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  • Contest Lets Fort Worth Students Relate the Personal Meaning Behind the Milestone

    Contributed by Joy Cornwell, Campus Librarian

    What does graduation mean to you?

    That's the question posed to students at Remington College - Fort Worth Campus as part of their annual Graduation Display Contest, held this past July.

    Using only five words or less, students were invited to create a graduation slogan or statement that conveys their personal feelings about what it means to achieve the goal of graduating from a Remington College program of study.

    PAC Members Serve as Judges
    All entries were sent to Fort Worth's Program Advisory Committee (PAC) members so they could select their three favorites. Committee members tallied the responses and determined the three winning submissions, which were (in no particular order):

    • "Knowledge is power," submitted by Lisa Cruz, Medical Billing and Coding Student.
    • "You determine your own success," submitted by Sharonda Davis, Criminal Justice Student.
    • "Desire + Engagement = Achievement," submitted by Sarah Nightengale, Medical Assisting with X-Ray and EKG Student.

    Winning Entries to Be Displayed at Prominent Spots in School
    The three winning sentiments will hang proudly over each of the graduation cap-and-gown displays at the school. The displays help to reflect some of the reasons why Fort Worth students are in school and serve as motivation for future Remington College graduates. "We want all of our students to feel valued and appreciated in addition to being motivated to achieve their goals," said Admissions Representative Nicole Moore.

    When asked about the inspiration behind her idea, Lisa Cruz stated, "What inspired me was a song that I used to sing in the third grade. The song continues to stick with me because it makes a lot of sense." And Sarah Nightengale related the meaning behind her submission: "I have a strong passion to achieve my goals, and I must engage that same desire in the classroom each and every day," she said.

    We wish these and all our talented grads-to-be much success in all their future endeavors.