Freshmen Make Commitment to Graduate

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Decatur, Miss. Newton County High School freshman put the pen to the paper Thursday to 'Commit to Graduate'.

The rally is a way to promote academic success for the students and motivate them to embrace graduation goals.

Principal Brian Foster inspired them to work hard and come to class every day, keeping in mind it's up to them to finish strong in 2017.

The students sign a banner as a visual reminder of their commitment.

"They look forward to it," said Foster. "We put the banner in the hallway once they sign it. And then when their graduating class graduates, we take the banner down and we put it behind the stage, and they see it. So it follows them all the way through to graduation."

The school has sponsored the Commit to Graduate rally for several years.