accepted.

Sam Ayers is the Principal at the high school and says is more than the school has ever had before.

"In the past, this schools senior class has typically had anywhere from 30 to 37, 38 percent of students going to college'" Ayers said. "This particular class, we ended up with 75 percent. big jump!"

Ayres also said juniors at the school were attended today's signing so they could be motivated to follow in the footsteps of their peers.

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