Students Gather to Celebrate HBCU Signing Day

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Students Gather to Celebrate HBCU Signing Day

On February 29th at 6pm, six students and their families gathered to partake in the first HBCU signing Day. First inaugural signing day was supported by Chase Bank and hosted by Dallas Weekly in partnership with Dallas Greek socialites, Toast For Charity, NotMySon Dallas and TheNetwork.

The event took place at the AT&T discovery District Plaza theater room and was emceed by K104 radio host, lil D. The event had six HBCU alumni speak to the experience of HBCU life and continued the celebration with each student at the event receiving a $1,000 award and financial education from Community Banker, Terri Thomas of Chase Bank.

“ As a former student athlete, I do remember how big of a deal it was to celebrate the next phase of your life, both athletically and academically. That sense of accomplishment that you celebrate with not only your family, but also your peers is such a huge moment. With creating ”HBCU signing Day”, I want these students to know that carrying on the legacy and pride of an HBCU is incredibly important and something to be celebrated. I hope these students Were inspired by the HBCU alumni that spoke to them, and we definitely will continue to support them on this journey.” – Jess Washington, CEO of Dallas Weekly.

In addition to providing the students with financial education, the festivities continued with food catered by the Best of Black Dallas winner, Chef Benjamin Leggitte along with desserts from two time winners from the 2023 Best of Black Dallas awards, 2 Sisters Sweet Creations. Not only did 2 Sisters Sweet Creations sponsor a beautiful cake for the guests, they also created an individual cake for each student with their future HBCU school crest.

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“ As HBCU graduates ourselves, We jumped at the opportunity to support this event with Dallas Weekly.” – Yolanda Bledsoe, Co-Owner of 2 Sisters Sweet Creations.

To close out the night, the guests were entertained by Lincoln High School’s Drumline who performed a few songs with an “HBCU” flare.

It was a momentous event that was a perfect way to close out Black History Month.

Please congratulate the six students as they make their way to athletic and academic excellence at their future HBCU.

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Cake designed by 2 Sisters Sweet Creations for HBCU Signing Day | Photo Credit: Rayford Johnson

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