Springfield Renaissance School hold 6th annual Declaration Day for senior students

Hampden County

The Springfield Renaissance School held their 6th annual Declaration Day Thursday afternoon.

Declaration Day is a day for the whole school to honor the seniors and give them a chance to announce where they will be attending college next fall.

The entire student body filled the auditorium for Thursday’s event.

For the 8th year in a row, members of the Springfield Renaissance School’s senior class have achieved a 100 percent college acceptance rate.

The school’s 84 seniors have been admitted into both two and four year colleges throughout the northeast.

Javier Munoz, a graduating senior told 22News he’s happy to make his family and city proud, “If it’s anything it’s more important to us to make sure we give Springfield a good name and make it out so that so all the bad stuff that is said about the city goes away.”

State Education Commissioner Jeffrey Riley and Springfield City Councilor and Springfield Renaissance alum Jesse Lederman were two of the speakers at Thursday’s event.

According to the school, by graduation day on June 5, these seniors will have earned more than $4 million dollars in grants and scholarships.

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