COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – The Muscogee County School District along with area private schools honored high school seniors at the 8th annual National Signing Day for Scholars event.
Students from Columbus all together took in $13,834,013 which is a record total, the highest ever received in the past eight years.
There were 159 students who applied for scholarships in the area. One senior explains who special the signing day event is.
"I'm able to share it with friends and to basically show that all of my hard work and stuff paid off and it really feels good," said Donnie Dawson, Columbus High senior.
The event at Columbus State University was hosted by WTVM morning anchor Chuck Leonard.
Former Columbus State University President Dr. Frank Brown came up with the event idea to honor students who have excelled in the academic arena.