Wichita Falls I.S.D. high school seniors may be days away from graduating and walking across the stage, but on Wednesday, they got to take off from school and be prepared to be sent off, as in what's next after high school.
Senior Send-off is an annual event where W.F.I.S.D. students get to participate in different opportunities for things that they may or may not have had the opportunity for.
About 650 seniors were in attendance for Senior Send-off, and they participated in many workshops like how to market themselves, what it takes to be a police officer, what to expect to in college, Zumba, what it is like to be on T.V. (members of the Newschannel 6 team were there) and much more.
“I plan to go to college and then after college, I don't want to be in Wichita Falls. I know that," said Hirschi High School Senior, Darrion Fleeks.
“I'm really interested in going to the military, especially the Marines Corps. The Marines had a lot of hope in me and they also gave me the college choices as well because I want to go to college and pursue my education," said Rider High School Senior, Cintia Vickery.
Responses from Vickery and Fleeks are what presenters of Senior Send-off like to hear.
“It's cool because hopefully we can educate children on mistakes that other people have made, and hopefully they will not make those same mistakes as they go forward in life," said presenter of Senior Send-off, Kenny Haney of American National Bank & Trust.
“It's very rewarding to offer something like this," said January Jones, Partners in Education Coordinator for W.F.I.S.D.
This is the 9th year Senior Send-off has been put on by Partners in Education.