#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:
— Eric Ponce (@airack_ponce) May 5, 2018
Making it official for #NHIDecisionDay! I’ll be attending NYU Abu Dhabi on a full scholarship! Anybody who knows me knows NHI is the core of my being. Thank you to NHI and my NHI family for laying the groundwork to get me here. 💜 pic.twitter.com/jPJNlfB0Go
— Tatyana (@tatyanaivelisse) May 5, 2018
— celissa pena. (@celissa_11) May 4, 2018
— sevilla muniz (@sevilla_styles8) May 4, 2018
— NHI News (@nhi_news) May 4, 2018
We’re back! Due to the popularity of #nhidecisionday we’re declaring this #nhidecisionweekend!! The Midwest better watch out! 🙌🏽Congratulations to Sevilla Muniz headed to #Marquette, Melissa Vasquez taking over #Carleton… https://t.co/8SVlvdiB3K
— NHI News (@nhi_news) May 5, 2018
And here were some Instagram standouts:
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.