NHI Decision Day, NHI News
#NHIDecisionDay becomes #NHIDecisionWeekend for eager seniors
In one of the most active social media campaigns in the National Hispanic Institute’s history, #NHIDecisionDay drew participants from across the U.S. and Mexico on Friday, May 4 — and then NHI staffers declared it #NHIDecisionWeekend as more graduating seniors sought to engage their friends on social media networks.
“What was great to see is that parents and alumni participated as well as the students,” said Paola Hernandez, NHI’s Director of Special Projects. “The point of #NHIDecisionDay is that it’s a celebration for the whole NHI family, to see which universities and colleges our latest group of seniors will continue their leadership training.”
In some cases — most notably Cotulla High School — school personnel coordinated a group reveal, whereas other enterprising NHI students took to Twitter and Instagram to put their own individual flair on their announcements. (NHI staffers also highlighted graduates in their own posts.)
Here are a few of our Twitter favorites from this year’s campaign:
My heart is BURSTING with joy! So proud of my friends and all we’ve accomplished! We shall ne’er be younger #NHIDecisionDay pic.twitter.com/eJfm9mK3Uo
— Eric Ponce (@airack_ponce) May 5, 2018
enjoying my last few moments dressing as a girl until i’m in the corps. #TAMU22 #GenTXDay #NHIDecisionDay pic.twitter.com/BgcuoP9zuL
— celissa peña (@celissa_11) May 4, 2018
Congrats to all the @CotullaHS seniors celebrating #NHIDecisionDay! pic.twitter.com/hWZlMlMQG8
— NHI News (@nhi_news) May 4, 2018
And here was our Instagram roundup:
Even though the official day has passed, graduating seniors can still participate using the #NHIDecisionDay hashtag — and next year’s graduating seniors should mark Friday, May 3, 2019 down, when we look to see where those graduating seniors — many preparing for college via this summer’s trio of Collegiate World Series programs — will be headed.
So wonderful to see our kids get out of comfort zone and head out of state to begin to make a difference