WICHITA FALLS, TX - Seniors at Rider High School, Wichita Falls High School, and Hirschi High School took the next step toward graduation Wednesday at the 11th annual "Senior Send Off."
The mini-conference, hosted by the Wichita Falls Independent School District had several sessions from local colleges, the Wichita Falls Police Department, the United States Military, and even the CSI unit, to show students the education opportunities after graduation.
"Being able to make our kids more ready after they graduate," said January Jones, District Coordinator with Partners in Education for WFISD. "Whether it be straight into a job or whether it be to go to college or whatever. We want to prepare them the best that we can and to see the community get on board with that is always just a wonderful thing to see."
"Our youth are the future," said Officer Jeff Hughes, Public Information Officer for the Wichita Falls Police Department. "They're the future of this city. They're the future of this country, and the citizens here in Wichita Falls and the government here supports our kids. We want to make sure our kids have every chance to succeed."
Wichita Falls mayor, Stephen Santellana was the keynote speaker to congratulate the class of 2017.