Whitehaven High hosts Academic Signing Day

April 26th, 2017

WREG News Channel 3 | Eryn Taylor

Students at Whitehaven High School had some fun as they announced which colleges they’ll attend.

Many of those students received scholarship offers for academics, so the school wanted to make sure their decisions were announced with all the fanfare of star athletes on Thursday.

As family, friends and teachers watched, each student took the stage to reveal which college they will be attending in the fall.

This is the third year Whitehaven has hosted Academic Signing Day.

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Mario Fortney is a Program Director at Whitehaven High School. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville where he received a Master’s in Business Administration and Business Analytics.

 He has worked with Peer Power since (2004) its inception beginning  as a high school tutor. He earned a full academic scholarship to UT Knoxville.  He has made a very strong commitment to using his talent to positively impact education in Memphis. Mario is a huge proponent of the Peer Power Model and knows it will continue to demonstrate its contributions to students' academic achievement, social and civic growth.

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